Mauritius Transportation

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Mauritius Transportation

  • Cheapest rental car .

    After much Internet research and e-mails, we finally found this agency that had vehicles to rent for 6 people. We negociated down to 1500 roupies (about 40 roupies to the € ) per day for periods of 4 days and upwards. We chose this solution to be free of the vehicle for half of the month. They make a small charge for dropping the vehicle and...

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  • Traffic drives on the left hand side of...

    Mauritius has a reputation for being a Francophile place, but in fact it was latterly a British colony.One of the last telltale remnants of colonial influence tends to be the side of the road on which traffic drives: in Mauritius, on the left, as in the UK, Australia, South Africa and the rest of the world map that was once flushed with Empire...

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  • Pedestrian underpass in Port Louis

    One of the reasons that Port Louis traffic is so atrocious is because the main highway passes slap bang through the city centre. As a result, traffic crawls along at a snail's pace (if at all) during daylight hours, and vehicles weave in and out to try and speed their progress.The highway (which is at least three lanes wide each way along this...

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  • More right angled bends than I've ever...

    My most abiding memory of the three days we spent exploring Mauritius by car is the extraordinary number of 90 degree bends we encountered on the roads. In the middle of nowhere - and with no visible obstacle ahead - the road will unexpectedly 'dog leg' to the right or left for no apparent reason, and it's all rather bewildering for the novice...

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  • Narrow, twisting roads make for slow...

    In general, we were pleasantly surprised by the condition of the roads that we encountered in Mauritius, even up in the more mountainous central area. We hired a cheapo Class A car, and had no problems whatsoever, even on unsurfaced roads.Mauritius isn't a big island - about 65km long and 45km wide - and the road coverage is reasonable. However,...

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  • Atrocious traffic jams from Port Louis...

    We'd heard that Port Louis suffered from terrible traffic congestion: however, what we hadn't realised was that during the busier times of day, this congestion extends south eastwards along the highway from Port Louis to Rosehill and Phoenix (a distance of about 35km).If you're planning to travel this route - and especially if you're travelling to...

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  • A nice modern airport with good...

    The Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport is all that you could hope for in your point of entry to a tourist destination: modern, clean and efficient with good facilities.The airport has all the amenities that you might require, including cafes and some shops that offer a range of curios, reading material and some basics that you may have...

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  • An affordable and reliable car hire...

    Although many visitors come to Mauritius and never set foot outside of their resort, that's a bit of a pity, as there are interesting things to see and do on the island, that can be far more affordably experienced self driving than on an organised tour (especially if there are several of you). Provided that you don't mind driving on the left hand...

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  • DH CAR RENTAL MAURITIUS

    Before leaving for Mauritius, we thought a lot about how to travel in Mauritius as we normally like to discover places off the beaten tracks instead of just staying at the Hotel. Though we drive in Singapore, we were a bit scared of driving in Mauritius but we are so happy to have finally made the right choice!Our car was promptly delivered at the...

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  • DH CAR RENTAL MAURITIUS EXCELLENT!

    We just came back to Mauritius and even though we've been there many times already we always feel the need to have our own car to be able to travel around.We have always booked with DH CAR RENTAL MAURITIUS as their prices are unbeatable and most important, they are an official car rental agency and their cars are either NEW or in great condition!We...

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  • Air Mauritius part I

    From Amsterdam to Mauritius there are no direct flights. There are several flights a day via other cities. I flew via Paris (France). To and from Mauritius I flew in the night. So, I booked business class. Which was really great!! You could 'lay' down with your seat. It was such a great experience to me. And the staff was really friendly (ofcourse...

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  • Mauritius Taxi

    I always take the same taxifahrer, I would like recommend him also to you.He drives slowly, save and he is always puntually Vassen Joottun mobile ( 00230 ) 77 11 738vassenjoottun@yahoo.fr www.mauritius-taxi.de Airporttransfer 1600 rs Excursions - prices on his website : www.mauritius-taxi.de

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  • Car Rental / Hire in Mauritius island

    We booked a rented car through www.carhire.mu and had the best online rates around - Booking was a simple process. The car was delivered at the airport and picked up too. Their Staff was very friendly, helpful and reliable. The car was new and we really enjoyed our stay in Mauritius. We would recommend ROYAL CAR MAURITIUS to anyone else.

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  • Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International...

    Departures :In the Well-Wishers' Hall, the restaurant Embalao offers both fast-food and "menus à la carte" to passengers and visitors. After immigration, departing passengers can eat either at Le Village, a self-service restaurant or at Voyage à la Carte, or else they can have a drink at Le Bar du Voyageur. Arrivals :Embalaba, in the Welcomers'...

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  • Rent a Car

    Get a map and rent a car to get around the island. It's a small island and it's fairly easy to drive around. Getting lost once or twice can be an adventure. Driving is on the left side. Your own local license is accepted.

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  • Local Bus Service

    Please do not feel daunted about using the local bus system in Mauritius. I must admit that I felt a bit of trepidation, but within days I was using the local buses to take me around and across the entire island.The cost of the bus is ridiculously cheap, between $1 and $2 per trip (up to 60 Mauritian rupees), and that can be for a couple of hours....

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  • Air Mauritius

    Took an eleven and a half hour direct flight to Mauritius with Air Mauritius! (Virigin do fly there, but not direct).On the way out, we were 1st class (they had another name for it, can't remember offhand) and on the way back, economy (tried to get upgraded, but there were only very few business class seats alloted).Air Mauritius lounge was nice...

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  • CAR HIRE MAURITIUS

    Through virtual tourist I came across DH CAR RENTAL MAURITIUS. We indeed followed the tip and booked through their online site www.dhcarrental.com and had the car delivered directly to the airport. We did save on the hotel transfer cost of 50 Euros/ each way and had a great price for the car. We paid 25 Euros Net per day for a 2-weeks rental. The...

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  • DH CAR RENTAL MAURITIUS

    Hello,I have just been to Mauritius as well and had an absolute time. We stayed in G-Baie and really enjoyed the night-life, clubbing, boat trips and excursions. We did rent a scooter one day but found it expensive rs 700!. We then found a car rental website online called DH Car rental Mauritius (www.dhcarrental.com) with very competitive rates at...

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  • Local transportation in Mauritius

    In Mauritius, you can take a taxi for a day at about Rs. 2200-2500 per day for taking you to all tourist places. Taxi for say 30 to 40 minute rides cost about Rs 7-800. Buses are good and when we traveeled, were not crowded at all. We travelled in non peak hours and only 3 times so they may be crowded at other times. Bus fares are approx. Rs. 18...

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  • Taxi in Mauritius

    The best way to explore the island is by taxi. The driver takes you everywhere and it is not expensive. You can rent it for one day, many beautiful places & beaches to discover! I will highly recommend you to contact Dolane from taximauritius.com for your airport transfer,island discovery,excursions etc..

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  • Speed Boat Trip

    If you want to spend a day out in the ocean on a speedboat. Thats a good company:Boat El-Sadai They provide transportation, Tours with BBQ and Deep Sea Fishing.Normally in the morings they are close to the hotel Shandrani or Ile des Cerfs.

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  • ''Free transportation''

    We soon gave up travelling arround the island by bus....as we found it more comfortable with taxis. Belive it or not, it was even cheaper. Most of the time even for free if you were willing to stop and visit stores for a couple of minutes. As the taxi drivers got commissions even if nothing was bought by us.

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  • Backpacking with Bus

    Travel arround Mauritius with the bus is very cheap. However as all the locals use the busses very frequently it gets very cramped and they did not like the big backpacks as there is no space to put them.....

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  • Fly Emirates...indeed!

    We flew with Emirates from Hamburg to Mauritius. I have to say Emirates is a great aircompany. Good food and the entertainment selection and interior beats all other economy classes I have seen and even beats some business class facilities (excluding the seats of course). Definetely recommendable.

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  • buses

    It's a fun and cheap way to get around Mauritius. The network is extensive and buses get you nearly everywhere. It's not the fastest way to travel as the bus stops at every corner, expect a 1h journey for 25km.Here are some sample fares:Airport-Mahébourg: 14 RsMahébourg-Port Louis: 23 RsPort-Louis-Grand Baie: 21 RsPort-Louis-Flic-en-Flac: 21 Rs...

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  • Cabs & Car Rentals

    Car Rentals are the most common and always rent a car which has a yellow no. plate as they are the ones authorised to be rented for driving.Taxis or Cabs can be hired at any hotel counter but they are kind of expensive.Buses also operate but you should only try them if you know your way around and are willing to sweat it out in the heat with the...

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  • GOOD ROADS

    Roads in Mauritius are quite good, driving is just very hectic, few keep to rules, and a bus always watch out for it, seems its accepted they have right of way.. maybe cause they the biggest..., also watch out for stray dogs.

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  • IF YOU NEED TRANSPORTATION AROUND CALL...

    Oodaye is a super positive and confident guy that will take good care of you. He can pick you up from the airport and take you around Mauritius. We arrived to Mauritius after Christmas and believe me, all the activities were booked up! Nothing available so he made a few phone calls and made it all possible for us to go in a catamaran to St Gabriel...

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  • Taxis

    We stayed at the Beau Rivage Hotel in Belle Mare (the East Coast) in October 2006 and used the Hotel taxis a few times, we found this to be as cheap as the car rental we had priced up and much more relaxing (if you can ignore the erratic driving style of most of the drivers!!) as it meant we didnt have to map read.For a full days hire we paid 52...

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  • Sugar cane everywhere

    We rented a medium sized car costed about Rs4000 for 2 days.. And the first day we covered the north part of Mauritius and the next day we covered south part. Road signs are not really clear.. they are always covered with trees and leaves... the signs are white and with small black letter.. so we had to really pay attention to them.. Driver may not...

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  • Taxi Mauritius

    Yogen is a taxi driver that I usually use, if you need airport collection or taxi in Mauritius you can contact him.He has a very pleasant personality and seems to love children. I have found spending a full day trip with a miserable taxi driver can spoil your whole day! He is very eager to help with info and can arrange tours for you..even boat...

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  • Bus in Mauritius

    Bus travel very cheap, you can travel around most of island by bus, Please remember that there are 2 bus stations in Port Louis, one is for buses going to south of island (VICTORIA), and the other is for buses going to north of island (IMMIGRATION), if you arrive at airport and want to go to your destination by bus remember the bus arrives at the...

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  • Mr. Sudesh's Taxi Service

    We had a great tour of Mauritus. Not only because of the beauty of the country but because we had a great driver taking us around. Mr. Sudesh did his work in style and at a great rate for us. After a couple of run ins with the plague of Mauritius (taxi drivers charging tourists ten times the going rate for locals) he has a refreshing change. He...

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  • Taxi Tours

    On our first day in Mauritius we were waiting at the busstop for a bus to the capital, Port Louis, when we were approached by a taxi driver. (There was a taxistand near the apartments we were staying). He offered to take us to Port Louis and show us sites on the way for a fixed price, which was 750 Rs. (appr. 25 euros). We decided to take him up on...

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  • Bus service on Mauritius Island

    The bus service in Mauritius is very good, according to our experience and has taken us to most places where we wanted to go. Buses run from early in the morning until around 8pm at night. They are very frequent, safe and cheap to use. Very recommendable by all accounts.

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  • Taxi drivers

    Taxis are cheap in Mauritius. If you're staying at a hotel, they'll call for you, take you wherever you want to go, or take you on a tour. Our driver took us the nearest town showed us a new shopping centre on the way, waited while we looked around, showed us the market, took us to the bank for money and waited for two hours while we shopped. Then...

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  • Local busses

    Local busses are very cheap and easy to use. From Grand Baie to Port Louis (the capital) it was 24 Rupees (0,65euros). Grand Baie to Mont Choisy beach it was 14 Rs.Timetables were impossible to find so we just went to the mainroad and stopped the next coming bus and asked the driver if he was going where we were! There are a driver and a conductor...

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  • Boat to nearby Islands

    To get around nearby islands you can eaily get around by boat. You can usually organise these through your hotels. Either that or you can go sailing.

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  • Air Mauritius

    Not renowned as being the best airline in the world but its not too bad either. The have weekly direct flights from Sydney. Flying or being on a cruise is the only way to get to the island

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  • BY TAXI

    The best way and the cheapest (compared to a car or the organised tours) is to hire a taxi for a day.Day trips cost around 1200 roupies which is about 10 to 12 US a person to have the taxi available all day. On top the driver does not only takes you around, but also brings you to the interesting places.Very important for a VTer: the driver can be...

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  • BY TAXI

    To explore the island, to our opinion, the best way is by taxi.There are different possibilities to get around: * renting a car or scooterIt is rather expensive, dangerous (left handside driving) strang traffic rules and places are harder to find, since there are not that many signs. * public transport Not expensive at all and gets you to most...

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  • FLYING is the only option

    The only option is to fly to Mauritius. The tickets are rather expensive and there is not much difference. Only a limited numer of carriers are allowed to fly to the island. So the choice is limited. Do look on the internet well in advance to find the cheap seats. Air Mauritius in the national carrier and makes a lot of return flights. Very often...

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  • How about renting a car?

    If you want to take a look around the island, it might be good if you could rent the car yourself.You could get the car in vary prices. Some might costs to 2000 rupees, some might be only 600 rupees, see how much you will prefer the car to be.You might not really interested to take the bus, as it might take a long while to reach your destination..I...

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  • Scooters

    Despite the extensive bus network on the island, it is fun to discover some parts of the island by scooter. They can be rented in many hotels and shops. Prices range from 12-18€ per day.Some highlights, esp. in the Black river canyon area (e.g Tamarin and Rochester falls) are not accessible by public transport.Driving is on the left. On most back...

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