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There are 3 ways to get from Zanzibar City to Nosy Be by plane or ferry

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Fly Zanzibar to Antsiranana, travel  •  16 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Zanzibar (ZNZ) to Antsiranana (DIE) ZNZ - DIE
  2. Travel from Antsiranana to Nosy Be

2 alternative options

Fly Zanzibar to Dzaoudzi, travel  •  10 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Zanzibar (ZNZ) to Dzaoudzi (DZA) ZNZ - DZA
  2. Travel from Dzaoudzi to Nosy Be

Ferry to Dar es Salaam, fly to Dzaoudzi, travel  •  14 h 9 min

  1. Take the ferry from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam
  2. Fly from Dar es Salaam (DAR) to Dzaoudzi (DZA) DAR - DZA
  3. Travel from Dzaoudzi to Nosy Be

Questions & Answers

The distance between Zanzibar City and Nosy Be is 1273 km.

It takes approximately 16 h 26 min to get from Zanzibar City to Nosy Be, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Zanzibar Airport to Antsiranana Airport. The quickest flight takes 19 h 10 min and has two stopovers.

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Precision Air, Kenya Airways, Air Madagascar and two other airlines offer flights from Zanzibar Airport to Antsiranana Airport.

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There are 100+ hotels available in Nosy Be. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zanzibar City to Zanzibar Airport is to taxi which takes 7 min and costs $5 - $7.

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Map of how to get from Zanzibar City to Nosy Be.
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  • Distance: 795.8 miles
  • Duration: 16 h 26 min

What companies run services between Zanzibar City, Tanzania and Nosy Be, MG-D, Madagascar?

There is no direct connection from Zanzibar City to Nosy Be. However, you can take the taxi to Zanzibar airport, fly to Antsiranana, then take the travel to Nosy Be. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Zanzibar airport, fly to Dzaoudzi, then take the travel to Nosy Be.

Airlines
Ewa Air
Website
ewa-air.com
Flights from Zanzibar to Antsiranana via Dar es Salaam, Dzaoudzi
Ave. Duration
24 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Zanzibar to Dzaoudzi via Dar es Salaam
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Dzaoudzi
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Zanzibar to Dzaoudzi via Kilimanjaro, Nairobi
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Zanzibar to Dzaoudzi via Dar es Salaam, Nairobi
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Air Madagascar
Website
airmadagascar.com
Flights from Zanzibar to Antsiranana via Nairobi, Antananarivo
Ave. Duration
13 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Ferry operators
Azam Marine
Website
azammarine.com
Ferry from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
azammarine.com

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