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Transportation from Mauritius Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Airport

Krystof Hajek updated 16. 11. 2023

The airport is home to many car rental agencies and is also connected to the public bus network.

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Car rental

If you want to experience as much of the natural beauty and beaches of Mauritius as possible, hiring a car directly from the airport is definitely the most practical transport option.

Several local and international car rental companies are based in the arrivals hall.

Weekly rental rates in high season start at 210 eur.

Buses

The buses are small, old and rickety, but they run fairly punctually and very frequently during the day. The ride is also authentic, as the transport is mostly only used by locals.

The official public transport website on the island can be found at nlta.govmu.org, but it is rather poor in information. A regularly updated website with timetables and routes can be found on the unofficial website: mauritius-buses.com/airport-bus.

Lines and timetables

The airport is served by three public transport lines.

In the direction of the capital Port Louis, you can take the direct line 198 or line 9 to Curepipe, where you can change to the faster tram line.

The first buses leave for the route around 5:30. The last service from the airport towards Port Louis, Curepipe or Riviere des Galets runs between 18:00 and 18:30.

The last bus to Mahebourg leaves after 20:00.

Destinations Links Price Travel time Cumulative frequency
Mahebourg 9, 10, 198 24 mur 15 minutes 4-10 minutes
Port Louis 198 42 mur 75 minutes 5-30 minutes
Curepipe
(transfer to tram)
9 35 mur 56 minutes 3-25 minutes
Souillac 10 37 mur 49 minutes 10-20 minutes
Riviere des Galets 10 40 mur 60 minutes 10-20 minutes

Tickets and fares

Fares are calculated according to zones travelled and are fixed for all lines on the island. Tickets can only be purchased in cash from the conductor directly on the bus.

After boarding the bus, take a seat and wait. The conductor will find and sell the newly boarded passenger a ticket according to the destination you tell him/her.

Prices range from 20 mur to 47 mur.

Taxi

There are no mobile apps like Uber, Bolt or Lyft operating in Mauritius. However, you can use taxis that are waiting for all arrivals.

Taxi prices are given by arrangement with the driver and are always paid in cash only. You can normally pay in Mauritian rupees, euros and US dollars.

Examples of prices from the airport:

  • Mahebourg - 30 eur
  • Flic en Flac Beach - 55 eur
  • Port Louis - 52 eur
  • Le Morne - 52 eur

Krystof Hajek

Krystof is the editor-in-chief of Cestee. He is also an avid traveller with 574 flights and 73 countries visited.

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