Book a flight from London to Mauritius and you’ll land at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU), which is around 26 miles southeast of the capital city of Port Louis. There are several departure airports to choose from in the UK when you’re planning a trip to this Indian Ocean island, though, and which one you choose can have an impact on the price of your flights.
There are around 3,561 weekly flights on this route, so you’ve got lots of choice. If you’re looking for a direct flight from London to Mauritius, you’ll want to fly with British Airways from London Gatwick (LGW), or Air Mauritius from Heathrow (LHR). You’re looking at a flight time anywhere upward of about 11 hours.
To shave some money off your fare, it’s worth looking into indirect flights. You might be able to find a cheap flight from London to Mauritius if you include a stopover in somewhere like Dubai. Air France and Kenya Airways often have some of the lowest prices, so keep an eye out for their flights.
As for when to go, it’s worth comparing flights month by month if your travel dates are quite flexible, as there are definite peaks and troughs. High season is November – the start of summer in Mauritius – so flights are likely to be more expensive at this time. On the other hand, February is the cheapest month to go. This is cyclone season, which means hot, humid and rainy conditions are typical.
FAQs about flights from London to Mauritius
Which airlines fly from London to Mauritius?
From London Heathrow, you can fly to Mauritius with airlines including Air Mauritius, Emirates, Kenya Airways, Air Austral and Virgin Atlantic. Emirates provide indirect flights from Stansted, and several airlines – including Air Mauritius – fly from Gatwick.
Which airlines have the cheapest flights to Mauritius?
Kenya Airways often come out cheapest on this route, but bear in mind these flights are indirect.
Can I fly direct from London to Mauritius?
Yes – you can fly direct to Mauritius from London Gatwick with British Airways, or go from London Heathrow with Air Mauritius.
Which London airport offers the cheapest direct flight to Mauritius?
London Gatwick often has the cheapest direct flights, but it’s also worth checking Heathrow.
How long is the flight from London to Mauritius?
The shortest flight time on this route is about 10 hours and 55 minutes.
How do I get into Mauritius from Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU)?
Many hotels will include airport transfers in your booking, so check what’s included with your Mauritius holiday package. If you don’t have anything sorted, consider pre-booking airport transfers to your accommodation via taxi or shuttle bus. Some companies will let you pay in Mauritian Rupees, Euros or US Dollars – as a rough guide, it’ll cost you around Rs 1,700 to reach Port Louis. If you want to explore Mauritius, it’s worth hiring a car to get around the island – there are several car hire companies at the airport.
What are the top things to do in Mauritius?
Mother Nature certainly got to work on this Indian Ocean island. Mauritius is blessed with beautiful beaches, peaceful lagoons and underwater reefs teeming with life – so it’s no surprise that you’ll be spending lots of time on the coast while you’re here. When you’re done basking in the sunshine, you can spot macaque monkeys in the Black River Gorges National Park, ride a quad bike across the Domaine de L'Étoile estate, and get a dose of retail therapy in the capital, Port Louis.
Do I need a visa to travel to Mauritius?
No – you don’t need a visa to enter Mauritius, unless you intend to work. Your passport will be stamped allowing entry to the country for 60 days. You will need to be able to provide evidence of onward or return travel, though, as well as things like proof of accommodation – so make sure you’ve got everything you need to hand.