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There are 3 ways to get from Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar City by plane, bus or ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Travel to Kilimanjaro, fly  •  2h 17m

  1. Travel from Kilimanjaro to Kilimanjaro
  2. Fly from Kilimanjaro (JRO) to Zanzibar (ZNZ) JRO - ZNZ

$133 - $352

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry  •  15h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Moshi to Dar es Salaam
  2. Take the ferry from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar

$60

1 alternative option

Bus to Arusha, fly  •  4h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Moshi to Arusha Airport
  2. Fly from Arusha (ARK) to Zanzibar (ZNZ) ARK - ZNZ

$140 - $372

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar City is to bus and ferry which costs $60 and takes 15h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar City is to travel and fly which costs $130 - $360 and takes 2h 17m.

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The distance between Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar City is 400 km.

The best way to get from Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar City without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 15h 9m and costs $60.

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It takes approximately 2h 17m to get from Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar City, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Kilimanjaro Airport to Zanzibar Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Ethiopian Airlines, Charterlines, Inc. and Precision Air offer flights from Kilimanjaro Airport to Zanzibar Airport.

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There are 140+ hotels available in Zanzibar City. Prices start at $30 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar City.
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  • Distance: 249.7 miles
  • Duration: 2h 17m

What companies run services between Kilimanjaro, Tanzania and Zanzibar City, Tanzania?

There is no direct connection from Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar City. However, you can take the travel to Kilimanjaro airport, fly to Zanzibar, then take the taxi to Zanzibar City. Alternatively, you can take the travel to Moshi, take the bus to Arusha Airport, take the walk to Arusha airport, fly to Zanzibar, then take the taxi to Zanzibar City.

Airlines
Precision Air
Website
precisionairtz.com
Flights from Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Arusha to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $500
Charterlines, Inc.
Website
charterlines.com
Flights from Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar via Arusha
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Arusha to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Air Excel
Website
airexcelonline.com
Flights from Arusha to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $500
Regional Air Services
Website
regionaltanzania.com
Flights from Arusha to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Auric Air Services Limited
Website
auricair.com
Flights from Arusha to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Bus operators
A.A.B.S.
Phone
+254-722 763 818
Email
info@aashuttles.com
Website
aashuttles.com
Bus from Moshi to Arusha Airport
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
aashuttles.com
Kidia One Express
Phone
0719766088
Email
info@kidiaone.co.tz
Website
kidiaone.co.tz
Bus from Moshi to Dar es Salaam
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
kidiaone.co.tz
Ferry operators
Azam Marine
Website
azammarine.com
Ferry from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
azammarine.com

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