ARRIVING IN MAURITIUS
• Air –
The Mauritius International Airport is called Sir Seewoosagar Ramgoolam International Airport. Mauritius is easily accessible by flight from major cities in Asia, Africa & Europe. Flights operate from Dubai, Paris, London, Delhi, Bangalore, Johannesburg to name a few. Major airlines operating are Air France, Air Asia, Emirates, Air Mauritius, British Airways, Air Austral & Air Madagascar. Port Louis is at a distance of 48 km from the airport. The airport is well equipped with restaurants, duty-free shop, bars, and a bank.
• Road –
Since Mauritius is an island, it is not connected to the mainland by road. Road options are available to commute within Mauritius.
• Rail –
Being an island, there is no connectivity through the train as well.
• Cruise/ Ferry –
Ferries & cruises operate from African cities, Durban, Madagascar, Reunion Island, and Rodrigues Island. Port Louis is the main port of Mauritius. Costa Cruises organizes various cruises to this beautiful island. Traveling by cruise is both relaxing and romantic.
TRAVEL WITHIN THE ISLAND
• Taxi –
Taxis are the best mode for local commute. They may be slightly expensive for shorter distances, but very comfortable for long-distance drives. One can hire a taxi from many car rental companies. Best are the operators with a tourism enterprise license. Major taxi operators are - Taxi a Maurice, Belle Mare Tours, Taxi Mauritius, Mauritius Travel Tours. One can also book an Uber for a short ride. • Bus –
Many companies operate their buses across the island, main ones being - The National Transport Corporation, RHT Holdings Ltd., Mauritian Bus Transport, United Bus Service, Triolet Bus Service Ltd. Buses are very economical and run from 05:30 AM till 08:30 PM. • Metro / Rail –
Mauritian Rail is widely used to travel long distances. Metro Express is currently under construction in Mauritius. Phase 1 is expected to be completed by September 2019, and it will run between Port Louis to Rose Hill. Phase 2, which will connect Rose Hill to Curepipe is expected to be completed by September 2021. The entire stretch will cover 19 stations across 26 km. The Indian company, Larsen & Toubro is leading the project.• Boat –
Private boats can be rented from the boat companies and day tours can be organized to visit nearby islands. Boats can be used to explore the island internally.• Motorbikes and Bicycles –
These are widely used by solo travelers and can be easily rented