Tanzania Railways Corporation operates passenger services along the Central Railway Line (see map below), from Dar es Salaam to Kigoma and Mwanza; and also along the Kaliua - Mpanda and Manyoni - Singida Branch Lines.

There are four classes of travel:

By train from Dar es Salaam

Class type: Classes: Accommodation:
Sleeper Classes (recommend) First Class 2 Pax/compartment
Men and women are allowed
  Second Class 6 Pax/compartment
sharing compartments
Seater Classes Second Class 1 Pax/seat
in First Class only
  Third Class 1 Pax/seat  

(Distances are difficult to assess with absolute precision and one must allow a margin of 5% difference.)

(Train days from Dar es Salaam to Mwanza: Sunday, Tuesday and Friday)
From station to: Expected departure time: Expected arrival time:
Dar es Salaam - Morogoro 5 pm (17:00 hours) 11:35 pm (23:35 hours)
Morogoro - Dodoma 0:15 am (00:15 hours) 7:35 am (07:15 hours)
Dodoma - Tabora 8:10 am (08:10 hours) 6:25 pm (18:25 hours)
Tabora - Mwanza 9:30 pm (21:30 hours) 7:25 am (07:25 hours)
Example of a travel: Leaving Dar es Salaam Sunday afternoon at 5 pm (17:00 hours) with arrival in Mwanza at 7:25 am (07:25 hours) Tuesday morning - 39 hours and a lot of experience later.
Passenger fare from Dar es Salaam to Mwanza:
First class: (recommend) 53,600 Tsh  
Second class: 39,200 Tsh  
Second class: (sitting only) 21,400 Tsh  
Third class: (sitting only) 16,900 Tsh  
Contact /reservation: TRC Customer Information Centre:
Phone/fax: +255 22 211 7833 or local: 022 211 7833
Website: www.trctz.com
Dar es Salaam - Dodoma _.485 km
Dar es Salaam - Tabora _.850 km
Dar es Salaam - Shinyanga 1.045 km
Dar es Salaam - Mwanza 1.229 km
Railroad distance chart
(All distances in Kilometres (100 km = 62 miles)
Timetable Central Line:
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Departure from Mwanza:
Sundays and Thursdays at 6:00 pm (18:00)