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  •  46 min

  1. MBA - ZNZ

$148 - $394

2 alternative options

Bus, ferry via Nairobi  •  30 h 45 min

$165 - $181

Bus, ferry  •  31 h

$162 - $164

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
35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Mombasa to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $1,000
Bus operators
MASH
Website
masheastafrica.com
Bus from Mombasa to Nairobi
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
masheastafrica.com
Modern Coast
Website
modern.co.ke
Bus from Mombasa to Nairobi
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
modern.co.ke
Marangu Luxury Shuttles
Website
marangushuttles.com
Bus from Nairobi to Arusha
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
marangushuttles.com
Jipa Connection
Website
jipaconnection.com
Bus from Arusha to Dar es Salaam
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
jipaconnection.com
Crown Bus
Website
crownbus.co.ke
Bus from Mombasa to Nairobi
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
crownbus.co.ke
Ferry operators
Azam Marine
Website
azammarine.com
Ferry from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
azammarine.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Mombasa and Zanzibar City is 240 km.

The cheapest way to get from Mombasa to Zanzibar City is to bus and ferry which costs $162 - $165 and takes 31 h.

The quickest way to get from Mombasa to Zanzibar City is to fly which takes 46 min and costs $140 - $400.

It takes approximately 46 min to get from Mombasa to Zanzibar City, including transfers.