Flights and getting to Tanga
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Flights and getting to Tanga
There is not International airport in Tanga, and so if you are coming from oversee you can land in Dar-es-salaam international airport, Kilimanjaro International airport or Nairobi International and fly or take a road transfer Tanga from these areas.
- #1. Road Distance between Tanga and Dar-es-salaam is: 7 hr 59 min (442.3 km) via A7 and B129
- #2. Road Distance between Arusha and Tanga is: 6 hr 38 min (432.4 km) via A104
- #3. Road Distance between Moshi and Tanga via Arusha is: (691.3 km) via A104 and A104
Air Transfer to Tanga
There are daily flights on Coastal Aviation and Auric Air between Tanga, Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar Island and Pemba (one way between Tanga and Pemba/Zanzibar Island/Dar es Salaam approximately US$95/130/195). Auric Air’s Tanga representative is at the airfield, which is about 3km west of the town centre, just off the Korogwe road (Tsh5000 by taxi).
Boat From/To Tanga
Azam Marine’s Sealink ferry goes weekly between Tanga and Pemba (four hours, US$35), with connections on to Zanzibar Island. Departures from Tanga are on Tuesday, and from Pemba on Sunday. Tickets can be bought online or at the Azam Marine Booking Office.
Public Buses From/To Tanga
Ratco and other buses for Dar es Salaam depart daily every few hours from 6am to 2pm in each direction (Tsh15,000 to Tsh17,000, six hours).
To Arusha there are at least three departures daily between about 6am and 11am (Tsh17,000 to Tsh19,000, seven to eight hours). To Lushoto there are several direct buses departing daily from 7am (Tsh7000 to Tsh8000, four hours).
To Pangani (Tsh2500, 1½ hours) there are several larger buses and many dalla-dallas throughout the day along the coastal road.
All transport leaves from the main bus stand on Taifa Rd (‘Double Rd’), at the corner of Street No 12. It’s about 1.5km south of the town centre (Tsh5000 in a taxi), and south of the railway tracks in the Ngamiani section.
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