There are 2 ways to get from Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar City by plane, bus, train 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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Travel, fly  •  1 h 57 min

  1. Travel from Kilimanjaro to Kilimanjaro
  2. Fly from Kilimanjaro (JRO) to Zanzibar (ZNZ) JRO - ZNZ

$133 - $352

1 alternative option

Bus, train, ferry  •  2 days 18 h

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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar City is to travel and fly which costs $130 - $360 and takes 1 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar City is to travel and fly which costs $130 - $360 and takes 1 h 57 min.

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The distance between Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar City is 400 km.

It takes approximately 1 h 57 min to get from Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar City, including transfers.

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Map of how to get from Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar City.
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  • Distance: 249.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 57 min

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

There is no direct connection from Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar City. However, you can take the travel to Kilimanjaro airport, fly to Zanzibar, then take the taxi to Zanzibar City. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar City via Machame, Nairobi, Nairobi, Mwanza, Mwanza, Dar es Salaam, and Dar es Salaam in around 2 days 18 h.

Airlines
Precision Air
Website
precisionairtz.com
Flights from Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $500
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Air Tanzania
Website
airtanzania.co.tz
Flights from Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $360
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
Marangu Luxury Shuttles
Website
marangushuttles.com
Bus from Machame to Nairobi
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160
Schedules at
marangushuttles.com
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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