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Submitted on May 12, 2020 Useful Info

How to get From Mombasa to Dar es Salaam

There are four ways to get from Mombasa to Dar es Salaam; by plane, ferry, train or by bus or car but before we look at that, first of all Karibu!

Travelling from Mombasa to Dar es Salaam might drain a few coins off your pocket depending on the mode of transport you decide to use.

From Mombasa to Dar es Salaam by Bus

  • The duration of travel is approximately 26 h 11m
  • You will need to travel to Dar es Salaam via Nairobi
  • The journey from Mombasa to Nairobi will cost you around $11 - $24 and will take approximately 9 hours.
  • You will need to take another bus from Nairobi to Dar es Salaam and it will cost you around $40 and the journey takes approximately 15h 45m.

From Mombasa to Dar es Salaam by Flight

  • Depending on your location you will need to take a taxi to the airport and that will cost you around $20-$25.
  • You will then need to take a direct flight from Mombasa to Dar es Salaam International Airport and that will cost you around $150-$350 and the journey takes approximately 2hrs.
  • From the airport you will need to take a taxi to the City of Dar es Salaam which is a 10 mins drive and costs around $7-$9.

From Mombasa to Dar es Salaam by Train

  • There isn’t any direct train running from Mombasa to Dar es Salaam but you could take one from Mombasa to Nairobi (Madaraka Express) which will cost you around $9-$28 then take a bus from Nairobi to Dar es Salaam.
  • This route will cost you around $94-$120.

From Mombasa to Dar es Salaam by Ferry

  • Just like the previous option you’ll need to fly to Zanzibar then take a ferry to Dar es Salaam.
  • This route will cost you around $180-$430.