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Dar es Salaam International

Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR)


Officially known as Julius Nyerere International Airport after the first president of Tanzania, Dar es Salaam International Airport is located just outside of Dar es Salaam and is the primary gateway for travellers to Tanzania. The airport is relatively small and has long and disorganised queues, and a frustrating lack of signage. Travellers will nevertheless find all of the basic necessities, though they should allow ample time before flights, as it can be difficult to get through the checking-in process fast.


The airport is situated eight miles (13km) southwest of Dar es Salaam.

Getting to the city

Most large hotels offer airport pick-up services and it is a good idea to arrange these when possible. Taxis are almost always available. It is also possible to rent a car.


Local time is GMT +3.


Tel: +255 22 2842402

Car rental

Car hire companies operate at the airport.

Airport Taxis

Taxis can be easily hailed from outside the terminal building but few of these have meters so it is best to negotiate a price first. The journey to the city can take anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour, depending on traffic.

Transfer between terminals

Transferring between the terminals is not usually required but can be done on foot or by taxi.


The airport has a post office, ATMs, a bureau de change, restaurants, bars, duty-free shops, a business lounge, and a tourist help desk. Facilities are available for disabled travellers.


There is a car park at the airport.



Unlimited free WiFi is available inside airport terminal buildings and within all waiting lounges.

Business Lounges

Dar es Salaam International Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.