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Welcome to Dar-es-Salaam International

The airport is situated eight miles (13km) southwest of Dar-es-Salaam.

Information & Facts

Car Rental

Local car hire companies operate at the airport.

City Transfers

There are buses, which run to and from the airport 24 hrs a day for and leave from the New Posta Transport Stand, which is located on Maktaba St. Taxis can be easily hailed from outside the terminal building but few of these have meters so it is best to negotiate on a price first. The journey to the city can take anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour, depending on traffic. Many hotels provide transport on request. A shuttle bus service meets all flights and can take travellers to the city centre for TZS 150.


Tel: +255 (0)51 284 3403.

Departure Tax
US$ 30 for international flights and US$ 5 for domestic flights.

The airport has a post office, banks, a bureau de change, restaurants, cafeterias, bars, wireless Internet connection, Business Lounge, duty free shop, newsagent/tobacconist, pharmacy, gift shop, travel agent, and tourist help desk. Facilities are available for disabled travellers.

Swahili and English are the official languages. Several indigenous languages are also spoken.

The official unit of currency is the Tanzanian shilling (TZS), divided into 100 cents. The tourism industry prices everything in US Dollars and they are the preferred unit of currency. Major currencies can be exchanged in the larger towns. Foreign exchange bureaux in the main towns usually offer a better rate on travellers cheques than do the banks. ATMs are available in major cities only. Major lodges, some hotels and travel agents in urban areas accept credit cards, but these should not be relied on and can incur a 10% surcharge.

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