There are 5 ways to get from Mombasa to Zanzibar City by plane, train, 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  •  56 min

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

$147 - $333

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry  •  30h 8m

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

$85 - $142

3 alternative options

Train, bus, ferry  •  27h 12m

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

$128 - $202

Bus, ferry via Moshi  •  33h 1m

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

Bus, train, ferry  •  39h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Mombasa to Nairobi
  2. Take the bus from Nairobi Airport to Moshi
  3. Take the train from Moshi to Dar es Salaam
  4. Take the ferry from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar

$89 - $146

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The cheapest way to get from Mombasa to Zanzibar City is to bus and ferry which costs $85 - $150 and takes 30h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Mombasa to Zanzibar City is to fly which costs $140 - $340 and takes 56 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 train and bus and ferry which takes 27h 12m and costs $120 - $210.

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It takes approximately 56 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 and Condor Flugdienst offer flights from Mombasa Airport to Zanzibar Airport.

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There are 147+ 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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What companies run services between Mombasa, 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
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Mombasa to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
Train operators
Kenya Railways
Phone
0709 388 888
Email
info@krc.co.ke
Website
krc.co.ke
Train from Mombasa to Nairobi
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $29
Schedules at
metickets.krc.co.ke
Economy
$10
First Class
$29
train
Train from Moshi to Dar es Salaam
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
trc.co.tz
Bus operators
Darlux Co. Ltd
Phone
+255 222 126 478/9
Email
info@darlux.co.tz
Website
darlux.co.tz
Bus from Nairobi to Dar es Salaam
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
darlux.co.tz
MASH
Phone
+254 723 463 685
Email
info@masheastafrica.com
Website
masheastafrica.com
Bus from Mombasa to Nairobi
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Schedules at
masheastafrica.com
Mash Cool Gold Class
$16 - $24
Mash Poa
$13 - $17
Mapenza Fare
$11 - $17
Mid day
$15 - $19
Crown Bus
Marangu Luxury Shuttles
Phone
+254 203 555 780
Email
info@marangushuttles.com
Website
marangushuttles.com
Bus from Nairobi to Moshi
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
marangushuttles.com
Kidia One Express
Phone
0719766088
Email
info@kidiaone.co.tz
Website
kidiaone.co.tz
Bus from Moshi to Dar es Salaam
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
kidiaone.co.tz
A.A.B.S.
Phone
+254-722 763 818
Email
info@aashuttles.com
Website
aashuttles.com
Bus from Nairobi Airport to Moshi
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
aashuttles.com
Ferry operators
Azam Marine
Website
azammarine.com
Ferry from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
3h
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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