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Welcome to Maputo International Airport

The airport is situated three miles (5km) northwest of Maputo.

Information & Facts

Car Rental

Car rental companies include Avis, Hertz and Imperial.

City Transfers

Buses 18, 24 & 25 run to the city hourly from 4.30am to 10pm. Taxis are availabe and cost around US$7 to the city centre.


Tel: +258 (0)1 465 038/9, +258 (0)1 465 036/7, +258 (0)1 465 003.

Departure Tax
US$20, or US$10 if travelling within Africa.

Facilities are minimal and include a bank, restaurant, bar and post office. The airport is in need of an upgrade.

Portuguese is the official language, and there are 13 main national languages spoken. English is taught in secondary schools, but is only spoken in the southern tourist regions.

The official currency is the New Metical (MZN), which is divided into 100 centavos. In the southern parts of the country, South African Rand, US Dollars and Pounds Sterling are also accepted to pay for accommodation. Credit cards are accepted in some upmarket hotels in Maputo, but facilities throughout the rest of the country are limited; it is advisable to carry cash or travellers cheques. ATMs are limited and tend to be unreliable, but local banks have branches in most cities.

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