There are 5 ways to get from Cape Town to Dar es Salaam by plane, ferry, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Dar es Salaam  •  8 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Dar es Salaam (DAR) CPT - DAR

$181 - $416

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Fly to Zanzibar, ferry  •  13 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Zanzibar (ZNZ) CPT - ZNZ
  2. Take the ferry from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam

$319 - $674

Bus, ferry, train  •  5 days 11 h

  1. Take the bus from Cape Town to Johannesburg
  2. Take the bus from Johanneburg to Lusaka
  3. Take the bus from Lusaka to Mpulungu
  4. Take the ferry from Kasanga to Kigoma
  5. Take the train from Kigoma to Dar es Salaam

$239 - $280

Train, drive  •  2 days 23 h

  1. Take the train from Capetown to Johannesburg
  2. Drive from Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam

$535 - $712

Drive  •  2 days 11 h

  1. Drive from Cape Town to Dar es Salaam 3013.1 miles

$460 - $700

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The cheapest way to get from Cape Town to Dar es Salaam is to bus and ferry and train which costs R 3 400 - R 4 100 and takes 5 days 11 h.

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The quickest way to get from Cape Town to Dar es Salaam is to fly which costs R 2 600 - R 6 500 and takes 8 h 54 min.

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The distance between Cape Town and Dar es Salaam is 3698 km. The road distance is 4821 km.

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It takes approximately 8 h 54 min to get from Cape Town to Dar es Salaam, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Capetown Airport to Dar es Salaam Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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Dar es Salaam is 1 h ahead of Cape Town. It is currently 10:02 AM in Cape Town and 11:02 AM in Dar es Salaam.

Yes, the driving distance between Cape Town to Dar es Salaam is 4821 km. It takes approximately 2 days 11 h to drive from Cape Town to Dar es Salaam.

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Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways and South African Airways offer flights from Capetown Airport to Dar es Salaam Airport.

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Map of how to get from Cape Town to Dar es Salaam.
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  • Distance: 2310.9 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 54 min

What companies run services between Cape Town, South Africa and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania?

South African Airways, Kenya Airways and six other airlines fly from Cape Town to Dar es Salaam hourly.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Capetown to Dar es Salaam via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,100
Flights from Capetown to Dar es Salaam via Sun City, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,100
Flights from Capetown to Dar es Salaam via Kimberley, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,100
Flights from Capetown to Dar es Salaam via Bloemfontein, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,100
Flights from Capetown to Dar es Salaam via George, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,100
Flights from Capetown to Dar es Salaam via Upington, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,100
Flights from Capetown to Zanzibar via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$180 - $410
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Capetown to Dar es Salaam via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Capetown to Dar es Salaam via Livingstone, Nairobi
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Capetown to Dar es Salaam via Victoria Falls, Nairobi
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Capetown to Zanzibar via Victoria Falls, Nairobi
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,400
Flights from Capetown to Zanzibar via Livingstone, Nairobi
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,400
Flights from Capetown to Zanzibar via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,400
Flights from Capetown to Zanzibar via Johannesburg, Nairobi
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,400
Mango
Website
flymango.com
Flights from Capetown to Zanzibar via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$180 - $410
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Capetown to Dar es Salaam via Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
11 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Train operators
Tanzania Railways Limited
Phone
+255 22 211 0599
Email
info@trl.co.tz
Website
trl.co.tz
Train from Kigoma to Dar es Salaam
Ave. Duration
33 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
trl.co.tz
Premier Classe
Phone
086 000 8888
Email
HMlangeni@prasa.com
Website
premierclasse.co.za
Train from Capetown to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
25 h 58 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$210 - $240
Schedules at
premierclasse.co.za
May - October
$216
November - April
$233
Bus operators
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Cape Town to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
17 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Cape Town to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
18 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Juldan Motors
Phone
260 955 776315
Email
juldanmotors2012@gmail.com
Website
juldanmotors.com
Bus from Johanneburg to Lusaka
Ave. Duration
20 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50
Schedules at
juldanmotors.com
Bus from Lusaka to Mpulungu
Ave. Duration
12 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
juldanmotors.com
JR Choeu Express & Coaches
Phone
(011) 026 - 8800/8805
Email
info@jrchoeu.com
Website
instantonline.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Lusaka
Ave. Duration
21 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$52
Schedules at
instantonline.co.za
Ferry operators
Azam Marine
Website
azammarine.com
Ferry from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
azammarine.com
ferry
Ferry from Kasanga to Kigoma
Ave. Duration
37 h 32 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$105

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