Train

This service is available using Tanzania Railway Authority (TAZATA). TAZARA is an integral part of the southern Africa Regional Rail Transport Network. It is a rail link of approximately 1,860 km. long rising at sea level from the East African port of Dar es Salaam and highlands (Mbeya city) in Tanzania, to New Kapiri Mposhi at 1400m above sea level in the Central African country of Zambia.

TAZARA runs trains between Kapiri Mposhi, Mbeya and Dar es Salaam, taking two nights.  The trains have sleeping-cars and a restaurant car, and the journey is a great adventure.  The line was opened in 1976, built with Chinese funding and assistance.

The times shown here reflect the new timetable introduced on 10 October 2008.

Dar es Salaam - Mbeya - Kapiri Mposhi

km

 Classes:

Mukubaor Kilimanjaro

Express train

1S, 2S, 2, 3, M or R

Mukubaor Kilimanjaro

Ordinary train

1S, 2S, 2, 3, R

0

 Dar es Salaam

depart

15:50  Tuesdays

13:50   Fridays

849

 Mbeya

arrive

depart 

13:08   Wednesdays

13:23   Wednesdays

14:10   Saturdays

14:40   Saturdays

969

 Tunduma (frontier) 

arrive

depart 

17:02   Wednesdays

17:17   Wednesdays

18:38   Saturdays

18:53   Saturdays

970

 Nakonde

arrive

depart 

16:22   Wednesdays

16:47   Wednesdays

17:58   Saturdays

18:18   Saturdays

1852

 Kapiri Mposhi (New)  

arrive

09:26*  Thursdays

13:37   Sundays

 

 

1S= 1st class 4-berth sleepers;  2S = 2nd class 6-berth sleepers;  2 = 2nd class seats;  3 = 3rd class seats;  M = meal at seat service;  R = Restaurant car.

 

 

Kapiri Mposhi - Mbeya - Dar es Salaam

km

Classes:

Mukubaor Kilimanjaro

Express service

1S, 2S, 2, 3, M or R

Mukubaor Kilimanjaro

Ordinary train

1S, 2S, 2, 3, R

0

Kapiri Mposhi (New)

depart

16:00   Tuesdays

14:00   Fridays

882

Nakonde

arrive

depart

08:39   Wednesdays

09:09   Wednesdays

09:13  Saturdays

09:23  Saturdays

883

Tunduma (frontier)

arrive

depart

10:14   Wednesdays

10:29   Wednesdays

10:30  Saturdays

10:45  Saturdays

1003

Mbeya

arrive

depart

14:13   Wednesdays

14:28   Wednesdays

14:32  Saturdays

15:00  Saturdays

1852

Dar es Salaam

arrive