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How to get around Mauritius?


Public transport is ensured by a number of bus companies throughout the island. There are express bus services from Port Louis to the North (Grand Baie, Pereybère, Trou aux Biches) or South (Flic en Flac) and to the other main towns (Trou d'Eau Douce, Mahébourg, Curepipe,...) of the country.  

The main bus stations are located in
 Mahébourg, Port Louis, and Curepipe. Travelling by bus is cheap, but may take quite a time since standard buses stop frequently. On paie dans le bus.  Tickets are available  in the bus. Timetables run between 5.30am to 8. 00pm, with reduced frequency after 6.30pm. For more details, check  here: .

There is no railways for passengers in Mauritius.

In Mauritius, taxis are available at the airport, at the hotels, and at bus stations

Taxis can be hired for a particular route, half-day or full day. You have to negotiate the fare before the journey. Your hotel can give you some information about the normal price.

Hiring a taxi is the common way for couples, families, and small groups to visit a la carte  This is because travelling by taxi gives you more flexibilty and is much faster than by standard bus.

Usually taxi drivers queue every morning just outside the hotels. Most of them are familiar with the various attractions of the island.

Car rentals
For car renting in Mauritius, it is recommended to contact only the recognized operators.  It may be cheaper to hire a car before landing in the country. Cars are available at the airport and in the main touristic places.  

Mauritians drive on the left-hand side of the road.

Mauritius has a rather good road networkthat allows you to visitthe whole island. Some secondary roads may be in poorer condition. Crossing cities such as Port Louis, may take time because of traffic congestion. Apart from the main roads (mainly along the coast and those from Port Louis), the absence of signs does not facilitate the conduct.

Find the distances between the main places of interest in Mauritius: click here.

Hiring a motorbike is also an attractive way of visiting the country.

Air Mauritius offers helicopter services, mainly for people looking for sightseeing tours, VIP transfers to and from airport, and aerial photography.

Transfer to and from the airport
Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU) is the only international airport in Mauritius. The airport is located in the South-East of Mauritius, about 50 km away from Port Louis on the Western coast of the island  (about 3/4h driving time).

Transfers to and from assuré par navette du tour opérateur ou de l'hôtel ou, dans le cas de voyageurs indépendants, par taxi ou location de voiture.

Transfer to and from Rodrigues
From Mauritius, you may get to Rodrigues island by air or by sea. Air Mauritius offers daily services between Rodrigues and Mauritius. The journey lasts less than 1h30.

By sea, the boats « Mauritius Pride » and « Mauritius Trochetia » serve Rodrigues a few times a month. The trip lasts 3 or 4 days.

Transport in Rodrigues
Bike and Motorbike are common means to visit Rodrigues. Bus, taxis, and, to some extent, carentals are also available in Rodrigues.

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