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Zanzibar Airport Taxis and Transfers

Premium Zanzibar Airport Transfer Services from Abeid Amani Karume


Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


24/7 Email & Phone support

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Net Safety Score

We’ve introduced a metric indicating how safe travellers feel when using our services during the COVID-19 pandemic. After every ride, we ask each traveller to leave a review.

  • 20 minute gap between transfers

    Following each ride, our drivers have at least 20 minutes to thoroughly clean the surfaces of the car and ventilate the cabin.

  • Regular Car Sanitisation

    Our drivers thoroughly sanitise and disinfect cars according to Welcome Safety Protocol

  • Contactless ride

    When you book, you can request to have zero contact with the driver during the transfer with just one click. In this case, the driver won’t help you with your luggage or shake hands.

  • Sanitiser in every car

    We provide hand sanitisers and hand wipes for all our travellers. Our drivers have their own sanitiser, which they use before and after every ride

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The Most Reliable Zanzibar Airport Taxis and Transfers

When planning your unforgettable Zanzibarian holiday, you will be landing at Abeid Amani Karume International Airport, also known as Zanzibar International Airport (ZNZ). The fastest and most reliable way to get from the airport to your accommodation is by taking a Zanzibar airport taxi.

Pre-booking a private shuttle with Welcome Pickups ensures a completely personalised 5-star experience. Your driver will be waiting for you as you land, with a name sign in hand. They will then escort you to your pre-selected air-conditioned vehicle whilst taking care of your personal belongings. The ideal transfer experience after a long flight!


Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


24/7 Email & Phone support

How much does a taxi cost?

Taxi prices
Day time
(05:00 - 24:00)
Night time
(00:00 - 05:00)
white minivan taxis parked up in front of white houses and palm trees

Welcome's Zanzibar Airport Transfer Fleet

Arriving in a new city can be tiring, especially if you are travelling with children and/or heavy luggage. Therefore, we prioritise getting you and your loved ones to your hotel as easily as possible.

Welcome Pickups provides various vehicles to accommodate all group sizes. If you are travelling in a group of 4 people or less, we have modern Sedans to get you to your hotel in style. Or, if you are travelling in a larger group of up to 8 people, we have large minivans that can comfortably get you to your destination.

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Directions from Zanzibar International Airport to Downtown

Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ) is the main airport in the Zanzibar Archipelago and brings in around 350,000 travellers yearly. Located a short 5 km away from the city centre, the famous Stone Town, it takes 15 minutes to reach by car or taxi.

So when leaving Zanzibar International Airport, your Welcome transfer driver will head north toward Nyerere Rd. Here your driver will turn right onto Benjamin Mkapa Rd before turning left onto New Mkunazini Rd. Your Welcome driver will turn right into Stone Town and take the local roads to get you to your Zanzibar hotel.

Taxi fare from Zanzibar airport

Taxis and airport transfers in Zanzibar charge based on fixed prices. Most taxi companies charge the same fee, with a one-way to Zanzibar city centre costing $15 (€14.80). Please note that most taxis in Zanzibar charge their prices in US dollars.

Why book a Zanazibar airport transfer with Welcome Pickups?

Welcome Pickups guarantees premium transfer services, with personalised transportation, on-time pickups and friendly local English-speaking drivers. Our drivers are hand-picked and trained by us and are happy to give you insider tips on what to do and see whilst in Zanzibar.

What is more, all of our drivers are equipped with high-end technology informing them of your flight status; thus, your Welcome driver will always be waiting for you whether your flight is late, early or right on time!

Frequently asked questions

Do Zanzibar airport taxis offer set prices to specific destinations?

Yes, Zanzibar taxis and transfers offer set prices to all areas around the island and prices are primarily given in US Dollars. The 15-minute drive from Zanzibar airport to Downtown costs $15 (€14.80).

How will I be able to recognise my Welcome driver?

At Welcome Pickups, we make it easy for you to find your driver. The day before your departure, we will send you an email with your driver’s name, photo, and phone number, so you know who to expect when you land. Once you land, your driver will be waiting for you outside the arrivals hall, with a name sign in hand.

You can also download and use Welcome Pickups’ mobile application, which allows you to track and chat with your driver in real-time.

What happens if my flight is delayed?

Welcome Pickups can accommodate flight changes with its high-end technology, updating the drivers on your flight status and ensuring their presence when you land. And all this at no extra cost! So don’t worry at all if your flight is delayed or even early.

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