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How To Get From Zanzibar Airport To City Center – All Possible Ways

Last updated on December 28th, 2022 at 12:26 pm

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We will write how to get from Zanzibar airport to city center. The distance from Zanzibar Abeid Amani Karume Airport to downtown is 8 kilometers. Click here to book online Tanzania activities and day trips

The travel time by taxi from Zanzibar Airport to City Center is around 20 minutes. The taxi fare from Zanzibar Airport to downtown is around $15-20 USD which is 30000-45000 TZS. Read here how to get from Dar Es Salaam airport to city center

The cheapest way from Zanzibar airport to city center is by Dala Dala bus for 2000-3000 TZS which is around $1 USD. The bus travel time from Zanzibar airport to downtown is around 30 minutes.

You can also rent a car in Zanzibar airport or get a private transfer.

SIM CARD AT ZANZIBAR AIRPORT

I wouldn’t recommend you to buy a sim card at Zanzibar airport. If you wish comfort you can buy eSim online and if you aren’t in a hurry just go around phone shops in the city and compare prices to buy the cheapest sim card in Zanzibar. Read here best Tanzania sim card for tourist and best Tanzania eSim

You can find the cheapest Tanzanian eSim with Airalo Tanzania eSim prepaid for $5 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%). For $13 USD with 3 GB data valid for 30 days. For $17 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days and for $20 USD with 10 GB data valid for 30 days.

Holafly eSim for $44 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER coming with 5 GB data valid for 30 days. Ubigi Tanzania eSim has data packages for $14 USD with 1 GB data and for $28 USD with 3 GB data valid for 30 days. (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%).

WHERE TO STAY IN TANZANIA

For accommodation in Dar Es Salaam you can find deals starting from $15 USD per room. If you prefer mid budget accommodation will cost $30-40 USD and for $80 USD you will find luxury accommodation in Tanzania. You can find nice Airbnb in Tanzania starting from $20 USD

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You can get Safetywing Travel Insurance for Digital Nomads valid for 28 days Safetywing for $50 USD per month with kids until 10 years old included

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ZANZIBAR AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN

BUS ZANZIBAR AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER (CHEAPEST WAY)

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The cheapest way from Zanzibar airport to city center is by bus. The Dala Dala Bus from Zanzibar Airport to downtown is running every 30-60 minutes.

The Dala Dala Bus fare is 2000-3000 TZS is around $1 USD for one way for adults. You can get the tickets to the bus driver. The bus travel time from Zanzibar airport to Zanzibar city center is 30 minutes.

The final destination by bus from Zanzibar Abeid Amani Karume Airport is going to Darajani Market (Dala Dala Terminus) in city center where you can go walking distance to a few places for accommodation. From Dala Dala Terminus you will be able to get Dala Dala Buses to Nungwi in the North.

TAXI FROM ZANZIBAR AIRPORT TO ZANZIBAR CITY CENTER

If you go from Zanzibar Abeid Amani Karume Airport airport to city center by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi from Zanzibar airport to city center is around 20 minutes.

The taxi fare from Zanzibar Airport to downtown is around $20 USD which is 45000 TZS. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination.

UBER/BOLT ZANZIBAR AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER

If you are ordering Uber in Zanzibar isn’t working and you will have to use Bolt App you should know that prices are similar than taxi. You can pre book with Bolt app from your phone and going to the pick up point in the airport. Expect to pay around $15-20 USD depending on your destination and time of the day with Uber from Zanzibar Abeid Amani Karume Airport to city center.

CAR RENTAL AT ZANZIBAR AIRPORT

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There are many options for renting a car at Zanzibar’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Zanzibar or planning to move around. It will take you 20 minutes to get to Zanzibar from the airport in a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available at the airport. Prices are around €30-40 per day.

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PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM ZANZIBAR AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN

Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and is only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Zanzibar. Prices are around €20 and you will be able to fit up to 5 people. It could be €4 per person.

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BEST WAY FROM ZANZIBAR AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER

The best way from Zanzibar airport to Zanzibar city center if you are traveling alone and on a budget I would by bus for $1 USD and the travel time is around 30 minutes.

If you are traveling in a group or you prefer more comfort you can get a taxi or private transportation direct to your accommodation place in Zanzibar.

WHERE TO STAY IN ZANZIBAR

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For accommodation in Zanzibar you can find deals starting from $15 USD per room. If you prefer mid-budget accommodation will cost $30-40 USD and for $80 USD you will find luxury accommodation in Tanzania. You can find nice Airbnb in Tanzania starting from $20 USD.

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DAILY BUDGET TRAVEL IN TANZANIA

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For transportation around Tanzania by taxi will cost you $2-3 USD and even cheaper if you get public transportation. Food travel budget in Tanzania you can find juices for one dollar and a whole meal in local places starting from $4-5 USD.

BEST TIME TO VISIT TANZANIA

In Tanzania has rainy seasons being the longest one from March to May and expect rains from November to January. We believe the best time to visit Tanzania is during the dry season from June to October since the weather is better. But it will be peak season in Tanzania

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ATMS AND CURRENCY IN TANZANIA

There are ATMs in Tanzania and exchange offices in the main touristic points. The main currencies are accepted and the local currency is the Tanzanian Shilling around $1= 2320 TZS.

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is the co-founder of Gamintraveler and a Spanish traveler who has traveled to more than 100 countries around the world. He is now a full-time digital nomad.

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