Mauritius Airport Transfer
Car rental -Taxi - Shuttle?

Your guide to Mauritius airport transfers. For your safety don’t drive a car from the airport. Check my airport travel tips and decide what’s best for you. Book a reliable company for car rental, taxi hire or shuttle. Transportation services offer luxury, cheap, private or shared.

Mauritius map with airport location

Look at the Mauritius map below where I have shown our international airport. Although the island is small, it will take about two hours to drive across the island from the airport.

Mauritius map with airport location

Mauritius-map

Your flight will land at SSR international airport or Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam airport in the South East of the island. The airport's previous name is Plaisance. 

Now that you know where the airport is located scroll down to read my reviews on airport transfers. They will help you make an informed decision.

Car rental Mauritius airport transfer

Are you planning to hire a car at the airport and self-drive to your accommodation? I am sorry to tell you it’s not a good idea. 

  • you’ll be tired after a long flight 
  • it’s easy to get lost  
  • our roads are not well lit at night 
  • it takes time to get used to ‘Mauritian driving’

You have three alternatives:

1. Contact the car rental company and request a driver to take you to your accommodation. 

2. You could self-drive if you are staying in the South East - only a 15 minute drive. 

3. Book a taxi transfer. Have your rental vehicle delivered at your accommodation the following day. By then you’ll be relaxed to complete the rental forms, insurance and check the vehicle.

Warning:

If 4 people in your party you can’t use a 4 seater car for your airport transfer. Not enough room with luggage. The car hire company can deliver your luggage for a fee or book a taxi minivan  transfer.

Ask the car rental company to include the airport exit fee and give you the rupees on arrival.

Before you hire a car find out if driving in Mauritius is your cup of tea. 

Mauritius airport transfer by taxi

Make sure you book with a taxi company which is open 24/7, 365 days a year. Do your reservation online.

Budget airport transfer in a Toyota taxi

Budget airport transfer

The benefits of a taxi service:

  • you won’t be accosted by dozens of cab drivers eager for your fare
  • your driver will take care of you as soon as you walk into the arrival hall
  • choose between luxury or budget car
  • more than three in your party? Order a minivan
  • pay online or on arrival 

Luxury airport transfer in a BMW taxi

Luxury airport transfer

Your chauffeur will most probably give you a short commentary during the journey. By the time you arrive at your destination you will have been ‘introduced’ to our beautiful island and her friendly people. 

Tips when you book a taxi service online

  • request a driver who speaks your language on the booking form 
  • book the taxi service for your day tours together your airport transfer.

If more than 3 passengers book an 8 seater minivan to accommodate your luggage. 
There are 9 seater minivans or coaches for larger groups. Request a quote on the booking form.

Book a minivan if more that 3 passengers

Interior of a minivan

Shared arrival or departure airport shuttle

The fee for a Mauritius airport transfer in a shared taxi should be cheaper if you are travelling on your own. You’ll save a few euros.
Keep in mind you’ll have to wait for other passengers at the airport. That could take a while. They still have to be dropped off at their accommodation along the way. You’ll be tired after a long flight. Is it worth it taking the ride? You decide.

Hotel airport transfer

Like elsewhere, hotels offer airport transfers in Mauritius. At times it’s a shuttle service with guests taken to sister hotels on the way. The rates are usually higher. Why waste money and your precious holiday time?

The Holiday Inn Hotel near the airport offers free transfers to their guests. The hotel is located 700 meters from the airport. Very convenient if you are on an overnight transit or if your flight departs Mauritius in the early morning.

Airport transportation by bus

There is no airport bus shuttle service. However there is a bus station which is mostly used by airport employees. If you use this mode of cheap public transport it will take you the whole day to reach your destination. Plus you will have to change buses and bus stations along the way. Not recommended.

Mauritius airport transfer price comparison

In a nutshell a private taxi service to the South East near the airport will be half the cost. The distance is about 15 kilometers. The rate will be in the region of 24 euros per transfer for up to 3 passengers.

Maybe you want to carry on flying?  Air Mauritius our national airline offers transfers by helicopter (at a price) …

Mauritius airport in the South East with the Mahebourg lagoon in the background

Mauritius airport

Use our airport facilities before you go through passport control. You'll save with money exchange and duty free alcohol.

Popular destinations: hotel pick up / drop off

The South East:
Travelling time between 10 to 15 minutes
Le Shandrani, Holiday Inn, le Preskil, Blue Lagoon, Mahebourg, Pointe d’Esny, Blue Bay.

The West, North and East:
Travelling time about two hours.
Maritime, Intercontinental, Oberoi, Hilton, Ambre Resort, Maradiva, and Constance Belle Mare Plage. Grand Baie, Grand Gaube, Balaclava, Flic en Flac, Bel Ombre, Le Morne, Port Louis, Belle Mare.

So here we are. You are now familiar with all the transfers. I suggest you book as soon as your flights are confirmed. You should now know which Mauritius airport transfer is best for you.


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