There are 4 ways to get from Antananarivo to Ambanja by plane, taxi, bus and ferry or car

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

Recommended option

Fly to Sambava, taxi  •  14 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Antananarivo (TNR) to Sambava (SVB) TNR - SVB
  2. Take a taxi from Sambava to Ambanja

$525 - $876

Cheapest option

Bus and ferry  •  17 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Antananarivo to Ambanja Antananarivo

$18

2 alternative options

Fly to Antsiranana, taxi  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Antananarivo (TNR) to Antsiranana (DIE) TNR - DIE
  2. Take a taxi from Antsiranana to Ambanja

$450 - $826

Drive  •  13 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Antananarivo to Ambanja 552.6 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Antananarivo to Ambanja is to bus and ferry which costs $18 and takes 17 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Antananarivo to Ambanja is to fly and taxi which costs $450 - $850 and takes 7 h 6 min.

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The distance between Antananarivo and Ambanja is 591 km. The road distance is 884.2 km.

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It takes approximately 14 h 37 min to get from Antananarivo to Ambanja, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Antananarivo and arriving at Ambanja. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 17 h 27 min.

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The best way to get from Antananarivo to Ambanja without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 17 h 27 min and costs $18.

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Map of how to get from Antananarivo to Ambanja.
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  • Distance: 369.6 miles
  • Duration: 14 h 37 min

What companies run services between Antananarivo, Madagascar and Ambanja, MG-D, Madagascar?

There is no direct connection from Antananarivo to Ambanja. However, you can take the taxi to Antananarivo airport, fly to Sambava, then take the taxi to Ambanja. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Antananarivo airport, fly to Antsiranana, then take the taxi to Ambanja.

Airlines
Air Madagascar
Website
airmadagascar.com
Flights from Antananarivo to Sambava
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $700
Flights from Antananarivo to Sambava via Tamatave
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $700
Flights from Antananarivo to Sambava via Antsiranana
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $800
Flights from Antananarivo to Antsiranana
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $750
Flights from Antananarivo to Antsiranana via Sambava
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$390 - $750
Bus operators
Trans Besady +
Phone
+261320507200
Email
gutenbesady@gmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus and ferry from Antananarivo to Ambanja
Ave. Duration
17 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
facebook.com
Other operators
Taxi from Sambava to Ambanja
Ave. Duration
12 h 47 min
Estimated price
$140 - $170

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