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Dar Es Salaam International Airport (DAR)

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Dar Es Salaam International Airport (DAR)
AddressPO Box 18032, 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 newsIn a joint venture between the Tanzanian government and China, the airport is to be redeveloped and modernised with a new third terminal, making it East Africa's largest.
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.
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.
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.
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: 2228 42402/3) 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: 2226 00288; 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 most 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:

Transit Motel Airport
Offering basic accommodation five minutes' drive from the airport, Transit Motel Airport is the closest accommodation to the terminals. Airport transfers are available on request.
P O Box 18083, Off Nyerere Road, Plot 4 Block D
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Tel: 2228 42177.
Web: www.transitmotels.com
Full airport nameDar es Salaam Julius Nyerere International Airport
CityDar es Salaam
State or provinceTanzania
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