Car Rental Plaisance, Mauritius Airport (MRU)

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Mauritius Airport, Plaisance, Mauritius
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 5
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
$94.99 / per day
Nissan Micra or similar
Nissan Micra
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
$106.46 / per day
Mitsubishi Attrage or similar
Mitsubishi Attrage
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
$169.76 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 14:29 on 2020-02-04. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Country code
Average car rental length
12 days
Economy car rental price
$104.61 / per day
Traffic direction
Speed limit out of town
80 - 110 km/h
50 - 68 mi/h
Speed limit within town
40 km/h
25 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
Mauritius Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

Get your rental car at Mauritius Airport! Then drive to Grand Bay to enjoy the beaches, bars, and restaurants, the laid-back island atmosphere and lively nightlife. Pereybère is another great beach that’s easy to reach with your rental. At a lot of beaches, you can take a boat trip, scuba dive, water ski, or go dolphin and whale watching. You can also head inland to take a jungle tour.

There’s a beautiful Maheswarnath Hindu temple in the village of Triolet, and if you’re travelling with kids, take a day trip to see the animals at the Vanille Réserve des Mascareignes. The village of Flacq has a terrific food market, perfect for lunch on the go. And be sure to try Mauritian cuisine—it’s a delicious mix of Indian, French, and African influences.

Mauritius isn’t big, but there’s so much to explore. So why not get a longer term car rental, extend your vacation, and discover more? You can even pick up your rental car at Mauritius Airport and drop it off at a different location. Start planning your adventure now!

Mauritius Airport is also called Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport and Aéroport international Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam.

Top international routes

  • Saint-Denis
  • Saint-Pierre
  • Johannesburg
  • Dubai
  • Antananarivo
  • Paris

Main airlines

Air Mauritius, Air Austral, South African Airways, British Airways, Air France, and Condor


The single passenger terminal serves both local and international flights. It was opened in 2013 and is designed to resemble Ravenala or “Traveller’s palm,” a tropical plant that grows in Mauritius and on other islands in the Indian Ocean.


The airport is about 48 km (30 mi) southeast of Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius. Motorways M2 and M1 are the main roads connecting Mauritius Airport to Port Louis. Many smaller towns and villages are near the airport.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Convertibles - from $112 per day
  • Station wagons - from $39 per day
  • Large cars - from $170 per day
  • Medium cars - from $106 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $191 per day
  • Premium cars - from $52 per day
  • Small cars - from $95 per day
  • SUVs - from $275 per day

Top car rental companies

  • Skyfleet (Tel: +23052599088)
  • SIXT (Tel: +23052509999)
  • OLA Mauritius Car Rental (Tel: +2306271929 / +23057900575)
  • Mauriconnect Car Rental (Tel: +23057957149)
  • Morisoleil Car Rental (Tel: +2305908030)
  • Europcar (Tel: +2306373240)
  • NuCarrentals (Tel: +23059071291 / +23058570272)
  • Avis (Tel: +2306373100)
  • Budget (Tel: +2306373100)
  • Royal Car Rental (Tel: +23059267799 / +23057731893)
  • Pingouin Car Rental (Tel: +2306378080)
  • Coastal Cars (Tel: +23052523433)
  • GreenMotion (Tel: +2306706666)
  • Surprice (Tel: +23059071291 / +23058570272)

Car rental desks

You’ll find the car rental area to your left after exiting the airport, behind the car park. It’s easy to walk there.

Services and facilities

You can dine at one the fast food stands or snack bars or in a restaurant. There are several stores, gift shops, and duty-free outlets. You’ll also find ATMs, baby care facilities, a medical service, post office, prayer room, and shower facilities.

Nearest gas station

One of the nearest gas stations, Total Maurice, is located at Plaine Magnien, next to A10 Royal Road, and can be reached in about seven minutes. There are other gas stations on the way to Port Louis and on the island of Mauritius. Do keep in mind, however, that most are closed at night.

Airport info

  • Getting to the airport 7.0
  • Departure and check-in 7.5
  • Terminal facilities 6.6
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 6.1
  • Restaurants and car rental services 5.7
  • Lounge 5.5

Mauritius Airport (MRU)

  • Airport name: Mauritius Airport (MRU)
  • Airport type: Civil
  • Airport Size: Medium Airport
  • Runway Surface: Asphalt
  • Distance from City: 12.4 miles / 20 km SE of town
  • Airport Hours: 24 hours a day
  • Phone: 203 603 8000
  • Email:

Top Locations near Plaisance, Mauritius Airport

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices cheapest at Mauritius Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Mauritius Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Mauritius Airport
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Mauritius Airport is October when prices for an Economy class start from $31.03. You can see that this is 13% cheaper than the yearly average and 29% cheaper than renting a car in February (when rental prices start at $43.68 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most popular rental length at Mauritius Airport?

Travel length differs from one month to another: in May the average rental period is 12 days, while in February, the average rental period is only 10 days.
Average Rental Length at Mauritius Airport

Which is the busiest car rental month at Mauritius Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Mauritius Airport in November, while the fewest number of travelers rent in June.
Mauritius Airport Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
NuCarrentals Suzuki Swift 2 1 Small cars
Surprice Hyundai i20 5 1 Medium cars
NuCarrentals Honda Freed 4 2 People Carriers/Vans
NuCarrentals Hyundai Accent 4 3 Large cars
Surprice Kia Picanto 4 1 Small cars
NuCarrentals Suzuki Swift 5 1 Small cars
Europcar Kia Picanto 4 1 Small cars
SIXT Kia Picanto 5 Small cars
GreenMotion Nissan X-Trail 5 3 SUVs
Europcar Mini Cooper S Convertible 2 1 Convertibles


Should I rent a car at Mauritius Airport (MRU)?
A majority of the ratings and reviews left by Discover Cars’ customers recommend renting a car (8.3 from 17 reviews).
What do you need to rent a car at Mauritius Airport (MRU)?
In most cases, you need a driver’s license, passport or ID card, and a credit card (in the name of the main driver), and the booking voucher to rent a car. Some companies may have additional requirements (be sure to check the rental conditions).
On what side of the road do they drive in Mauritius?
Drivers must drive on the left side of the road.
Can I rent a car at 18 in Mauritius?
Yes, you can rent a car at the age of 18.
How old do you have to be to rent a car at Mauritius Airport (MRU)?
You must be between 18 and 75 years old.
Can I rent a car with a debit card?
Though most companies require a credit card to leave a deposit, some accept debit cards. Check the rental conditions for more information.
Can I rent a car without a credit card?
Most companies require a credit card to pick up the car. Some may accept debit cards or cash. Check the rental conditions for more information.
What car classes can I rent?
Small cars, Medium cars, Station wagons, People Carriers/Vans, Large cars, SUVs, Convertibles and Premium cars vehicle types are available at Mauritius Airport (MRU).
Can I rent a car at Mauritius Airport (MRU) with my home country’s driver's license (for example, U.S., U.K., or Australia)?
In most cases, a driver’s license from your home country is acceptable if it uses the Latin alphabet. In some cases, you will need an International Driving Permit (IDP). Check the rental conditions for more information. If your driver’s license does not use the Latin alphabet, you need an International Driving Permit (IDP) at Mauritius Airport (MRU).
Do I need an International Driving Permit at Mauritius Airport (MRU)?
In most cases, if your driver’s license uses the Latin alphabet, you can rent a car in at Mauritius Airport (MRU) without an International Driving Permit (IDP). In some cases, you will need an International Driving Permit (IDP). Check the rental conditions for more information. If your driver’s license does not use the Latin alphabet, you need an International Driving Permit (IDP) at Mauritius Airport (MRU).
How much does an additional driver cost? Is there an option for a free additional driver?
No rental company at Mauritius Airport (MRU) offers a free additional driver.
How much does it cost to rent a car at Mauritius Airport (MRU)?
A rental car costs $124 per day, on average. The lowest daily price found in the past 48 hours was $95 at SIXT.
How much is car rental for a week?
The average price for a weekly rental at Mauritius Airport (MRU) is $866. In the past 48 hours, the lowest price for a weekly rental at Mauritius Airport (MRU) was $665.
What car rental companies are onsite (in terminal) at Mauritius Airport (MRU)?
Europcar, Avis and Budget are located onsite at Mauritius Airport (MRU).
What car rental companies offer shuttle service at Mauritius Airport (MRU)?
SIXT offers shuttle service to their location at Mauritius Airport (MRU).
Which car rental companies offer meet and greet at Mauritius Airport (MRU)?
NuCarrentals and Surprice offer meet and greet service at Mauritius Airport (MRU).
What is the best car rental company at Mauritius Airport (MRU)?
Ratings and reviews left by our users indicate that the best providers are OLA Mauritius Car Rental (8.7, 80 reviews), Skyfleet (8.7, 71 reviews) and Royal Car Rental (8.4, 67 reviews).

Our Customers Reviews

United Kingdom
Kia Picanto
August 2, 2019
Drove around and through the island. Roads much better than we expected. Vigilance required at all times due to dogs and some erratic driving. Easy driving on the left and road signs either English or French.
South Africa
Hyundai Grand i10
August 1, 2019
Mauritius is a beautiful place. During the period we visited 22 to 28 July, there temperatures were moderate 20 to 25
South Africa
Honda Jazz
June 23, 2019
We travelled the entire island during our 7 day trip. Found beautiful and interesting areas in Moka, Floreal Cap Maleurheux, Black River. We also discovered a delightful, traditional restaurant in Moka - Escale Creole, run by Mari and her mom..An absolute must visit
United States of America (USA)
Suzuki Ciaz
June 20, 2019
Taxis are very expensive. If you use the rental car for a to and return trip once a day you've basically covered the cost of a taxi. It is worth noting that if you are not used to traveling on narrow roads with drivers that consider traffic rules more of suggestions then laws I would not suggest renting a car. For the most part the highways are a decent width. Once you get of the highways the roads are about 8 ft wide. Going through the forest and up and down the mountains can be challenging. Also be prepared for cars to stop in the middle of the road and park so they can grab something to eat at a roadside shop. Sometimes they'll stop in the middle of the road facing the wrong direction. It was foreign to me but I suppose it could be common place in other countries.
South Africa
Kia Picanto
June 5, 2019
The location of all the car rental companies is easily accessible from the airport
United Kingdom
Suzuki Alto
May 30, 2019
Picking up and dropping off the car at the airport worked for me as it meant I could travel independently as soon as I arrived.
South Africa
Suzuki Alto
May 8, 2019
Very good rental car. Agent very professional. Nice car.
United Kingdom
Hyundai i10
April 23, 2019
The airport is the best place to pick up car rentals.
United Kingdom
Hyundai Grand i10
April 2, 2019
easy driving
Citroen C1
March 26, 2019
Easiest place to rent as it’s by the airport
Czech Republic
Hyundai Grand i10
March 20, 2019
I would recommend it. Make sure you get full insurance through a broker to avoid any surprise when giving the car back. Driving in Mauritius is a bit "chaotic" and it is very probably you might have a scratch or bump on the car. To avoid paying a penalty, get full insurance. The communication was overall good, they use live chat and whatsapp which made it simple. However, the did not really reply my emails and had to chase them.

Top 14 Suppliers for Plaisance, Mauritius Airport in 2020

Exceptional 9
A10 Royal Road, Airport, Plaine Magnien, Plaisance
Excellent 8.7
Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam AP
OLA Mauritius Car Rental
Excellent 8.7
+2306271929 / +23057900575
SSR International Airport, Plaine Magnien 742CU001, Plaisance
Mauriconnect Car Rental
Excellent 8.7
51520 Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Int. Airport, Plaisance
Morisoleil Car Rental
Excellent 8.7
Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, A10 Royal Road, Plaine Magnien
Excellent 8.6
Plaisance Airport, A10 Royal Road, Plaine Magnien
Excellent 8.5
+23059071291 / +23058570272
Aéroport international Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam - Plaisance, Plaine Magnien
Excellent 8.5
A10 Royal Road, Plaine Magnien, Mauritius
Excellent 8.5
Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport
Royal Car Rental
Excellent 8.4
+23059267799 / +23057731893
A10 Royal Road, Airport, Plaine Magnien, Plaisance
Pingouin Car Rental
Excellent 8
Level 0, Car Rental Booth, Counter No.9, Plaine Magnien 51520, Plaisance
Coastal Cars
Excellent 8
A10 Royal Road, Airport, Plaine Magnien, Plaisance
Very good 7.7
SSR Mauritius International Airport, A10 Royal Road, Plaine Magnien
Very good 7
+23059071291 / +23058570272
A10 Royal Road, Plaine Magnien 51520

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