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

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Fly from Nairobi  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Nairobi (NBO) to Zanzibar (ZNZ) NBO - ZNZ

$152 - $369

2 alternative options

Fly from Nairobi Wilson  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Nairobi Wilson (WIL) to Zanzibar (ZNZ) WIL - ZNZ

$245 - $735

Bus, ferry  •  22 h 3 min

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

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The cheapest way to get from Nairobi to Zanzibar City is to fly which costs $150 - $370 and takes 4 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nairobi to Zanzibar City is to fly which costs $240 - $750 and takes 4 h 5 min.

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The distance between Nairobi and Zanzibar City is 604 km.

The best way to get from Nairobi to Zanzibar City without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 22 h 3 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 12 min to get from Nairobi to Zanzibar City, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Nairobi Airport to Zanzibar Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Kenya Airways and Precision Air offer flights from Nairobi 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 Nairobi to Nairobi Airport is to bus which takes 50 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Nairobi to Zanzibar City.
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  • Distance: 377.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 12 min

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

Kenya Airways and Precision Air fly from Nairobi to Zanzibar City 3 times a day.

Airlines
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Nairobi to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Precision Air
Website
precisionairtz.com
Flights from Nairobi to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Safarilink
Website
flysafarilink.com
Flights from Nairobi Wilson to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Bus operators
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
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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