Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) Airport

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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 from Dar es Salaam (DAR)

DAR to Amboseli (ASV) Search Now for Prices!
DAR to Arusha (ARK) 43.71 USD
DAR to Dodoma (DOD) Search Now for Prices!
DAR to Iringa (IRI) 202 USD
DAR to Kiligolf (DO10) Search Now for Prices!
DAR to Kilimanjaro (JRO) 280 USD
DAR to Kilwa Masoko (KIY) 305 USD
DAR to Kuro - Tarangire (KUR0) 329 USD
DAR to Lake Manyara (LKY) 163 USD
DAR to Mafia Island (MFA) 120 USD
DAR to Mkomazi (MK10) Search Now for Prices!
DAR to Morogoro (MOG0) 162 USD
DAR to Moshi (QSI0) 280 USD
DAR to Mwiba (MW10) 441 USD
DAR to Pangani Beach (PAN0) 204.5 USD
DAR to Pemba Island (PMA) 140 USD
DAR to Ruaha (RUH0) 397 USD
DAR to Ruaha - Jongomero (RU10) Search Now for Prices!
DAR to Saadani (SAA) Search Now for Prices!
DAR to Selous - Beho Beho (SE10) 190 USD
DAR to Selous - Kiba (SE20) Search Now for Prices!
DAR to Selous - Matambwe (SE30) 190 USD
DAR to Selous - Mbuyu (SE70) Search Now for Prices!
DAR to Selous - Mtemere (SE40) 190 USD
DAR to Selous - Siwandu (SE50) 190 USD
DAR to Selous - Stieglers Gorge (STG0) 202 USD
DAR to Selous - Sumbazi (SE60) 190 USD
DAR to Serengeti - Fort Ikoma (IKO0) 441 USD
DAR to Serengeti - Grumeti (GTZ) 250 USD
DAR to Serengeti - Kogatende (KOG0) 250 USD
DAR to Serengeti - Lamai (LAM0) 441 USD
DAR to Serengeti - Lobo (LOB0) 250 USD
DAR to Serengeti - Ndutu (NDT0) 441 USD
DAR to Serengeti - Sasakwa (SAS0) 441 USD
DAR to Serengeti - Seronera (SEU) 250 USD
DAR to Serengeti - South (SGS0) 441 USD
DAR to Songea (SGX) 309 USD
DAR to Songo Songo (SO10) 245 USD
DAR to Tanga (TGT) 152 USD
DAR to West Kilimanjaro (HTWK0) Search Now for Prices!
DAR to Zanzibar (ZNZ) 32.8 USD

Flights To Dar es Salaam (DAR)

Arusha (ARK) to DAR 200 USD
Dodoma (DOD) to DAR 212 USD
Iringa (IRI) to DAR 202 USD
Kiligolf (DO10) to DAR Search Now for Prices!
Kilimanjaro (JRO) to DAR 325 USD
Kilwa Masoko (KIY) to DAR 305 USD
Lake Manyara (LKY) to DAR Search Now for Prices!
Mafia Island (MFA) to DAR 120 USD
Mkomazi (MK10) to DAR Search Now for Prices!
Moshi (QSI0) to DAR 325 USD
Mwiba (MW10) to DAR Search Now for Prices!
Pangani Beach (PAN0) to DAR 200 USD
Pemba Island (PMA) to DAR 73.91 USD
Ruaha (RUH0) to DAR 355 USD
Ruaha - Jongomero (RU10) to DAR Search Now for Prices!
Saadani (SAA) to DAR 170 USD
Selous - Beho Beho (SE10) to DAR 180 USD
Selous - Kiba (SE20) to DAR 195 USD
Selous - Matambwe (SE30) to DAR 185.18 USD
Selous - Mbuyu (SE70) to DAR 185.18 USD
Selous - Mtemere (SE40) to DAR 180 USD
Selous - Siwandu (SE50) to DAR 180 USD
Selous - Stieglers Gorge (STG0) to DAR 195 USD
Selous - Sumbazi (SE60) to DAR 195 USD
Serengeti - Fort Ikoma (IKO0) to DAR Search Now for Prices!
Serengeti - Grumeti (GTZ) to DAR 585 USD
Serengeti - Kogatende (KOG0) to DAR 600 USD
Serengeti - Lamai (LAM0) to DAR Search Now for Prices!
Serengeti - Lobo (LOB0) to DAR Search Now for Prices!
Serengeti - Ndutu (NDT0) to DAR 575 USD
Serengeti - Sasakwa (SAS0) to DAR 585 USD
Serengeti - Seronera (SEU) to DAR 510 USD
Serengeti - South (SGS0) to DAR Search Now for Prices!
Serengeti - Wasso (WAS0) to DAR Search Now for Prices!
Songo Songo (SO10) to DAR 235 USD
Tanga (TGT) to DAR 202 USD
West Kilimanjaro (HTWK0) to DAR 430 USD
Zanzibar (ZNZ) to DAR 32.8 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.



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