There are 6 ways to get from Johannesburg to Tanzania by plane, taxi, bus, ferry, train 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 to Dar es Salaam  •  6 h 9 min

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

$163 - $306

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry, train via Kasanga  •  4 days 15 h

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

$154 - $163

4 alternative options

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 9 min

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

$274 - $589

Bus, ferry, train  •  5 days 20 h

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

$192

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 bus and ferry and train which costs R 2 200 - R 2 400 and takes 4 days 15 h.

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The quickest way to get from Johannesburg to Tanzania is to fly which costs R 2 300 - R 4 500 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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It takes approximately 6 h 9 min to get from Johannesburg to Tanzania, including transfers.

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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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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, Kenya Airways and two other airlines 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 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $400
Flights from Johannesburg to Zanzibar via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Flights from Johannesburg to Kilimanjaro via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Johannesburg to Kilimanjaro via Nairobi, Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 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
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam via Blantyre
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Johannesburg to Kilimanjaro via Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$170 - $400
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
8 h 15 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
Fastjet
Website
fastjet.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Kilimanjaro via Dar es Salaam
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Train operators
Tanzania Railways Limited
Phone
+255 22 211 0599
Email
info@trl.co.tz
Website
trl.co.tz
Train from Kigoma to Dar es Salaam
Ave. Duration
33 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
trl.co.tz
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 Mpulungu
Ave. Duration
12 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
juldanmotors.com
Bus from Johanneburg to Lusaka
Ave. Duration
20 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$54
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 Lusaka
Ave. Duration
21 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$52
Schedules at
instantonline.co.za
Ferry operators
ferry
Ferry from Kasanga to Kigoma
Ave. Duration
37 h 32 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$105
Ferry from Mpulungu to Kigoma
Ave. Duration
2 days 22 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$105
Other operators
Taxi from Kilimanjaro to Arusha
Ave. Duration
48 min
Estimated price
$18 - $22

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