Flights & getting there
Although it's just a tiny speck in the Indian Ocean, Réunion is fairly straightforward to get to, though access is limited to flights only. Flights and tours can be booked online at lonelyplanet.com/bookings.
Direct flights connect Réunion with China, Comoros, France, India, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Thailand, the Seychelles and South Africa. For further afield, you'll need to take a connecting flight from South Africa, Mauritius, Asia or France.
Airports & Airlines
Réunion has two international airports. The vast majority of flights come into Roland Garros International Airport about 10km east of St-Denis. Coming from Mauritius, you have the option of landing at Saint-Pierre-Pierrefonds International Airport, in the south of the island near St-Pierre.
Air Austral is the national carrier. It has a good safety record and a decent international network.
Departure tax is included in the price of a ticket.
It is not possible to travel here by land.
The Mauritius Trochetia ferry used to run between Mauritius and Réunion but this service has been suspended.