Here at Trip Insight Tanzania Transfer, we see no reason why luxury and excellent service need to be expensive. Why should you have to spend a great portion of your vacation money on transportation when you have such a majestic Tanga Beaches awaiting? The simple answer- you shouldn’t. We believe in keeping our fares low while keeping our standards of quality and greatness higher than that of our competitors.
We also believe in delivering our customers exactly what they want. If that means that you want to go sightseeing on the way to your resort, simply let your driver know and he or she will take you to some of the many highlights Tanga has to offer.
You’ll know your driver as soon as you step out of the airport, as they will be waiting with a sign bearing your name as well as a friendly smile. You needn’t worry about loading your luggage into the vehicle, either, as our drivers are more than happy to provide this service for you.
It’s not just low fares and friendly drivers that help us exceed the expectations of our customers, however.
How to get to Tanga
By bus from the southern Kenyan border post of Lungalunga/Horohoro, it is a beautiful drive on a new highway through the quiet Mkinga district, with the rising Usambara Mountains in the west as you approach Tanga.
The city, being on the highway between Mombasa and Dar es Salaam, is well served by bus services from both Kenya and the northern Tanzania regions of Usambara, Moshi and Arusha. Ratco and other buses for Dar es Salaam depart daily every few hours from 6am to 2pm in each direction (six hours).
To Arusha there are at least three departures daily between about 6am and 11am (seven to eight hours). To Lushoto there are several direct buses departing daily from 7am (four hours).
A defunct railway link also still exists between Moshi and Tanga. A small airport in the city is served by only two small local air operators.
As of July 2019, diesel powered cargo trains are leaving Tanga Railway Station again and passenger transport between Tanga and Arusha is set to start in September 2019. This is in operation now.
Tanga has a small airport and is currently served by only two regional airlines Auric Air and Coastal Aviation providing scheduled services to Dar es Salaam, Pemba Island and Zanzibar. There are also a small number of private airstrips in the surrounding area around the city that facilitate the private estates and surrounding industries. The city is served by Tanga Airport.
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.