Information & Facts
Local car hire companies operate at the airport.
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.
US$ 30 for international flights and US$ 5 for
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%