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Cheap Flights to Dar Es Salaam

Cheap Flights to Dar Es Salaam Airport

As the largest city in Tanzania and the most densely populated city in East Africa, Dar Es Salaam is naturally the place most travellers begin their tour of the country. Here, visitors can tour Tanzania's most notable cultural attractions and landmarks, such as the Askari Monument, the Old State House, and the National Museum and House of Culture. Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) is Tanzania's main airport, handling flights from 38 operators out of its two terminals. The airport is located about 12 kilometres southwest of the city centre. Looking for cheap flights to Julius Nyerere International Airport? Simply enter the airport code and your travel date into Skyscanner's flight search to browse the lowest fares available.

Best Time to Book a Flight to Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) in Dar Es Salaam 

Visitors to Tanzania will enjoy tropical weather year round, but be prepared for a lot of rain if you visit in April or May. January is the hottest month, with temperatures soaring as high as 32 degrees Celsius during the day. The coldest month is July, when some areas of the Southern highlands can experience temperatures as low as -40 degrees Celsius. The ideal time to visit Tanzania for tourist and leisure activities is between June and October when the weather is warm and pleasant in Dar Es Salaam, Zanzibar and other coastal towns. Already have a specific departure date in mind? Use our Price Alert to monitor ticket prices so that you can book your fare at the cheapest price.

Airlines That Fly to Dar Es Salaam Airport

Julius Nyerere International Airport receives flights from Emirates, KLM, Turkish airlines, and dozens of other major operators. There are no airlines flying direct from Canada to Dar Es Salaam. For more information about airlines that fly to Julius Nyerere International Airport, click here.

What to Expect When Arriving at the Airport

Despite being the country's main airport, Julius Nyerere International Airport is fairly small when compared to other international airports and very easy to navigate. That said, you'll want to be sure to give yourself plenty of time to to get through the airport, especially if you have a connecting flight or need to obtain a visa. The airport can be get quite busy during the peak travel season, and getting a Tanzanian visa can be a very slow process with wats in long queues of up to two hours. 

There is no WiFi at the airport, but ATMs, retail shops, restaurants, conference facilities, and a few retail shops (including duty-free) can be found in the main terminal. Transportation options to the city centre include shuttles, taxis, and the city bus, which is easily accessed from the airport and runs every 40 minutes, 24 hours a day. If you'd prefer to drive yourself, car rental services are available at the airport from Avis and Tanzania Rent-a-Car. Looking for a budget-friendly accommodation? Click here to search our deals for hotels in Dar Es Salaam.

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