Sleeping in Airports

Port Louis Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Port Louis Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

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

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.

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 (ie. Priority Pass). 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!

Passes  YU Lounge – Location: VIP Building, 500 meters from the Main Building. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes. [ more lounge info ]

Passes  Salon Nenuphar – Location: New Terminal Building, Airside, opposite Boarding Gate 19. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Passes  Amédée Maingard Lounge – Location: Airside. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

ATOL Lounge – Location: New Terminal Building, Airside, near Gate 19. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door.

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. » Check Rates
  • 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. » Check Rates
  • Chantauvent Mauritius Guesthouse – (10 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are 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. » Check Rates
  • 3Ds International Tourist Home – (10 minutes from the airport) Airport tranfer service is available upon request, 12,50€ each way. » Check Rates

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.

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.

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Landside, outside of the Tour Operators area • Airside, near Gates 4 and 7.

Baby Care Facilities – Baby change facilities are available in washrooms both Landside and Airside.

Chapel/Prayer Room – Airside Level 1, Hall A near Shops.

Currency Exchange – Currency Exchange services are available from at least 10 kiosks throughout the airport.

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 any 24-hour dining options.

Information Desk – Location: Level 0, near the Tour Operator booths.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Luggage Wrapping – Protect your luggage and its contents with luggage wrapping. Location: Ground2Air (International Check-In Hall A, near Gate 13) • World Safe Wrap (International Check-In Hall A, near Gate 12 • International Check-In Hall B, near Gate 16).

Medical Services – Urgent and emergency medical care is available at First Aid stations in these two locations: Level 0 at Gate 9 (landside) • Departures Hall, airside, Level 1.

Mobile Charging – Power sockets are available the seating areas located in the departures zones, Airside.

Piano – The airport now features a piano for passengers to play and enjoy. Location: International Departures, Airside, opposite Gate 26.

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 – Freshen up in between flights with a shower. Available inside the lounges. [ see Airport Lounges above ]

Spa – Express Spa – Location: International Departures, Airside, opposite Gate 28.

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.

Airlines

As of March 2018, Port Louis airport is served by the following airlines: Air Mauritius • Emirates • Air Austral • Air France • South African Airways • CorsairFly • British Airways • Condor • Air Madagascar • Air Seychelles • Austrian Airlines • Comair • Lufthansa • Edelweiss • Eurowings • Evelop Airlines • KLM • Meridiana Fly • Saudia • Thomson Airways • Turkish Airlines • Thomas Cook • TUIFly.

Transportation

Car Rentals

ABC Car Rental • Avis • Dollar/Thrifty • Europcar • First Car rental • Hertz • Sixt. The car rental counters are located outside the Tour Operators Hall.

Public Transportation

There are three public buses that serve the airport. Bus 9, 10 and 198 connect the airport with a variety of destinations including, Mahebourg Bus Station, Curepipe Jan Palach South Bus Station and more. Buses depart every 10 – 20 minutes and journes last from 70 to 120 minutes.

Taxis

Taxis can be arranged at a special counter in the Tour Operators Hall. For a list of estimated fares, visit the Port Louis Airport website.

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   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/update any items mentioned in the guide, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.