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Transportation to and from Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere Airport


What is the distance from Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere Airport to the centre of Dar es Salaam?

The distance from the airport to the city centre (Kisutu) of Dar Es Salaam is 12 kilometres / 7.5 miles. Travel time is approximately 30 minutes, however it can take much longer during rush hour.

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

Public transport

Bus to Dar es Salaam

Along the main road Julius K. Nyerere you will find the airport bus stop, it is a 7-minute walk from Terminal 2 / Domestic Terminal and a 9-minute walk from Terminal 3 / International Terminal. If you want to travel to the centre of the city you have to cross the street, because in Tanzania people drive on the left side of the road. The bus stop is close to the Airport Mosque. From there, you can travel by minibus (“dala dala”) to the centre of Dar es Salaam. Buses heading to Mnazi Mmoja will take you to the city centre. Be aware it can get crowded on board and therefore there is little space for your luggage on the bus. Travel time to Mnazi Mmoja Bus Stand in Kariakoo is approximately 60 minutes. The price for a single ticket is 500 TZS per person. Please consult public transport Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere Airport for more information.

Public transportation in Dar es Salaam, boat to/from Zanzibar
Public transport in Tanzania’s largest city consists of four options, namely minibuses (“dala dala”), motorcycle taxis (“boda boda”), tuk-tuks/rickshaws (“bajaji”) and BRT buses. The BRT Bus Rapid Transit system in Dar es Salaam called DART (Dar Rapid Transit) was opened in 2016 and will eventually have six lines, two lines are currently operational. The buses ensure that you can move around the city much faster, because the modern buses run on exclusive lanes. The third line of DART will connect Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere Airport with the city centre, when the 3rd phase will be ready is not yet known. BRT buses run every day of the week between 05:00 hours and 23:00 hours, a ticket costs 650 TZS per person. BRT buses in Dar es Salaam are reliable and cost-effective.

The largest bus station in Dar es Salaam is Ubungo Bus Terminal in the northwest of the city, buses run to Moshi, Arusha and Mwanza among other destinations and the neighbouring countries. There are several bus companies in Tanzania, travel time between Dar es Salaam and Arusha is about 11.5 hours. BRT buses (650 TZS per person) and taxis (30,000 TZS per taxi) are the fastest travel options between Ubungo Bus Terminal in Dar es Salaam and the city centre and Zanzibar Ferry. Several times a day Azam Marine Fast Ferries departs from Zanzibar Ferry in the south of the centre to Zanzibar, this boat trip takes 2 hours. Pemba Island is accessible from Zanzibar City and Tanga.

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