Getting Around

Public transport on the island of Zanzibar is limited. Daladalas are cheap crowded minibuses that operate extensively on the island. Taxis are quite affordable but travellers are advised to negotiate a price before starting a trip as very few vehicles have a functioning meter.

Motorcycle taxis are a cheap and speedy way to get around the island, but passengers are advised to always wear a helmet. A fun way to explore the island is by bicycle. Bicycles can be hired throughout the island at a very low rate.

Travellers can also hire cars, motorcycles, or 4x4 vehicles (ideal for off road adventures), and these offer greater independence when it comes to travelling around Zanzibar. Drivers will find that most roads in Zanzibar are fairly well maintained and driving is relatively safe on the island.


Zanzibar Airport

The airport is located three miles (5km) south of Stone Town

Zanzibar Airport (ZNZ)


The airport is located three miles (5km) south of Stone Town

Getting to the city

Taxis are available at the terminal. Some hotels in Stone Town offer shuttle services from the airport.


Local time is GMT +3.

Car rental

Travellers can rent cars from Zan Island Car Rental, Kibabu Cars Zanzibar, Zanzibar Express Car Hire and Zanzibar Best Car Rental.

Airport Taxis

There is a taxi rank at the terminal. Taxis will have a set list of prices, though travellers can negotiate them down.


The airport's limited facilities include small shops selling souvenirs, gifts, snacks, and beverages.


There is limited parking space at the airport.