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Maputo Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Maputo Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

The personnel is friendly though sleeping in the building might not be allowed – a traveller

MPM Airport Overview

maputo airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Maputo International Airport.

What to Expect

Maputo Airport (code: MPM) has two terminals within short walking distance: Terminal A is a brand new building that handles international traffic and Terminal B serves domestic routes. A new domestic terminal may be under construction. Shopping and dining options are basic and limited.  Toilets are not especially clean.  WiFi is available inside two airport lounges, which economy class passengers can access with a pass or lounge membership. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Where to Sleep

One reader shares this tip: Ask workers where the best place to spend the night would be and inform the police of your stay. The 1st floor is very calm and quiet. For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service for a fee. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Maputo Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Hotel Africa Business – (12 minutes from the airport) Free airport transfers are available. » Check Rates
  • Hotel Avenida – (18 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are available. » Check Rates

To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels near Maputo Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Executivo 2000 Lounge – Location: International Terminal, Airside, opposite Gate 1. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Maputo Airport, but it does not work well (if at all).  Cafés and restaurants have WiFi for customers.  Buy something and ask for the code. (February 2020)

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – There are 4 or 5  ATMs.*

Banking Services – Available.

Currency Exchange – The airport has two currency exchange booth.*

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free shopping is available as well as a small variety of shops.  A reader tells us they close between 6, 9 and 10.  Most are closed on Saturday and/or Sunday.*

Food & Drinks – Cafes and restaurants are available. A reader tells us they close between 6, 9 and 10.  Most are closed on Saturday and/or Sunday.*

Information Center – If you have any questions, visit the airport’s welcome booth for assistance.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Luggage Wrapping – Protect your bags from theft and damage by having your bags wrapped.  Rate: 200 meticais a bag.*

Medical Services – If you feel unwell or injure yourself, first aid services are available.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Postal Services – Send your last minute postcards to friends and family from airport’s post office.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

* Updated by a SleepingInAirports contributor – Letizia85.  (February 2020)

Airport Hours

A reader tells us the airport is over at night. (February 2020)


Maputo airport is served by the following airlines: Airlink • Ethiopian Airlines • Fastjet Mozambique • Kenya Airways • LAM Mozambique Airlines • Moçambique Expresso • Qatar Airways • South African Airways • TAAG Angola Airlines • TAP Air Portugal • Turkish Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Avis and Hertz have rental counters onsite.

Hotel Shuttles

Some local hotels offer shuttle service to and from the airport. Contact your hotel of choice for availability and details.


Taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area. Some taxis are metered, but many are not, so be prepared to negotiate your fare before hopping in.

Last updated: 2021-10-20

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.