Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Dar es Salaam - Mwanza by bus

Hello there

My name is Mathias,

I was wondering if there is still a problem with the train connection from Dar to Mwanza, if this is so what is the best, fastest alternative. And is there only Inter City Gold going to Mwanza from Dar?

Kind regards

Mathias Naeyaert


Dear Mathias,

Thanks a lot for your mail. Unfortunately, there's still no train running to Mwanza at the moment. However, there are decent and comfortable buses every morning at 6:00 AM from Dar es Salaam (Ubungo Bus Terminal 8 km from the city centre) to Mwanza. Fares are ranging from 40,000 to 45,000/= Tanzania Shillings (one way).

An advice in choosing a bus - go for the most expensive option.


Fare (one way): Mwanza - Dar es Salaam; 45,000/= TSH

Departure from Mwanza: 6:00 AM from Nyegezi Bus Terminal (15 km from the city centre).
Departure from Dar es Salaam: 6:00 AM from Ubungo Bus Terminal.

Tickets in Dar es Salaam: Ubungo Booking Office is room number 18 & 40.

NOTE: Buy tickets at the booking office only.


Hans Kristoffersen
Mwanza Guide 'online'

NOTE: SUMATRA (Surface and Marine Transport Regulatory Authority) has recently suspended operations of three passenger buses, Mohamed Classic operating from Dar es Salaam to Arusha, Champion plying Dar es Salaam to Mwanza route and Moro Best plying from Dar es Salaam to Mahenge.