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Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere Airport

General information

Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere Airport is the international airport of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s largest city. The airport is named after Julius Nyerere, the country’s first president. The national flag carrier Air Tanzania has its main hub at Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere Airport.

Tanzania has five international airports, from large to small: Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere Airport, Zanzibar Abeid Amani Karume Airport, Kilimanjaro Airport, Mwanza Airport and Arusha Airport.

Location

Where is Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere Airport situated?

The airport is located in the southwest of the city and can be reached by car via Julius K. Nyerere Road.

How many terminals does Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere Airport have?

The airport has three terminals, the modern Terminal 3 opened in August 2019. Terminal 3 is intended for international flights and is adjacent to Terminal 2 which is now used for regional and domestic flights. Terminal 1 for private flights is also north of the runway, but cannot be reached on foot from T2/T3.

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Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in Tanzania.

Airport Distance
Zanzibar Abeid Amani Karume Airport 72km

Transportation

Car

The distance from Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere Airport to the centre of Dar es Salaam is 12 kilometres. By car, it takes 30 minutes to get to the centre of Dar es Salaam.

From DAR Airport to Dar es Salaam City centre by Car
12 km
30 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere Airport you can travel by bus. Visit the Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Dar es Salaam is about TZS 45000.-. Book your taxi at Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From DAR Airport to Dar es Salaam City centre by Taxi
12 km
30 min
TZS 45000.-

Book a taxi

Airport parking

Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere Airport.

Services

Flights

Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere Airport.

Flight tickets

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Which airlines fly from and to Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Fly540
  • flydubai
  • EgyptAir
  • Ethiopian Airlines
  • Oman Air

Accommodations

Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.

family

Triniti Airport Hotel, Dar es Salaam

Featuring a bar, shared lounge and views of city, Triniti Airport Hotel is located in Dar es Salaam, 10 km from Tanzania National Stadium.

business

Hotel Blue Sapphire, Dar es Salaam

Set in Dar es Salaam, 3 km from Julius Nyerere International international airport, Hotel Blue Sapphire offers accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a fitness center and a bar.

budget

Transit Motel Airport, Dar es Salaam

With garden views, Transit Motel Airport is located in Dar es Salaam and has a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk, bar, garden and terrace. The bed and breakfast features both WiFi and private parking free of charge.

Hotels in Dar es Salaam

Looking for the best hotels in Dar es Salaam? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.

family

Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel, Dar es Salaam

Situated adjacent to a golf course and gymkhana club, Serena Hotel provides views over the Indian Ocean. Guests can relax beside the outdoor pool in the extensive tropical gardens, or in the fitness centre and sauna.

business

Tanzanite Executive Suites, Dar es Salaam

Set at the very center of Dar es Salaam and a 3-minute walk from the ferry dock to Zanzibar, Tanzanite Executive Suites offers free WiFi access and private parking. The property features an onsite coffee shop and fitness center.

luxury

Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro, Dar es Salaam

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam The Kilimanjaro is located close to the harbour and 700 metres away from the Zanzibar Ferry Terminal. The hotel has a spa, outdoor pool and a casino.

Things to do

It is possible to book activities in the city and near Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!

Ticket

Dar es Salaam: City Tour

Embark on a city tour in Dar es Salaam and experience a mix of sightseeing, shopping, and entertainment. The largest city in Tanzania reflects a fascinating combination of its rich historical past and its sophisticated contemporary present.

Activity

Dar Es Salaam: Overnight Safari at Mikumi National Park

See Tanzania’s fourth-largest national park and admire its landscapes of baobabs, black hardwood trees, and grassy plains. Spend 2 nights and 3 days on an incredible safari adventure.

Activity

From Dar Es Salaam: Mikumi National Park 2 Nights and 3 Days

Visit Tanzania’s fourth-largest national park and enjoy the landscape of baobabs, black hardwood trees, and grassy plains. Spend 2 nights and 3 days on an incredible safari adventure and create memories for a lifetime.

Reviews

  2 reviews

Have you visited Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere Airport lately? So far, 2 airport passengers have written an airport review about Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere Airport. This airport has an average score of 1 out of 5. Provide other airport travellers with essential airport information and tell us about your airport experience.

Latest airport reviews

AYAN MAHAMOUD
3 hours ago
★☆☆☆☆

I took a taxi with registration number T170 DEG and had the worst experience, he threatened to drop me mid journey and even asked why I couldn't just order an uber instead...he was honestly very rude and I was nervous the whole ride.

Ryanna James
1 year ago
★☆☆☆☆

Leaving Tanzania was terrible the customer service was terrible I’m 6 months pregnant and was forced to go into the scanner when I told the guy I can’t go bcuz of my pregnancy & the radiation he said he didn’t care I cried throughout the flight cuz I was worried bout my baby

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