Airports in Dar Es Salaam

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, but despite its small size squeezes in a lot of chaos, including long and disorganised queues and a frustrating lack of signage. The airport has all the basic necessities but is not the sort that encourages travellers to spend any more time than is necessary. As it can be difficult to get through the checking-in process fast, however, travellers are advised to allow ample time before flights.


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 (0)51 284 3403.

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

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