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

Recommended option

Fly to Mbeya, drive  •  3 h 51 min

  1. DAR - MBI

$58 - $128

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  5 days 21 h

$55 - $120

4 alternative options

Fly to Lilongwe  •  4 h 9 min

  1. DAR - LLW

$139 - $343

Fly to Blantyre  •  2 h 36 min

  1. DAR - BLZ

$108 - $562

Train, bus via Tunduma  •  3 days 21 h

$144

Drive  •  27 h 4 min

  1. 1128 miles

$180 - $270

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

Malawian Airlines, Kenya Airways and two other airlines fly from Dar es Salaam to Lilongwe 3 times a day.

Airlines
Malawian Airlines
Website
malawian-airlines.com
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Lilongwe via Blantyre
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Lilongwe via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Blantyre
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Lilongwe via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $340
Fastjet
Website
fastjet.com
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Mbeya
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $110
Air Tanzania
Website
airtanzania.co.tz
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Mbeya
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
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
Train operators
Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority
Website
tazarasite.com
Train from Dar es salaam to Tunduma
Ave. Duration
32 h 49 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
tazarasite.com
Train from Dar es salaam to Serenje
Ave. Duration
3 days 5 h
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
tazarasite.com
Bus operators
Juldan Motors
Phone
260 955 776315
Email
juldanmotors2012@gmail.com
Website
juldanmotors.com
Bus from Nakonde to Lusaka
Ave. Duration
12 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
juldanmotors.com
Bus from Lusaka to Johanneburg
Ave. Duration
20 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$54
Schedules at
juldanmotors.com
Bus from Serenje to Lusaka
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 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 Lusaka to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
21 h 46 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
instantonline.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Blantyre
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$68
Schedules at
instantonline.co.za
Shalom Bus Services
Phone
+260 966 828610
Website
thebestofzambia.com
Bus from Lusaka to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
22 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
thebestofzambia.com
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Questions & Answers

The distance between Dar es Salaam and Malawi is 925 km. The road distance is 1805 km.

The cheapest way to get from Dar es Salaam to Malawi is to fly and drive which costs $55 - $130 and takes 3 h 51 min.

The quickest way to get from Dar es Salaam to Malawi is to fly which takes 2 h 36 min and costs $100 - $600.

It takes approximately 3 h 51 min to get from Dar es Salaam to Malawi, including transfers.