Arusha to Dar es salaam

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Distance from Arusha to Dar-es-salaam

Arusha is located in Tanzania with (-3.3667,36.6833) coordinates and Dar es Salaam is located in Tanzania with (-6.8235,39.2695) coordinates. The calculated flying distance from Arusha to Dar es Salaam is equal to 298 miles which is equal to 479 km.

If you want to go by car, the driving distance between Arusha and Dar es Salaam is 681.35 km. If you ride your car with an average speed of 112 kilometers/hour (70 miles/h), travel time will be 05 hours 38 minutes. Please check the avg. speed travel time table on the right for various options.

Distance from Arusha to Dar es Salaam

Distance between Arusha and Dar es Salaam is 479 kilometers (298 miles).
Driving distance from Arusha to Dar es Salaam is 681 kilometers (392 miles)

3 ways to go from Arusha to Dar-es-salaam





Difference between fly and go by a car is 152 km.

Arusha to Dar-es-salaam FQA's

Yes, Dar es Salaam is safe to visit if you stick to some rules. Don’t wear any flashy jewelry or carry your valuables openly. Watch out for the insane traffic. Try to only use taxi drivers at night that your hotel or restaurant recommended or one that you already know. If you are going out late, it might be worth to pre-arrange a pick-up time with a known taxi. Don’t walk around, even just between bars, after nightfall. If you are in a bar or club, keep your drinks covered or not out of sight. If you are going out, it might be wise to dress a bit more covered than you would usually do to avoid unnecessary attention. These are all rules that should apply to your general travels in Tanzania, not just Dar es Salaam. Crime is an issue in the city, but this should not deter you from visiting Dar es Salaam. 

No, Dar es Salaam is fairly cheap to visit and stay in. There are various hotels and restaurants, tailored to different budgets, so there should be no problem to find something that suits your wallet best. 

Dar es Salaam is usually skipped in favor of Zanzibar and the Northern National Parks. If the beautiful savannah or lonely beaches is what you are looking for, other places might be better, but Dar es Salaam is rich with culture and history. It is unbeatable for food options in the entire country and the nightlife is good. There is the possibility of accessing some beaches, but most importantly you will learn immensely about African urban life. 

Dar es Salaam has a reputation for being very hot. Temperatures can reach well over 30 Degrees Celsius, worsened by the bustling city center and congestion. It is hot and humid all year round. Despite the heat you should wear covering clothes unless you are at the beach to respect the local culture. 


Like in most of Tanzania, you should not drink the tap water in Dar es Salaam. It is fine to use it for brushing your teeth, but otherwise bottled water is better.

Kiswahili and English are widely spoken in the city. Learning a few words of Kiswahili will help you haggling, negotiating fares and putting a smile on most locals’ faces. It’s also a very easy language to learn!

Distance:  681Time: 10 HRS 

Dar-es-salaam City

Over the last century, Dar es Salaam has grown from a quiet Zaramo fishing village into a thriving tropical metropolis of over four million people. Straddling some of the most important sea routes in the world, it is East Africa’s second-busiest port and Tanzania’s commercial hub. Despite this, the city has managed to maintain a low-key, down-to-earth feel.

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Find all the transport options for your trip from Arusha to Dar-es-salaam right here. We displays up to date schedules, route maps, journey times and estimated fares from relevant transport operators, ensuring you can make an informed decision about which option will suit you best.

Arusha airport Transfer to Dar es salaam

Things to do in Dar-es-salaam

Dar-es-salaam City Tour

A city tour of Dar es Salaam will take you to the National Museum, Nyerere Cultural Centre, the Village Museum, Mwenge Wood Carvings Market, and the Magogoni Fish Market, among other interesting spots.

Mikumi National Park

Explore Mikumi on a daytime game drive, in a private vehicle with both a driver and guide. It’s a great day trip from Dar es Salaam and the perfect stopping point on an overland safari into Southern Tanzania.

Mbudya and Bongoyo Islands

Mbudya Island (or simply Mbudya) is an uninhabited island and Bongoyo Island departs from the Slipway shopping center on the peninsula, and especially the afternoon journey can be a bit choppy.

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