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Cheap Flights to Rwanda

Popular in July High demand for flights, 29% potential price rise
Cheapest in October Best time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
Average price £786 Average for round-trip flights in July 2020
Round-trip from £520 From London to Kigali
One-way from £395 One-way flight from London to Kigali
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Are there currently restrictions on travel to Rwanda related to COVID-19?

There are current restrictions for travel to Rwanda at this time. These restrictions are for the safety of Rwanda citizens and travellers alike and are as follows: Rwanda has suspended all commercial flights to and from Kigali International Airport (KGL), including Rwanda Airlines.. If you must travel during this time and are allowed to based on current restrictions, please stay informed about updated travel safety tips.

Cheapest prices for Rwanda flights by month

January
£572
February
£426
March
£258
April
£422
May
£427
June
£437
July
£500
August
£766
September
£432
October
£400
November
£405
December
£431
Currently, March is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Rwanda. Flying to Rwanda in August will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Rwanda?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
LON - KGL
Price
£258 - £850
KGL
Temperature
16 - 20 °C
KGL
Rainfall
3 - 180 mm
The best time to fly to Rwanda is during March, but great deals can be found at other times. If weather is an important factor for you when considering when to fly to Rwanda, the warmest period tends to be September, with the wettest being April.

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

The price you pay for your flight to Rwanda 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 Rwanda?

The cheapest flights to Rwanda are usually found when departing on a Thursday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Friday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Rwanda?

At the moment, flights in the afternoon are likely to offer the best value for money for your Rwanda trip. A flight in the morning will more often than not be of higher cost.

How long is the flight to Rwanda from the UK?

Travel time from the UK to Rwanda varies depending on the airline you choose and the number of stopovers on your flight. The average trip time with a single stopover is almost 11h. Other factors that will impact your experience include the airport you depart from and the one you land at. Most flights to Rwanda from the UK originate in London, with London Heathrow being the most common departure point. London City Airport and London Gatwick Airport also offer flights to Rwanda. There are several airports in Rwanda, but Kigali Airport and Kamembe Airport are the two most commonly used.

Which cities offer direct flights to Rwanda from the UK?

Unfortunately, there are currently no direct flights to Rwanda from the UK. However, multiple cities offer flights from the UK to Rwanda with one or two stopovers. For instance, you can choose to fly out of London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Birmingham, or Glasgow. Depending on your needs, you can choose Kamembe or Kigali for your destination, or you can opt for Goma, Kihihi, or Buakvu. Note that travel time with a single stopover can take up to 11h, but two stopovers may increase that to 14h or more. The most common stopover points include Brussels, Paris, Addis Ababa, Amsterdam, Entebbe, and Nairobi.

What is the best way to get around Rwanda?

Taking a taxi is often the best way to get around while in Rwanda, particularly in Kigali, although you will find them in all cities. Buses and minibuses are also available and are largely efficient and affordable. Car hire is available as well, but not widely so, and you’ll need to book within an urban area. Note that if you intend to go to a national park, you’ll want one with four-wheel drive. Motorcycle rental is also available.

What are some things to do in Rwanda?

While much of Rwanda remains wilderness, there are ample things to see and do during a stay. The Volcanoes National Park is stunning, for instance. Nyamata church and the Kigali Genocide Memorial are also popular. Akagera National Park is a major draw for visitors, and many tourists like to visit the Kimironko Market. Other options include the National Museum of Rwanda, Virunga National Park, Nyungwe National Park, and Lake Kivu.

Do I need a passport to fly to Rwanda from the UK?

Yes, a passport is necessary to enter Rwanda from the UK. You’ll need to ensure that your passport is valid for at least six months after your date of entry and that you have a blank page. You will also need a visa to enter the country. You can purchase a 30-day tourist visa for around £30 or so. If you intend to remain in the country for a longer period, you’ll need to purchase a longer-term visa (non-tourist).

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