There are 6 ways to get from Dar es Salaam to Malawi by plane, car, train, ferry or bus

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 Lilongwe  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Dar es Salaam (DAR) to Lilongwe (LLW) DAR - LLW

$139 - $343

Cheapest option

Fly to Mbeya, drive  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Dar es Salaam (DAR) to Mbeya (MBI) DAR - MBI
  2. Drive from Mbeya to Karonga

$58 - $128

4 alternative options

Fly to Blantyre  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Dar es Salaam (DAR) to Blantyre (BLZ) DAR - BLZ

$108 - $562

Train, ferry, bus via Johannesburg  •  6 days 20 h

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

$241

Train, ferry, bus  •  7 days 1 h

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

Drive  •  27 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Dar es Salaam to Blantyre 1128 miles

$180 - $270

Questions & Answers

The distance between Dar es Salaam and Malawi is 925 km. The road distance is 1804.7 km.

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The best way to get from Dar es Salaam to Malawi without a car is to train and ferry and bus which takes 6 days 20 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 9 min to get from Dar es Salaam to Malawi, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Dar es Salaam Airport to Lilongwe Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Malawi is 1 h behind Dar es Salaam. It is currently 8:27 PM in Dar es Salaam and 7:27 PM in Malawi.

Yes, the driving distance between Dar es Salaam to Malawi is 1805 km. It takes approximately 27 h 4 min to drive from Dar es Salaam to Malawi.

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

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There are one+ hotels available in Malawi. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Dar es Salaam to Dar es Salaam Airport is to taxi which takes 9 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Dar es Salaam to Malawi.
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  • Distance: 577.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 9 min

What companies run services between Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Malawi?

Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways and three other airlines fly from Dar es Salaam to Lilongwe twice daily.

Airlines
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Lilongwe via Blantyre
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Blantyre
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Lilongwe via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $340
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Lilongwe via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $700
Fastjet
Website
fastjet.com
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Mbeya
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $110
Train operators
Tanzania Railways Limited
Phone
+255 22 211 0599
Email
info@trl.co.tz
Website
trl.co.tz
Train from Dar es Salaam to Kigoma
Ave. Duration
33 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
trl.co.tz
Bus operators
Juldan Motors
Phone
260 955 776315
Email
juldanmotors2012@gmail.com
Website
juldanmotors.com
Bus from Mpulungu to Lusaka
Ave. Duration
12 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
juldanmotors.com
Bus from Lusaka to Johanneburg
Ave. Duration
20 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$47
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 Blantyre
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
instantonline.co.za
Shalom Bus Services
Phone
+260 966 828610
Website
thebestofzambia.com
Bus from Lusaka to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
19 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
thebestofzambia.com
Premier BUS Services
Phone
0999 464 273
Email
premierbusez@gmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Johannesburg to Blantyre
Ave. Duration
29 h 19 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
facebook.com
Ferry operators
ferry
Ferry from Kigoma to Mpulungu
Ave. Duration
2 days 22 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$105

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