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How to get to Mauritius

Mauritius lies in the Indian Ocean due east of Madagascar just off the southeast coast of Africa, and is easily accessible by air with daily international flights.

The most convenient route to Mauritius is by air to Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU), which is located 48km (26mi) southeast of the capital city, Port Louis.


Flight times to Mauritius

From the United States: Delta, Lufthansa, KLM, Air France, British Airways, Emirates, United Airlines and Air Mauritius offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Mauritius.

Atlanta to Mauritius is 22 hrs 55 min, with connecting flightˆ
Boston to Mauritius is 21 hrs 10 min, with connecting flightˆ
Chicago to Mauritius is 21 hrs 45 min, with connecting flightˆ
Dallas-Fort Worth to Mauritius is 25 hrs, with connecting flightˆ
New York to Mauritius is 19 hrs 55 min, connecting flightˆ
Los Angeles to Mauritius is 23 hrs 50 min, with connecting flightˆ
San Francisco to Mauritius is 23 hrs 50 min, with connecting flightˆ


From Canada: Air Canada, British Airways, Air France, Air Transit and Air Mauritius offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Mauritius.

Toronto to Mauritius is 21 hrs 50 min, with connecting flightˆ
Montreal to Mauritius is 20 hrs 55 min, with connecting flightˆ
Vancouver to Mauritius is 24 hrs, with connecting flightˆ


From Australia: Qantas, Virgin Australia and Air Mauritius offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Mauritius.

Adelaide to Mauritius is 16 hrs 40 min, with connecting flightˆ
Brisbane to Mauritius is 15 hrs 25 min, with connecting flightˆ
Sydney to Mauritius is 15 hrs 5 min, with connecting flightˆ
Melbourne to Mauritius is 14 hrs 10 min, with connecting flightˆ
Perth to Mauritius is 8 hrs 40 min, direct flight


From New Zealand: Air New Zealand and Air Mauritius operate the most convenient flights to Mauritius.

Auckland to Mauritius is 25 hrs 50 min, with connecting flightˆ


From Singapore: Air Mauritius offers the most convenient flights to Mauritius.

Singapore to Mauritius is 7 hrs 10 min, direct flight


From United Kingdom: Air Mauritius offers the most convenient scheduled direct flights to Mauritius.

London to Mauritius is 11 hrs 55 min, direct flight


From France: Air France and Air Mauritius offers the most convenient daily direct flights to Mauritius.

Paris to Mauritius is 11 hrs, direct flight

(ˆincludes layover time.)


Flying in

Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (also known as Mauritius Airport) is located 48km (30mi) southeast of Port Louis. Taxis are available to the city while arriving guests are usually met by courtesy transport from the respective hotels and resorts.


Entry requirements to Mauritius

A passport valid for at least six months beyond intended period of stay as well as a ticket for return or onward travel. Australian citizens do not need a visa for a stay of up to six months.


Getting around Mauritius

A major highway runs north to south and narrow narrow roads cover the island. Buses, taxis and hire cars are available.

Note: With taxis, it’s best to negotiate the fare before getting inside the car. If you plan any sightseeing remember to also negotiate a set fare that includes waiting time. Traffic drives on the left.

Mauritius Map


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Latest update: How to get to Mauritius: 24 May, 2019


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