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There are 8 ways to get from Dar es Salaam to Ludewa by plane, taxi, shuttle, bus, car or train

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

Recommended option

Fly to Songea, taxi  •  8h 1m

  1. Fly from Dar es Salaam (DAR) to Songea (SGX) DAR - SGX
  2. Take a taxi from Songea to Ludewa

Cheapest option

Fly to Iringa, drive  •  10h 26m

  1. Fly from Dar es Salaam (DAR) to Iringa (IRI) DAR - IRI
  2. Drive from Iringa to Ludewa

6 alternative options

Fly to Mbeya, Private Transfer , bus, drive  •  15h 59m

  1. Fly from Dar es Salaam (DAR) to Mbeya (MBI) DAR - MBI
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Mbeya Airport to Malawi border
  3. Take the bus from Songwe to Karonga
  4. Drive from Karonga to Ludewa

Bus, Private Transfer , drive  •  30h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Dar es Salaam to Mbeya
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Mbeya Airport to Malawi border
  3. Take the bus from Songwe to Karonga
  4. Drive from Karonga to Ludewa

Bus, Private Transfer , drive #2  •  30h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Dar es Salaam to Mbeya
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Mbeya Airport to Malawi border
  3. Take the bus from Songwe to Karonga
  4. Drive from Karonga to Ludewa

Train, drive, bus  •  40h 48m

  1. Take the train from Dar es salaam to Inyala
  2. Drive from Inyala to Songwe
  3. Take the bus from Songwe to Karonga
  4. Drive from Karonga to Ludewa

Train, Private Transfer , bus, drive  •  42h 44m

  1. Take the train from Dar es salaam to Mbeya
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Mbeya Airport to Malawi border
  3. Take the bus from Songwe to Karonga
  4. Drive from Karonga to Ludewa

Drive  •  15h 47m

  1. Drive from Dar es Salaam to Ludewa 850.7 km

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Last updated: September 22 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dar es Salaam to Ludewa is to drive which costs $65 - $110 and takes 15h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Dar es Salaam to Ludewa is to fly and taxi which costs $210 - $360 and takes 8h 1m.

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The distance between Dar es Salaam and Ludewa is 622 km. The road distance is 850.7 km.

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It takes approximately 8h 1m to get from Dar es Salaam to Ludewa, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Dar es Salaam Airport to Songea Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dar es Salaam to Ludewa is 851 km. It takes approximately 15h 47m to drive from Dar es Salaam to Ludewa.

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Air Tanzania offers flights from Dar es Salaam Airport to Songea Airport.

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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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Map of how to get from Dar es Salaam to Ludewa.
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  • Distance: 621.8 km
  • Duration: 8h 1m

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

There is no direct connection from Dar es Salaam to Ludewa. However, you can take the taxi to Dar es Salaam airport, fly to Songea, then take the taxi to Ludewa. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Dar es Salaam airport, fly to Mbeya, take the walk to Mbeya Airport, take the Private Transfer to Malawi border, take the walk to Songwe, take the bus to Karonga, then take the drive to Ludewa.

Airlines
Air Tanzania
Website
airtanzania.co.tz
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Songea
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $170
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Mbeya
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Precision Air
Website
precisionairtz.com
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Mbeya
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Auric Air Services Limited
Website
auricair.com
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Iringa
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $290
Train operators
Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority
Website
tazarasite.com
Train from Dar es salaam to Inyala
Ave. Duration
27h 32m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Schedules at
tazarasite.com
Ordinary
$12 - $17
Express
$14 - $21
Train from Dar es salaam to Mbeya
Ave. Duration
28h 29m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Schedules at
tazarasite.com
Ordinary
$12 - $17
Express
$14 - $21
Bus operators
Zanzibar Airport Transfers
Phone
+255 789 665310
Email
zanzibartours@gmail.com
Website
zanzibartransfers.com
Shuttle from Mbeya Airport to Malawi border
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$130
Schedules at
zanzibar-tours-transfers.business.site
Car (Capacity 1-3 PAX)
$130
Malawi Posts Corporation
Phone
0994 168 044
Email
postcoaches@malawiposts.com
Website
malawiposts.com
Bus from Songwe to Karonga
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
malawiposts.com
Darlux Co. Ltd
Phone
+255 222 126 478/9
Email
info@darlux.co.tz
Website
darlux.co.tz
Bus from Dar es Salaam to Mbeya
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
darlux.co.tz
Other operators
Taxi from Songea to Ludewa
Ave. Duration
6h 26m
Estimated price
$140 - $180

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