Return ferry from Dar Es Salaam to Zanzibar

Ferry from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar

Our ferry particularly deals with the fast ferry from Dar Es Salaam to Zanzibar and the other way around, using Azam Marine Kilimanjaro Fast Ferries only. Ferrying is considered the most convenient way to travel to Zanzibar especially for those with a tight travel budget.

Do I need my passport to enter Zanzibar?

Zanzibar is part of the Union (United Republic of Tanzania) and it maintains its own immigration service. So yes, carry your passport with you when coming to Zanzibar.

Ferry prices (per person per trip)
USD 35
USD 40
USD 50
USD 60
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Ferry Schedule between Dar Es Salaam and Zanzibar

Ferry from Dar Es Salaam to Zanzibar

Departure Arrival Frequency
07:00 09:00 Daily
09:30 11:30 Daily
12:30 14:30 Daily
16:00 18:00 Daily

Ferry from Zanzibar to Dar Es Salaam

Departure Arrival Frequency
07:00 09:00 Daily
09:30 11:30 Daily
12:30 14:30 Daily
16:00 18:00 Daily

On busier days, especially weekends, Azam Marine Kilimanjaro releases additional ferries to cover for ferries that are full. The times are normally 11:00, 14:30 and 16:30.

Ferry from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar - Kilimanjaro 4

Ferry Shuttle Services in Dar Es Salaam and Zanzibar

We offer shuttle services from and to the ferry terminal, 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

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. 1 of the most common flight is the Turkish Airline TK603 that arrives in Dar Es Salaam at 02:30.

Missed the last ferry?

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.

Terms of Travel

  • Children (5-11), Kenyan and Ugandan citizens pay USD 25 for Economy tickets.
  • Children below 5yrs are not charged.
  • Luggage limit is 25kg per person.
  • Consumption and carriage of alcoholic beverages is highly restricted
  • No refund policy on missed travel date or time.

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