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Net Safety Score
We’ve introduced a metric indicating how safe travellers feel when using our services during the COVID-19 pandemic. After every ride, we ask each traveller to leave a review.
20 minute gap between transfers
Following each ride, our drivers have at least 20 minutes to thoroughly clean the surfaces of the car and ventilate the cabin.
Regular Car Sanitisation
Our drivers thoroughly sanitise and disinfect cars according to Welcome Safety Protocol
When you book, you can request to have zero contact with the driver during the transfer with just one click. In this case, the driver won’t help you with your luggage or shake hands.
Sanitiser in every car
We provide hand sanitisers and hand wipes for all our travellers. Our drivers have their own sanitiser, which they use before and after every ride
Taxis in Mauritius
Taxis are not hard to miss in Mauritius because they are in every corner of the island, making it easy for travellers to get them. There are two forms of taxis in Mauritius: tourist taxis and shared taxis.
Tourists taxis mostly operate in the cities and are regulated by the province or hotel. These taxis are yellow and are easily spotted. Shared taxis are cheaper and operated almost 24/7 on popular routes, departing only when the vehicle is full.
Suppose you want a quick, comfortable and convenient way to get from Mauritius airport to the city centre or any part of the island. In that case, taxis are your best option on Mauritius island.
Hand picked & english speaking drivers
Same price as a regular Taxi from the line
Drivers are always on time
24/7 Email & Phone support
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Mauritius Taxi Prices
Not all taxis in Mauritius are metered, and even though you’ll find meters in some taxis, it’s better to negotiate a fare before you get in. Journeys within Mauritius are generally inexpensive and depend on schedule, distance travelled and time spent.
Here are the basic prices of a taxi in Mauritius:
Initial Fare: $1.60 (€1.40)
Fare per km: $1.70 (€1.50)
Luggage supplement or Supplement from the 5th passenger: $0.20 (€0.18)
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How to Get a Taxi in Mauritius
If you need to get a taxi to a shop, hotel, restaurant or attraction, you can go to a taxi stand, call a taxi, or flag a cab in Mauritius. Taxis can be found in every corner of the island, including shopping centres, bus stations, and outside hotels. You can call the taxi service in Mauritius on (+230) 5955 03 05. Alternatively, you can also book your taxi online from any taxi company offering services within Mauritius.
Book your Mauritius Taxi Transfer in Advance
Before you arrive at Mauritius, you can book your Mauritius taxi in advance to ensure guaranteed on-time pickups and a set fare to your destination. You can avoid waiting in the hot, sunny Mauritius weather by booking your taxi in advance. You can book your taxi from different taxi companies, but we recommend booking your Mauritius transfer with Welcome Pickups to avoid steep rates and hidden charges.
Mauritius Taxi Tips
- Some taxi drivers have their destinations printed on their vehicles. You can look out for this when flagging a taxi.
- Don’t be afraid to negotiate the fare even if the taxi has a meter.
- If you want further information about where to get a shared taxi, you can ask a staff of your accommodation facility.
- You can follow your trip through a navigation application on your phone to ensure that the taxi driver stays on the right route.
Wheelchair Accessible Taxis in Mauritius
Not all taxis in Mauritius can accommodate wheelchairs, but certain taxi companies on the island provide wheelchair accessible vehicles. Wheelchair Accessible Holiday Taxis is a reputable taxi company that provides wheelchair accessible taxis, and you can call them on +44 (0) 203 585 4040.
Mauritius Taxi Safety and Complaints
Transportation in Mauritius is generally safe, but some taxi drivers may try to overcharge your ride. Also, if it’s your first visit, you are at a higher risk of getting scammed, but you can avoid this by negotiating beforehand and ensuring you don’t pay for service you haven’t received. Before you get in, you can also get the driver’s name, number plate, and ID information, and if you have any issue to report, you can either report to the local authorities or the taxi company where the driver works.