Transportation to and from Zanzibar Abeid Amani Karume Airport
What is the distance from Zanzibar Abeid Amani Karume Airport to the centre of Zanzibar City?
The distance from the airport to the historic centre (Stone Town) of Zanzibar City is 8 kilometres / 5 miles. Travel time by car is approximately 20 minutes.
From ZNZ Airport to Zanzibar City City centre by Taxi
Bus to Zanzibar City
Public transport on the island of Zanzibar is operated by so-called “dala dala” buses that come in different shapes and sizes, most of which are converted trucks or minibuses. It is possible to travel from the airport to Zanzibar City by public transportation, buses run from Terminal 2 / Domestic Terminal and Terminal 3 / International Terminal to Darajani Market (Dala-Dala Terminus). This bus station is located on the edge of the city centre and is one of the two major bus stations in Zanzibar City together with Mwanakwerekwe Market in the east of the city. From here, “dala dala” buses run to destinations on the east coast of Zanzibar, such as Peja.
On the front of a “dala dala” you can read where the vehicle is heading to. Travel time from Zanzibar Abeid Amani Karume Airport to Darajani Market is approximately 30 minutes. In addition to the driver, there is also someone on board the “dala dala” who sells tickets. Never buy your tickets before getting on the bus, only when you are inside. The price for a one-way ticket between the airport and the city is currently 300 TZS. A bus ticket from Zanzibar City to other destinations on the island is 2,000 TZS, in some cases you have to pay extra for large pieces of luggage. If you are not that adventurous, it is a better choice to travel to and from the airport by taxi.
Discover and book tickets, activities and tours:
Zanzibar: Spice Farm Tour with Traditional Cooking Lesson
Visit a real spice farm where you can see, smell, and taste the freshest, top-quality spice plants. Join a cassava leaf harvest, and enjoy lunch on the spice farm after a traditional cooking lesson. Purchase fresh spices to take home with you.
Tours and transport
Zanzibar: Changuu Island and Stone Town Tour with Lunch
Spend the day exploring two of Zanzibar’s most popular landmarks, Changuu Island and Stone Town, on a private, guided tour. Learn about the rich-history of the locations, the people who live there, and the local culture, then enjoy a traditional lunch.
Zanzibar: Mnemba Atoll Marine Reserve Snorkeling Tour
Discover the best snorkeling spot in Zanzibar on a private tour. Delight in the chance to see various species of fish, huge corals, and dolphins. Savor a snack on a picture-perfect sandbank and admire the natural scenery. Enjoy included hotel transfers.
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