There are 2 ways to get from Madagascar to Zanzibar City by 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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Fly to Zanzibar  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Antananarivo (TNR) to Zanzibar (ZNZ) TNR - ZNZ

$280 - $1,113

1 alternative option

Fly to Dar es Salaam, ferry  •  10 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Antananarivo (TNR) to Dar es Salaam (DAR) TNR - DAR
  2. Take the ferry from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar

$403 - $826

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The cheapest way to get from Madagascar to Zanzibar City is to fly and ferry which costs $400 - $850 and takes 10 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madagascar to Zanzibar City is to fly which costs $280 - $1,200 and takes 7 h 1 min.

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The distance between Madagascar and Zanzibar City is 1621 km.

It takes approximately 7 h 1 min to get from Madagascar to Zanzibar City, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Antananarivo Airport to Zanzibar Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Charterlines, Inc., Fly540, Precision Air and Kenya Airways offer flights from Antananarivo Airport to Zanzibar Airport.

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The nearest airport to Zanzibar City is Zanzibar (ZNZ) Airport which is 6.6 km away. Other nearby airports include Dar es Salaam (DAR) (78.9 km), Tanga (TGT) (119.2 km) and Pemba (PMA) (121.5 km).

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There are 133+ hotels available in Zanzibar City. Prices start at $30 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Madagascar to Zanzibar City.
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  • Distance: 1013.3 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 1 min

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

Kenya Airways, Precision Air and two other airlines fly from Antananarivo to Zanzibar City every 4 hours.

Airlines
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Antananarivo to Zanzibar via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Antananarivo to Zanzibar via Nairobi, Dar es Salaam
Ave. Duration
13 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Antananarivo to Dar es Salaam via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
8 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $1,400
Charterlines, Inc.
Website
charterlines.com
Flights from Antananarivo to Zanzibar via Nairobi, Dar es Salaam
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Precision Air
Website
precisionairtz.com
Flights from Antananarivo to Zanzibar via Nairobi, Kilimanjaro
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Fly540
Website
fly540.com
Flights from Antananarivo to Zanzibar via Nairobi, Mombasa
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Antananarivo to Dar es Salaam via Hahaia
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $950
Air Tanzania
Website
airtanzania.co.tz
Flights from Antananarivo to Dar es Salaam via Hahaia
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$390 - $950
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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