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There are 4 ways to get from Arusha to Stone Town by plane, taxi, bus, ferry or train

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Fly from Arusha  •  1h 19m

  1. Fly from Arusha (ARK) to Zanzibar (ZNZ) ARK - ZNZ

Cheapest option

Train, ferry  •  15h 37m

  1. Take the train from Arusha to Dar es Salaam
  2. Take the ferry from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar

2 alternative options

Taxi to Kilimanjaro, fly  •  1h 42m

  1. Take a taxi from Arusha to Kilimanjaro
  2. Fly from Kilimanjaro (JRO) to Zanzibar (ZNZ) JRO - ZNZ

Bus, ferry  •  15h 9m

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

Arusha (ARK) to Zanzibar (ZNZ) flights

The flight time between Arusha (ARK) and Zanzibar (ZNZ) is around 1h 21m and covers a distance of around 428 km. Services are operated by Air Tanzania, Regional Air Services, Flightlink and others. Typically 98 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

98 Weekly Planes
1h 21m Average Duration
$14 Cheapest Price
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Last updated: January 24 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Arusha to Stone Town is to train and ferry, which costs $45 - $110 and takes 15h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Arusha to Stone Town is to fly which costs $85 - $210 and takes 1h 19m.

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The distance between Arusha and Stone Town is 417 km.

The best way to get from Arusha to Stone Town without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 15h 9m and costs .

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It takes approximately 1h 19m to get from Arusha to Stone Town, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Arusha Airport to Zanzibar Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Air Tanzania, Charterlines, Inc., ZanAir and five other airlines offer flights from Arusha Airport to Zanzibar Airport.

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There are 74+ hotels available in Stone Town. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Arusha to Arusha Airport is to taxi which takes 11 min and costs $3 - $5.

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Map of how to get from Arusha to Stone Town.
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  • Distance: 416.9 km
  • Duration: 1h 19m

What companies run services between Arusha, Tanzania and Stone Town, Tanzania?

Air Tanzania, Regional Air Services and six other airlines fly from Arusha to Stone Town hourly.

Airlines
Precision Air
Website
precisionairtz.com
Flights from Arusha to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $200
Flights from Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $220
Air Tanzania
Website
airtanzania.co.tz
Flights from Arusha to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $210
Flights from Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Regional Air Services
Website
regionaltanzania.com
Flights from Arusha to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $330
Flights from Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar via Arusha
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flightlink
Website
flightlink.co.tz
Flights from Arusha to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$14 - $270
Air Excel
Website
airexcelonline.com
Flights from Arusha to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$14 - $270
Charterlines, Inc.
Website
charterlines.com
Flights from Arusha to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $390
ZanAir
Website
zanair.com
Flights from Arusha to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $460
Auric Air Services Limited
Website
auricair.com
Flights from Arusha to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $230
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$22 - $60
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$13 - $270
Train operators
Tanzania Railways Corporation
Phone
+255 800 11 0042
Website
trc.co.tz
Train from Arusha to Dar es Salaam
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $20
Schedules at
trc.co.tz
3rd Class (sitting)
$9
2nd Class
$12
2nd Class ( sleeping)
$20
Bus operators
Kidia One Express
Phone
0714583373
Email
info@kidiaone.co.tz
Website
kidiaone.co.tz
Bus from Arusha to Dar es Salaam
Ave. Duration
11h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
kidiaone.co.tz
Ferry operators
Azam Marine
Phone
+255 22 2123324
Email
info@azammarine.com
Website
azammarine.com
Ferry from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Schedules at
azammarine.com
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Economy
$35
Business
$40
VIP
$60
Royal
$80
Other operators
Taxi from Arusha to Kilimanjaro
Ave. Duration
48 min
Estimated price
$18 - $22

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