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
To 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 airport 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.
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.
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!
Passes Executivo 2000 Lounge – Location: International Terminal, Airside, opposite Gate 1. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.
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.
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)
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
Avis and Hertz have rental counters onsite.
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: 2020-06-17
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.