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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.

Sleeping in Maputo Airport

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.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos.  For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Maputo Airport Guide.

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 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.

Related Pages: Maputo Airport Lounges

Airport Hotels

While there are no hotels at Maputo Airport, the drive to the city is only 12+ minutes.  Visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Maputo, search deals and read traveller reviews.

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.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

* 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

At the time of this update we were unable to find any hotels that provide airport shuttle service.  See also Airport Hotels above.


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: 2024-01-31

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is 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 websites. 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.