There are 4 ways to get from Kenya to Zanzibar City by plane, car, shuttle, 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 Mombasa  •  46 min

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

$148 - $394

Cheapest option

Drive to Tanga, fly  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Msambweni to Tanga
  2. Fly from Tanga (TGT) to Zanzibar (ZNZ) TGT - ZNZ

$116 - $353

2 alternative options

Shuttle Bus , bus, ferry  •  20 h 30 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Nairobi to Arusha
  2. Take the bus from Arusha to Dar es Salaam
  3. Take the ferry from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar

$124 - $126

Bus, ferry  •  22 h

  1. Take the bus from Nairobi to Namanga
  2. Take the bus from Namanga to Arusha
  3. Take the bus from Arusha to Dar es Salaam
  4. Take the ferry from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar

$194 - $196

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kenya to Zanzibar City is to Shuttle Bus and bus and ferry which costs $124 - $126 and takes 20 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kenya to Zanzibar City is to fly which costs $140 - $400 and takes 46 min.

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The distance between Kenya and Zanzibar City is 850 km.

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

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

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

Airlines
Fly540
Website
fly540.com
Flights from Mombasa to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Charterlines, Inc.
Website
charterlines.com
Flights from Tanga to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Auric Air Services Limited
Website
auricair.com
Flights from Tanga to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Tanga to Zanzibar via Pemba
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Mombasa to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $1,000
Bus operators
Marangu Luxury Shuttles
Website
marangushuttles.com
Shuttle from Nairobi to Arusha
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
marangushuttles.com
Bus from Nairobi to Namanga
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50
Schedules at
marangushuttles.com
Bus from Namanga to Arusha
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50
Schedules at
marangushuttles.com
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

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