Sleeping in Airports

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

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 Airport.

What to Expect

Maputo Airport 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. 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

We have no sleep-related reviews, but this airport seems to close nightly. Have a backup plan if you’re planning to camp out here. 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.

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 (ie. Priority Pass). 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. [ more lounge info ]

Passes  CIP Premium Lounge – Location: International Terminal, Airside, near Gate 3. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Airport Hotels

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

  • Montebelo Indy Maputo Congress Hotel – (15 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are available upon request for $10.00 USD each way. » Check Rates
  • Hotel Atlantis Maputo – (15 minutes from the airport) Airport transport is available upon request – 500,00MZN each way. » 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 WiFi/Internet

WiFi is available at Maputo Airport inside the lounge. [ see Airport Lounges above ] At the time of this update, we did not have any information about WiFi availability elsewhere in the terminal.

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – We do not have any information regarding the availability of ATM at the airport; however, there are a few banks that may be of assistance with cash withdrawals.

Banking Services – Available.

Currency Exchange – The airport has one currency exchange booth.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free shopping is available as well as a small variety of shops.

Food & Drinks – Cafes and restaurants are available. Further information is not available.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not 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.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

While it appears that this airport closes for several hours at night, as of this update, we were unable to confirm airport hours of operation.  If you know the airport hours, click here to update this airport guide.

Airlines

As of January 2019, 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 offices at the airport.

Hotel Shuttles

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

Taxis

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

Last updated: 2019-01-09

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.