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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,private and international flights. International flights depart from the new Terminal 3, Regional and domestic flights depart from Terminal 2, while private chartered flights now depart from Terminal 1. Terminal 3 and terminal 2 are within walking distance of each other (5 mins walk). Terminal 1 is located 1km from the two other terminals and a taxi or transfer will be required to connect from one to the others. It is not recommended to walk to terminal 1.

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 from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2 & 3 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. With 3 certified airport terminals there are daily flights to and from all the major international airports and also domestics airports in Tanzania such as Arusha, Zanzibar, Dodoma, Tanga and Iringa as well as to the main game parks, the Serengeti, Selous and Ruaha.

UPDATE: Terminal 3 is the newest terminal that opened in August 2019 and has been operating since then. It is used for International flights,as such all international arrivals and departure now go through terminal 3. The terminal is expected to facilitate more than 6 million passengers per year which builds the airport capacity up to 8 million passengers annually.

UPDATE: With the opening of this new terminal 3, domestic and regional airlines are now operating from terminal 2. PLEASE NOTE that at the moment not all domestic airlines have started operating from terminal 2 (Check-in desks,and arrival/departures). Currently, As Salaam Air, Flightlink, Precision Air and Air Tanzania have moved their operations to terminal 2 at the Julius Nyerere International Airport.

 

For domestic departures, let your taxi driver know that you are going to either Terminal 1 or 2 (depending on the airline you are flying with) . 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. For clients arriving from the International airport (terminal 3), terminal 2 is 5 mins away on foot, and terminal 1 is 5 mins away with a taxi (walking to terminal 1 is not recommended)

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.

Terminal 3 –  There are banks, ATMS and Exchange rate bureaus at the airport. Food is available at the airport lounge. Shopping is made easier with both duty-paid and duty-free shops within the terminal as well as gifts shops and pharmacy. Lost and found desk is located at the arrivals lounge, with porters being available to assist you with luggage. There are also several Travel agents located at the terminal. There is a ready Airport Medical Unit located in the Passenger terminal, Cargo terminal and Immigration area that are ready to provide emergency medical assistance at any moment.

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) 107.259 USD
DAR to Iringa (IRI) 202 USD
DAR to Kiligolf (DO10) Search Now for Prices!
DAR to Kilimanjaro (JRO) 288.24 USD
DAR to Kilwa Masoko (KIY) 313.98 USD
DAR to Kuro - Tarangire (KUR0) 331 USD
DAR to Lake Manyara (LKY) 195 USD
DAR to Mafia Island (MFA) 76 USD
DAR to Mkomazi (MK10) Search Now for Prices!
DAR to Morogoro (MOG0) Search Now for Prices!
DAR to Moshi (QSI0) Search Now for Prices!
DAR to Mwiba (MW10) 496 USD
DAR to Pangani Beach (PAN0) Search Now for Prices!
DAR to Pemba Island (PMA) 80.649 USD
DAR to Ruaha (RUH0) 397 USD
DAR to Ruaha - Jongomero (RU10) 417 USD
DAR to Saadani (SAA) Search Now for Prices!
DAR to Selous - Beho Beho (SE10) 197.18 USD
DAR to Selous - Kiba (SE20) 197.18 USD
DAR to Selous - Matambwe (SE30) 195.18 USD
DAR to Selous - Mbuyu (SE70) Search Now for Prices!
DAR to Selous - Mtemere (SE40) 195.18 USD
DAR to Selous - Siwandu (SE50) 195.18 USD
DAR to Selous - Stieglers Gorge (STG0) 195.18 USD
DAR to Selous - Sumbazi (SE60) 195.18 USD
DAR to Serengeti - Fort Ikoma (IKO0) 275 USD
DAR to Serengeti - Grumeti (GTZ) 275 USD
DAR to Serengeti - Kogatende (KOG0) 200 USD
DAR to Serengeti - Lamai (LAM0) 441 USD
DAR to Serengeti - Lobo (LOB0) 275 USD
DAR to Serengeti - Ndutu (NDT0) Search Now for Prices!
DAR to Serengeti - Sasakwa (SAS0) Search Now for Prices!
DAR to Serengeti - Seronera (SEU) 250 USD
DAR to Serengeti - South (SGS0) 441 USD
DAR to Songea (SGX) 294.15 USD
DAR to Songo Songo (SO10) 254 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 133 USD
Dodoma (DOD) to DAR 107.259 USD
Iringa (IRI) to DAR 202 USD
Kiligolf (DO10) to DAR Search Now for Prices!
Kilimanjaro (JRO) to DAR Search Now for Prices!
Kilwa Masoko (KIY) to DAR 313.98 USD
Lake Manyara (LKY) to DAR 305 USD
Mafia Island (MFA) to DAR 76 USD
Mkomazi (MK10) to DAR Search Now for Prices!
Moshi (QSI0) to DAR Search Now for Prices!
Mwiba (MW10) to DAR Search Now for Prices!
Pangani Beach (PAN0) to DAR 213.5 USD
Pemba Island (PMA) to DAR 73.91 USD
Ruaha (RUH0) to DAR 355 USD
Ruaha - Jongomero (RU10) to DAR 405 USD
Saadani (SAA) to DAR Search Now for Prices!
Selous - Beho Beho (SE10) to DAR 214 USD
Selous - Kiba (SE20) to DAR 185.18 USD
Selous - Matambwe (SE30) to DAR 185.18 USD
Selous - Mbuyu (SE70) to DAR 185.18 USD
Selous - Mtemere (SE40) to DAR 185.18 USD
Selous - Siwandu (SE50) to DAR 185.18 USD
Selous - Stieglers Gorge (STG0) to DAR 185.18 USD
Selous - Sumbazi (SE60) to DAR 185.18 USD
Serengeti - Fort Ikoma (IKO0) to DAR 515 USD
Serengeti - Grumeti (GTZ) to DAR 525 USD
Serengeti - Kogatende (KOG0) to DAR 500 USD
Serengeti - Lamai (LAM0) to DAR Search Now for Prices!
Serengeti - Lobo (LOB0) to DAR 525 USD
Serengeti - Ndutu (NDT0) to DAR Search Now for Prices!
Serengeti - Sasakwa (SAS0) to DAR Search Now for Prices!
Serengeti - Seronera (SEU) to DAR 400 USD
Serengeti - South (SGS0) to DAR Search Now for Prices!
Serengeti - Wasso (WAS0) to DAR Search Now for Prices!
Songea (SGX) to DAR 291.884 USD
Songo Songo (SO10) to DAR 244 USD
Tanga (TGT) to DAR 202 USD
West Kilimanjaro (HTWK0) to DAR Search Now for Prices!
Zanzibar (ZNZ) to DAR 32.8 USD

Facilities

  1. Wi-Fi  Available in restaurants for a fee (can be intermittent).
  2. ATM Terminal 2 & 3.
  3. Forex Terminal 2 & 3.
  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. Terminal 3: Business and First class lounge available, a restaurant, dutypaid & duty free and souvenir shops are all present in the departure lounge.
  6. Toilets – The toilets are western styled.
  7. 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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