Mauritius car rentals

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Cheap car hire in Mauritius

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Top tips for hiring a car in Mauritius

  • The use of toll roads is a recent phenomenon in Mauritius, so avoiding them will not be too difficult for the foreseeable future; but you might consider using them to avoid heavy congestion on much-used roads and highways, or resort to public transportation. Plans are also in place for a new metro system to address the problem of chronic traffic conditions.
  • Parking is free and unrestricted outside of Port Louis and other major cities, which will come as a relief to anyone who decides to rent a car in Mauritius. You will need a ticket in order to park in one of the urban centers; those can be obtained from any petrol station you pass. Parking rates are generally about 10 MUR (about 0.30 USD) per half hour and fines are common, so plan accordingly.
  • There are few traffic lights in use in Mauritius outside of urban areas, so vigilance is required when approaching any intersections or roundabouts in rural areas. Also, there are very strict policies about driving while under the influence, so it is not recommended to drive your rental car if you have had a couple of drinks. Be safe and use a designated driver, or get a cab instead.
  • Among the major tourist attractions in Mauritius are Black River Gorges National Park in the south and the Le Morne Brabant peninsula in the southwest, where land meets the Indian Ocean. If you love coastal drives, take the A3 south from Port Louis, which becomes Route 89 around Black River, running parallel to the coast through Le Morne and beyond, when it becomes the A9 along the southern coast.
  • Book your rental car in Mauritius at least 5 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Mauritius are around 32% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Mauritius

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Mauritius?

    On average a car hire in Mauritius costs $61 per day.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Mauritius?

    Economy (Hyundai i10 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Mauritius.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Mauritius?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Soleiro Rental ($47/day).

  • How can I find car hires near me in Mauritius?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • What is driving like in Mauritius?

    Drivers must use the left side of the road when driving in Mauritius; additionally, front and rear occupants of the rental car are required by law to wear a seatbelt. A valid US license alone is sufficient to operate a rental, as long as your stay does not exceed one month. Thereafter, an International Driver’s Permit will be required.

  • How old do you have to be to hire a car in Mauritius?

    When considering whether to rent a car in Mauritius, you should know that the minimum age to rent a car is 21, with the condition that you have been driving at least 1 year prior to renting a vehicle. Most companies will apply a fee for drivers under the age of 24, and you should be advised that this age requirement is 25 at Avis and that the fee charged is 230 MUR (6.68 USD) per day.

  • How much does petrol cost in Mauritius?

    When you need to pull into a petrol station in Mauritius, it’s good to have an idea of the fuel prices at the pump. On average, a liter of diesel will cost roughly 35 MUR (1.02 USD) and about 3.85 USD per gallon. Cars using petrol will have to pay about 44 MUR (roughly 1.28 USD) per liter and approximately 4.84 USD for a gallon.

  • What are the speed limits in Mauritius?

    Driving your rental car through the countryside in Mauritius, you should not go faster than 80 km/h (about 50 mph), and if you are anywhere in a city or populated area, then you should not exceed 40 km/h or 25 mph. However, once you reach the highways, you are allowed to accelerate up to 100 km/h (62 mph).

Car rental directory

  • 1firstcarrental

    1First Car Rental car hire locations in Mauritius

    94 Locations

  • surpricecarrental

    SURPRICE CAR RENTAL car hire locations in Mauritius

    34 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in Mauritius

    28 Locations

  • pingouincar

    Pingouin Car car hire locations in Mauritius

    18 Locations

  • royalmauritius

    Royal Car Rental car hire locations in Mauritius

    18 Locations

  • soleirorental

    Soleiro Rental car hire locations in Mauritius

    18 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in Mauritius

    16 Locations

  • morisoleilcarrental

    Morisoleil Car Rental car hire locations in Mauritius

    15 Locations

  • cathcarrental

    Cath Car Rental car hire locations in Mauritius

    14 Locations

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car hire locations in Mauritius

    10 Locations

  • autounion

    Autounion Car Rental car hire locations in Mauritius

    9 Locations

  • olamauritius

    OLA Mauritius Car Rental car hire locations in Mauritius

    9 Locations

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The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for hire cars for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 48 hours. Offers are subject to change and may not be available on all car hires listed or dates of travel. Some hire car providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the website of the respective hire car provider.