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Getting Around in Mauritius

By Air

Air Mauritius operates daily flights connecting Plaisance Airport and Rodrigues. The journey is about an hour hour 15 minutes.

By Water

Coraline sails once a week to Rodrigues Island and to Reunion island from Port Louis Harbour. Mauritius Pride, launched in 1991, and Mauritius Trochetia, in service since 2001, are the two ships operating on the Reunion route, and also have Madagascar as a destination. Both vessels are used as passenger and container ships.

By Road

One major highway runs north to south, otherwise a good network of paved, if sometimes narrow, roads cover the island. Traffic drives, erratically, on the left. Drivers are required to be over 23 years old. Speed limits are 80 kph (50 mph) on the motorway and 50 kph (31 mph) in built-up areas. Seat belts must be worn.


Several fairly good bus services ply the island. Taking the bus is the most economical way of travelling. Air-conditioned buses have been recently introduced on some routes. The three main companies are the National Transport Corporation (NBC), United Bus Service (UBS) and Mauritius Bus Transport (MTB).

Buses are still manned by a driver and a conductor who walks around collecting fares and issuing tickets after passengers have boarded. Tell the conductor where you want to go and he'll tell you the fare amount. Upon payment, he'll give you a ticket with the charged amount printed on it.


These are regulated and metered and linked to provinces or hotels, printed on a yellow panel on the drivers’ door. Tips are not customary for taxi drivers, but appreciated. Taxis are the best way to visit the island. Various tours are available as from 2,500 rupees.

Do not patronise unlicensed taxis. They promise a cheaper ride but, lately, there has been a surge in cases of robbers using this trick to lure and attack their victims.

Car Rental

Numerous car rental firms include major international and independent firms.

Documentation: A foreign driving licence is accepted.

Urban Transportation

Bus and taxi services are best used in urban areas. Bicycles and motorbikes are also available for rent.





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