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 to Port Louis.
Mauritius is easily reached from the following locations:
From Australia: The most convenient flights from Brisbane and Sydney are on Qantas, JetStar or Virgin Australia Airlines to Melbourne and Perth connecting on Air Mauritius to Port Louis.
From New Zealand: The most convenient flights are on Air New Zealand from Auckland to Melbourne connecting on Air Mauritius to Port Louis; or Singapore Airlines to Singapore connecting on Air Mauritius to Port Louis.
From the UK: British Airways, Emirates, Air France and Air Mauritius all fly from Heathrow Airport, London.
From the USA: Delta Airlines and American Airlines operate services from Los Angeles via London with connecting flights to Mauritius. British Airways, South African Airways and American Airlines offer similar services from New York via London and Johannesburg.
From Brisbane to Mauritius is 15 hrs 35 min, connecting flightˆ
From Melbourne to Mauritius is 11 hrs 25 min, direct flight
From Sydney to Mauritius is 13 hrs 50 min, with connecting flightˆ
From Perth to Mauritius is 8 hrs 35 min, direct flight
From Auckland to Mauritius is 17 hrs 40 min, connecting flightˆ
From London to Mauritius is 12 hrs, direct flight
From New York to Mauritius is 21 hrs 30 min, connecting flightˆ
From Los Angeles to Mauritius is 23 hrs 35 min, connecting flightˆ
(ˆIncludes layover time.)
Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport is located 47km 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.
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.
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 sight seeing remember to also negotiate a set fare that includes waiting time. Traffic drives on the left.
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Latest update: Getting to Mauritius : 4 April, 2019
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