There are 2 ways to get from Mombasa to Zanzibar by plane, bus, train or ferry

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Fly  •  1 h

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

$156 - $403

1 alternative option

Bus, train, ferry  •  2 days 17 h

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

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The distance between Mombasa and Zanzibar is 238 km.

It takes approximately 1 h to get from Mombasa to Zanzibar, 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 297+ hotels available in Zanzibar. Prices start at $35 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 .

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Map of how to get from Mombasa to Zanzibar.
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  • Distance: 148.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h

What companies run services between Mombasa, Kenya and Zanzibar, Zanzibar Central/South, Tanzania?

Fly540 and Condor Flugdienst fly from Mombasa to Zanzibar 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
Train operators
Tanzania Railways Limited
Phone
+255 22 211 0599
Email
info@trl.co.tz
Website
trl.co.tz
Train from Mwanza to Dar es Salaam
Ave. Duration
38 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
trl.co.tz
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 Nairobi to Mwanza
Ave. Duration
11 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Schedules at
modern.co.ke
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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