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Dar es Salaam Airport Guide

Julius Nyerere International Airport, also known as by its IATA Code DAR and ICAO Code HTDA, is an International airport located in Dar es Salaam on the East Coast of Tanzania.  Dar es Salaam is the commercial capital of Tanzania and is a bustling port city with a busy international airport servicing domestic, regional and international flights. Regional and International flights depart from Terminal 2 and domestic flights depart from Terminal 1. The two Terminals are located 1km apart and a taxi or transfer will be required to connect from one to the other. It is not recommended to walk between the two.

Geographical Location - see map below

Julius Nyerere International Airport is located Southwest of the city on the outskirts of Dar es Salaam. The roads to the airport can become very congested so it is advisable to arrange transfers and connections with this in mind.

Getting Here

  • Taxi There are taxis which will get you from the city centre to the airport 16 kilometers (10 minutes) away for Tzs 50,000- Tzs 100,000 (USD $25 - 50). Transfers between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 should cost around Tzs 10,000 ($5).
  • Preferred Mode – Pre arranged transfer or Taxis are the preferred method especially if you have luggage with you.
  • Shuttle Bus The airport does not operate one.
  • Alternatives – Hotel transfer service.
  • Car Parking & Fees –There is an automated POS parking system at the airport and it is 1,000Tzs per hour. Long stays should be pre arranged by contacting the airport authority.
  • Auxiliary Information
    • Flight from Hub

Julius Nyerere International Airport is the main hub in Tanzania, and as such there are daily flights to all the major airports in Tanzania such as Arusha, Zanzibar, Dodoma, Tanga and Iringa as well as to the main game parks, the Serengeti, Selous and Ruaha.

For domestic departures, let your taxi driver know that you are going to Terminal 1 (the old airport). Your taxi or transfer will drop you in the carpark directly in front of the terminal building where there are porters waiting to help with your bags.

Terminal 1– Before check in, there is small local restaurant serving cold drinks and local food. Once inside the terminal building, there is a small coffee shop selling snacks, cold and hot drinks as well as books and souvenirs. There is also a small shop where they sell soft drinks, snacks and vouchers for local cellphone providers.

Terminal 2 – There are two restaurants serving basic fast food, a mini grocery store and various souvenir shops located at the front of the Terminal building as well as an Information centre and smaller kiosks selling mobile phones and offices for various travel agencies and airlines.

Hotels & Transit Accommodation

The major hotels in Dar es Salaam such as The Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel and The Kilimanjaro Hotel are situated in the city centre. On the Masaki Peninsula, there are hotels catering to business travelers such as Best Western Coral Beach and Seacliff Hotel both with stunning ocean views. There are also Beach Resorts to the North and South of the city. In the North you will find hotels such as Whitesands Beach Resort and Jangwani Seabreeze while to the South in Kigamboni you will find more budget friendly accommodation like Kipepeo Beach and Sunrise Beach Resort.

 

Dar es Salaam Location

Flights To Dar es Salaam (DAR)

Arusha (ARK) to DAR 131 USD
Dodoma (DOD) to DAR 120 USD
Iringa (IRI) to DAR 180 USD
Kilimanjaro (JRO) to DAR 308 USD
Kilwa Masoko (KIY) to DAR Search Now for Prices!
Lake Manyara (LKY) to DAR 390 USD
Mafia Island (MFA) to DAR 120 USD
Morogoro (MOG) to DAR 320 USD
Moshi (QSI) to DAR 308 USD
Mwiba (MW1) to DAR Search Now for Prices!
Pangani Beach (PAN) to DAR Search Now for Prices!
Pemba Island (PMA) to DAR 124 USD
Ruaha (RUH) to DAR 330 USD
Ruaha - Jongomero (RU1) to DAR 425 USD
Saadani (SAA) to DAR 155 USD
Selous - Beho Beho (SE1) to DAR 195 USD
Selous - Kiba (SE2) to DAR Search Now for Prices!
Selous - Matambwe (SE3) to DAR 195 USD
Selous - Mtemere (SE4) to DAR 195 USD
Selous - Siwandu (SE5) to DAR Search Now for Prices!
Selous - Stieglers Gorge (STG) to DAR 195 USD
Selous - Sumbazi (SE6) to DAR 195 USD
Serengeti - Fort Ikoma (IKO) to DAR 375 USD
Serengeti - Grumeti (GTZ) to DAR 375 USD
Serengeti - Kleins Camp (KLE) to DAR Search Now for Prices!
Serengeti - Kogatende (KOG) to DAR 200 USD
Serengeti - Lamai (LAM) to DAR Search Now for Prices!
Serengeti - Lobo (LOB) to DAR 559 USD
Serengeti - Ndutu (NDT) to DAR 578 USD
Serengeti - Sasakwa (SAS) to DAR 590 USD
Serengeti - Seronera (SRE) to DAR 350 USD
Serengeti - South (SGS) to DAR Search Now for Prices!
Serengeti - Wasso (WAS) to DAR Search Now for Prices!
Songea (SGX) to DAR Search Now for Prices!
Songo Songo (SO1) to DAR 225 USD
Tanga (TGT) to DAR 145 USD
West Kilimanjaro (HTWK) to DAR 408 USD
Zanzibar (ZNZ) to DAR 34.255 USD

Facilities

  1. Wi-Fi  Available in restaurants for a fee (can be intermittent).
  2. ATM Terminal 2 only.
  3. Forex Terminal 2 only.
  4. Restaurants & Lounges  
    Terminal 1: A seating area overlooking the airport with fans and a tv.
    Terminal 2: Business and First class lounge available, a restaurant, duty free and souvenir shops are all present in the departure lounge.
  5. Toilets – The toilets are western styled.
  6. Disabled Facilities - There are wheelchairs for the disabled (please contact the airport/airline in advance to arrange this)

Quick Facts

  • GPS coordinates: Latitude: -6° 52' 19.19" S, Longitude: 39° 12' 4.20" E

  • Time Zone: UTC +3, GMT +3

  • Altitude- Elevation, 182 feet, 55 Meters above Sea Level, MASL.

  • Operating Hours: The airport operates 24hrs a day, seven days a week.