There are 3 ways to get from Arusha to Zanzibar City by plane, taxi, 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.

Recommended option

Fly from Arusha  •  1 h 26 min

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

$129 - $361

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry  •  14 h 24 min

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

$94 - $96

1 alternative option

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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Arusha to Zanzibar City is to bus and ferry which costs $94 - $96 and takes 14 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Arusha to Zanzibar City is to fly which costs $120 - $370 and takes 1 h 26 min.

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The distance between Arusha and Zanzibar City is 418 km.

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

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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
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
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Air Tanzania
Website
airtanzania.co.tz
Flights from Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Bus operators
Jipa Connection
Website
jipaconnection.com
Bus from Arusha to Dar es Salaam
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
jipaconnection.com
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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