Guide to Driving In Mauritius - Drive Safe in Mauritius

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Mauritius and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.

URBAN SPEED LIMIT

40 kph

urban
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RURAL SPEED LIMIT

80 kph

rural
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motorway speed limit

100 kph

speed limit
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Drink Drive Limit

 50mg

drink and drive limit
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urban
You drive in Mauritius on the Left side  
urban
The currency in Mauritius is MUR
urban
To rent a car is  21 years and to drive is 18 years of age
urban
Current fuel price in Mauritius 1.13 €/Ltr

Driving Laws in Mauritius

Are there any special requirements for driving or hiring a car in Mauritius?

Driving in Mauritius
Pocket guide to driving in Mauritius
Profile:
Mauritius
Port Louis
MUR
Driving in Mauritius
SPEED: (kph)
40
80
100
Speed limit in Mauritius
Holiday:
Rush hour in Mauritius
Cameras:
YES
YES
Speed cameras in Mauritius
FUEL:
1.22
0.98
EUR/Litre
Fuel prices in Mauritius
DRIVE:
LEFT
Drive LEFT in Mauritius
MIN AGE:
18
21
Min driving age in Mauritius
DRINK:
50mg
Blood alcohol content
Drink driving in Mauritius
EMERGENCY:
999/112
Emergency phone number in Mauritius
DOCUMENT:
Driving documents in Mauritius
PHONES:
No
Hands free only
Mobile phone driving in Mauritius
SEATBELTS:
Yes
Yes
Seat belt in Mauritius
Mauritius is quite a densely populated island but there are plenty of opportunities to get away from it all with a hire car. In town, just take special care and watch all directions, Mauritians aren't known for careful driving!

Rules of the road

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Emergency Services Numbers

Police Police: 112

Police Fire: 114

Police Ambulance: 115

Notes:

Fuel Prices in Mauritius by Month

Parking Information

Parking regulations

Parking regulations
 
Mauritius is generally quiet but in the cities of Port Louis, Rose Hill, Curepipe and Quatre Bornes you’ll encounter a lot more traffic and a lot less parking.
 
Paid parking
 
  • In almost every part of Mauritius, parking is free and you can park anywhere that’s not obstructing access. In the cities, you’ll have to buy a parking ticket from petrol stations which costs ten rupees for each half hour up to a maximum of an hour. If that isn’t enough time, park at the racecourse in Port Louis or at the Caudan waterfront shopping centre, which costs around 50 rupees for one hour.
 
Enforcement
 
Police monitor the areas controlled by parking tickets and often hand out fines for overstaying. If you’re not sure of the length of your stay, park outside the centre for free and get public transport in.
 
Disabled parking
 
There are no allowances made for disabled drivers but in most places you can find a more accessible parking space. The locals are often glad to help.

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

Police Police: 112

Police Fire: 114

Police Ambulance: 115

The emergency number in Mauritius is the UK standard 999 for the police and ambulance or you can use 112 for the police and 114 for the fire service. 

What to do in an emergency

All rental cars should have an emergency contact number on a sticker inside the windscreen which you should call if you get into difficulty. If you’re in a private car, use a local garage or contact the police if your car is causing a danger to others.
 
If you are involved in an accident you should call the emergency services but this is only necessary when there are injuries or major damage. Whilst waiting for the police, take photographs of the scene where possible and if you can leave the cars in position without causing danger to others, it is recommended that you do so. 

Handy Guides

World Driving Guides

Road Signs

Handy Phrases

There are no official languages but English is the most widely spoken followed by French so you won’t have difficulty getting by.

Mauritius Fuel Price History

Fuel Prices in Mauritius by Month
Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jun, 2019 0.69 1.13
May, 2019 0.97 1.20
Apr, 2019 0.97 1.20
Mar, 2019 0.97 1.20
Feb, 2019 0.97 1.20
Jan, 2019 0.98 1.22

Hiring a Car

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Mauritius and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.
Chloe Demaret
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