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About Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR)

Serving the city of Dar es Salaam, Julius Nyerere International Airport is the biggest airport in Tanzania and among the largest in East Africa. Our Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere International Airport guide includes contact information, details on the airport's facilities and the best accomodation options nearby.

Airport news:

Work has begun on the first phase of a third terminal at DAR, with completion expected during 2015.


There are information counters on the concourses of Terminal 2 (tel: 22 284 4212) and Terminal 1 (tel: 22 284 4095).


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.

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.

Airport Info


Julius K. Nyerere Road
Dar es Salaam

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

No. of terminals:

22 284 4371.

Time Zone:
Eastern Africa Time
GMT +0300

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 at a cost of around TZS200.

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. Fares range TZS20-25,000, and journey time to the city centre is anything from 20-60 minutes depending on traffic.

Terminal facilities


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


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: 22 284 2402/3) 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: 22 260 0288;

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.