Last updated on December 28th, 2022 at 12:31 pm
We will write how to get from Dar Es Salaam airport to city center. The distance from Julius Nyerere International Airport to downtown is 12 kilometers. Click here to book online Tanzania activities and day trips
The travel time by taxi from Dar Es Salaam airport to city center is around 20 minutes. The taxi fare taxi from Dar Es Salaam airport to downtown is around $20 USD which is 45000 TZS. Read here how to get from Zanzibar airport to city center
The cheapest way from Dar Es Salaam airport to city center is by bus for 650 TZS which is less than $1 USD and the travel time is around 30 minutes.
You can also rent a car in Dar Es Salaam airport or get a private transfer.
SIM CARD AT DAR ES SALAAM AIRPORT
I wouldn’t recommend you to buy a sim card at Dar Es Salaam airport. If you wish comfort you can buy eSim online and if you aren’t in a hurry just go around phone shops in the city and compare prices to buy the cheapest sim card in Dar Es Salaam. Read here best Tanzania sim card for tourist and best Tanzania eSim
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WHERE TO STAY IN TANZANIA
For accommodation in Dar Es Salaam you can find deals starting from $15 USD per room. If you prefer mid-budget accommodation will cost $30-40 USD and for $80 USD you will find luxury accommodation in Tanzania. You can find nice Airbnb in Tanzania starting from $20 USD.
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DAR ES SALAAM AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN
BUS DAR ES SALAAM TO CITY CENTER (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Dar Es Salaam airport to city center is by bus. The BRT Bus Rapid Transit from Dar Es Salaam Airport to city center is running every 30-60 minutes starting from 5 am to 11 pm.
The Bus Rapid Transit fare is 650 TZS which is less than $1 USD for one way for adults. You can get the tickets to the bus driver. The bus travel time from Dar Es Salaam airport to city center is 30 minutes.
The final destination by bus from Julius Nyerere International Airport is going to Uhuru Street in city center where you can go walking distance to a few places for accommodation.
TAXI FROM DAR ES SALAAM AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER
If you go from Dar Es Salaam airport to city center by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi from Dar Es Salaam airport to downtown is around 20 minutes.
The taxi fare from Julius Nyerere International Airport to Dar Es Salaam city center is $20 USD which is 45000 TZS. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination.
UBER/BOLT DAR ES SALAAM AIRPORT TO DAR ES SALAAM CITY CENTER
If you are ordering Uber in Dar Es Salaam you should know that prices are similar to taxis. You can pre-book with Uber and Bolt app from your phone and go to the pickup point in the airport. Expect to pay around $15-20 USD depending on your destination and time of the day with Uber from Dar Es Salaam airport to city center.
CAR RENTAL AT DAR ES SALAAM AIRPORT
There are many options for renting a car in Dar Es Salaam airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Dar Es Salaam and planning to move around. It will take you 20 minutes to get to Dar Es Salaam from the airport in a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available in the airport. Prices are around €30-40 per day.
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM DAR ES SALAAM AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN
Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and is only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Dar Es Salaam. Prices are around €40 and you will be able to fit up to 6 people. It could be €7 per person.
BEST WAY FROM DAR ES SALAAM AIRPORT TO DAR ES SALAAM CITY CENTER
The best way from Dar Es Salaam airport to city center if you are traveling alone and on a budget I would by bus for less than $1 USD and the travel time is around 30 minutes.
If you are traveling in a group or you prefer more comfort you can get a taxi or private transportation directly to your accommodation place in Dar Es Salaam.
WHERE TO STAY IN DAR ES SALAAM
For accommodation in Dar Es Salaam you can find deals starting from $15 USD per room. If you prefer mid-budget accommodation will cost $30-40 USD and for $80 USD you will find luxury accommodation in Tanzania. You can find a nice Airbnb in Tanzania starting from $20 USD.
DAILY BUDGET TRAVEL IN TANZANIA
For transportation around Tanzania by taxi will cost you $2-3 USD and even cheaper if you get public transportation. Food travel budget in Tanzania you can find juices for one dollar and a whole meal in local places starting from $4-5 USD.
BEST TIME TO VISIT TANZANIA
In Tanzania has rainy seasons being the longest one from March to May and expect rains from November to January. We believe the best time to visit Tanzania is during the dry season from June to October since the weather is better. But it will be peak season in Tanzania
ATMS AND CURRENCY IN TANZANIA
There are ATMs in Tanzania and exchange offices in the main touristic points. The main currencies are accepted and the local currency is the Tanzanian Shilling around $1= 2320 TZS.
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