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There are 2 ways to get from Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar City by plane, 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

Travel, fly  •  1 h 57 min

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

$133 - $352

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry  •  14 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Moshi to Dar es Salaam
  2. Take the ferry from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar

$60

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The cheapest way to get from Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar City is to bus and ferry which costs $60 and takes 14 h 10 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.

The best way to get from Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar City without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 14 h 10 min and costs $60.

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

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The quickest flight from Kilimanjaro Airport to Zanzibar Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Ethiopian Airlines, Air Tanzania, Kenya Airways and Precision Air offer flights from Kilimanjaro Airport to Zanzibar Airport.

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There are 135+ hotels available in Zanzibar City. Prices start at $29 USD per night.

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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 Moshi, Dar es Salaam, Urafiki, Posta Ya Zamani, and Dar es Salaam in around 14 h 10 min.

Airlines
Precision Air
Website
precisionairtz.com
Flights from Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
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
Air Tanzania
Website
airtanzania.co.tz
Flights from Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Bus operators
Kidia One Express
Phone
0719766088
Email
info@kidiaone.co.tz
Website
kidiaone.co.tz
Bus from Moshi to Dar es Salaam
Ave. Duration
9 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
kidiaone.co.tz
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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