There are 3 ways to get from Arusha to Zanzibar City by plane, taxi, shuttle, bus, train 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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Fly from Arusha  •  1 h 26 min

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

$129 - $361

2 alternative options

Taxi to Kilimanjaro, fly  •  1 h 45 min

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

$143 - $378

Shuttle Bus , bus, train, ferry  •  2 days 13 h

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Arusha to Nairobi
  2. Take the bus from Nairobi to Mwanza
  3. Take the train from Mwanza to Dar es Salaam
  4. Take the ferry from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar

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The distance between Arusha and Zanzibar City is 418 km.

The best way to get from Arusha to Zanzibar City without a car is to Shuttle Bus and bus and train and ferry which takes 2 days 13 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 26 min to get from Arusha to Zanzibar City, including transfers.

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

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Charterlines, Inc., Regional Air Services, Bankair and three other airlines offer flights from Arusha Airport to Zanzibar Airport.

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There are 135+ hotels available in Zanzibar City. Prices start at $30 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Arusha to Arusha Airport is to taxi which takes 9 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Arusha to Zanzibar City.
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  • Distance: 261 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 26 min

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

Precision Air, Air Excel and four other airlines fly from Arusha to Zanzibar City every 3 hours.

Airlines
Precision Air
Website
precisionairtz.com
Flights from Arusha to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $500
Flights from Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Air Excel
Website
airexcelonline.com
Flights from Arusha to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Charterlines, Inc.
Website
charterlines.com
Flights from Arusha to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Regional Air Services
Website
regionaltanzania.com
Flights from Arusha to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Bankair
Website
bankair.com
Flights from Arusha to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Auric Air Services Limited
Website
auricair.com
Flights from Arusha to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $500
Air Tanzania
Website
airtanzania.co.tz
Flights from Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Train operators
Tanzania Railways Limited
Phone
+255 22 211 0599
Email
info@trl.co.tz
Website
trl.co.tz
Train from Mwanza to Dar es Salaam
Ave. Duration
38 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
trl.co.tz
Bus operators
Marangu Luxury Shuttles
Website
marangushuttles.com
Shuttle from Arusha to Nairobi
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
marangushuttles.com
Modern Coast
Website
modern.co.ke
Bus from Nairobi to Mwanza
Ave. Duration
11 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Schedules at
modern.co.ke
Ferry operators
Azam Marine
Website
azammarine.com
Ferry from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
azammarine.com
Other operators
Taxi from Arusha to Kilimanjaro
Ave. Duration
48 min
Estimated price
$18 - $22

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