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There are 3 ways to get from Mombasa to Zanzibar City by plane, bus, shuttle or ferry

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Fly  •  46 min

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

$148 - $394

2 alternative options

Bus, ferry  •  31 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Mombasa to Nairobi
  2. Take a shuttle 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, ferry via Nairobi  •  32 h 18 min

  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

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

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The quickest way to get from Mombasa to Zanzibar City is to fly which costs $140 - $400 and takes 46 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 31 h 42 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 46 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 30 min.

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

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There are 136+ hotels available in Zanzibar City. Prices start at $28 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 $22 - $27.

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Map of how to get from Mombasa to Zanzibar City.
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  • Distance: 150.1 miles
  • Duration: 46 min

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

Fly540 and Condor Flugdienst fly from Mombasa to Zanzibar City twice 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
Modern Coast
Website
modern.co.ke
Bus from Mombasa to Nairobi
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Schedules at
modern.co.ke
VIP
$18
FC
$16
BIZ
$12
Regional Shuttle
Website
regionalluxuryshuttle.com
Shuttle from Nairobi to Moshi
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70
Schedules at
regionalluxuryshuttle.com
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
MASH
Website
masheastafrica.com
Bus from Mombasa to Nairobi
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
masheastafrica.com
Marangu Luxury Shuttles
Website
marangushuttles.com
Bus from Nairobi to Moshi
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80
Schedules at
marangushuttles.com
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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