Cheapest car hire in Mauritius

Top tips when hiring a car in Mauritius

  • Avis are the best-known car rental agent in Mauritius and offer a familiar service to their global car rental offering
  • Drive on the left-hand side of the road in Mauritius
  • The M1 and M2 highways have a maximum island speed limit of 100km/h
  • Speed limits in urban areas as just 40km/h and policed by fixed and mobile speed cameras

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Laws and rules of the road when driving in Mauritius



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    MUR  38.03/Ltr

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Compare car rental agents in Mauritius

Rental Agent
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Muriconnect car rental
€ 28.86
€ 31.66
€ 52.64
€ 35.85
 Pingouin car
€ 30.26
€ 31.66
€ 52.64
€ 61.03

Car rental agent statistics in Mauritius

  • 7.3/10
    Highest rated agent:
  • 6.8/10
    Lowest rated agent:
  • 218
    Total number of reviews in
  • 22
    Most Locations in Mauritius:
  • 16
    Average wait time
  • 11
    Total rental companies

Average prices per day for car hire in Mauritius

*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in Mauritius

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Sep , 2020 0.75 0.94
Aug , 2020 0.74 0.93
Jul , 2020 0.76 0.96
Jun , 2020 0.78 0.98
May , 2020 0.80 1.00
Apr , 2020 0.81 1.02
Mar , 2020 0.80 1.01
Feb , 2020 0.86 1.08
Jan , 2020 0.86 1.08
Dec , 2019 0.86 1.08
Nov , 2019 0.87 1.09
Oct , 2019 0.87 1.09

Car rental price statistics in Mauritius

  • € 165.27
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 313.20
    Highest daily price:
    Jeep Renegade
  • 530
    Total cars available
  • 96
    Most popular model:
    Hyundai i10
  • 87
    Location with most cars:
    Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport
  • € 23.6 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    MORISOLEIL CAR RENTAL - Manisa Hotel - Morisoleil

FAQs about car hire in Mauritius

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

Car hire in Mauritius starts from just €23.60 per day for a (mini) class car from Morisoleil car rental. The average price to hire a car in Mauritius is just €74.60 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Mauritius is a Jeep Renegade car for a (compact) class from Green motion costing €313.20 per day.

How do I get a free additional driver when hiring a car in Mauritius?

We often have special offers on car hire in Mauritius including free additional drivers, for example, Morisoleil car rental is offering free additional driver and express check-in at Flic En Flac - Cascavelle for €23.61 per day.

Why is car hire so cheap in Mauritius?

Car hire prices in Mauritius are kept low thanks to the 11 car hire companies across the country. With over 57 car hire locations and 1,641 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Mauritius.

Who is the best car hire company in Mauritius?

Based on over 218 reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in Mauritius Is Pingouin car who score on average 6.8/10 across all locations in Mauritius.

What is the most popular car hire location in Mauritius?

The most popular locations to hire a car in Mauritius is Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport with 11 car hire companies and 87 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Mauritius?

Current fuel prices in Mauritius are €0.94/ltr for petrol and €0.75/ltr for diesel as of 21 September 2020, it’ll cost on average €38 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €30 for diesel.

What are the speed limits in Mauritius?

Speed limits in Mauritius are in km/h and are generally 40 km/h on urban roads, 80 km/h on rural roads and 100 km/h on the motorways but you should always follow local signage.

What is the cheapest car hire company in Mauritius?

Morisoleil car rental is the cheapest car hire company in Mauritius offering a (mini) class car such as the Suzuki Alto for as little as €165.20 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Mauritius?

The most popular car hire category in Mauritius is the Hyundai i10 available from 5 car hire companies in over 42 locations.

Mauritius Mini Guide

With all its problems Mauritius is a beautiful island with superb tropical beaches; a pear-shaped paradise in the Indian Ocean with great potential for tourism. A volcanic island, the undulating northern plain rises gradually to the central plateau, at one point 823 m (2700 ft) high, before dropping sharply to the south and west coast. The climate is varied, but mainly hot and humid, and the prevailing southeast winds bring an annual rainfall of 5000 mm (200 in) to the windward slopes. Fast flowing rivers have been harnessed to produce hydroelectric power. The well-watered, fertile soil was once covered with luxuriant natural vegetation, but much of this has given way to the sugar plantations. 

Mauritius is a small island situated to the east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean. It is a stunning tropical island and the best time of year to visit is between May to November when cooling trade winds make the temperature delightful. Taxi services in Mauritius are one way to get from the airport to wherever you are going on this island in the Indian Ocean. Mauritius is located off the coast of Africa and is a destination for luxury holidays given the intense beauty of the country. The capital is Port Louis.

Its main cities are the capital Port Louis, Beau Bassin, Rose Hill, Quatre Bornes, Phoenix, Vacoas and Curepipe. There is plenty for tourists to see and do in Mauritius and the main tourist area Grand Baie has restaurants, bars and discos. There are also beautiful villages, orchards and ruins which are worth visiting. Water sports are a favourite on the sandy beaches of Mauritius and you can try snorkelling, scuba diving, jet skiing or sailing. There is a water park too called the Water Park Leisure Village which has huge chutes and rides making it a great place to go for a fun family day out.

The Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU) is the main airport of Mauritius and the home of the local carrier Air Mauritius. Air Mauritius flies to inter-island destinations as well as locations in Europe, Africa, Asia and America.

Making full use of your hire car in Mauritius, you can explore this beautiful and idyllic island in the Indian Ocean and see its amazing beaches and nature reserves. We have various locations across the country where you can collect your hire car, however the main pick up point for vehicles in Mauritius is the Plaisance international airport. Booking your car hire in advance online with Rhino means that when you land at the airport you can collect your hire car straightaway and get on the road, with no annoying queues or filling in lengthy forms at the rental desk!

Rhino searches through all the main car rental suppliers such as Alamo, Hertz and Thrifty to find you the best price and deal possible. We also look at the more local suppliers, as sometimes they may have some special offers which we can pass onto our customers. Don't waste time trawling through various car hire websites, let us do the hard work for you. Try us for a quote today and see how competitive and cheap our prices are.

Mauritius Factfile

  • Mauritius is located in the Indian Ocean off the southeast coast of Africa and is an island nation
  • The main languages spoken in the country are Mauritian Creole, French and English
  • The dodo which is now extinct was only ever found in Mauritius and nowhere else
  • Mauritius' main airport is Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport
  • Local folklore music on the island is called sega and has African roots

Should you hire a car in Mauritius?

Whether you are going to Mauritius on a family holiday or taking your partner for a romantic getaway, probably the best method of seeing all that this stunning island has to offer is to hire a car and be your own boss at the wheel. If you need a vehicle with a larger capacity to transport the family around safely, we have a great selection of suitable vehicles such as the Toyota Avanza which can easily accommodate up to 7 passengers and all their luggage.

If you're on a romantic holiday and want to enjoy the sunshine to the maximum, consider renting a Jeep or other SUV or when available a convertible rental car in Mauritius, but be quick as they sell as fast as always in high demand.

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Fuel Prices in Mauritius

  • Price of petrol in Mauritius in September

    € 0.94/Ltr

    ($ 1.15/Ltr | 38.03/Ltr)
  • Price of diesel in Mauritius in September

    € 0.75/Ltr

    ($ 0.92/Ltr | 30.35/Ltr)

Cost to fill a rental car in Mauritius in September

  Petrol Diesel
Economy € 37.60  ($ 46.04) | € 30.00  ($ 36.74)
Compact € 37.60  ($ 46.04) | € 30.00  ($ 36.74)
Full Size € 47.00  ($ 57.55) | € 37.50  ($ 45.92)
SUV € 56.40  ($ 69.07) | € 45.00  ($ 55.11)
Carrier € 65.80  ($ 80.58) | € 52.50  ($ 64.29)

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