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Travel to Mozambique

Flying to Mozambique

The national airline is LAM-Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique (www.lam.co.mz). South African Airways (www.flysaa.com) operates flights from the UK and the USA to Mozambique via Johannesburg.

Airport Guides

Nampula Airport

Code

APL

Location

The airport is 4km (2.5 miles) east of the city.

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Beira Airport

Code

BEW

Location

The airport is 13km (8 miles) from the city (journey time - 15 minutes).

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Maputo International Airport

Code

MPM

Location

The airport is 3km (1.8 miles) northwest of the city.

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Flight times

From London - 13 hours 30 minutes (including stopover); New York - 17 hours (including stopover).

Departure tax

Included in the air fare.

Travelling to Mozambique by Rail

A train runs from Johannesburg and Pretoria to the Mozambique border at Ressano Garcia where there is a connection to Maputo. There is also a service connecting Maputo with Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, changing trains at Chicualacuala. Rail services are sometimes sporadic and unreliable.

Driving to Mozambique

There is a bus service from Johannesburg to Maputo. The journey takes about 8 to 9 hours.

Getting to Mozambique by boat

Cargo vessels call at Maputo and Beira, but there are no regular passenger services.