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There are 9 ways to get from Cape Town to Tanzania by plane, taxi, bus, train, car train or car

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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  •  9 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Zanzibar (ZNZ) CPT - ZNZ

$259 - $614

Fly to Kilimanjaro, taxi  •  11 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Kilimanjaro (JRO) CPT - JRO
  2. Take a taxi from Kilimanjaro to Arusha

$292 - $979

Bus, train via Tunduma  •  3 days 8 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 Nakonde
  4. Take the train from Tunduma to Dar es salaam

Bus, train  •  3 days 20 h

  1. Take the bus from Cape Town to Johannesburg
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Kitwe
  3. Take the bus from Kitwe to Serenje
  4. Take the train from Serenje to Dar es salaam

Train, bus  •  3 days 22 h

  1. Take the train from Capetown to Johannesburg
  2. Take the bus from Johanneburg to Lusaka
  3. Take the bus from Lusaka to Serenje
  4. Take the train from Serenje to Dar es salaam

Car train, bus, train  •  3 days 22 h

  1. Take the car train from Cape Town to Johannesburg
  2. Take the bus from Johanneburg to Lusaka
  3. Take the bus from Lusaka to Serenje
  4. Take the train from Serenje to Dar es salaam

Train, drive  •  2 days 23 h

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

$538 - $715

Drive  •  2 days 11 h

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

$460 - $700

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cape Town to Tanzania is to fly which costs R 2 600 - R 6 000 and takes 8 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cape Town to Tanzania is to fly which costs R 2 600 - R 6 000 and takes 8 h 54 min.

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The distance between Cape Town and Tanzania is 3532 km. The road distance is 4821 km.

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The best way to get from Cape Town to Tanzania without a car is to bus and train which takes 3 days 8 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 54 min to get from Cape Town to Tanzania, 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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Tanzania is 1 h ahead of Cape Town. It is currently 6:06 PM in Cape Town and 7:06 PM in Tanzania.

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

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

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The best way to get from Cape Town to Capetown Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs R 60 - R 100.

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Map of how to get from Cape Town to Tanzania.
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  • Distance: 2207.4 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 54 min

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

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

Airlines
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Capetown to Dar es Salaam via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Capetown to Dar es Salaam via Livingstone, Nairobi
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Capetown to Dar es Salaam via Victoria Falls, Nairobi
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Capetown to Zanzibar via Livingstone, Nairobi
Ave. Duration
9 h 44 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,400
Flights from Capetown to Zanzibar via Victoria Falls, Nairobi
Ave. Duration
9 h 44 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,400
Flights from Capetown to Zanzibar via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,400
Flights from Capetown to Zanzibar via Johannesburg, Nairobi
Ave. Duration
11 h 29 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,400
Flights from Capetown to Kilimanjaro via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,100
Flights from Capetown to Kilimanjaro via Johannesburg, Nairobi
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,100
Flights from Capetown to Kilimanjaro via Livingstone, Nairobi
Ave. Duration
17 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,100
Flights from Capetown to Kilimanjaro via Victoria Falls, Nairobi
Ave. Duration
17 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,100
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 Upington, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 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 Zanzibar via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$180 - $410
Mango
Website
flymango.com
Flights from Capetown to Zanzibar via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$180 - $410
Train operators
Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority
Website
tazarasite.com
Train from Tunduma to Dar es salaam
Ave. Duration
25 h 41 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
tazarasite.com
Train from Serenje to Dar es salaam
Ave. Duration
39 h 23 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Schedules at
tazarasite.com
Ordinary
$26 - $40
Express
$30 - $50
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
$218
November - April
$236
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Cape Town to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
26 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$24 - $35
1st Class
$40 - $60
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
$50 - $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
$47
Schedules at
juldanmotors.com
Bus from Lusaka to Nakonde
Ave. Duration
12 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
juldanmotors.com
Bus from Kitwe to Serenje
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
juldanmotors.com
Bus from Lusaka to Serenje
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
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
$53
Schedules at
instantonline.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Kitwe
Ave. Duration
27 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$53
Schedules at
instantonline.co.za
InterCape
Phone
+27 (0)21 380 4400
Email
info@intercape.co.za
Website
intercape.co.za
Bus from Cape Town to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
18 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Cape Town to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
17 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$36
Book at
res.prasa.com
Other operators
Taxi from Kilimanjaro to Arusha
Ave. Duration
48 min
Estimated price
$18 - $22

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