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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Maputo

  • Using car rentals in Maputo offers several advantages. It provides flexibility to explore the city and its surroundings at your own pace, allowing you to visit off-the-beaten-path attractions and remote areas. Unlike public transportation, a rental car offers convenience and privacy, making it easier to carry luggage and travel with a group. Additionally, it can be cost-effective for groups and families, providing a comfortable and personalized way to experience Maputo's diverse offerings. With Maputo car rentals, you can visit areas like the stunning beaches of Ponta do Ouro, the historic Portuguese Island, and the vibrant Mercado Central.
  • If you visit Maputo by air transport, you'll likely land at Maputo International Airport (MPM), about 5 km (3 miles) away. Maputo International Airport (MPM) has several Maputo car rental companies within the airport premises. Car rental counters of various companies can be found within the arrivals hall. The specific whereabouts of your chosen car rental company's counter will be indicated on your Confirmation Voucher. You can also compare the car rental rates on the KAYAK website to get the best deals even before your flight to Maputo.
  • Using car rentals in Maputo requires understanding the city's unique driving dynamics. The driving style leans towards a mix of relaxed and assertive, with a somewhat patient approach but occasional assertive maneuvers. Adherence to traffic rules varies; while many respect rules, some leniency exists. Bicycles and pedestrians share the roads, and jaywalking is common. Expect a blend of cars, taxis, minivans, and occasional trucks. Matatus, vibrant minibuses, are popular modes of public transport.
  • Although it's an unforgettable experience, driving car rentals in Maputo can pose some challenges. Traffic congestion during rush hours, especially from 7 am to 9 am and 4 pm to 7 pm, can be intense, impacting main routes like Avenida Julius Nyerere and Avenida Eduardo Mondlane. Road conditions might vary, with some areas having potholes and inadequate signage. Navigating densely populated neighborhoods requires heightened awareness due to pedestrians, informal vendors, and occasional road closures. It's advisable to plan travel around peak traffic times and remain cautious while driving in urban settings.
  • Book your rental car in Maputo at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Full-size rental cars in Maputo are around 116% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Maputo

  • Can I rent an automatic car in Maputo?

    Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Maputo. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Maputo?

    Full-size (Class Full-size SUV or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Maputo.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Maputo?

    Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • How much does a Full Size car rental cost in Maputo?

    A Full Size car rental in Maputo costs C$ 291 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in Maputo?

    An Economy car rental in Maputo costs C$ 70 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Special car rental cost in Maputo?

    A Special car rental in Maputo costs C$ 219 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Maputo?

    For driving car rentals in Maputo, a compact or midsize SUV is recommended. These vehicles balance maneuverability and comfort, which is crucial for navigating the city's diverse road conditions. An SUV's slightly higher ground clearance can be beneficial on some roads with uneven surfaces or potholes. Having a vehicle with air conditioning is advisable, as Maputo's climate can get quite warm. If you're traveling with a family, consider a large vehicle like an SUV to accommodate everyone and the baggage.

  • What's the speed limit in Maputo?

    The speed limits in Maputo depend on the type of road you drive and the area. The speed limits are set at 120 km/h (75 mph) on main roads outside of town, offering efficient travel between destinations. The speed limit is 60 km/h (37 mph) on public roads in urban areas, towns, or villages. Adhering to these limits promotes road safety and ensures a smooth driving experience while enjoying the city's surroundings.

  • Where are the best places to park in Maputo?

    Parking options in Maputo will vary based on your location. Depending on your region or area, you'll find different facilities available. Public parking garages near popular attractions like the Maputo Central Market and Independence Square offer convenience in central districts. In residential neighborhoods, street parking is common. However, ensure your vehicle is parked safely and consider using guarded parking lots for added security, especially in busier parts of the city. Depending on the spot, expect to pay around 10 MZN (0.16 USD) for 45 minutes of parking.

Maputo car rental reviews and directory

Avis

10.0

Wonderful

1 review
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Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Maputo

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Angola Avenue Nr

+258 82 328 4560

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Jan. 2024

KAYAK
The friendly staff is the best part, they made us welcome in a country we never visited before and were very helpful and welcoming with us and our two year old. Will definitely be back to explore more the country and will for sure rent with Avis

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Europcar

6.0

Okay

No reviews available

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

8.0

2 locations in Maputo

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Av Julius Nyerere

+258 84 915 1043

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Maputo International Airport

+258 84 302 8330

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Budget

6.3

Okay

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Maputo International

+258 21 321 243

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00

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keddy by Europcar

6.2

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2 locations in Maputo

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Ave Julius Nyerere 1418- (Beside The Polana Hotel)

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Maputo International Airport- Outside International Arrival Hall

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Ace

5.5

Fair

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One location in Maputo

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Av. Marginal, Gloria Mall

+258 84 392 2790

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Hertz

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Av Acordos De Luska

Monday07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday07:00 - 21:00
Thursday07:00 - 21:00
Friday07:00 - 21:00
Saturday14:00 - 21:0007:00 - 21:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:0014:00 - 21:00

Av Do Trabalho Nr

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00

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Shouqi

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One location in Maputo

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Maputo International Airport

+86 10 6064 1387

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Sixt

No score available yet

One location in Maputo

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Avenida do Trabalho

+258 84 122 6213

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00

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One traveller who rented a car in Maputo gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.2

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Pick-up locationMaputo
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Airport locations7