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There are 6 ways to get from Johannesburg to Tanzania by plane, taxi, bus, train or car

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Fly to Dar es Salaam  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Dar es Salaam (DAR) JNB - DAR

$163 - $306

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Fly to Zanzibar  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Zanzibar (ZNZ) JNB - ZNZ

$211 - $434

Fly to Kilimanjaro, taxi  •  9 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Kilimanjaro (JRO) JNB - JRO
  2. Take a taxi from Kilimanjaro to Arusha

$274 - $589

Bus, train via Tunduma  •  2 days 13 h

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

Bus, train  •  3 days 0 h

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

Drive  •  45 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam 2138.5 miles

$330 - $480

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Johannesburg to Tanzania is to fly which costs R 2 300 - R 4 400 and takes 6 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Johannesburg to Tanzania is to fly which costs R 2 300 - R 4 400 and takes 6 h 9 min.

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The distance between Johannesburg and Tanzania is 2337 km. The road distance is 3421.7 km.

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The best way to get from Johannesburg to Tanzania without a car is to bus and train which takes 2 days 13 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 9 min to get from Johannesburg to Tanzania, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Johannesburg Airport to Dar es Salaam Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 20 min.

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Tanzania is 1 h ahead of Johannesburg. It is currently 10:09 PM in Johannesburg and 11:09 PM in Tanzania.

Yes, the driving distance between Johannesburg to Tanzania is 3422 km. It takes approximately 45 h 16 min to drive from Johannesburg to Tanzania.

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South African Airways and Kenya Airways offer flights from Johannesburg Airport to Dar es Salaam Airport.

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Map of how to get from Johannesburg to Tanzania.
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  • Distance: 1460.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 9 min

What companies run services between Johannesburg, South Africa and Tanzania?

South African Airways and Kenya Airways fly from Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam 4 times a day.

Airlines
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $400
Flights from Johannesburg to Zanzibar via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Flights from Johannesburg to Kilimanjaro via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Johannesburg to Kilimanjaro via Nairobi, Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $700
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $800
Flights from Johannesburg to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Mango
Website
flymango.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Kilimanjaro via Kigali
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Flights from Johannesburg to Kilimanjaro via Lusaka, Kigali
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Kilimanjaro via Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$170 - $400
Precision Air
Website
precisionairtz.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Kilimanjaro via Dar es Salaam
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Train operators
Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority
Website
tazarasite.com
Train from Tunduma to Dar es salaam
Ave. Duration
25 h 41 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
tazarasite.com
Train from Serenje to Dar es salaam
Ave. Duration
39 h 23 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Schedules at
tazarasite.com
Ordinary
$26 - $40
Express
$30 - $50
Bus operators
Shalom Bus Services
Phone
+260 966 828610
Website
thebestofzambia.com
Bus from Johannesburg to Lusaka
Ave. Duration
20 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
thebestofzambia.com
Juldan Motors
Phone
260 955 776315
Email
juldanmotors2012@gmail.com
Website
juldanmotors.com
Bus from Lusaka to Nakonde
Ave. Duration
12 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
juldanmotors.com
Bus from Kitwe to Serenje
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 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 Johannesburg to Kitwe
Ave. Duration
27 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$53
Schedules at
instantonline.co.za
Other operators
Taxi from Kilimanjaro to Arusha
Ave. Duration
48 min
Estimated price
$18 - $22

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