There are 6 ways to get from Dar es Salaam to Mombasa by plane, car ferry, ferry, train, bus or car

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Fly Dar es Salaam to Mombasa  •  2 h 19 min

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

$200 - $397

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Train, bus  •  2 days 9 h

  1. Take the train from Dar es Salaam to Mwanza
  2. Take the bus from Mwanza to Migori
  3. Take the bus from Migori to Mombasa

$25 - $37

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Fly Dar es Salaam to Ukunda, car ferry  •  4 h 41 min

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

$221 - $505

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

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

$208 - $455

Train, bus via Nairobi  •  2 days 13 h

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

$39 - $47

Drive  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Dar es Salaam to Mombasa 337.9 miles

$45 - $70

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dar es Salaam to Mombasa is to train and bus which costs $24 - $40 and takes 2 days 9 h.

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

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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 train and bus which takes 2 days 9 h and costs $24 - $40.

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

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There is no direct flight from Dar es Salaam Airport to Mombasa Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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

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

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There are 325+ hotels available in Mombasa. Prices start at $33 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 9 min and costs $7 - $9.

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

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

Kenya Airways, Jambojet Limited and 10 other airlines fly from Dar es Salaam to Mombasa hourly.

Airlines
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Mombasa via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Ukunda via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Fly540
Website
fly540.com
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Mombasa via Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Zanzibar to Mombasa
Ave. Duration
35 min
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
2 h 15 min
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Flights from Zanzibar to Mombasa
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Mombasa via Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$95 - $750
Flights from Zanzibar to Mombasa
Ave. Duration
47 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$110 - $900
Train operators
Tanzania Railways Limited
Phone
+255 22 211 0599
Email
info@trl.co.tz
Website
trl.co.tz
Train from Dar es Salaam to Mwanza
Ave. Duration
38 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
trl.co.tz
Bus operators
Modern Coast
Website
modern.co.ke
Bus from Mwanza to Migori
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
modern.co.ke
Bus from Migori to Mombasa
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Schedules at
modern.co.ke
Bus from Mwanza to Nairobi
Ave. Duration
11 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Schedules at
modern.co.ke
MASH
Website
masheastafrica.com
Bus from Nairobi to Mombasa
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
masheastafrica.com
Ferry operators
Kenya Ferries
Phone
254 20 2118344
Email
info@kenyaferry.co.ke
Website
kenyaferry.co.ke
Car ferry from Likoni to Mombasa
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
kenyaferry.co.ke
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

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