Port Louis in detail

Flights & getting there

Heading to the airport by bus, allow two hours to be on the safe side, and make sure the conductor knows where you're going; the service runs to Mahébourg, and drivers occasionally skip the detour down to the airport.


Port Louis' two bus stations are both located in the city centre. Buses for northern and eastern destinations, such as Trou aux Biches, Grand Baie and Pamplemousses, leave from Immigration Square bus station, northeast of the Central Market. Buses for southern and western destinations, such as Mahébourg, Curepipe and Flic en Flac, use the Victoria Square bus station just southwest of the city centre.

The first departure on most routes is at about 6am; the last leaves at around 6pm.

Buses from Port Louis

DestinationFare (Rs)Duration (hr)Bus Station
Centre de Flacq422Immigration Sq
Curepipe421Victoria Sq
Grand Baie421Immigration Sq
Mahébourg42Victoria Sq
Pamplemousses36½Immigration Sq


Ferries to Rodrigues and Réunion dock beside the passenger terminal on Quai D of Port Louis harbour, 1km northwest of town.

Mauritius Shipping Corporation runs services to Rodrigues.


Taxis from Port Louis to Grand Baie cost Rs 1200. To Flic en Flac it's Rs 1200, to Mahébourg it's Rs 1800 and to Belle Mare it's Rs 2000. If you'd prefer a private vehicle, contact any of the island's rental agencies – they'll deliver the car to your hotel.