Airfare to Antananarivo, Madagascar
The largest city in Madagascar – which is also its capital – is Antananarivo. It is sometimes called Tana, short for its French name of Tananarive. The city is known for its variable architecture. For more information on Antananarivo, check out BootsnAll’s Madagascar Travel Guide.
You will find some features deals on Antananarivo airfare on this page, but for more great deals check out the two search boxes on this page. The box on the left lets you search all the main airfare sites with one click, saving you time. These tickets come with very few restrictions, but are not usually the cheapest fares out there. The box on the right gives you our super low consolidator fares – these tickets are some of the cheapest you will find, but they come with restrictions attached. If you are a flexible traveler you can find some great deals here.
Here are a few more tips to help you find cheap airfare to Antananarivo:
- Consider flights into Maputo, Mozambique. To get from Cairo to Maputo, you can grab a spot on a train, bus or flight. Look for cheap flights on no frills airlines. Although it will take longer to reach your destination, a bus or train could save you enough cash to make it worth your while.
- Look for flights that go through Nairobi, Kenya; Cape Town, South Africa; Lagos, Nigeria or another major gateway city instead of flying direct. Because there are more flights – and competition – from these cities on low budget airlines, you can save some cash over flying non-stop to your destination. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.
- Consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. Air Madagascar is the national airline. However, Air France and several other airlines also stop in Antananarivo.
- Airfare to Antananarivo will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates. The most expensive air tickets to Antananarivo are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the New Year. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.