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Home Africa Malawi Cheap flights to Lilongwe, Malawi

Cheap Flights to Lilongwe

Popular in December High demand for flights, 2% potential price rise
Cheapest in September Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price £568 Average for round-trip flights in October 2020
Round-trip from £542 From London to Lilongwe
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Are there currently restrictions on travel to Lilongwe related to COVID-19?

Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Lilongwe along with the rest of Malawi. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Malawi has restricted the entry of all non-Malawi nationals and residents arriving from countries with Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, and suspended issuing visas to citizens of those countries.. If you are looking to book a trip to Lilongwe and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about travelling during COVID-19.

Cheapest prices for Lilongwe flights by month

January
£564
February
£510
March
£518
April
£524
May
£503
June
£567
July
£747
August
£576
September
£531
October
£553
November
£552
December
£641
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Lilongwe is May. The most expensive month for flights is July. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Lilongwe?

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LON - LLW
Price
£503 - £975
LLW
Temperature
17 - 23 °C
LLW
Rainfall
0 - 102 mm

The city has a humid subtropical climate which gravitates towards a subtropical highland climate. That means that winters are mild and summers are very warm and pleasant. Since the city is at a high altitude, temperatures are lower than would be the norm in a subtropical climate. The hot season from mid-August to November can be very hot and travellers are advised to protect themselves against UV burns from the sun. May and November are the most pleasant times to take flights to Lilongwe, with temperatures that are not too hot or too cold.

The off-peak season is the least expensive time in the city and this is the ideal period to visit. This time of the year will offer cheap flights to Lilongwe and the lowest rates on accommodation and activities. From December to March is the short, wet season and a long dry season which lasts for the remainder of the year. June and July are considerably cooler than the rest of the year. Many tourists prefer to avoid booking flights to Lilongwe during the very rainy months, opting instead for the drier periods in the city. Since malaria occurs in the area, the wet season is often much quieter than the rest of the year as is the hot season.

When is the best time to book a flight to Lilongwe?

The price you pay for your flight to Lilongwe may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 60 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Lilongwe?

At the moment, Tuesday is the most economical day to take a flight to Lilongwe. Saturday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Lilongwe?

Lilongwe flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight in the evening. Booking a flight at midday will likely mean higher prices.

City overview

Named for the Lilongwe River, this interesting city is the second largest city in Malawi and also its capital. The city is found in central Malawi near the Zambian and Mozambique border. For lovers of nature and wildlife, the area abounds with natural areas and of course Lake Malawi. The Lilongwe Wildlife Centre takes in orphaned wildlife from all over Malawi and is a great opportunity to meet their resident lion and leopard as well as a variety of other species. Also in the Old Town is the Lilongwe Market where you will find a good selection of food and drink as well as soak up the culture and socialise with locals. The First World War memorial clock tower represents the colonial history of the area and is a popular landmark in Lilongwe.

The Nature Sanctuary can be found between the Old Town and the city centre and is an indigenous woodland reserve with informative walks, birds and mammals to enjoy. The city is very green and grassland areas are to be found and enjoyed quite close to the city centre. You can find international and African cuisine at a number of restaurants in the city. At the Kumbali Cultural Village you can enjoy traditional African dancing, drumming and authentic Malawian dishes.

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Getting around Lilongwe

As the city of Lilongwe is very spread out, getting around by foot can prove difficult, therefore taxis and mini buses are advised.

Getting from the Airport to the City

Flights to Lilongwe will arrive at Kamazu International Airport (LLW). Getting to the city is reasonably easy and you can choose from a number of public transportation options namely rental car, bus and rail. The city is located about 12 miles (20 km) from the airport.

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