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There are 5 ways to get from Dar es Salaam to Kampala by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Dar es Salaam (DAR) to Entebbe (EBB) DAR - EBB

$141 - $566

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Bus  •  31 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Dar es Salaam to Moshi
  2. Take the bus from Moshi to Nairobi
  3. Take the bus from Nairobi to Kampala

Bus via Nairobi  •  31 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Dar es Salaam to Moshi
  2. Take the bus from Moshi to Nairobi
  3. Take the bus from Nairobi to Kampala

Bus via Bungoma  •  35 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Dar es Salaam to Moshi
  2. Take the bus from Moshi to Nairobi
  3. Take the bus from Nairobi to Bungoma
  4. Take the bus from Bungoma to Kampala

Drive  •  22 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Dar es Salaam to Kampala 925.8 miles

$120 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Dar es Salaam to Kampala is to drive which costs $120 - $190 and takes 22 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dar es Salaam to Kampala is to fly which costs $140 - $600 and takes 4 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dar es Salaam to Kampala. However, there are services departing from Gerezani and arriving at Kampala via Dar es Salaam, Moshi and Nairobi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31 h 11 min.

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The distance between Dar es Salaam and Kampala is 1087 km. The road distance is 1481.2 km.

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The best way to get from Dar es Salaam to Kampala without a car is to bus which takes 31 h 11 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 25 min to get from Dar es Salaam to Kampala, including transfers.

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Dar es Salaam to Kampala bus services, operated by Kidia One Express, depart from Dar es Salaam station.

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The best way to get from Dar es Salaam to Kampala is to fly which takes 4 h 25 min and costs $140 - $600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 31 h 11 min.

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

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Dar es Salaam to Kampala bus services, operated by MASH, arrive at Kampala station.

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Map of how to get from Dar es Salaam to Kampala.
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  • Distance: 679.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 25 min

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

Kenya Airways, Rwandair Express and five other airlines fly from Dar es Salaam to Kampala hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dar es Salaam to Kampala via Urafiki, Dar es Salaam, Moshi, Moshi, Nairobi, and Nairobi in around 31 h 11 min.

Airlines
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Entebbe via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Entebbe via Kigali
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Bus operators
Kidia One Express
Phone
0719766088
Email
info@kidiaone.co.tz
Website
kidiaone.co.tz
Bus from Dar es Salaam to Moshi
Ave. Duration
9 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
kidiaone.co.tz
Jipa Connection
Website
jipaconnection.com
Bus from Moshi to Nairobi
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
jipaconnection.com
MASH
Website
masheastafrica.com
Bus from Nairobi to Kampala
Ave. Duration
11 h 31 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
masheastafrica.com
Modern Coast
Website
modern.co.ke
Bus from Nairobi to Kampala
Ave. Duration
11 h 38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Schedules at
modern.co.ke
Bus from Bungoma to Kampala
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
modern.co.ke
Crown Bus
Website
crownbus.co.ke
Bus from Nairobi to Bungoma
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
crownbus.co.ke

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Yes, the driving distance between Dar es Salaam to Kampala is 1481 km. It takes approximately 22 h 9 min to drive from Dar es Salaam to Kampala.

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Air Mauritius, Jambojet Limited, Rwandair Express and Kenya Airways offer flights from Dar es Salaam Airport to Entebbe Airport.

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There are 522+ hotels available in Kampala. Prices start at $24 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 $7 - $9.

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