Dar Es Salaam International Airport (DAR)

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Dar Es Salaam International Airport (DAR)
AddressJulius K. Nyerere Road, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Telephone22 284 4371.
Number of terminals2
Time zoneGMT Eastern Africa Time: GMT/UTC +3
LocationDar es Salaam Julius Nyerere International Airport is situated 12km (8 miles) southwest of Dar es Salaam.
Airport codeDAR
Airport newsWork has begun on the first phase of a third terminal at DAR, with completion expected during 2015.
Transfer between terminalsThere are no shuttle services, but taxis are available to ferry passengers between the two terminals. Terminal 1 caters for general aviation and charter services, while Terminal 2 houses international airlines and airlines operating regional and scheduled flights.
Driving directionsThe airport access road is reached from Nyerere Road (formerly known as Pugu Road), which connects to central Dar es Salaam to the northeast.
Car rentalCar hire at Julius Nyerere International Airport is available from Tanzania Rent a Car and Avis (desks are in located the Arrivals area). Alternative rentals can be arranged in town.
Public transport and taxisBus:City buses are easily accessed from Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere International Airport, with stops located 500m (600 yards) from the terminal. Services run 24 hours a day and the journey to the centre takes around 40 minutes at a cost of around TZS200.
Shuttle:Many hotels provide shuttle bus services for their guests. Contact the relevant hotel for full details.
Taxi:Airport taxis are available for hire to any destination in the city. Travellers are advised to negotiate a price before setting off, as taxis are not metered. Fares range TZS20-25,000, and journey time to the city centre is anything from 20-60 minutes depending on traffic.
Car parkingFree car parking is available in front of Terminal 1. Parking is charged at the busier Terminal 2.
Information and help desksThere are information counters on the concourses of Terminal 2 (tel: 22 284 4212) and Terminal 1 (tel: 22 284 4095).
Airport FacilitiesMoney: There are banks, ATMs and a bureau de change at the airport.
Communications: A post office is located on-site, Wi-Fi access is currently not available.
Food: There are three restaurants at Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere International Airport: one in the public area, and two in Departures.
Shopping: There are both duty-paid and duty-free shops within the terminals, as well as several gift shops and a pharmacy.
Luggage: A lost and found desk is located in the arrivals lounge. Porters are available to assist with luggage.
Other facilities: Several travel agents operate at the airport.
Conference and business facilitiesThere is a conference room that's normally used by airport stakeholders for hosting meetings, seminars and training – call TAA (tel: 22 284 2402/3) for further information. A business lounge is also available within the airport. Several hotels in central Dar es Salaam have conference and business facilities, including the Golden Tulip Hotel Dar es Salaam (tel: 22 260 0288; www.goldentulipdaressalaam.com).
Disabled facilitiesWheelchairs are available – passengers should request any special assistance from their airline at the time of booking. Services and information for disabled travellers are provided by the Ground Handling Company (tel: 2228 44611).
Airport hotelsThere are no hotels at Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere International Airport, but many of the larger hotels in the city have shuttles to/from the airport. Our Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere International Airport guide includes the following hotel:

Golden Tulip Dar es Salaam
Located roughly 18km (8 miles) from the airport, the Golden Tulip can be reached directly along the airport road. It is a luxury property with views over the ocean, and offers extensive business facilities.
Toure Drive
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Tel: 22 260 0288.
Web: www.goldentulipdaressalaam.com

Accomondia Hotel
Situated on the eastern fringe of the city along the airport road, the Accomondia is equipped with a business centre and meeting rooms, restaurant offering breakfast, lunch and dinner, and on-site pastry café. Airport transfers to and from the hotel can be booked in advance. Wi-Fi is also available free of charge.
Gerezani, 66 Nkrumah Street
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Tel: 658 060 141.
Web: www.accomondiahotel.com

Transit Motel Airport
Offering basic accommodation 300 metres (330 yards) from the airport, Transit Motel Airport is the closest accommodation to the terminals. Airport transfers are available on request, and rooms are air-conditioned. On-site breakfast is available, along with late night snacks.
Off Nyerere Road, Plot 4 Block D
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Tel: 22 284 2177.
Web: www.transitmotels.com
Full airport nameDar es Salaam Julius Nyerere International Airport
CityDar es Salaam
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