Zanzibar
Dar es Salaam
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Ferry from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam

There are usually 4 daily and 27 weekly sailings between Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam. This ferry route is operated by Zan Fast Ferries. Zanzibar Dar es Salaam ferries cost between £60 and £180, depending on ticket details. Prices exclude any service fees. Ferry timetables change seasonally use our Deal Finder to get live pricing and availability for Zanzibar Dar es Salaam ferries.

Zanzibar Dar es Salaam Ferry Times

The earliest Zanzibar Dar es Salaam ferry sailings typically depart Zanzibar at around 07:00. The last ferry usually departs at 16:00.

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

Zanzibar Dar es Salaam Ferry sail durations on this ferry route can take around 1h 20m. The fastest sailings are approximately 1h 20m. Sailing times can vary, durations often differ between ferry operators and can be impacted by weather conditions.

Zanzibar Dar es Salaam Ferry Operator Schedules

There are an average of 4 daily sailings and up to 27 weekly ferry sailings from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam. These sailings are provided by Zan Fast Ferries. Please keep in mind that ferry timetables often increase during the high season.

Zanzibar Dar es Salaam Ferry Prices

Zanzibar Dar es Salaam ferry prices typically range between £60* and £180*. The average price is typically £106*. The cheapest Zanzibar Dar es Salaam ferry prices start from £31*. The average price for a foot passenger is £106*.

Pricing will vary depending on number of passengers, vehicle type, route and sailing times. Prices exclude service fees.

How far is it from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam?

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

Can I travel by car on the Zanzibar Dar es Salaam ferry?

No, ferry operators currently do not allow cars to travel on sailings between Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam

Can I travel as a foot passenger from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam?

Yes, foot passengers can travel with Zan Fast Ferries between Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam.

Can I take my pet on the ferry from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam?

Pets are currently not allowed on board the ferries from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam.

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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 £106*
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 2024-04-02.

Most popular questions

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

The ferry crossing time from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam is approximately 1h 20m. Sailing durations may vary from season to season and by operator so we’d advise doing a live check.

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

Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam is £106. 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?

Book ferries from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam through our deal finder and check our offers page to view the latest ferry offers.

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

Ferry Timetables between 20/05/2024 and 26/05/2024


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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