Car Hire in Mauritius

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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Mauritius Airport
Economy
Honda Jazz or comparable
Honda Jazz
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Mauriconnect Car Rental
£ 14.86 / per day
Mauritius Airport
Mini
Suzuki Alto or comparable
Suzuki Alto
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
AutoRent Mauritius
£ 16.06 / per day
Mauritius Airport
Compact
Toyota Vitz or comparable
Toyota Vitz
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Splash Car Holiday
£ 18.38 / per day
Mauritius Airport
Compact Elite
Hyundai Grand i10 or comparable
Hyundai Grand i10
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Am38
£ 18.70 / per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

Mauritius Airport
Intermediate
Nissan Note or comparable
Nissan Note
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Carental Mauritius
£ 19.30 / per day
Mauritius Airport
Mini Elite
Renault Kwid or comparable
Renault Kwid
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
IDrive
£ 22.26 / per day
City Centre
Economy Elite
Hyundai Grand i10 or comparable
Hyundai Grand i10
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Surprice
£ 29.04 / per day
Mauritius Airport
Standard
Kia Rio or comparable
Kia Rio
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Royal Car Rental
£ 29.91 / per day
These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 10:45 on 2024-04-09.

Travel Information

Languages
English, French, Creole
Currency
MUR
Drive on
Left-hand side
Dialing code
+230
Average car hire price
£ 21 per day
Average car hire length
10 days
Speed limit within city centre
40 km/h or 25 mph
Speed limit out of city centre
80 - 110 km/h or 50 - 68 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.02%
Score
9.3 / 10

Why hire a car in Mauritius?

Located in the Indian ocean, little Mauritius is one of the most visited countries in Africa for a reason. In addition to its countless beautiful beaches, the country has a fascinating and diverse cultural heritage, delicious cuisine, and stunning nature. 

Mauritius

Top ways to enter Mauritius

Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport. Also known as Plaisance Airport and simply Mauritius Airport, this is the main port of entry for visitors of Mauritius. Served by more than 20 airlines, the airport provides connections with other African countries like Kenya and Madagascar, as well as far away destinations such as France, India, and the United Arab Emirates. The airport is about 40 km (25 miles) southeast of Port Louis, the national capital.

Top cities and places to visit

  • Port Louis. The capital and largest city of Mauritius, Port Louis is also one of its main tourist attractions, and for a good reason. Located on the main island’s northwestern coast, the city is home to historical attractions like Fort Adelaide and Aapravasi Ghat (the latter a World Heritage site), as well as a scenic waterfront.
  • Black River Gorges. Located in the southwest, this is a national park that’s made up of the remaining portion of an ancient rainforest. A great place for walking and trekking, the area has a wide variety of flora and fauna like rusa deer and Mauritian flying fox.
  • Blue Bay. The main reason why thousands of tourists take long intercontinental flights to visit Mauritius is the country’s stunning coastline, something that is exemplified by places like Blue Bay. Located on the southeast coast, Blue Bay has often been named as having some of the nicest beaches on all of the planet, and there’s also the Blue May Marine Park where you can dive to explore reefs.

Most popular hire car

The most hired car in Mauritius is the Perodua Viva, followed by the Hyundai i20 and the Nissan Micra. The most popular car types are economy, mini, and standard.

Driving licence requirements

  • Mauritius only recognizes foreign driving licences if you are visiting as a tourist on a trip that’s shorter than 4 weeks. If you’re staying in the country for a longer period or are residing there permanently, you need to obtain a local licence instead.
  • If your driving licence is printed in another alphabet than Latin (e.g., Cyrillic or Arabic), you’ll need an International Driving Permit (IDP) too.
  • Similarly, if your driving licence doesn’t show your photograph, you might be required to have an IDP.
  • Even if you have an IDP, you also need to keep your original licence on you as you will be required to provide both.
  • You must carry your driving licence, not a copy, with you at all times. 
  • You need to have had your driving licence for at least two years.
  • Some car suppliers charge a young driver fee for drivers between the ages of 22 and 25 and a senior driver fee for drivers over the age of 65.
  • There may be additional requirements depending on the car supplier and category, so make sure to check the car hire conditions before booking.

Top driving routes

  • Bras d’Eau National Park. Although not as well known as the Black River, Bras d’Eau is another stunning destination of Mauritius. Located in the northeast of the main island, the area is known for its native tree species that cannot be found on the African mainland, as well as wetlands that include mangrove swamps. The drive from Port Louis takes about 50 minutes.
  • Rodrigues. Located some 500 km (300 miles) east of the main island of Mauritius, Rodrigues is as remote as they come. Getting there is neither easy nor cheap (the islet can only be reached by plane, except for a ferry that travels twice a month), but if you can make it, you’ll be rewarded with even more serenity and natural beauty than on the main island.

Car Hire Prices

  • Convertibles - starting at £ 95 per day
  • Station wagons - starting at £ 35 per day
  • Large cars - starting at £ 19 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 18 per day
  • People Carriers - starting at £ 39 per day
  • Premium cars - starting at £ 125 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 15 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £ 36 per day

How can I save money on my hire car?

There are several good methods to find a cheaper car for hire:

  • Compare rates of different car hire providers
  • Book your vehicle well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit in the month when the prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Mauritius is the cheapest in June when hiring a car is about 19% cheaper than the yearly average and a whole 47% cheaper than hiring a car in December.
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In which month is car hire in Mauritius the most affordable?

Our data shows how prices for hiring a car in Mauritius fluctuate depending on the season. This graph can help you find the best bargain.
Average price for hiring a car per day in Mauritius
£ 23.44
January
£ 22.32
February
£ 21.59
March
£ 24.10
April
£ 23.80
May
£ 21.91
June
£ 21.98
July
£ 21.87
August
£ 23.22
September
£ 24.92
October
£ 26.31
November
£ 25.41
December
The best month to hire a car in Mauritius is March — when the average price for a hire is £ 21.59 per day. This is 8% less than the yearly average and 18% less than hiring a car in November (when the average price is £ 26.31 per day).

This information can help you determine the low season. But note that these prices are only averages. The cost of your hire is determined by the type of car you select, the length of time you hire it for and how much in advance you book. Simply type in your dates in the form at the top of the page in order to find out the exact prices.

How many days do people keep their hire cars, on average, in Mauritius?

Car hire lengths can vary according to the time of year. Longer periods of car hire are more common in January with an average of 11 days. Shorter periods of car hire are more common in February with an average of 10 days.
Average number of hire days in Mauritius
11
January
10
February
10
March
10
April
10
May
10
June
11
July
10
August
11
September
11
October
11
November
10
December

Which month is the most favoured for hiring a car in Mauritius?

Given the number of customers searching for a car in Mauritius, the month in which the highest number of people search for a hire car is November, while February is the month that sees the lowest demand for them.
Monthly Car Hire Searches in Mauritius Compared to the Yearly Average
84%
January
83%
February
98%
March
97%
April
85%
May
86%
June
99%
July
98%
August
116%
September
120%
October
124%
November
111%
December

Car Hire Information

Car hire locations 27
Airport locations 1
Popular suppliers Mauriconnect Car Rental, AutoRent Mauritius, Garuda Car Rental, Am38, First Car Rental Mauritius
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, Large cars, SUVs
Lowest price £ 15 per day
Cheapest supplier Mauriconnect Car Rental

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Mauriconnect Car Rental Hyundai Grand i10 5 1 Small cars
Mauriconnect Car Rental Suzuki Swift 5 1 Small cars
Mauriconnect Car Rental Toyota Vitz 5 1 Small cars
AutoRent Mauritius Suzuki Alto 5 1 Small cars
Mauriconnect Car Rental Honda Jazz 5 1 Small cars
AutoRent Mauritius Suzuki Ignis 5 2 Small cars
Garuda Car Rental Suzuki Alto 5 1 Small cars
Mauriconnect Car Rental Nissan Micra 5 1 Small cars
AutoRent Mauritius Nissan Micra 4 2 Small cars
Garuda Car Rental Nissan Micra 5 1 Small cars

Our Customers' Reviews

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United Kingdom
Hyundai Creta
1 April 2024
The car allowed us to travel the island from south to north. We went zip lining at le parc des couleurs, visited the markets of capital city, many beautiful beaches, waterfalls, mountains, plantations. Lovely island with warm welcome everywhere we went.
United Kingdom
Suzuki Ignis
18 January 2024
Small car, a bit higher of the ground, small overhang on front and rear, perfect for the roads in Mauritius, best car I had in Mauritius (I travel to Mauritius for over 20 years),
United Kingdom
Kia Picanto
18 July 2023
Mauritius is always filled with great memories in whatever you choice to spend your time!
United Kingdom
Suzuki Ignis
12 July 2023
Mauritius was gorgeous. The driving style there is a bit rough to say the least, but renting a small car, is a really great, cost effective, and easy way to explore the beautiful island, especially when public transport has stopped for the day.
United Kingdom
Suzuki Alto
30 May 2023
Awesome service from the Autorent guys, you rock!!!
United Kingdom
Nissan Micra
23 May 2023
beach holiday
United Kingdom
Nissan Micra
22 February 2023
the island is beautiful and generally the people are helpful and friendly
United Kingdom
Hyundai Grand i10
16 October 2022
Mauritius is a small island, making it easy to explore, and it's great to be able to drive yourself and stop and take photos when you want. The coast road round the island has loads of great photo ops, and would also recommend the Black River Gorges national park.
United Kingdom
Hyundai Creta
17 August 2022
If you need to rent a car contact TAJ Car Rental Best company ever very friendly and understanding
United Kingdom
Hyundai i20
13 July 2022
the problem is that the standard of driving in mauritius has seriously deteriorated since we last visited the island in 2019. We had several really close near misses. I would think twice before driving on the island again
United Kingdom
Kia Rio
5 July 2022
Is really easy to drive around Mauritius. Car are underpowered, however everyone drives slowly. Just go with the flow. :)
United Kingdom
Honda Jazz
30 March 2022
Yes we toured the island and visited other areas.
United Kingdom
Hyundai i20
14 February 2022
Mauritius is very easy to travel using a car.
United Kingdom
Honda Jazz
27 January 2022
Not applicable
United Kingdom
Hyundai Grand i10 Sedan
21 December 2021
This is the best car rental you can get in Mauritius
United Kingdom
Suzuki Celerio
23 October 2021
Just get out and enjoy all Mauritius has to offer.

Car Hire Statistics

Highest rated company
Garuda Car Rental
8.8 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
Inncar Holidays
6.9 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
130
Total rental companies
31
Average daily price
£ 21.06
Lowest daily price
£ 14.86
Total cars available
1978

Top Supplier in Mauritius in 2024

Garuda Car Rental
Garuda Car Rental
Very good 8.8 / 563 reviews
12 locations
£ 17 - £ 61
Am38
Am38
Very good 8.6 / 273 reviews
1 location
£ 19 - £ 34
Mauhire
Mauhire
Very good 8.6 / 130 reviews
4 locations
£ 19 - £ 59
AutoRent Mauritius
AutoRent Mauritius
Very good 8.5 / 509 reviews
4 locations
£ 16 - £ 69
CATH CAR RENTAL
CATH CAR RENTAL
Very good 8.5 / 89 reviews
11 locations
£ 40 - £ 148
Carental Mauritius
Carental Mauritius
Very good 8.5 / 8 reviews
13 locations
£ 16 - £ 71
Morisoleil Car Rental
Morisoleil Car Rental
Very good 8.2 / 152 reviews
2 locations
£ 22
ABBYCAR
ABBYCAR
Very good 8.1 / 11 reviews
2 locations
£ 22 - £ 45
First Car Rental Mauritius
First Car Rental Mauritius
Very good 8 / 68 reviews
1 location
£ 22 - £ 59
Europcar
Europcar
Very good 8 / 8 reviews
3 locations
£ 58 - £ 128
Mauriconnect Car Rental
Mauriconnect Car Rental
Good 7.9 / 1 249 reviews
1 location
£ 15 - £ 42
Autounion
Autounion
Good 7.9 / 109 reviews
8 locations
£ 25 - £ 189
Budget
Budget
Good 7.8
1 location
£ 54
IDrive
IDrive
Good 7.7 / 11 reviews
19 locations
£ 21 - £ 60
SIXT
SIXT
Good 7.7 / 2 reviews
5 locations
£ 33 - £ 146
Carwiz
Carwiz
Good 7.7
1 location
Hertz
Hertz
Good 7.7
3 locations
£ 48 - £ 75
RightCars
RightCars
Good 7.7
1 location
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Good 7.6 / 2 reviews
1 location
£ 32 - £ 154
Splash Car Holiday
Splash Car Holiday
Good 7.6 / 1 review
1 location
£ 17 - £ 51
Avis
Avis
Good 7.6
7 locations
£ 43 - £ 52
OTOQ
OTOQ
Good 7.6
1 location
£ 19 - £ 41
Street Rent A Car
Street Rent A Car
Good 7.6
4 locations
Thrifty
Thrifty
Good 7.6
1 location
Royal Car Rental
Royal Car Rental
Good 7.4 / 110 reviews
13 locations
£ 22 - £ 120
Soleiro Car Rental
Soleiro Car Rental
Good 7.4 / 49 reviews
7 locations
£ 22 - £ 147
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Good 7.4 / 2 reviews
2 locations
£ 42 - £ 148
First Car
First Car
Good 7.2
1 location
Surprice
Surprice
Good 7.1 / 11 reviews
2 locations
£ 24 - £ 57
Inncar Holidays
Inncar Holidays
Satisfactory 6.9 / 30 reviews
1 location
£ 28 - £ 46
Tan & Tej
Tan & Tej
Satisfactory 6.9 / 20 reviews
1 location
£ 18 - £ 46
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