Mauritius Airport

The main airport for the gorgeous island nation of Mauritius is called the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU), named for the famed Mauritian Prime minister that led the country’s independence movement. The airport itself was established in the 1940s when Mauritius was still part of the British Empire, and used primarily for importing and exporting produce. Today, the airport is a commercial aviation facility, and the premier hub for anyone wanting to travel to the paradisiacal Mauritius.

As recently as 2013, the airport opened a new passenger terminal with upgraded amenities for its customers; these include currency exchange booths, free WiFi for up to 45 minutes, ATMs, a post office, a designated children’s space, VIP lounges, five dining outlets to enjoy a meal in, as well as a variety of gift shops and three duty-free shopping areas.

The Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport offers a comprehensive list of international destinations for travellers flying in or out of Mauritius. These include routes to Europe, India, Africa, Southeast Asia and Australia.

Air Mauritius offers direct routes from Perth (PER) in Australia, but other airlines will offer connecting routes, and these include South African Airways, British Airways, Emirates, Malaysia Airlines, Air India and Hong Kong Airlines.

Travel Information

· There are ten car rental agencies present at the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Airport (MRU), including big brand names like Hertz and Avis, and these can be found at the car rental booth in the Tour Operators Hall. You also have the option to book online if you’d prefer to organise your transport in advance. Most people who choose to drive while in Mauritius make their way to the capital of Port Louis. The drive is around 40 minutes as the airport is situated about 45km away from the main city of Mauritius, but this is a very straightforward drive. Simply head southeast and join the M2, stay on the M2 throughout the journey and you will be taken directly to Port Louis.

· There are three different buses that run between the airport and various locations within Mauritius. They are all regular services, coming every 10-20 minutes. Route 09 is to Curepipe to the centre of the island, Route 10 heads south along the coast to Riviere Des Galets, and Route 198 is for Port Louis. All buses will take over an hour to reach their terminating station, but the fares are only 300MUR ($11). Private airport transfers are also available from the airport if you book online through Skyscanner.

· You can pick up taxis directly from the airport, but the fare will depend on where you intend to go on the island. To Port Louis, expect to spend around 1500MUR ($56). To other parts of the island, fares should land between 500-2300MUR ($19-86).

Please note that information is correct as of August 2016

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 Getting to & from the Airport

Driving hide 

The airport is accessible via car using the M2 and Vacoas-Phoenix highways.

Taxi hide 

There are taxis waiting outside the airport terminal.

 Who flies to Mauritius

 Airport Contact Details

Mauritius Airport

Department of Civil Aviation,
SSR International Airport,

Tel:+230 (0)603 6000

 Location Details

Longitude:57° 40' 35'' E
Latitude:20° 25' 39'' S

 Airport Location

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