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Cheap Flights from Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam

Only SAA fly direct from Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam. Use the flight price comparison tool on the left to contrast the airfares of South African Airways and 1-stop airlines flying from Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), allowing you to easily find the cheapest flight. Then use our travel vouchers to further discount your flight (if you've got none, start earning them on this trip by sending a writeup of your flight experience to cheapflights@southafrica.to).

(if you are flying in the reverse direction, see our Dar es Salaam to Johannesburg flights page)

JNB-DAR Flight News

  • 2013-12-13 : SAA increases the frequency of its Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam flights from 12 to 13 a week, following fastjet indicating that they are planning on increasing their flight frequencies on the route.
  • 2013-09-27 : The first fastjet flight to Dar es Salaam from Johannesburg was mean to take place, but was postponed after the South African Department of Transport requested further documentation from fastjet regarding the name change of the Tanzanian entity from Fly540 aviation t/a fastjet to "Fastjet Airlines Limited".

  • 2013-08-05 : SAA flights to Dar es Salaam are increased from 11 to 12 a week.

  • 2013-08-01 : Fastjet go on sale for JNB to DAR for the general public

  • 2013-07-31 : Fastjet go on sale for Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam for their Facebook fans.

  • 2013-06-14 : Fastjet announce that they have obtained rights to fly from Johannesburg to Tanzania.

  • 12 Mar 2013 : Fastjet visits South Africa to attempt to get the ok to fly between Johannesburg and Dar es Salaam.

17 Sep 2012

Precision Air cancels its JNB - DAR service.

1 Jul 2012

Precision Air flight PW701 is scheduled to leave Johannesburg at 13h30 and arrive in Dar es Salaam at 18h10 (on Sundays, Wednesdays and Saturdays); on Fridays PW701 is via Zanzibar, so is scheduled to arrive at Dar es Salaam at 19h05.

25 May 2012

Precision Air have cancelled their Thursday flights from JNB to DAR for the month of June 2012.

22 Apr 2012

Tourism Promotion Services has launched the Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel (previously called the Royal Palm Hotel).

1 Apr 2012

Precision Air South Africa changes its flight schedule to:

PW701

JNBDAR

23:30

04:10

Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun

PW700

DARJNB

16:30

19:15

Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun

1 Mar 2012

Precision Air's flight schedule change to:

PW701

JNBDAR

23:50

04:20

Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun

PW700

DARJNB

17:00

19:40

Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun

17 Nov 2011

Following the October announcement that Thursday flights would be dropped, Precision Air confirms that it will start flying Johannesburg - Dar es Salaam from 17 Nov. Flights are scheduled to leave JNB at 23h50 and arrive in Dar es Salaam at 04h20.

Oct 2011

Precision Air drops its Thursday flights to Dar es Salaam. Passengers already booked on the Thursday flight can switch to Wednesdays or Fridays with no further charge.

2011

British Airways Comair quits flying from Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam.

24 Aug 2011

Precision Air, a Tanzanian airline, begins flights from Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam, operated in a Boeing 737-300. Initially the airline is operating 4 weekly flights on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Holiday Aviation represents Precision Air in South Africa.

20 Jun 2011

Comair reduces its BA flight frequency between JNB & Dar es Salaam to 3 weekly; leaving Joburg on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, and returning on Thursdays, Saturdays and Mondays.

Comair’s Executive Manager for Network Development and Alliances, Stuart Cochrane, said that "Generally, the uptake on this particular route has been satisfactory. However, as part of an annual scheduling revision process, Comair is currently investigating all existing routes in a bid to identify areas of improvement. Where required, Comair is introducing measures to ensure enhanced operational efficiency by either increasing or reducing the number of flights, or deploying smaller aircraft to optimally service that particular market. We’re looking forward to reintroducing our superior service offering to this particular market towards the latter part of the year."

2 Nov 2010

Comair starts operating British Airways flights from Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Airlines flying from Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam

We carried out a snap survey when we set up this list, and ordered the airlines from cheapest at the top (this will have changed since). Although the indirect flights are often cheaper, they sometimes take over a full day of travelling (& time is money).

Airline
Airports
Stops

fastjet

Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport to Dar es Salaam Airport (DAR)

non-stop

Rwandair Express

Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport to Dar es Salaam Airport (DAR)

1-stop (7 to 29 hours)
Kigali (KGL)

Ethiopian Airlines

Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport to Dar es Salaam Airport (DAR)

1-stop (11 hours)
Addis Ababa (ADD)

South African Airways

Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport to Dar es Salaam Airport (DAR)

non-stop (4 hours)

Emirates

Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport to Dar es Salaam Airport (DAR)

1-stop (16 hours)
Dubai (DXB)

Turkish Airlines

Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport to Dar es Salaam Airport (DAR)

1-stop (31 hours)
Istanbul (IST)

Qatar Airways

Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport to Dar es Salaam Airport (DAR)

1-stop (15 hours)
Doha (DOH)

LAM Mozambique

Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport to Dar es Salaam Airport (DAR)

1-stop (18 hours)
Maputo (MPM)

Kenya Airways

Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport to Dar es Salaam Airport (DAR)

1-stop (8 hours)
Nairobi (NBO)

Egyptair

Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport to Dar es Salaam Airport (DAR)

1-stop (32 hours)
Cairo (CAI)

See our flights to Tanzania page, for a full list of flight connections between South Africa and Tanzania.

Zanzibar flights

There are regular flights from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar. Navigate to our Johannesburg to Zanzibar flights page, if you'd prefer to fly directly to Zanzibar (we don't blame you, it's gorgeous!)

Flight path from Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam

The diagram below shows the shortest flight path from Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport to Dar es Salaam Julius Nyere Airport (ignoring air traffic, restricted flight zones and wind). To fly the shortest flight path, leave Johannesburg Airport on a heading of 30° North-East and fly 2428km to Dar es Salaam Airport.

flight path from Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)