Information & Facts
Car hire companies Avis, Europcar and Hertz are represented at
A regular bus service operates from the airport every 30
minutes, taking an hour to reach Port Louis. Taxis are available at
a fare of Rs 700 and take 45 minutes to reach the capital.
The airport has a currency exchange office and branches of
Barclays Bank, Mauritius Commercial Bank and the State Bank of
Mauritius. There are duty-free shops in the arrival and departure
lounges, and various other shops selling handcrafts, books and
souvenirs. There is a post office on the public terrace open from
8am to 4pm Mondays to Fridays, and 8am to 11:45am on Saturdays.
There is a restaurant in the departure lounge and on the arrivals
terrace, and a bar in the departure lounge.
English is the official language of Mauritius, but the
most widely used is French and the local dialect, Creole. Hindi,
Urdu and Chinese are also spoken.
The currency of Mauritius is the Mauritian Rupee (MUR), which is
divided into 100 cents. Travellers cheques and foreign currency can
be exchanged at banks, bureaux de change and larger hotels.
Travellers cheques usually exchange at a better rate than cash.
ATMs are widely available in most towns and hotels, restaurants and
large retailers accept major credit cards.