Zanzibar
Dar es Salaam
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Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam Ferry

Depending on the season their are usually 4 daily and 27 weekly sailings between Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam. The Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam ferry is operated by Zan Fast Ferries. Zanzibar Dar es Salaam Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get tickets, pricing, schedules and availability.

Zanzibar Dar es Salaam Ferry Times

The earliest Zanzibar Dar es Salaam ferry typically departs Zanzibar at about 07:00. The average sailing time of a ferry from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam is approximately 1h 20m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 1h 20m.

Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for a ferry from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam typically range between $114* and $346*. On average the Zanzibar Dar es Salaam ferry is $202*. The cheapest Zanzibar Dar es Salaam ferry prices start from $59*. The average price for a foot passenger is $202*.

Ferry prices may differ by season and depend on various factors, such as number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time.

How far is Dar es Salaam from Zanzibar?

The distance between Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam is approximately 36.0 miles (57.9km), or 31.3 nautical miles.

Is there a car ferry from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam?

No, currently there is no car ferry from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam.

Are foot passengers allowed on the Zanzibar Dar es Salaam ferry?

Yes, Zanzibar Dar es Salaam ferries allow foot passengers. You can travel as a foot passenger from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam with Zan Fast Ferries.

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Zanzibar - Dar es Salaam Route summary
Departure Country Tanzania
Destination Country Tanzania
No. of Operators 1
Operators Zan Fast Ferries
Average Price A$202*
Average Daily Sailings 4
Average Weekly Sailings 27
Average Sailing Duration 1h 20m
First Ferry 07:00
Last Ferry 16:00
Distance 31 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-07-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam?

The typical crossing time for ferries from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam is approximately 1h 20m. This is a rough guide for ferry duration as it can differ on type of ship and operator.

How much is the ferry from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam?

The average price of a ferry from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam is approximately 124 €. The price is typically a bit higher during peak season. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam?

There is 1 ferry operator for Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam and this is
  • Zan Fast Ferries

How can I book ferry tickets from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam?

Ferries from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam are available for booking through our deal finder, with live prices, timetables and operators.

How far is Dar es Salaam from Zanzibar?

The distance between Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam is approximately 31 nautical miles.

Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 15/7/2024 and 21/7/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Zan Fast Ferries 07:00 08:20 1 hour 20 minutes Everyday
Zan Fast Ferries 12:00 13:20 1 hour 20 minutes Everyday
Zan Fast Ferries 14:00 15:20 1 hour 20 minutes Everyday
Zan Fast Ferries 16:00 17:20 1 hour 20 minutes Everyday
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