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

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  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Dar es Salaam (DAR) to Maputo (MPM) DAR - MPM

$157 - $329

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  4 days 23 h

  1. Take the train from Dar es salaam to Serenje
  2. Take the bus from Serenje to Kitwe
  3. Take the bus from Kitwe to Johannesburg
  4. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Maputo

$80

3 alternative options

Train, bus via Tunduma  •  3 days 5 h

  1. Take the train from Dar es salaam to Tunduma
  2. Take the bus from Nakonde to Lusaka
  3. Take the bus from Lusaka to Johanneburg
  4. Take the bus from Johannesburg Park to Maputo

$101 - $113

Train, Kafue  •  6 days 19 h

  1. Take the train from Dar es salaam to New Kapiri Mposhi
  2. Take the Kafue from Kapiri Mposhi to Livingstone
  3. Take the train from Victoria Falls to Bulawayo
  4. Take the train from Bulawayo to Chicualacuala
  5. Take the train from Chicualacuala to Maputo

Drive  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Drive from Dar es Salaam to Maputo 2245.9 miles

$290 - $430

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

South African Airways, Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique and four other airlines fly from Dar es Salaam to Maputo every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Dar es Salaam to Maputo via New Kapiri Mposhi, Kapiri Mposhi, Livingstone, Victoria Falls, Bulawayo, and Chicualacuala in around 6 days 19 h.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Maputo via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $650
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Maputo via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Maputo via Nairobi, Pemba
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique
Website
lam.co.mz
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Maputo via Pemba, Nampula
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Maputo via Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $750
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
Train from Dar es salaam to New Kapiri Mposhi
Ave. Duration
3 days 11 h
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
tazarasite.com
Zambia Railways
Email
info@zrl.com.zm
Website
zrl.com.zm
Train from Kapiri Mposhi to Livingstone
Ave. Duration
26 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
zrl.com.zm
NRZ
Website
nrz.co.zw
Train from Victoria Falls to Bulawayo
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
Train from Bulawayo to Chicualacuala
Ave. Duration
14 h 36 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
Mozambique Railways
Website
cfm.co.mz
Train from Chicualacuala to Maputo
Ave. Duration
22 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
cfm.co.mz
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
$55
Schedules at
juldanmotors.com
Bus from Serenje to Kitwe
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 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
$59
Schedules at
instantonline.co.za
Bus from Kitwe to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
27 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$59
Schedules at
instantonline.co.za
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg Park to Maputo
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Maputo
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
res.prasa.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Dar es Salaam and Maputo is 2243 km. The road distance is 3593 km.

The cheapest way to get from Dar es Salaam to Maputo is to train and bus which costs $80 and takes 4 days 23 h.

The quickest way to get from Dar es Salaam to Maputo is to fly which takes 5 h 37 min and costs $150 - $330.

It takes approximately 5 h 37 min to get from Dar es Salaam to Maputo, including transfers.