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About Mauritius (Mauritius Island)

Mauritius is an island tied to African continent. The Indian Ocean is on the eastern side of the island. The capital of the country is Port Lois. The presence of the island was discovered during the Middle Ages by the Arabs. Although the island's existence has been discovered in the Middle Ages, wildlife continues to exist. If you have a different excursion plan and want to realize this plan in this city, this island is for you!

The seasons in the island are the total opposite of the northern hemisphere, because it is located in the southern hemisphere. The island has a semi-tropical climate. In June when winter months are experienced, there is an arid weather. Although Alize breezes bring along frequent rains, the island is still very convenient for holidays. Thousands of tourists from Germany and France visit this city where the English and French languages are spoken. Fish is undoubtedly the most consumed food in the island, which also offers many flavors from world cuisine. You can consume all kinds of fish in this island. The amount of green plants has also increased considerably due to the abundant rainfall in Mauritius, where the vegetables are abundant.

Transportation to Mauritius (Mauritius Island) City Center from Airport

You can reach the town centre from Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Airport with the readily available taxis, buses, or rental car possibilities.

It’s possible to easily reach both Mahebourg and Port Luis from different available routes. The total distance from Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Airport to Mahebourg is 6km, while the capital Port Louis is around 40km from the airport. The buses that take passengers to various central locations leave in certain intervals. If you are to the airport at a later time, it might be a better idea to take advantage of taxis or rental vehicles to reach Port Louis or other destinations.

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It’s possible to reach many points in Mauritius directly if you have your own means of transportation.  You can take the A10 once you’ve left the terminal to reach Mahebourg that is 6km away from Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Airport, or you can reach the capital, Port Louis in around one hour by taking the M2. It’s around 40km away so getting here from the airport takes a little longer. There are alternatives offered to reach the city such as taxis, car rental and buses.

Taxi

There’s a taxi information desk at the airport where you can inquire about getting to Port Louis or elsewhere. The taxi ride to Port Louis takes around 45 minutes and it’s a quick alternative when compared with buses. It’s strongly advised that you decide on the price of the journey before you get in the taxi and haggle a little if it’s necessary. If you do this then the comfortable and quick journey won’t impact on your budget as much.

Bus

There are buses from Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Airport that go all the way to Port Louis city centre. This usually takes around 1 hour. The buses leave every 30-60 minutes. Taking the bus from the airport is inexpensive compared with taking a taxi, especially during the day. Another disadvantage, besides the longer time, is that you might have to wait for up to an hour for a bus, compared to the comfort of getting on a taxi as soon as you land and being on your way. You can buy a ticket from the bus driver with the local currency. If you only have dollars or euros then it’s also possible to use these currencies for the payment. It might be more difficult to transport your luggage with the bus but on the other hand it's a fifth of the cost of taking a taxi. So if you’re travelling by yourself, or on a budget, then this option is the clear winner.

Car Rental

There are many car rental agencies at the airport terminal such as ABC, Avis, ADA, Hertz, Sixt, Budget, Europcar and First. It’s practical to rent a car if you want to travel to more than one or two cities. Once you have your car you can quickly reach Mahebourg by taking the A10 or you can reach the Port Louis by following the M2. In order to pick up your car without any problems you should have internationally acceptable travel and driving license documents with you when you go to a car rental agency. The whole process might be easier if you make a reservation online or over the phone before you arrival.  

Last Updated: March 14, 2017
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