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Zanzibar Abeid Amani Karume Airport

General information

Zanzibar is an archipelago off the coast of Tanzania, the three largest islands are Zanzibar, Pemba and Mafia Island. All three islands have their own airport, Zanzibar Abeid Amani Karume Airport is the busiest airport. The airport is named after Abeid Amani Karume, the island’s first president, and is widely used for charter flights to and from Europe. The flight time from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere Airport is 30 minutes, the ferry takes 2 hours between Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam. The airport is a short distance from the centre of the capital Zanzibar City, the beautiful beaches and most hotels can be found on the east side of the island in places like Nungwi, Matemwe, Paje and Jambiani.

Tanzania has five international airports, from large to small: Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere Airport, Zanzibar Abeid Amani Karume Airport, Kilimanjaro Airport, Mwanza Airport and Arusha Airport.

Location

Where is Zanzibar Abeid Amani Karume Airport situated?

Zanzibar Abeid Amani Karume Airport is located in the south of Zanzibar City and is connected to the city by Nyerere Road.

How many terminals does Zanzibar Abeid Amani Karume Airport have?

The airport has two terminals, namely Terminal 2 for domestic flights and Terminal 3 for international flights. The new Terminal 3 was officially opened in October 2020, after years of delay. In Terminal 3 you will find Departures (Check In) on the left and Arrivals (Baggage Claim) on the right. The security check and boarding gates can be found on the first floor.

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Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Zanzibar Abeid Amani Karume Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in Tanzania.

Airport Distance
Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere Airport 72km

Transportation

Car

The distance from Zanzibar Abeid Amani Karume Airport to the centre of Zanzibar City is 8 kilometres. By car, it takes 20 minutes to get to the centre of Zanzibar City.

From ZNZ Airport to Zanzibar City City centre by Car
8 km
20 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Zanzibar Abeid Amani Karume Airport by public transport. Visit the Zanzibar Abeid Amani Karume Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Zanzibar Abeid Amani Karume Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Zanzibar City is about TZS 30000.-. Book your taxi at Zanzibar Abeid Amani Karume Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From ZNZ Airport to Zanzibar City City centre by Taxi
8 km
20 min
TZS 30000.-

Book a taxi

Airport parking

Zanzibar Abeid Amani Karume Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

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At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Zanzibar Abeid Amani Karume Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Zanzibar Abeid Amani Karume Airport.

Services

Flights

Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Zanzibar Abeid Amani Karume Airport.

Flight tickets

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Which airlines fly from and to Zanzibar Abeid Amani Karume Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Zanzibar Abeid Amani Karume Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Ethiopian Airlines
  • Fly540
  • Lufthansa
  • KLM
  • Condor

Accommodations

Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Zanzibar Abeid Amani Karume Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.

luxury

Madinat Al Bahr Business & Spa Hotel, Zanzibar City

Featuring an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre, Madinat Al Bahr Business & Spa Hotel is set in Zanzibar City, 6 km from Peace Memorial Museum. Built in 2015, the property is within 8 km of The Zanzibar Curio shop and 6.5 km from Stone Town.

family

27 Cafe Zanzibar Airport Hotel, Zanzibar City

Situated in Zanzibar City, 3.4 km from Food market, Coastal Zanzibar Airport Hotel, formerly MP Airport Hotel, features air-conditioned rooms. Guests can enjoy an on-site lively café and the on-site restaurant.

Hotels in Zanzibar City

Looking for the best hotels in Zanzibar City? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.

family

Spice Palace Hotel, Zanzibar City

Boasting an outdoor swimming pool and shared lounge, as well as a restaurant, Spice Palace Hotel is situated in Stone Town. This 4-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk, room service and free WiFi. Staff on site can arrange airport transfers.

luxury

Golden Tulip Zanzibar Resort, Zanzibar City

Set in Zanzibar Region, 7 km from Stone Town, Golden Tulip Zanzibar Resort features a year-round outdoor pool and free WiFi is available in the rooms.

business

Golden Tulip Stone Town Boutique, Zanzibar City

Situated just a 5-minute walk from House of Wonders, Golden Tulip Stone Town Boutique features a rooftop restaurant with panoramic views of the harbour and city. Free WiFi is available in all areas of the hotel.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Zanzibar Abeid Amani Karume Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!

Ticket

Zanzibar: Stone Town 3-Hour Walking Tour

Peruse the Zanzibar Stone Town on this 3-hour walking tour, with a professional guide who will take you to the historical sites, fruits and spice market, curio shops and bazaar streets.

Activity

Prison Island: Private Half-Day Tour

Discover Prison Island on this 3-hour guided tour. Play with tortoises, swim or snorkel, and relax on the beach. Your qualified guide will help you and give you a detailed explanation of the history of the island.

Tour & transport

Stonetown: Food Markets and Street Food Walking Tour

Find out what goes on in Stone Town when the sun goes down: explore the Darajani Market, enjoy a beer at Swahili House restaurant, and visit the night street food market at Forodhani Garden.

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