Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere International Airport Guide (DAR)
Code: DARNo. of terminals: 2 Dialling code: +255Timezone: GMT ++03:00
PO Box 18032, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere International Airport is situated 12km (8 miles) southwest of Dar es Salaam.
22 284 4371.
The main airport in Dar es Salaam, Julius Nyerere International Airport is the biggest in Tanzania and among the largest in East Africa. Our Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere International Airport guide provides useful information on airport facilities, public transport options and contact details.
In a joint venture between the Tanzanian government and China, the airport is to be redeveloped and modernised with a new third terminal, making it East Africa's largest.
There are information counters on the concourses of Terminal 2 (tel: 22 284 4212) and Terminal 1 (tel: 22 284 4095).
There are no shuttle services, but taxis are available to ferry passengers between the two terminals. Terminal 1 caters for general aviation and charter services, while Terminal 2 houses international airlines and airlines operating regional and scheduled flights.
The airport access road is reached from Nyerere Road (formerly known as Pugu Road), which connects to central Dar es Salaam to the northeast.
Bus: City buses are easily accessed from Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere International Airport, with stops located 500m (600 yards) from the terminal. Services run 24 hours a day and the journey to the centre takes around 40 minutes.
Shuttle: Many hotels provide shuttle bus services for their guests. Contact the relevant hotel for full details.
Taxi: Airport taxis are available for hire to any destination in the city. Travellers are advised to negotiate a price before setting off, as taxis are not metered.
There are three restaurants at Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere International Airport: one in the public area, and two in Departures.
There are both duty-paid and duty-free shops within the terminals, as well as several gift shops and a pharmacy.
A lost and found desk is located in the arrivals lounge. Porters are available to assist with luggage.
There is a conference room that’s normally used by airport stakeholders for hosting meetings, seminars and training – call TAA (tel: 2228 42402/3) for further information. A business lounge is also available within the airport. Several hotels in central Dar es Salaam have conference and business facilities, including the Golden Tulip Hotel Dar es Salaam (tel: 2226 00288; www.goldentulipdaressalaam.com).
Free car parking is available in front of Terminal 1. Parking is charged at the busier Terminal 2.
Car hire at Julius Nyerere International Airport is available from Tanzania Rent a Car and Avis (desks are in located the Arrivals area). Alternative rentals can be arranged in town.