Mauritius Buses

Buses are almost everywhere! The buses are not very comfortable, but therefore very cheap: you can reach Port Louis from all spots of the island for not much more than Euro 1!

Time-tables are existing, follow this link to the National Transport Authority. But you will do fine even without a time table, go to the bus stop and wait for the next bus. You shouldn’t wait for long. Don’t hesitate to ask the local people, they are very helpful.

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Mauritius CNT bus

Buses are driving only during daylight! ‘Express’ buses are usually a little more expensive, but they use the direct way and are sometimes equipped with air conditioning.

Mauritius Taxis

You pay taxis always for both ways. Therefore its cheaper to let a taxi wait than to take a second one home. Just fix the price before departure and pay at the end.

Tip: taxi drivers are good guides. Take a taxi for a full day and let him show you the best places. Just be sure to fix the price in advance to the trip!

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Mauritius Taxi

Mauritius Car-rental

Don’t forget: we are driving on the left side of the road. And the way we are driving a lot of people have to get used to it. Signs? Sometimes! Welcome to the adventure!

Be aware: should you give way to a car to cross in front of you, the following cars also try to get through. So take your time breathe deep and relax 😉

All international companies (Europcar, Hertz, Avis Mauritius etc.) have a counter at the airport. Cheaper are the private companies in the tourist areas.

Make sure that the person who rents you the car is a registered car dealer. Some might rent you their private cars! Rental cars should have at least a yellow number plate, but this you cannot check thoroughly anymore. All cars should change to those yellow plates sooner or later. If someone wants to rent you a car with an old number plate, black with white writing, then you should be careful.