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

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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.

The travel time is around 20 minutes by taxi and the fare taxi is around $15-20 USD which is 30000-45000 TZS. Click here to book online Tanzania activities and day trips

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

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

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WHERE TO STAY IN TANZANIA

For accommodation in Dar Es Salaam you can find deals starting from $15 USD per a 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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ZANZIBAR AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN

BUS ZANZIBAR 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 city center 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 is around 20 minutes and the taxi fare from Zanzibar Airport to city center is around $20 USD which is 45000 TZS. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depending 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 in Zanzibar’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Zanzibar. It will take you 20 minutes to get to Zanzibar from the airport with a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available in the airport. Prices are around €30-40 per day.

Car rental option can be great if you are traveling with a few people or a lot of luggage and planning to visit places around Zanzibar. Make sure you have parking place in your hotel or Airbnb since sometimes can be so challenging in Zanzibar.

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PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION 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

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 your 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 a 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 accepting and the local currency is the Tanzanian Shillings around $1= 2320 TZS.

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!

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