There is no doubt that Mauritius is a vast destination in terms of exploration, but it is as small in terms of transportation. Most of the places can be easily covered through various means of transportation. Mauritius has lots of means of transportation like cars, taxis, and public transport. Let us go through the proper guide to learn about different transportation modes in Mauritius.


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Mauritius in terms of area

Mauritius is a small country in the heart of the Indian Ocean that covers a total area of 2040 km sq. The distance between the east to west parts of Mauritius is almost 45 km which can be covered within 1 hour and 15 minutes. On the other hand, Mauritius’ north and south parts are 61 km away, you can wander around within 1 hour and 20 minutes. Surprisingly, Mauritius is a tiny place where there are no trains or trams.

Roads in Mauritius

This small country features a clear network of roads, with three main roads:-

  • M1:- This road connects the main airport in the Southeast to the capital city of Port Louis. It is an important road in Mauritius that passes through the largest cities like Curepipe, Vacoas, Quatre-Bornes, Phoenix, Beau-Bassin, Rose Hill, and Mika.
  • M2:- M2 road connects Port Louis city to the famous tourist village of Grand Baie which is in the north part of the nation.
  • M3:- This road connects Terre Rouge to Verdun in the North which passes through the capital city of Louis.  

These roads in Mauritius cover an area of 2,100 km.

Means of Transportation in Mauritius



Taxis are mainly used by people in the evening and you can easily find them outside malls, hotels, etc. Taxi drivers in Mauritius do not use meters which is why the prices are usually decided by them. As they are quite expensive, it is suggested to bargain the ride fare for a convenient exploration of Mauritius. The best-preferred app for booking taxis in Mauritius is Yougo.

Car Rentals

Car Rentals

If you want your own pace for exploring Mauritius, it is best to rent a car. It will give you freedom and flexibility without any limitation of timetable. Hiring a car at affordable rates in Mauritius is quite easy with us by calling +971-4256-2434. Some car rental companies can be found at the airports. It is important to bring a valid driver’s license and also a map or GPS to easily navigate through the best tourist places in Mauritius.



Get the authentic Mauritius experience by traveling through the main means of transportation, i.e. bus. They are cheap and it is also the best way to interact with friendly locals. Mauritius has two types of buses, standard and express. Express buses are much faster and more convenient with air-conditioned after boarding. They operate from 5:30 am to 8 pm and 6:30 am to 6:30 pm in rural places. You may find express buses after every 15 minutes.



In rural areas, bicycles are the best means of transportation to get around. This mode will make you fall in love with Mauritius’s cultures and sceneries. Most of the hotels in Mauritius also offer bicycle rentals on a daily or weekly basis which will cost you about 800 to 1500 MUR per day.


There is also a metro service in Mauritius named Metro Express which is a light public transport system and now operates from Port Louis to Curepipe. To travel by Metro Express, you need a MECard, which is a prepaid card for different types of travelers like Adult, Child, Student, Senior, and Priority. These cards can be bought at the electronic ticket machines at the Metro Express stations.

What are the best hours to travel within Mauritius?

Roads in Mauritius are quite wide so there is no congestion except peak hours. You may also find heavy traffic near the office buildings. Such as the capital city of Port Louis has lots of the most important office buildings, and as it is a small city, the hours from 8 am to 9 am and 4 pm to 5 pm can be congested. After that, you can easily wander through Mauritius to reach the diverse parts of the nation.

For an easy, convenient, and affordable tour of Mauritius, call The Travel Makers at +971-4256-2434 and rent cars with a ride at your own pace.