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Welcome to Mauritius International

The airport is 30 miles (48km) south east of Port Louis.

Information & Facts

Car Rental

Car hire companies Avis, Europcar and Hertz are represented at the airport.

City Transfers

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.


Tel: +230 603 6000.

Departure Tax
MUR 500.

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.

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