Mauritius Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport Guide (MRU)

Airport info
Code: MRU
Address:
A10 Royal Road, Plaine Magnien, Mauritius
Location:

Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport is located 6km (4 miles) from Mahébourg and 50km (31 miles) southeast of the capital, Port Louis.

No. of terminals: 1 Dialling code: +230
Telephone:
+230 603 8000
Timezone: GMT ++04:00
Map:
Mauritius Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport map

Previously known as Plaisance Airport, Mauritius Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport is the main airport for the island nation of Mauritius. Our Mauritius Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport guide provides information on public transportation, terminal facilities and accommodation, as well as airport contact details.

Information

An information desk is located centrally in the tour operator section of the ground floor. Tourist information is available from the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority desk (tel: +230 637 3635) also in Arrivals.

Email address: 
info@atol.aero

An enquiry form is also available on the airport website.

Driving directions

Coming from Mahebourg, take the A10 (Royal Road) westwards and follow signs for Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport after about 6km (4 miles).

Heading from Port Louis, take the M2 towards the southeast and follow signs for the airport after about 40km (25 miles).

Public Transport

Public transport road

Bus: Bus services (Number 9, 10 and 198) between Mauritius Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, Mahebourg, Rivière des Gallets and Port Louis run quite frequently (every 10-20 minutes) throughout the day; however, these can be impractical for travellers with luggage (journey time: 60-105 minutes; fare: MUR30). The bus stop is situated in the airport’s car park area.

Taxi: Taxis are available outside the terminal building at all times. It is best to agree on a price before the journey, which takes about 45 minutes into Port Louis and should cost around MUR1,500. There is a taxi service desk (+230 5 250 5349) in the Tour Operators Hall section of Arrivals.

Terminal facilities

Money

There are ATMs outside the arrivals hall. Currency exchange services are available in the pre-security departure area and in the arrivals area. There are bank offices in both Arrivals and Departures. VAT refunds are available for eligible departing visitors.

Communication

Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout Mauritius Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (free for the first 3 hours). A post office is located outside the arrivals hall and is open every day except Sunday and letter boxes are available on level 1. Pay phones are available by the Tour Operators Parking. Various charging stations are located throughout the terminal.

Food

There are several places to eat and drink at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport. A restaurant is located in the arrivals area, while another eatery in the departures area offers both fast food and à la carte menus. Further options are available after security for departing passengers.

Shopping

Three duty-free shops are available at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, one in Departures and two in the Arrivals area. These offer a wide range of spirits, perfumes, tobacco, chocolate and more.

In addition, there are a selection of gift shops selling local products such as clothes, accessories, local spices and crafts, and newsagents selling books, magazines, cigarettes and basic pharmaceutical products. There is also a flower shop (international check-in hall), a bookstore (international departure), and luxury stores (international departures).

Luggage

Enquiries about lost property or luggage should be made to either the information desk (tel: +230 637 3635) in the arrivals hall or at the Baggage Service Counters, adjacent to Carousel 6 in the baggage reclaim hall and in the public corridor by Gate 8. Luggage storage is not available at the airport. Luggage wrapping and repacking is available pre-security departure.

Other

A doctor is on call at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport and there is a first aid service in the arrivals area. A children’s play area, a spa, baby changing rooms, prayer rooms, and pianos are available for passenger use in the international departures area.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

Two VIP lounges are available at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport. These offer internet access, fax and photocopy services, magazines and shower facilities.

Meeting rooms are available at the on-site Holiday Inn (tel: +230 601 2700; www.ihg.com).

Disabled facilities

Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport has accessible toilets and parking spaces reserved for disabled travellers. Passengers who may require additional assistance are advised to contact their airline before travelling.

Car parking

There are nearly 600 parking spaces available at the airport. Drop-off and parking for less than 20 minutes is free and then hourly rates apply.

Car rental

International car hire companies represented at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport include Avis, Budget, Dollar, Europcar, First, Hertz and Sixt, as well as a handful of local operators. Car rental counters are situated in the Tour Operators' Hall (in Arrivals).

Hotels

There is one hotel located within the grounds of Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport. Additional options are mostly clustered in the Mahebourg area.


Shandrani Beachcomber Resort and Spa

+230 603 4100

The 5-star Shandrani Beachcomber Resort and Spa is located 6km (4 miles) from Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport. The luxury all-inclusive resort offers a range of dining options and leisure facilities, including various land and water-sports.

Blue Bay, 51510, Mahebourg, Mauritius

Holiday Inn Mauritius Mon Tresor

+230 601 2700

Just a five-minute drive from the airport terminal, this modern hotel provides a meeting room, business centre and spa to guests, along with an outdoor pool that’s overlooked by the on-site restaurant. Despite its close proximity to the terminals, a complimentary shuttle service is also offered.

Montresor, Plaine Magnien, Mauritius

Paradise Beach by Horizon Holidays

+230 403 5308

On the beachfront in Mahébourg, this complex consists of a grouping of apartments, and offers access to a wide range of water sports and other activities. A range of restaurants, and other amenities, is located within walking distance.

Coastal Road, Pointe d'Esny, Mahébourg, Mauritius

3Ds International Tourist Home

+230 631 4295

Located 10 minutes from the airport, this mid-range hotel offers spa facilities and is situated near a lovely beach. It is also conveniently close to Mahébourg, which offers shops, restaurants and other amenities.

Sir Abdool Rajack Mohammed Street, Mahebourg, Mauritius
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