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There are 7 ways to get from Dar es Salaam to Mombasa by plane, ferry, car ferry, bus or car

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Fly Dar es Salaam to Mombasa  •  2h 19m

  1. Fly from Dar es Salaam (DAR) to Mombasa (MBA) DAR - MBA

$200 - $397

6 alternative options

Ferry to Zanzibar, fly to Mombasa  •  4h 47m

  1. Take the ferry from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar
  2. Fly from Zanzibar (ZNZ) to Mombasa (MBA) ZNZ - MBA

$208 - $455

Fly Dar es Salaam to Ukunda, car ferry  •  6h 46m

  1. Fly from Dar es Salaam (DAR) to Ukunda (UKA) DAR - UKA
  2. Take the car ferry from Likoni to Mombasa

$221 - $505

Bus  •  29h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Dar es Salaam to Moshi
  2. Take the bus from Moshi to Nairobi
  3. Take the bus from Nairobi to Mombasa

Bus via Nairobi Airport  •  30h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Dar es Salaam to Moshi
  2. Take the bus from Moshi to Nairobi Airport
  3. Take the bus from Nairobi to Mombasa

Bus #2  •  30h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Dar es Salaam to Moshi
  2. Take the bus from Moshi to Nairobi
  3. Take the bus from Nairobi to Mombasa

Drive  •  8h 35m

  1. Drive from Dar es Salaam to Mombasa 337.9 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Dar es Salaam to Mombasa is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 8h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Dar es Salaam to Mombasa is to fly which costs $200 - $400 and takes 2h 19m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dar es Salaam to Mombasa. However, there are services departing from Gerezani and arriving at Mombasa via Dar es Salaam, Moshi and Nairobi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29h 41m.

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The distance between Dar es Salaam and Mombasa is 311 km. The road distance is 540.7 km.

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The best way to get from Dar es Salaam to Mombasa without a car is to bus which takes 29h 41m and costs .

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It takes approximately 2h 19m to get from Dar es Salaam to Mombasa, including transfers.

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Dar es Salaam to Mombasa bus services, operated by Kidia One Express, depart from Dar es Salaam station.

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The best way to get from Dar es Salaam to Mombasa is to fly which takes 2h 19m and costs $200 - $400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 29h 41m.

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There is no direct flight from Dar es Salaam Airport to Mombasa Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 40m and has one stopover.

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Dar es Salaam to Mombasa bus services, operated by MASH, arrive at Mombasa station.

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Map of how to get from Dar es Salaam to Mombasa.
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  • Distance: 194.3 miles
  • Duration: 2h 19m

What companies run services between Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Mombasa, Kenya?

Kenya Airways, Egyptair and 14 other airlines fly from Dar es Salaam to Mombasa every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dar es Salaam to Mombasa via Urafiki, Dar es Salaam, Moshi, Moshi, Nairobi, and Nairobi in around 29h 41m.

Airlines
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Mombasa via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Ukunda via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Fly540
Website
fly540.com
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Mombasa via Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Zanzibar to Mombasa
Ave. Duration
37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Blue Panorama Airlines
Website
blue-panorama.com
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Mombasa via Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Flights from Zanzibar to Mombasa
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Zanzibar to Mombasa
Ave. Duration
47m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$110 - $900
TUI fly Belgium
Website
tuifly.be
Flights from Zanzibar to Mombasa
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Bus operators
Kidia One Express
Phone
0719766088
Email
info@kidiaone.co.tz
Website
kidiaone.co.tz
Bus from Dar es Salaam to Moshi
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
kidiaone.co.tz
Jipa Connection
Website
jipaconnection.com
Bus from Moshi to Nairobi
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
jipaconnection.com
MASH
Website
masheastafrica.com
Bus from Nairobi to Mombasa
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Schedules at
masheastafrica.com
Mash Cool Gold Class
$17 - $25
Mash Poa
$13 - $18
Mapenza Fare
$11 - $18
Mid day
$15 - $20
A.A.B.S.
Phone
+254-722 763 818
Email
info@aashuttles.com
Website
aashuttles.com
Bus from Moshi to Nairobi Airport
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
aashuttles.com
Marangu Luxury Shuttles
Website
marangushuttles.com
Bus from Moshi to Nairobi
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80
Schedules at
marangushuttles.com
Crown Bus
Website
crownbus.co.ke
Bus from Nairobi to Mombasa
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
crownbus.co.ke
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
Kenya Ferries
Phone
254 20 2118344
Email
info@kenyaferry.co.ke
Website
kenyaferry.co.ke
Car ferry from Likoni to Mombasa
Ave. Duration
10m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
kenyaferry.co.ke

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Yes, the driving distance between Dar es Salaam to Mombasa is 541 km. It takes approximately 8h 35m to drive from Dar es Salaam to Mombasa.

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Egyptair, Air Mauritius, Jambojet Limited and five other airlines offer flights from Dar es Salaam Airport to Mombasa Airport.

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There are 416+ hotels available in Mombasa. Prices start at $40 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Dar es Salaam to Dar es Salaam Airport is to taxi which takes 9m and costs $7 - $9.

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