Transfers from Zanzibar Airport

Free cancellation
and changes
Pay online
or in cash on-site
24/7 support in English
and licensed drivers
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Reviews ★★★★★ 4,6

How the service works

Choose the route and a car You can order a vehicle of any capacity — from a Micro for two to a 19-seater bus.
Complete the booking form
and choose a payment method
Select the pickup date and time, then choose a payment method. As soon as your booking is complete, you will receive an email with a voucher.
The driver meets you
with a nameplate at the airport
The driver will be waiting for you on site at the scheduled time. They will guide you to the car and take you to your hotel.

7834 reviews about transfer from Zanzibar airport (ZNZ) with an average rating of 4.6 / 5

All good - our driver, Anthony, was early to collect us, helpful with our luggage, and pleasant to chat to en route to the airport. Would definitely recommend this service. Carole P
Professional and very friendly driver. Exceeded our expectations. Always helpful from the first minute. Thank you! Nuno Sequeira
Always available on call for any issue or assistance required. Cooperative staff, well-mannered driver and good quality of car. Yash Ayya
It was excellent, on time and the driver was amazing, made few needed stops and drove safely. Extremely recommended Micheline
Perfect professionnal ! On time ! Highly recommended ! Sunny de Saint Louis
Really good service. They were easy to work with, professional and stayed in contact with me until I got my taxi! Lawrence C
Stress-free transfer! We had some issues with luggage at the airport and which delayed us slightly, but the driver was more than happy to wait for us. Would recommend, great service. Sam
Excellent service. Got a car upgrade at no additional cost. Professional driver. Mike
All was perfect, uncomplicated and smooth transfer Frank Schreyger
The driver met me upon my arrival to the airport and provided a smooth transportation to girona, even though it was late at night. My flight was delayed 3 hours, so I had to book an unexpected taxi, and thankfully he was available! So thankful that this worked out, and the transfer was great too:) Kayla Davis

Our partners

Fleet on routes from Zanzibar airport (ZNZ)

Budget For a couple or a family with a child.
Business class For comfortable business trips.
Spacious For groups of up to 19 people or large baggage.

Additional services

Available for an extra fee
depending on the route.
National geographic Drinking water
National geographic Child seats
National geographic Extra hour of waiting
National geographic English-speaking driver

We will help you achieve your goals

Wait time if your flight is delayed 90 minutes of free waiting time at the airport.
Free cancellation
and changes
24 hours prior to the trip.
24/7 support
in English
Via phone call and online chat.


How do I find and book a transfer from/to Zanzibar airport (ZNZ)?

Specify the place of departure in the "From" field, and your destination - in the "To" field. You can choose the desired city, airport, train station, port, and hotel from the drop-down menu or enter the exact address of the place.

Click the button "View prices". Choose the suitable transfer class and click "Book" to proceed to the booking.

How far in advance should I book a transfer from Zanzibar airport (ZNZ)?

Minimum time of pre-order depends on the vehicle class.

If you want to book vehicles of Premium class or Minibus 10, 13, 16, 19 pax, you can make a booking not less than 24 hours before the trip.

If you choose standard types of vehicles (Micro, Economy, Comfort, Minivan 4 pax, Minibus 7 pax), transfer must be booked not less than 16 hours before its beginning.

If your trip starts later than the time given above, you can make an urgent booking. It will take some time for us to find a car. We will inform you as soon as possible if we can provide the service.

How do I know if my booking has gone through?

After you make your booking a taxi from Zanzibar airport (ZNZ), you will receive a confirmation email with a voucher containing your booking number and all the details of your journey.

If you have not received the email with the confirmation, please contact our manager by email at or in online chat.

What should I do if my flight to Zanzibar airport (ZNZ) is delayed?

As soon as you find out that your flight is delayed, please inform your driver by calling the phone number sent to you before, Kiwitaxi support manager via email or in online chat.

Provide the order number and the new arrival time.

How can I find my driver?

Important note: the driver will meet you with the sign showing your first and last names, which you specified during the booking.

If a pick-up place is an airport, the driver will meet you at the exit of arrivals area of the airport after you passed passport control and claimed baggage.

If a pick-up place is a hotel, the driver will wait for you in the hotel lobby.

Meet-up instructions are given in the voucher confirming your booking.


For any questions
Question on the existing booking
We are available 24/7

Zanzibar Airport: Transfers and Taxi

Transfers from Zanzibar Airport

Zanzibar attracts many tourists with its hot climate, Stone Town, Jozani Forest, clear Indian Ocean water and many clean beaches. It is just a must-see place!

There are many destinations from Abeid Amani Karume Airport (ZNZ): Nungwi, Kiwengwa, Uroa, and others. How do you reach them without knowing the local language? Booking a transfer is the best option:

  1. Have an easy and comfortable trip to your hotel. The driver will meet you at the air hub after the plane lands, help with your luggage, and take you right to the place you need.

  2. Have no need to learn the local language. You will be given a voucher with all the information that might be needed. The English-speaking support service is always online for you.

  3. Have no need to search for a currency exchange point once you arrive. You pay for the trip online after placing an order.

There is no official public transport from the air hub, so the safest way to reach your destination is by using a Kiwitaxi transfer.

The air hub is located 7 km away from City. A trip to the capital will take around 45 minutes and costs 23 USD.

Taxi from Zanzibar Airport

An official taxi can be recognized by its plates. Licensed cabs have yellow numbers on a red plate. Any other vehicles are not official.

A taxi to the capital will cost around 5 USD. Do not agree for trips that are significantly more expensive. It is possible that the drivers are manipulating prices.

There is no Uber. However, there are some mobile apps that will help you order a taxi online:

  1. Oyaa

  2. Fixme

Please note that finding a taxi might be a problem if you travel with a lot of luggage or there are more than two passengers. In this case, it is better to book a transfer: you can book a minibus for up to 19 passengers with luggage.

Public Transport from Zanzibar Airport

There is no official public transport to and from the air hub. However, there is an option to use a Dala Dala. These are small minibus share taxis that are popular around the area. 

The price of a Dala Dala to the capital is around 0.20 USD. It is cheap, but there is not always enough place for luggage and the vehicle is usually full of people. 

Booking a Transfer from Zanzibar Airport

Zanzibar Airport transfers must be booked at least 24 hours before the trip. If you place an order on time, we guarantee to find a suitable car. Even if less than 24 hours are left, leave a request. Our specialists will do their best to find a free driver.

What we need to know for your order:

  1. date and time of departure

  2. a number of passengers and baggage. This will help us choose the best car class for you. If there are any doubts, our specialists are always ready to consult you.

  3. child passengers. If there are any, make sure you add child seats or boosters to your order.

Cost of Airport Transfer

The cost of the transfer compared to other ways of getting to Zanzibar

Transport type


On average, per person


0.20 USD

0.20 USD



1,5 USD


23 USD

7,5 USD

Useful Information on Zanzibar Airport

Zanzibar Airport handles the flights of the following airlines:

  1. Air France

  2. Air Berlin

  3. KLM

  4. Swiss

  5. and others.

The Abeid Amani Karume air hub has two terminals for domestic and international flights. 

Both terminals have:

  1. Wi-Fi

  2. Currency Exchange Points

  3. Restaurants

There also are:

  1. Children’s Play Area at Airside

  2. Smoking Lounge at Gate 6

  3. ATM outside the air hub

The air hub has no rest zones. However, there are hotels that are located 5 minutes away from it.