Mozambique by Train

Trains - Tickets - Routes

A Travel Guide For Train Travel In Mozambique.

Here you will find information for Mozambique about trains, routes, tours, connections, where to buy train tickets and more.


Useful Information

Population: 29.05 million

Currency: Metical

Language: Portugese

Capital: Maputo

Country code: +258

Time zone: Central Africa Time

Train Companies

The rail network in Mozambique is operated by the Portos e Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique (CFM).

Train Tickets

Buy train tickets for Mozambique at the train station.

Rail Passes

There are no rail passes available for Mozambique.


Beira to Moatize: operated by CFM

  • 1st class: 4-berth sleepers, air-conditioned
  • 2nd class seats
  • 3rd class seats
  • Tickets must be bought at least one day prior

Nampula to Cuamba: operated by CDN not CFM

  • Executive class (2 x 2 seats) – air-conditioned 
  • 2nd class (3 x 2 seats)
  • Tickets must be bought at least one day prior


Frequently Travelled Routes In Mozambique


From > To
Duration (h) Changes Transport
Beira to Moatize 20-24:00 Direct Train
Nampula to Cuamba 11:00 Direct Train
Maputo to Ressano Garcia 2:35 Direct Train
Maputo to Chicualacuala 22:10 Direct Train




From > To
Duration (h)
Changes Transport
Maputo to Mpaka, Eswatini 4:21 Direct Train
Maputo to Lilongwe, Malawi 33:35 1 Bus
Maputo to Johannesburg, South Africa 7:35 Direct Bus



Mozambique travel routes

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Main Train Stations

  • Maputo
  • Ressano Garcia
  • Beira
  • Moatize
  • Nampula
  • Cuamba

Good to know

Best Time To Travel To Mozambique

We recommend visiting Mozambique anytime during the dry season. The best weather for sightseeing is from May to September with generally sunny days. Take a visit to Ilha de Mozambique, Ibo Island, or one of the archipelagoes for some history, sun, and island life. From June to November keep your eye out for the humpback whale migration and from November to March witness turtles lying thousands of eggs along the beaches. You will find the best weather for diving is from April to June and September to November when the waters are at their calmest, and the best time for game safaris from June to October.

  • Dry Season: April to December
  • Rainy Season: January to March

Accommodation In Mozambique



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