Public transport in Maputo is slowly improving.
The main urban public transportation system available is the Municipal buses
service or the private mini-bus/van service called 'chapas', which are
basically 15/17-seater vans. Taxis are available in the city, at specific
points including near the hotels, and charge a minimum of US$10/- for each
journey within the city limits. A car is essential without which movements
within the city or outside. Traffic in Mozambique circulates on the left side
of the road, as in India.