There are 2 ways to get from Kenya to Zanzibar City by plane, bus, train or ferry

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Fly  •  46 min

  1. Fly from Mombasa (MBA) to Zanzibar (ZNZ) MBA - ZNZ

$148 - $394

1 alternative option

Bus, train, ferry  •  2 days 7 h

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

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The distance between Kenya and Zanzibar City is 850 km.

The best way to get from Kenya to Zanzibar City without a car is to bus and train and ferry which takes 2 days 7 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 46 min to get from Kenya to Zanzibar City, including transfers.

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

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Condor Flugdienst and Fly540 offer flights from Mombasa 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 Kenya to Mombasa Airport is to taxi which takes 9 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Kenya to Zanzibar City.
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  • Distance: 531.3 miles
  • Duration: 46 min

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

Fly540 and Condor Flugdienst fly from Mombasa to Zanzibar City twice daily.

Airlines
Fly540
Website
fly540.com
Flights from Mombasa to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Mombasa to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $1,000
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
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

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