Travel to Mauritius

Flying to Mauritius

The national carrier is Air Mauritius (, which has daily flights from London Heathrow. British Airways ( also flies directly from London Heathrow. There is no cheap time to fly to Mauritius, so in general terms book early to get the best fares and avoid Christmas.

Major airport is: Mauritius Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport.

Flight times:

From London - 12 hours (including stopover); New York - 20 hours 15 minutes (including stopover).

Departure tax:


Airport guides

Airport Code: MRU. Location: Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport is located 6km (4 miles) from Mahébourg and... Money: There are ATMs outside the arrivals hall. Currency exchange services are available in the pre-... Read more

Travel by rail

Getting to Mauritius by boat

Main ports: Port Louis is primarily commercial, but there is a limited passenger service to Madagascar, Réunion and Rodrigues Island; contact Mauritius Shipping Corporation (tel: +230 217 2284;

Cruise ships:

Cruise ships occasionally call at the island.

Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.