Fly To Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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Search and book the cheapest flights to Dar es Salaam with Travelstart – South Africa’s premier provider of online travel services. Whether you’re travelling to DAR for business or leisure, we’ll help you find the most affordable air tickets to Tanzania’s largest city with the best routing.

South African Airways and Precision Air are currently the only airlines offering direct flights from Johannesburg (JNB) to Dar es Salaam (DAR).

Dar es Salaam Tanzania

Note to customers: From 17 September 2012 SAA will have exclusivity on the direct South Africa - Dar es Salaam route. Precision Air has announced that it will discontinue its flights from Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam citing their decision to focus on domestic routes as the main reason. Don’t worry though; Precision Air won’t leave you high and dry. They’ll be making alternative arrangements for customers who purchased tickets to fly after September 17 to reach their final destinations through other airline partners.

SAA Dar es Salaam Flights

South African Airways offer daily, direct flights to Dar es Salaam from Johannesburg’s OR Tambo Airport. The flight schedule is as follows:


  • Daily flights available from JNB on SA188 departing at 14:25pm arriving in DAR at 18:50pm
  • SA186 leaves a little earlier (09:30am) and arrives in DAR at 13:55pm but is only available on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays


  • Daily flights available from DAR to JNB departing at 6:50am on SA 189 and arriving at 9:25am
  • SA 187 departs at 14:50pm and arrives at 17:30pm. This flight is available on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays

This schedule is subject to change; however you can always use the flight search engine on this page to check the most up-to-date schedule and prices for Dar es Salaam flights from South Africa. Direct flights between Johannesburg and Dar es Salaam take approximately 3 hours, 40 minutes and cover a distance of 2454km. Please refer to the Travelstart online booking tool for flights from other South African cities and with other (indirect) airlines like Kenya Airways and Ethiopian Air.

Travel Essentials

Time Zone GMT +3 (that’s 1 hour ahead of South Africa)
Visa As of July 2013 South African passport holders travelling to Tanzania do not require a Visa. Your passport must have at least 6 months left on it from date of return.
Currency Tanzanian Shilling (TZS)
Drives on the Left
Dialing Code +255


Julius Nyerere International Airport - DAR

Julius Nyerere International Airport (code DAR) is the main airport in Dar es Salaam and most likely where you’ll land on flights from South Africa to Dar es Salaam. The airport is a hub for Air Tanzania and Precision Air as well as small charter airlines Coastal Aviation and ZanAir.  

An expansion project is currently underway that will see Dar es Salaam Airport grow to be East Africa’s largest with modern facilities and amenities.

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