Land at Mauritius Plaisance Airport and rent a car to explore the tropical island paradise of Mauritius? Then it is worth considering renting a car directly from one of the airport car hire companies. Compare the car hire companies at Mauritius Airport with Driveboo.com and book your rental car online before you start your trip so that you don't have to rent a car when you arrive on the island. Take advantage of the price comparison and get the best deals on all Mauritius car hire by making an online reservation.
Although the airport of Mauritius with more than 20,000 aircraft movements per year can now be described as quite heavily frequented, it is nevertheless quite manageable. You can easily find the counter of your car rental company by going towards the exit of the terminal, crossing the feeder road and entering one of the two buildings on the opposite side where the car rental companies are located. From there it is only a few steps to the parking lot and your rental car, so that the handover is usually completed quite quickly. However, when you return your car, you will have to arrange a transfer time with your car rental company, as you are only allowed to hand over the car keys to one of the car rental company's employees and not, for example, to the car park attendant.
At Mauritius Airport you will of course also find international car rental companies, where you will rarely encounter language problems if you want to take over your rental car. Below you will find a short summary of the local car rental companies:
|Petrol station||Distance from Mauritius Airport MRU|
Have you opted for a rental car with a fair tank arrangement and have to return your rental car with a full tank? Then you should be careful, as there are plenty of petrol stations around the airport in Mauritius, but these are usually closed early in the evening, i.e. at 7.30 pm or 8 pm. The two closest TOTAL petrol stations are located on the A9 and A10.
An impressive volcanic crater from which you have a breathtaking view over the island, pretty churches or the Seven Coloured Earth in Chamarel, a unique geological phenomenon, are just some of the things you can expect when you take your rental car on a tour of Mauritius. Take a look at La Vanille Nature Park with its giant tortoises near Riviere des Anguilles, spend a little time at the gigantic Chamarel waterfall near Black River Gorges National Park, plunge into the refreshing waters of Les 7 Cascades, visit the botanical garden in Pamplemousses and dive into the Chateau De Labourdonnais, an old manor house, the Chateau De Labourdonnais.
You have to be patient if you want to travel from the airport to downtown Port Louis by car, because the journey time by car is about 43 minutes. Nevertheless, a trip or an excursion is still worthwhile, because in Port Louis you will find not only the citadel, from which you have an excellent view of the city, but also a very nicely decorated photo museum and the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Aapravasi Ghat", a former camp for Indian immigrants who, after the abolition of slavery, lived as cheap workers on the island. However, if you are staying in a different place, you will find some distance information below.
|Place name||Distance from Mauritius Airport (MRU)||Travel time|
|Port Luis city center||47,0 km||43 minutes|
|Souillac||29,7 km||34 minutes|
|Flic en Flac||47,7 km||55 minutes|
|Grand Baie||73,3 km||1 hours 12 minutes|
|Trou d'Eau Douce||42,6 km||56 minutes|
The traffic connections to Mauritius Airport can certainly be described as good, since you can drive your rental car almost directly onto the highway or the M2 motorway in order to reach the capital city right across the island. However, if you want to take the bus to your accommodation, there are three bus lines at the airport. You can also take a taxi to reach your hotel, but it is worth taking a look at the website of the airport, where you can find out the current fares for the individual places on the island.