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Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Mauritius (MRU)

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Visiting from Melbourne to Mauritius

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Mauritius is part of the Mascarene Islands, surrounded by 160km of sandy beaches and azure seas, with a backdrop of rugged peaks and sugar cane, making the island a dream holiday destination. With year-round sunshine, stunning beaches, world-class hotels, spas, golf courses and gourmet restaurants, there is plenty to enjoy for all tastes and budget. Each region has its own vibe from the lively hub of Grand Bair to the quieter Cap Malheureux – all equally glamorous. Be sure to take a day trip to the capital Port Louis to sample authentic food and visit the lovely botanical gardens. There's no doubt about it, it's the perfect place to relax on some of the planet’s most beautiful beaches.

Flight information

Fly Melbourne to Mauritius (MEL to MRU)

The approximate time for a flight from Melbourne to Mauritius is 40 hours and 15 minutes, including connection time.

When to visit

Mauritius has a mild climate all year round with an average temperature of 25ºC and a pleasant water temperature suitable for swimming both during summer and winter. The best times to visit the island are from April to June and September to December, to avoid the peak of summer and winter, the only two seasons in Mauritius. Summer lasts from October to April with plenty of sunlight, some humidity and heavy rain in February and March. 

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, also known as also known as Mauritius Airport (MRU). It is the main international airport in Mauritius, located 48 km southeast of the capital city of Port Louis. 

Arriving in Mauritius

The helpful staff at Mauritius Airport will greet you when you land and assist with your travel needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are various transport options available to get you on your way.         

Getting into Mauritius from Mauritius Airport     

Getting into Mauritius is easy, with different transport options available depending on your needs. Choose from taxis, bus, hotel shuttle or car hire. Taxi is a convenient option taking 50 minutes to get to Port Louis, with ranks located on the ground level of the main terminal. Alternatively, you could book a private transfer to take you to your destination. There are several bus services to the city centre, bus 09, 10 and 198.  The bus stop is located in the car park with regular services. It's possible to rent a car from the airport to explore the island, organise a car with a driver or you may wish to organise a hotel shuttle.  

Getting around Mauritius

There are many ways to get around Mauritius, with different transport options available to explore the island. Some of the most popular means are bus, car, motorbike, taxi, tours or helicopter. Buses are a fun, cheap way to explore the island and travel everywhere, with the main transport hub in Port Louis. It's best to jump on the express buses as they are faster and have air-conditioning. Driving is a popular and flexible way to tour the island, with signs in English. Open-topped jeeps, Mini Cooper convertibles and 4WDs can be rented from car hire providers and major resorts. Scooters and motorbikes can be rented in some tourist centres, and you need a valid driving licence. Taxis are a convenient option to get around and can be found at hotels and shopping centres. A good way to see the island is to join a tour offered by island tour companies, hotels and resorts to take in the major island sights. A scenic way to see Mauritius is to book a helicopter tour.  

Departure information

Fly from Melbourne

Once you’ve got your tickets from Melbourne, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your flight.  

What is the main airport called? 

Melbourne Airport. Located 20 km (12.5 miles) from the city centre, Melbourne Domestic Airport (MEL), also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the main airport serving the state of Victoria. Qantas operates from two terminals in Melbourne T1 - domestic and T2 - international.

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Disclaimer: +Meals, beverages, entertainment and offerings vary between flights and cabins. Alcohol offered during select flight times on select flights.