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Transfer Options from Mauritius Airport to Port Louis City Centre

Port Louis is the island’s capital city, known for its mix of modernity with tradition. The city is home to different cultures, with influences from the Middle East, China, Europe, Africa, and India. Whether you’re visiting for a business or an extended stay, its natural beauty and local sights will take your breath away, while its beautiful hotels will delight you.

When visiting this multicultural island, you’ll be landing at the Mauritius airport, and there are two transport options to get to Port Louis; you can either take a taxi or a bus. Taking a Mauritius airport taxi to Port Louis is the fastest and most convenient option, with the journey taking only 1 hour. You can also take a direct bus departing from Mauritius airport and arriving at Port Louis if you want a cheaper option. The journey from the airport to the city centre by bus takes around 1 hour 30 minutes.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Bus €4 90min
Taxi €37 60min 24/7

How to get from Mauritius airport to Port Louis by bus

Taking a bus is a cheaper option to get from Mauritius airport to Port Louis. There is a direct bus departing from Mauritius airport and arriving at Port Louis. The service operates every day, with buses departing every 15 minutes. A trip from the airport to Port Louis takes about 1 hour 30 minutes. Bus Number 198 is the best option, and it operates from 06:00 to 18:30 daily, and the bus stops at Victoria Square Bus Station in Port Louis city centre. Other options that you can take are Buses Number 9 and 10. Bus 9 operates daily between Mahebourg Bus Station and Curepipe Jan Palach South Bus station via the airport and departs every 10 minutes, while Bus 10 operates daily between Mahebourg Traffic Center and Riviere des Gallets via the airport and departs every 20 minutes.

How much is a bus from Mauritius airport to Port Louis?

Buses are really affordable in Mauritius, and a one-way bus ticket from Mauritius airport to Port Louis costs about €2 (MUR 100). Tickets are available for sale only inside the bus, from the driver.

Cost

€2

Trip Duration

1 HOUR 30 MINS

*Buses depart every 15 minutes

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The 198 bus is available between 06:00 to 18:30 at Mauritius airport

Where do I get it from?

The bus services are operated by the Airport Terminal Operations Ltd, and the buses depart from the Mauritius airport bus station.

Convenience

Taking a bus from Mauritius airport to Port Louis is cheaper for travellers on a budget. Also, because there’s a direct bus to Port Louis, there isn’t much stress involved, as you won’t change vehicles. However, the trip takes up to 1 hour 30 mins by bus, and it’s unlikely that the bus will stop directly at your hotel so you will need another transport option to your accommodation.

Editor’s Note

Mauritius airport buses depart every 15 minutes, so you won’t have to wait long for another bus if you miss a bus. Also, the tickets are only available for sale inside the bus.

Useful Tips

Always keep an eye on your personal belongings.
There are different buses heading to Port Louis, but bus 198 is the best option, as you can get it directly at the Airport Terminal.
The bus arrives at Port Louis station, from where you can take a taxi or walk to your hotel.
There is very limited luggage storage on the buses

Welcome Pickups transfer

Welcome Pickups

Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Mauritius. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

Best drivers

Hand-picked english-speaking drivers

Flight monitoring

Drivers are always on time

Quality support

24/7 email & phone support

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Prices

DAYTIME
€37.0
NIGHTTIME
€44.0
Same price as a regular taxi from the line

PRICES FOR

Sedan Car

4 pax, 4 pieces of luggage

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How to get from Mauritius airport to Port Louis by taxi

Taking a Mauritius airport taxi is a fast and hassle-free transport option when travelling from Mauritius airport to Port Louis. It’s a more expensive option to use, but you’ll enjoy a comfortable ride to your destination. Taxis are available 24/7 at the airport, and the travel time is around 1 hour, depending on traffic conditions.

Taxi fare from Mauritius airport to Port Louis

Not all taxis in Mauritius are metered, and even taxis that are metered don’t calculate fares based on the taximeter. The taxi fares aren’t fixed, and it depends on the level of travel and your final destination in the city centre. However, the average price of a taxi from Mauritius airport to Port Louis is €37 (MUR 1,800).

Cost

€37

Trip Duration

1 HOUR

*Rates vary on weekends and public holidays

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Mauritius airport

Where do I get it from?

Mauritius airport taxis are available at level 0 of the Terminal (Arrivals), opposite the Customs Zone exit.

Convenience

If speed, ease and comfort are a top priority for you, then Mauritius airport taxi is an ideal option for you. The taxis are available 24/7, waiting to receive you at the airport. You don’t need to wait for passengers before the trip begins with taxis.

Editor’s Note

You can negotiate prices with the taxi driver before the trip begins, and even though the driver will be happy to set a cost, it’s important that you know the approximate price before starting the trip.

Useful Tips

Even though taxis are available 24/7 at the airport, you can call a taxi company or book a private transfer online
If your driver has been particularly helpful or informative, you can tip them to show your appreciation
It is best to use another option if you have a lot of luggage, as taxis don’t usually have enough space
Most taxis from Mauritius airport accept credit card payments. Before getting into a taxi ask the driver if you need to pay by card or cash.

Frequently asked questions

What is the nearest airport to Port Louis, Mauritius?

Mauritius has two airports, Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, which is about 36km away from Port Louis, and Sir Charles Gaetan Duval Airport is about 615km away from Port Louis, but it’s on a separate island. If you want an airport near Port Louis, Mauritius, your best option is Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport.

How do you get to Port Louis, Mauritius?

To get to Port Louis, you can either take a taxi or a bus. A taxi to Port Louis is the fastest and most convenient option while taking a bus is cheaper. You can book your taxi with Welcome Pickups for a set-fare and guaranteed pickups.

How much is an airport taxi to Port Louis?

Taxi fares from the airport to Port Louis aren’t fixed, but the average price of a taxi from Mauritius airport to Port Louis is €45 (MUR 2,250). To avoid hidden charges and for a set fare, you can book your taxi from the airport to Port Louis with Welcome Pickups.

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