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Fast Ferry Between Dar-es-salaam to Zanzibar

Ferries run four times a day between Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar City. The earliest departure is at 7.00am in the Morning, and the last departure from Dar es Salaam is at 16:00 which arrives into Zanzibar City at 17:45. All services run direct with no transfers required, and take on average 1h 45m. 

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures:

Dar-es-salaam to Zanzibar:

  • 7:00 am
  • 9.30 am
  • 12.30pm
  • 16.oopm

Zanzibar to Dar-es-salaam:

  • 7:00 am
  • 9.30 am
  • 12.30pm
  • 16.oopm

2 ways to go from Dar-es-salaam to Zanzibar

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Difference between fly and go by a fast Ferry is 21.9 km.

Dar-es-salaam to Zanzibar FQA's

Ferry Ticket Prices per Trip

All ferries are spacious with over 500 seats. Currently, the ones operating are Kilimanjaro 4, 6 and 7. The following are the prices of each class onboard including Economy Class (E), Business Class (B), VIP Class (V) and Royal Class (R).

Kilimanjaro 4 (K4) and 6 (K6)
Child (5-10)$30$40$60$80
TZ Resident$13$16$26$35
Seats (K4)342864816
Seats (K6)466945216
Weight (kg)25252525

Kilimanjaro 7 (K7)

Child (5-10)$30$60$100
TZ Resident$13$26$65
Seats (K7)4307218
Weight (kg)252525

Azam Marine Coastal Ferries and Fast Ferries are the best two primary firms that provide ferry services between Dar es Salaam and Stone Town, Zanzibar. It takes around 2-3 hours to get there.

Ferry from Zanzibar to Dar Es Salaam

07:00 (K7)08:45Daily
12:30 (K7)14:15Daily
Ferry from Dar Es Salaam to Zanzibar
09:30 (K7)11:15Daily
16:00 (K7)17:45Daily

Zanzibar East Coast: home to the island’s best and most idyllic beaches, the east coast is home to a wide range of lodges and hotels but the tidal aspect of the Indian Ocean may mean you have walk to go swimming or snorkelling.

We offer shuttle services from and to the ferry terminal (for a fee), from just about any point in Dar Es Salaam or Zanzibar. The cost depends on the distance between the 2 points, as well as the number of people traveling. All our shuttles are private, so we cannot board you with a different person/group in the same vehicle.

Early-flight arrivals catching the first ferry to Zanzibar

Early airport arrivals aiming for the first ferry from Dar Es Salaam to Zanzibar are picked up at 05:30. The ferry terminal opens at 05:45. It’s much safer for those arriving earlier to wait at the airport until 05:30, rather than outside the closed terminal.

Missed the last lerry?

Those who miss the last ferry to Dar Es Salaam and in fear of messing up the entire trip back can still make it to the last flight from Zanzibar to Dar Es Salaam. There is a flight at 17:15 and 17:45. The distance between the ferry terminal in Zanzibar and the airport is only 8km, much shorter than Dar Es Salaam. Plus, there’s no heavy traffic in between, so you’d take about 20-30min to make it.

Distance: 91.9 Time: 2 hrs 

Zanzibar Island

Zanzibar –  Is the island in the Indian Ocean, lying 22 miles (35 km) off the coast of east-central Africa. In 1964 Zanzibar, together with Pemba Island and some other smaller islands, joined with Tanganyika on the mainland to form the United Republic of Tanzania.

Serengeti Trips Tanzania

Find all the transport options for your trip from Dar-es-salaam to Zanzibar right here. We displays up to date schedules, route maps, journey times and estimated fares from relevant transport operators, ensuring you can make an informed decision about which option will suit you best.

Where to stay in Zanzibar

Hotels in Stone Town

Hotel Verde Zanzibar. Zanzibar Coffee House. Tembo House Hotel, Park Hyatt Zanzibar, Kholle House, Zanzibar Serena Hotel, Maru Maru Hotel, Kisiwa House, Mizingani Seafront Hotel, Emerson Speice Hotel.

Hotels in Nungwi Beach

Hotel Riu Palace Zanzibar, Hotel Riu Jambo, The Z Hotel Zanzibar, Nungwi Beach Resort by Turaco, Essque Zalu Zanzibar, Nungwi Dreams by Mantis, Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort, Ras Nungwi Beach Hotel.

Hotels in Bwejuu Beach

Zanzibar Dream Lodge, Breezes Beach Club & Spa, The Palms, Zanzibar, Baraza Resort and Spa Zanzibar, Indigo Beach Zanzibar, Sahari Zanzibar, Evergreen Bungalows, Zanzibar Dream Lodge.

Things to do in Zanzibar

Zanzibar Spice Tour

Zanzibar is sometimes called ‘The Spice Island’ because of the abundance of spices grown there, including cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, turmeric, and cumin. Taking a tour to find out more about the spice island’s history

Tortoises on Prison Island

Changuu Island is a 30-minute boat ride from Stone Town on the main Zanzibar Island. The island’s unofficial name developed when, in a dark chapter of Zanzibar’s history, slave traders used Changuu Island as a holding space for slaves in transit.

Water Activities

The top 6 watersports and tourist water activities to do while on vacation in Zanzibar are listed below: Snorkeling, Diving, Deep Sea Fishing, Swimming with Dolphins, Waterskiing, Kiteboarding. Jet skis, Parasaling, Email us for booking and reservations.

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