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About Julius Nyerere Intl. Airport

The airports another name is Julius Nyerere International Airport, but is more commonly known as Dar Es Salaam International Airport.  It located in Dar Es Salaam, which is the largest city in Tanzania.  Dar Es Salaam International Airport is located 12 km southwest of Dar Es Salaam city center and has direct flights to many destinations in Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Also, Turkish Airlines has flights to Dar Es Salaam from Istanbul Atatürk Airport.  In addition to this, you can also travel to Dar Es Salaam International Airport from Doha with Qatar Airways, from Muscat with Oman Air, from Amsterdam with KLM, from Dubai with Emirates and from Abu Dhabi with Etihad Airways.

Getting to the City Center from Julius Nyerere Intl. Airport

Dar Es Salaam, one of the largest cities of Tanzania from the East African countries, is located to the east of the country. This city, on the shores of Indian Ocean, is the largest city in Tanzania. Dar Es Salaam is one of the cities with great financial and political significance for both Tanzania and Africa.

If you want to travel to Tanzania, you need to use Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar Es Salaam. Julius Nyerere International Airport is the largest airport in the country and is the destination of all international flights to the country. More than 30 airline companies operate at Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar Es Salaam.

You can fly to more than 30 cities directly from Dar Es Salaam. This airport serves approximately 2 million passengers every year. The post office is serving the airport passengers, but Wi-Fi access is not yet available at the airport. It is possible to shop at terminals. Duty free shops, as well as many souvenir shops and pharmacies, serve at Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar Es Salaam.

Tanzanian Shilla is the currency; but you can shop with the dollar too. The journey from the airport to the city center takes 40 minutes by car. Flight from Istanbul to Dar Es Salaam is organized three days a week by Turkish Airlines. The flights are organized on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. It will suffice to have a passport valid for six months for entry into the country. You need a visa to enter the country. In order to obtain a visa you are first asked to fill out an information form. The visa fee is very reasonable... The country is reached in about 7 hours by plane. It is also worth remembering that the local time of the country is 60 minutes ahead of local time in Turkey.

Transfer Vehicles

Many hotels in Dar Es Salaam offer airport transfer service to their guests. You will need to contact your hotel and obtain detailed information beforehand.

Taxi

You can use the taxi to transport you from the airport to the city. The airport shuttle offers passengers access to all parts of the city. Taxi transportation can be a bit expensive in this city. For this reason walking in short distances is the best alternative. You can choose to use a taxi to get to the far end. Before getting on the taxi, it is advised to negotiate the price because there are no taximeters in the cars.

Bus

You can reach the city center by bus from Julius Nyerere International Airport. Bus stops are located 500 meters from the terminal. The buses serve 24 hours a day. Transportation to the city center takes about 40 minutes.

Car Rental

If you want to go to the city center from Julius Nyerere International Airport by private car, you can rent a car. You can rent a car through Tanzania Rent a Car and Avis before leaving the airport. For alternative car rental companies, you can check out the options in the city center.

Last Updated: 17 Jun 2017
Getting to Julius Nyerere Intl. Airport from the City Center

Located in the east of Tanzania, Dar Es Salaam is one of the largest cities in the country. For exploring this city on the shores of ocean, you can start with the city center first. You can go by boat to Zanzibar Island, which is about two hours away from the city. The journey will not be boring since you will be accompanied with a unique landscape.

It takes about 35-40 minutes to go to Julius Nyerere International Airport, which is 12 kilometers from the city center. When Dar Es Salaam's population started to get crowded, alternatives in public transportation are considered. Buses, minibuses, taxis, trampolines, tuktuks ... But it can be easily observed that the buses that serve are very old. These buses which are considered to be old-fashioned in Europe are the most important new transport vehicle here.

Dar Es Salaam is the largest port in Tanzania. This is why sea transportation has developed in this region.

Bus

The most common means of transportation in the city of Dar Es Salaam are buses and minibuses. The prices of buses used throughout the city can vary according to the destination. Also there can be delays sometimes.

Minibus

You can also use minibuses except from bus and taxi transportation. But minibuses are one of the most used means of public transportation here. For this reason, they are very crowded and tourists do not prefer to use minibuses usually. You can also take a ride in the downtown with these vehicles called 'daladala'.

Daladala

These are considered to be the main means of public transportation in Dar Es Salaam. We can say they carry passengers at fairly reasonable prices. In addition to that, tuktuks and courier motors are also providing cheaper transportation compared to taxis. Courier motors, which are mostly used for people’s transportation in Tanzania, are the best solution for getting rid of traffic. Because it is a private vehicle, it is for sure that you will be comfortable while travelling.

Sea Vehicles

Located two hours away from Dar Es Salaam, Zanzibar Island is one of the most visited places. Transportation to this island is provided by boat.

Car Rental

If you want to travel more freely in Dar Es Salaam, you can rent a car privately. It is quite convenient to rent a car here. You can find car rental companies in the city and in various regions.

Airport Information

Dar Es Salaam Julius Nyerere International Airport serves with three terminals after completion of the last terminal. Taxis are used at the airport for transportation between terminals. There are three restaurants in the airport. One of these is in the public area, and the rest two are in the departing passenger area.

There is a Duty-Free store at the airport, where you can shop for reasonable prices without paying taxes. At the same time, there are many souvenir shops and pharmacies.

Private facilities at the Dar Es Salaam Julius Nyerere International Airport are also available. Wheelchairs provide convenience to disabled passengers. However, you are required to ask for any special support from your flight company at the time of booking.

Last Updated: 17 Jun 2017

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Precision Air, Flydubai, Turkish Airlines, Hahn Air, Air Tanzania fly to Julius Nyerere Intl. Airport.

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