Mauritius Driving Advice and Car Hire Info

Driving In Mauritius
Driving is on the left side of the road and you can drive using the licence of most countries. Roads are generally in good condition but smaller roads can be and uneven with inadequate lighting, making night driving hazardous. The island has a motorway linking the North to the South, from Grand-Baie to the airport and one linking Terre-Rouge to Ebène.The motorway has speed cameras so abide by the speed limit which varies between 60kmh and 110 kmh. Driving standards aren’t always up to European standards so you should drive with caution. Motorcycles often drive without lights, so be observant at night. Road and traffic signs are posted in English so navigation isn’t difficult. Drivers involved in an accident are required by law to remain at the scene until the police arrive. However, if a you feel threatened, you should proceed directly to a police station to report the accident. Mauritius has a number of scenic drives and shouldn’t be too challenging as a self drive destination.

Although I try and keep the information in the site updated as much as possible, in a rapidly moving world, situations can change daily. Therefore please use the site as an approximate guide, and in conjunction with other resources in order to form your view on driving conditions, roads, safety etc.

Mauritius Car Rental –
Hertz, Sixt, Europcar, Alamo, National, Avis, Budget,  have outlets here. Also usually features on Car rental broker sites and Web discount sites such as

We currently have no local car rental partners in Mauritius. If you are a local car rental company who would like to feature on please check details on our Partnering page or contact us on

Mauritius Self Drive Rules-
Cars can’t be driven off Mauritius

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