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Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU)

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Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU)
AddressPlaine Magnien, Mauritius
Telephone603 6000.
Emailairportinfo@airportsofmauritius.aero
Websiteaml.mru.aero
Number of terminals1
Time zoneGMT Mauritius Time: GMT/UTC +4
LocationSir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport is located 6km (4 miles) from Mahébourg and 40km (25 miles) southeast of the capital, Port Louis.
Airport codeMRU
Airport newsThe new terminal complex was completed in September 2013.
Driving directionsComing from Mahébourg, 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).
Car rentalCar hire companies represented at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport include ABC, ADA, Avis, Budget, Europcar, First, Hertz and Sixt. Car rental counters are situated in the Tour Operators' Hall (in Arrivals).
Public transport and taxisBus: Bus services between Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport and Port Louis run quite frequently (every 30-60 minutes) throughout the day; however these can be impractical for travellers with luggage. The fare is around Rp300 and the travel time to Port Louis is around 60 minutes.
Taxi: Taxis are available outside the terminal building at all times. It is best to agree a price before the journey, which takes about 45 minutes into Port Louis and should cost around Rp1,500. There is a taxi information desk in the Tour Operators Hall section of Arrivals.
Car parkingThere are nearly 600 parking spaces available at the airport. Fees vary according to the type of vehicle and are paid per 24-hour period.
Information and help desksAn information desk is located centrally in the arrivals area. Tourist information is available from the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority desk (210 1545; www.tourism-mauritius.mu) also in Arrivals.
Airport FacilitiesMoney: There are ATMs outside the arrivals hall. A currency exchange service is available in the check-in hall of the departures area. There are bank offices in both Arrivals and Departures.
Communications: A post office is located outside the arrivals hall and is open every day except Sunday. Wi-Fi internet access is available within the terminal building.
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: Two duty-free shops are available at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, one each in the departure and arrival areas. 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.
Luggage: Enquiries about lost property or luggage should be made to either the information desk in the arrivals hall or at the lost luggage counter operated by Air Mauritius in the baggage reclaim hall.
Other facilities: A doctor is on call at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport and there is a first aid service in the arrivals area.
Conference and business facilitiesTwo VIP lounges are available at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport. These offer internet access, fax and photocopy services, magazines and shower facilities. A conference room for up to 60 people is available at the nearby Blue Lagoon Beach Hotel (tel: 631 9046; www.bluelagoonbeachhotel.com).
Disabled facilitiesSir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport has accessible toilets and parking spaces reserved for disabled people. Travellers requiring assistance should contact their airline before travelling.
Airport hotelsThere are no hotels at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport – the nearest options are in Mahébourg, about 6km (4 miles) away. Our Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport guide includes the following accommodation options:

Shandrani Resort and Spa
The 5-star Shandrani 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 a nine-hole 'pitch and putt' golf course and various watersports.
Blue Bay, Mauritius
Tel: 603 4343.
Web: www.shandrani-resort.com

Blue Lagoon Beach Hotel
As its name implies, this hotel – which is within 10 minutes' drive of the airport – is a beachfront hotel. The hotel's position allows it to provide free trips to the Blue Bay Marine Park, and it also offers guests an outdoor pool and a range of sports and activities.
Blue Bay, Mauritius
Tel: 631 9046.
Web: www.bluelagoonbeachhotel.com
Full airport nameMauritius Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport
CountryMauritius
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