Getting there & away
Junta (Ave de Moçambique) The city’s chaotic long-distance-bus depot is located about 7km from the centre; there’s no organisation – you’ll have to ask where to find buses to your destination. Almost all departures are at about 5am. Coming into Maputo, some buses continue to Ponto Final (corner of Aves Eduardo Mondlane and Guerra Popular), from where it’s about US$2 in a taxi to the central area.
Transportes Oliveiras (21-405108, 21-400475; Ave 24 de Julho) About 4km from the centre, with Inhambane buses at 6am and 11am. It’s just beyond Praça 16 de Junho (US$6 in a taxi). Some buses from the north continue into town, to the intersection of Aves 24 de Julho and Amilcar Cabral.
Departure and ticketing points for express buses to Johannesburg include the following:
Greyhound (21-355700; www.greyhound.co.za ; 1242 Ave Karl Marx) At Cotur Travel & Tours.
InterCape Mainliner (21-431006; www.intercape.co.za ; 899 Ave 24 de Julho) At Tropical Air Travel.
Panthera Azul (21-302077/83; www.pantherazul.com ; 273 Ave Zedequias Manganhela) Behind the post office.
Translux (21-303825; 21-303829; www.translux.co.za ; 1249 Ave 24 de Julho) At Simara Travel & Tours.
The ferry (per person US$0.20, per vehicle US$6) and boats to Catembe run from dawn to about 11pm from the dock near the Ministry of Finances. The trip takes about 20 minutes.
Airline offices include the following:
Air Corridor (21-311582, 21-311585; 33 Storey Bldg, cnr Ave 25 de Setembro & Rua da Imprensa)Kenya Airways (21-320337, 21-320338; email@example.com; 171 Ave Karl Marx) At Aquarium Travel.
LAM Central reservations (21-4680000, 21-326001, 21-465801; www.lam.co.mz ; cnr Aves 25 de Setembro & Karl Marx); sales office (21-490590; cnr Aves Julius Nyerere & Mao Tse Tung)
South African Airways (21-495483, 21-495484, 21-498097; www.flysaa.com ; Ave Fernão Melo e Castro, Sommerschield) Together with SAAirlink.
TAP Air Portugal (21-303927/8, 21-431006/7; www.tap-airportugal.pt ; Hotel Pestana Rovuma)