Transport in Mauritius
The primary mode of transport in Mauritius is via road. The bus network is fairly extensive and provides efficient access to the capital, Port Louis. There are also air-conditioned buses linking Port Louis with the main residential areas of the island. The two well-known bus companies are National Transport Corporation (NTC) and United Bus Services (UBS). There is no light rail transit. For foreigners, renting a car is a popular mode of transport on the island, with the big names such as Avis and Budget being operational, as well as many other car-rental companies. Cars drive on the left and drivers must be over 23 years of age to hire a car. Air Mauritius is the main carrier and operates over 30 weekly flights to and from all the major European cities, including 15 combined flights with Air France to and from Paris. British Airways operates four weekly flights, Emirates Airlines three and Condor one. Mauritius has a fully modern airport, Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, located in Plaisance in the south of the island. It is about 50km away from Port Louis and linked by road. An airstrip at Plaine Corail on Rodrigues island also runs a daily service to Mauritius.