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Getting around Mauritius

Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority  Aug 20, 2016

There are numerous ways for tourists to get around the beautiful island of Mauritius.

Public Transport

Public transport is provided by a number of bus companies that operate throughout the island. Express bus services run from Port Louis to the north, south, and to the main towns.

In the urban regions, timetables run between 5:30 am to 8:00 pm. In rural areas, buses tend to run between 6:30 am and 6:30 pm.


Visitors can easily commute by taxi for some independent travel. All taxis have a yellow square box indicating their route on both sides of their car doors and a taxi sign on top. Taxis are available at the airport and at hotels. They can also be found at bus stations.

Cars, Bicycles & Scooter Rentals

Several companies and local tour operators offer car, bicycle, and scooter rental services at reasonable prices. It is important to note that Mauritians drive on the left-hand side of the road. Tourists can easily traverse the different parts of the island in a car or on a scooter.

Helicopter Services

For those that want to enjoy an aerial view of the island, why not opt for the helicopter services that are offered by Air Mauritius and the Police Force of Mauritius?

Whether onboard a bus with the locals, or in a private taxi, or from the lofty air, tourists will find getting around Mauritius easy and enjoyable.

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Getting around Mauritius

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