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There are 3 ways to get from Diani Beach to Zanzibar City by car, car ferry, plane 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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Drive, car ferry to Mombasa, fly  •  2h 24m

  1. Drive from Diani Beach to Likoni
  2. Take the car ferry from Likoni to Mombasa
  3. Fly from Mombasa (MBA) to Zanzibar (ZNZ) MBA - ZNZ

$129 - $374

Cheapest option

Drive, ferry  •  7h 20m

  1. Drive from Diani Beach to Tanga
  2. Take the ferry from Tanga to Unguja

$22 - $28

1 alternative option

Fly from Ukunda  •  3h 52m

  1. Fly from Ukunda (UKA) to Zanzibar (ZNZ) UKA - ZNZ

$184 - $408

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Diani Beach to Zanzibar City is to drive and ferry which costs $22 - $29 and takes 7h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Diani Beach to Zanzibar City is to drive and car ferry and fly which costs $120 - $380 and takes 2h 24m.

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The distance between Diani Beach and Zanzibar City is 213 km.

It takes approximately 2h 24m to get from Diani Beach to Zanzibar City, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Mombasa Airport to Zanzibar Airport is the direct flight which takes 30m.

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Condor Flugdienst and Fly540 offer flights from Mombasa Airport to Zanzibar Airport.

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There are 140+ hotels available in Zanzibar City. Prices start at $30 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Diani Beach to Zanzibar City.
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  • Distance: 132.9 miles
  • Duration: 2h 24m

What companies run services between Diani Beach, Kenya and Zanzibar City, Tanzania?

Jambojet Limited, Precision Air and five other airlines fly from Diani Beach to Zanzibar City 5 times a day.

Airlines
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Ukunda to Zanzibar via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
8h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Ukunda to Zanzibar via Nairobi, Dar es Salaam
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Fly540
Website
fly540.com
Flights from Mombasa to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Safarilink
Website
flysafarilink.com
Flights from Ukunda to Zanzibar via Nairobi Wilson
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Mombasa to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $1,000
Charterlines, Inc.
Website
charterlines.com
Flights from Ukunda to Zanzibar via Nairobi, Dar es Salaam
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
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
10m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
kenyaferry.co.ke
Azam Marine
Website
azammarine.com
Ferry from Tanga to Unguja
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
azammarine.com

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