Fly from Tanga (TGT) to Dar es Salaam (DAR)
Whether you’re travelling from Tanga to Dar es Salaam for vacations, business or family visits its always a smart choice to compare prices and make sure you’re getting the best deal before booking your travel. Flying from Tanga to Dar es Salaam is fun and scenic journey down the east coast of Tanzania towards capital city. The trip is fairly short and in no time you’ll be landing in the big metro and begin to feel the excitement generated by the hustle and bustle of city life in Dar es Salaam.
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If you’re all set to hit the skies, then start booking your travel arrangements with us today. There is a direct connection between Iringa and Dar es Salaam. Use the box above to search flights for your specific dates and passenger numbers.
Distance and Flight Time
Depending on what aircraft is used by your chosen operator, the flight time for the 190km (118 miles) is between 60 minutes and 1h40m. There are regular flights servicing the Tanga to Dar es Salaam route with flights from Auric Air and Coastal Aviation.
If you prefer to get a better lay of the land you can also travel by road by hiring a car or booking a bus, travelling by road you will have to cover around 333 kilometres which should take you 6 hours and 24 minutes to complete.
Not to Miss During Flights
The prevailing easterly/northeasterly winds mean that you’ll take off to the northeast, soon seeing the island of Pemba off to the right before the pilot turns the nose of the plane to the south, headed for Dar. By now the mainland is below and the ocean off to the left.
Tracking down the Zanzibar channel in the Indian Ocean, the ‘Green Island’ of Pemba will pass from view, to be replaced with the splendid sights of the west coast of Zanzibar. About 5 minutes before you are abreast Stone Town, you’ll have Saadani National Park off to the right on the mainland.
As you begin your descent into Dar es Salaam, your first views of the city will include the Mikocheni and Dar peninsula areas before you begin the most probably left-hand turn to land at Terminal 1, Julius Nyerere International Airport.
Airport & Layover Tips
Explore Tanzania’s biggest airport also known as the Julius Nyerere International Airport that services thousands of domestic, regional and international travellers each week. After landing in Dar es Salaam, you will collect your bags and go to the exit to meet your pickup. In case you do not have a pickup arranged, you can get a taxi from here into the centre of Dar es Salaam or to the International Departures Terminal (Terminal 2).
Walking between the domestic and international terminals is not recommended. Use a taxi or shuttle bus for this 2km ride.Dar es Salaam airport is located approximately 20kms from the city centre, often an easy drive, but with congestion, this can take 2 hours. Upon leaving the airport you will notice that there is no shortage of travel alternatives when leaving the airport with a range of rental car agencies, cabs, buses, shuttles and Uber drivers all just a call away.
Baggage collection inside the terminal is easy as is the walkthrough to where your ground transportation awaits for the ride into the city.
Should you be connecting to an international flight, you need to transfer by road only – it is not recommended to walk – to Terminal 2, for all international departures and arrival a mere 2500 meters away.