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There are 3 ways to get from Dar es Salaam to Lusaka by plane, train, ferry, bus or car

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Fly  •  2 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Dar es Salaam (DAR) to Lusaka (LUN) DAR - LUN

$132 - $409

2 alternative options

Train, ferry, bus  •  3 days 18 h

  1. Take the train from Dar es Salaam to Kigoma
  2. Take the ferry from Kigoma to Kasanga
  3. Take the bus from Mpulungu to Lusaka

$151 - $160

Drive  •  28 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Dar es Salaam to Lusaka 1222.4 miles

$220 - $330

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The cheapest way to get from Dar es Salaam to Lusaka is to train and ferry and bus which costs $150 - $160 and takes 3 days 18 h.

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The quickest way to get from Dar es Salaam to Lusaka is to fly which costs $130 - $410 and takes 2 h 54 min.

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The distance between Dar es Salaam and Lusaka is 1531 km. The road distance is 1955.9 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 54 min to get from Dar es Salaam to Lusaka, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Dar es Salaam Airport to Lusaka Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 25 min.

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Lusaka is 1 h behind Dar es Salaam. It is currently 9:09 PM in Dar es Salaam and 8:09 PM in Lusaka.

Yes, the driving distance between Dar es Salaam to Lusaka is 1956 km. It takes approximately 28 h 43 min to drive from Dar es Salaam to Lusaka.

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Fastjet, Turkish Airlines and Kenya Airways offer flights from Dar es Salaam Airport to Lusaka Airport.

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There are 129+ hotels available in Lusaka. Prices start at $40 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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Map of how to get from Dar es Salaam to Lusaka.
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  • Distance: 956.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 54 min

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

Fastjet, Turkish Airlines and Kenya Airways fly from Dar es Salaam to Lusaka once daily.

Airlines
Fastjet
Website
fastjet.com
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Lusaka
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $250
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Lusaka
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Lusaka via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
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
Ferry operators
ferry
Ferry from Kigoma to Kasanga
Ave. Duration
37 h 31 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$105

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