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There are 3 ways to get from Mombasa 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

Fly  •  57 min

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

$146 - $512

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry via Dar es Salaam  •  16h 6m

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

$46 - $99

1 alternative option

Bus, ferry  •  12h 22m

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

$49 - $94

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Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Tanzania

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Last updated: May 5 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Mombasa to Zanzibar City is to bus and ferry which costs $45 - $95 and takes 12h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Mombasa to Zanzibar City is to fly which costs $140 - $550 and takes 57 min.

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The distance between Mombasa and Zanzibar City is 240 km.

The best way to get from Mombasa to Zanzibar City without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 12h 22m and costs $45 - $95.

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It takes approximately 57 min to get from Mombasa to Zanzibar City, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Mombasa Airport to Zanzibar Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Fly540, Lufthansa and Condor Flugdienst offer flights from Mombasa Airport to Zanzibar Airport.

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There are 137+ hotels available in Zanzibar City. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Mombasa to Mombasa Airport is to taxi which takes 9 min and costs $21 - $26.

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Map of how to get from Mombasa to Zanzibar City.
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  • Distance: 240.1 km
  • Duration: 57 min

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

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

Airlines
Fly540
Website
fly540.com
Flights from Mombasa to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Mombasa to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $1,800
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Mombasa to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$20 - $65
Bus operators
Tahmeed Coach Ltd
Phone
+254 (41) 706 445114
Website
tahmeedcoach.co.ke
Bus from Mombasa to Dar es Salaam
Ave. Duration
9h 14m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
tahmeedexpress.com
Modern Coast
Phone
+254 709 897 000
Email
customercare@modern.co.ke
Website
moderncoach.co.ke
Bus from Mombasa to Dar es Salaam
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$10 - $20
Schedules at
modern.co.ke
VIP
$20
Business
$18
Normal
$14
Ferry operators
Azam Marine
Website
azammarine.com
Ferry from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Schedules at
azammarine.com
Book at
newbooking.azammarine.com
Economy
$35
Business
$40
VIP
$60
Royal
$80

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