Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere International Airport Guide (DAR)

Airport info
Code: DAR
PO Box 18032, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere International Airport is situated 12km (8 miles) southwest of Dar es Salaam.

No. of terminals: 2 Dialling code: +255
22 284 4371.
Timezone: GMT ++03:00

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.

Airport news

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).

Transfer between terminals

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.

Driving directions

The airport access road is reached from Nyerere Road (formerly known as Pugu Road), which connects to central Dar es Salaam to the northeast.

Public Transport

Public transport road

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.

Terminal facilities


There are banks, ATMs and a bureau de change at the airport.


A post office is located on-site.


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.


Several travel agents operate at the airport.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

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).

Disabled facilities

Wheelchairs are available – passengers should request any special assistance from their airline at the time of booking. Services and information for disabled travellers are provided by the Ground Handling Company (tel: 2228 44611).

Car parking

Free car parking is available in front of Terminal 1. Parking is charged at the busier Terminal 2.

Car rental

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.


There are no hotels at Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere International Airport, but most of the larger hotels in the city have shuttles to/from the airport. Our Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere International Airport guide includes the following hotel:

Transit Motel Airport

2228 42177.

Offering basic accommodation five minutes’ drive from the airport, Transit Motel Airport is the closest accommodation to the terminals. Airport transfers are available on request.

Off Nyerere Road, Plot 4 Block D, P O Box 18083, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania