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Port Louis Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Port Louis Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

It's a really nice airport...Though we didn't had to sleep there, it has spacious spaces to rest.
- just_me26

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport.

What to Expect

  • A spacious, modern and eco-friendly international airport with two passenger terminals. A small variety of pricey shopping and dining options are available, as well as a spa!
  • Free WiFi and internet kiosks are available. See WiFi in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • According to an October 2017 review, the airport closes at night and it is not possible to sleep in the airport overnight. For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

Good to Know

  • Economy class passengers can pay to enter one of the airport’s first class lounges. See our Airport Lounges section for locations and rates.

For more information about the services and facilities available, scroll down to continue exploring our Port Louis / Mauritius Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.

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Port Louis Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

  • Amédée Maingard Lounge - Location: Airside. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes  •  Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]
  • Salon Nénuphar - Location: New Terminal Building, Airside, opposite Boarding Gate 19. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes  •  Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]
  • YU Lounge - Location: VIP Building, 500 meters from the Main Building. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes. [ more lounge info ]

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Port Louis Airport does not appeal to you, there are no hotels at the airport to seek refuge. The nearest hotels are:

  • Holiday Inn Mauritius Airport - Located just 700m from the front of the airport. Free roundtrip airport shuttle is available upon request. Day rates are available.
  • Shandrani Resort & Spa - (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. Day passes available for those who just want to hang out at the resort for the day.
  • Chantauvent Mauritius Guesthouse - (10 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers available for Rs 500 per car (max of 4 passengers), or Rs 650 if after 11:00PM. If arriving late, airport pick-up must be arranged ahead of time, since hotel reception will be closed.
  • 3Ds International Tourist Home - (10 minutes from the airport) Airport tranfer service is available upon request, 12,50€ each way.

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Port Louis Airport for 30 minutes. Connect to the “30 Mins Free Passenger WiFi” network. Access is one-time use only. You can also get 3 hours of free WiFi if you download the “Mauritius Airport” app from Google Play or the App Store. The app will generate a code, which you can use to access WiFi from the mobile device of your choice.

If you do not have a mobile device, there are free Internet workstations at the airport. Locations and additional details are unknown.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • ATMs / Cash Machines - ATMs are available landside, outside of the Tour Operators area, near Gates 4 and 7.
  • Car Rentals - Yes, see our Airport Transportation section below.
  • Chapel/Prayer Room - Airside Level 1, Hall A near Shops.
  • Children's Play Areas - Location: Airside Level 1. Near Gates 22 and 23.
  • Currency Exchange - Yes, in the Departures Check-in area (Level 1) and Arrivals Hall exit (Level 0).
  • Duty Free & Shopping - Duty-free shopping is available in both the Departures / Boarding area and the International Arrivals area (Baggage Claim Hall). Clothing, Mauritian goods, and more can be purchased at retail shops located throughout the airport.
  • Food & Drinks - Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. At the time of this update, we are unable to confirm the availability of 24-hour dining.
  • Information Desk - Location: Level 0, near the Tour Operator booths.
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Not available.
  • Luggage Wrapping - Protect your luggage and its contents with Safe Wrap luggage wrapping. Location: International Check-In Halls A and B, landside, near Gates 13 and 16.
  • Medical Services - Urgent and emergency medical care is available at First Aid stations in these two locations: Level 0 at Gate 8 (landside) • Departures Hall, airside, Level 1.
  • Mobile Charging - At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.
  • Post Office - Location: Arrivals (Level 0), near Gate 3, at the right side of the terminal. Hours: 8:15AM - 4:00PM (Mon-Fri) 8:15AM - 11:45AM (Sat). Closed on Sunday. Stamps are also sold at the bookstore opposite Gate 28.
  • Prayer Room - Location: Departure Hall, airside, behind the Hugo Boss shop.
  • Rest Zones - Not available.
  • Shopping & Duty Free - Yes
  • Showers - Available in the Salon Nénuphar Lounge [ see Airport Lounges above ]
  • Spa - Yes.

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Airport Hours

According to an October 2017 review, the airport closes at 11:00PM and it is not possible to sleep in the airport overnight.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

ABC Car Rental • ADA • Budget • Europcar • First Car rental • Hertz • One World Travel (Pole Star) • Sixt • White Horizon (Avis). The car rental counters are located outside the Tour Operators Hall.

Public Transportation

There is an Information Desk in the Tour Operators Hall on the ground floor where you can find information about public transportation.


Taxis can be arranged at a special counter in the Tour Operators Hall.

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Last Updated: 14 November 2017

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning and is subject to change at any time. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors, or to add/change any items mentioned in the guide, please contact us .