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Mauritius International

Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International (MRU)

Overview

Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, or Mauritius International Airport, is located approximately 26 miles (48km) south-east Port Louis in Mauritius. It comprises of a single terminal building with Arrivals on the ground floor and Departures on the upper level.

The airport only caters for passengers, which means that there is no landside part of the building. Although generally efficient, passengers at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport should expect some queues or delays during peak holiday season. In general, the airport is exactly what one would expect of an island airport. It has its charm, but what passengers are really after are the beaches once they've exited the airport building.

Location

The airport is 30 miles (48km) south east of Port Louis.

Getting to the city

A regular bus service operates from the airport every 30 minutes, taking about an hour to reach Port Louis. The bus fare into town is relatively cheap and must be paid onboard. Taxis are available and take around 45 minutes to reach the capital.

Time

GMT +4.

Contacts

Tel: +230 603 6000.

Car rental

Car hire companies Avis, Europcar and Hertz are represented at the airport.

Airport Taxis

Taxis wait outside the terminal, and the journey into Port Louis takes around 45 minutes.

Facilities

The airport has a currency exchange office and branches of Barclays Bank, Mauritius Commercial Bank and the State Bank of Mauritius. There are duty-free shops in the arrival and departure lounges, and various other shops selling handcrafts, books and souvenirs. There is a post office on the public terrace open from 9am to 3:30pm Mondays to Fridays, and 8am to 11:45am on Saturdays. There is a restaurant in the departure lounge and on the arrivals terrace, and a bar in the departure lounge.

Parking

Parking at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport costs 30 Rs for one hour, 60 Rs for two hours and 90 Rs for three hours as rates increase with time. Parking for between 16 and 24 hours costs 180 Rs and it costs 90 Rs for every day thereafter.

Departure Tax

MUR 500.

Website

aml.mru.aero

Airlines

Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport include Air Austral, Air France, Air India, Air Madagascar, Air Seychelles, British Airways, Condor, Corsairfly, Edelweiss Air, Egypt Air, Emirates, Kenya Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Meridiana, South African Airways, Transaero and Trawel Fly.

Internet

Wireless access is available throughout the new passenger terminal. There are also free workstations providing internet access.

Business Lounges

Two VIP lounges are available. They offer Internet, fax and photocopying services, as well as TVs and showers.


Mauritius International Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.