Flights from Dar es Salaam to Arusha

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Dar es Salaam to Arusha flights



Take a flight from Tanzania’s bustling city of Dar es Salaam to the captivating city of Arusha, the gateway to the country’s northern safari circuit. This journey offers travelers a chance to explore the striking contrasts between the vibrant urban life of Dar es Salaam and the breathtaking natural beauty surrounding Arusha.

In this article, we provide a comprehensive overview of the Dar es Salaam to Arusha flight, sharing essential information, travel tips, and insights to help you plan your journey with confidence.

Dar es Salaam T2 (DAR)

JNIA Terminal 2 Dar Es Salaam
Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) is Tanzania’s largest airport, located approximately 12 km southwest of Dar es Salaam’s city center. The airport offers a range of facilities, including restaurants, shops, currency exchange services, car rentals, and lounges.

How To Find Dar es Salaam T2

Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) is about 12 km from Dar es Salaam’s city center. Take a taxi, shuttle service, or the public bus (known as “daladala”) for a 30-60 minute journey, depending on traffic.

Many hotels and lodges offer airport transfer services. Alternatively, you can take a taxi or shared shuttle service from other areas of Dar es Salaam. Taxis are available 24/7, and you can negotiate the fare before the journey.

Arusha Airport (ARK)

Arusha Airport Safarisoko
Arusha Airport (ARK) is situated 8 km from the city center and serves as a gateway to Tanzania’s northern safari circuit. The airport offers basic facilities, including restaurants, shops, and car rentals, making it ideal for budget-conscious travelers. However, there are no lounges available at Arusha airport.

How To Find Arusha Airport

Upon arrival at Arusha Airport (ARK), you can take a taxi or arrange a shared shuttle service to reach your destination in Arusha or nearby areas. Taxis are available at the airport, and you can negotiate the fare before starting the journey.

Shared shuttle services can be booked in advance or arranged through your accommodation provider. Some hotels and lodges in Arusha also offer airport transfer services for their guests, ensuring a seamless arrival experience.

For those looking to explore the city using public transportation, “daladala” minibuses are available, offering an affordable and authentic way to travel. Keep in mind that these minibuses can be crowded and may not have a fixed schedule. If you prefer a more comfortable and reliable option, taxis and shared shuttle services are recommended.

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