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Book flights to Antananarivo

Antananarivo is the capital of Madagascar and sits roughly in the centre of the island nation, high up in the Central Highlands region. At an elevation of around 4,199 feet (1,280 meters), it's actually one of the highest capital cities in the world. Here you can visit the royal palaces of the Imerina monarchy from the 18th and 19th centuries, located on a hill overlooking the city. Alternatively, you can wander through the bustling streets lined with colonial-era architecture and shops selling local crafts. Antananarivo has a tropical climate with a wet season from November to March and a dry season from April to October. The temperatures tend to be mild year-round.

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Airports near Antananarivo

Here are 4 airports available for your flights to Antananarivo, simplifying your travel arrangements. With these options, travelling to and from Antananarivo becomes effortlessly straightforward.

Ivato International Airport

This is the main international airport serving Antananarivo, located approximately 16 kilometres (10 miles) northwest of the city centre. It offers direct flights to several destinations in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.


Fascene Airport

Located in Nosy Be, an island off the northwest coast of Madagascar, this regional airport is about 400 kilometres (250 miles) northwest of Antananarivo. While it is not within driving distance, you can take a connecting flight from Ivato International Airport to reach Nosy Be.


Toamasina Airport

Situated in Toamasina, a city on the east coast of Madagascar, this regional airport is approximately 215 kilometres (134 miles) east of Antananarivo. Similar to Nosy Be, you can take a connecting flight from Ivato International Airport to reach Toamasina.


Mahajanga Airport

Located in Mahajanga, a city on the northwest coast of Madagascar, this regional airport is about 570 kilometres (354 miles) northwest of Antananarivo. Again, you can take a connecting flight from Ivato International Airport to reach Mahajanga.

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Buy your flights to Antananarivo and pay later

Using Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) for flights to Antananarivo offers several advantages. Spread the cost of your booking over time for more flexibility in managing travel expenses, making your adventure more budget-friendly.

There are often no interest charges if paid within the agreed timeframe, but this will need to be checked with the lending provider, and it can ease budgeting for your trip, ensuring a stress-free travel experience.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Antananarivo has an abundance of attractions to see - to make things easier, here's our top 3:

Explore the Royal Hill of Ambohimanga

Step back in time and immerse yourself in Madagascar's rich history at this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover ancient royal palaces, sacred sites, and stunning panoramic views of Antananarivo.

Experience the Vibrant Analakely Market

Dive into the heart of Antananarivo's bustling local culture. From exotic fruits and spices to handcrafted souvenirs, this vibrant market offers a sensory feast that you simply can't miss.

Discover the Unique Fauna at Lemurs' Park

Get up close and personal with Madagascar's most iconic creatures. This private reserve is home to nine species of lemurs, offering an unforgettable wildlife experience right on the outskirts of the city.