Car Hire SSR International Airport (MRU)

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Car Rental for SSR International Airport (MRU)

Rent a car at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, also known as SSR Airport or Mauritius Airport (MRU), and travel with ease and comfort on your next trip to this beautiful island nation!

Mauritius known for places like the Black River Gorges National Park or Flic-en-Flac – which is best known for its beaches, resorts, and dolphin sightings – is a place worth watching. Hence, we advise that even if you are not visiting the country for a vacation but have a connecting flight at SSR Airport, car rental is a perfect solution for spending your spare time in Mauritius.

How to book an online car rental at
Mauritius Airport (MRU)?

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Making an online reservation for car rental at SSR International Airport is quite simple with VIP Cars. Our online reservation process consists of three steps – search, compare and book. You can run a search for your MRU car rental by using our search form; fill it out, click on the search button and you will be directed to our 'Select’ page.

On the select page you can compare the offered deals by using the available filters; and once you have chosen the deal, click on the 'Select’ button and book by paying a small amount on the car rental 'Booking’ page.

After placing a car rental reservation online, you will receive a confirmation in your email. Note that, depending on the car rental availability on the supplier’s end and the car rental duration, the confirmation email may take up to 3 days. However, in most cases, the car rental confirmation is sent immediately with the car rental voucher.

Car Rental Companies at Mauritius Airport (MRU)

At SSR International Airport, there are rental desks of about eight companies where you can pick your hired car; some of them associated with VIP Cars are mentioned below:

  • BudgetBudget
  • EuropcarEuropcar
  • First Car RentalFirst Car Rental
  • HertzHertz
  • SixtSixt
  • ThriftyThrifty

Other local brands like WSP Mauritius Car Hire and OLA Mauritius offer 'meet and greet’ service but do not have their car rental desks at SSR Airport.

Car Rental Pick-up Locations at Mauritius Airport

Airport Car Rental Pick-up

You can pick up the car rental directly from the SSR Airport on the pre-booked date and time. All you have to do is to go up to your car rental supplier desk inside the airport itself or a representative will escort you to your rented vehicle with a 'meet and greet’ service at MRU Airport.

In these cases, it would be better if you give your flight number at the time of booking so that the company can track your flight and can adjust their timing in the case of a delay.

Hotel/Accommodation Car Rental Pick-up

You can also get your rental car delivered to your hotel where you are staying on the island, however, note that, in this case, you might have to pay delivery charges in addition to the rental fee.

The cost of delivering your car rental can vary depending on the distance of the supplier’s office from your hotel, and the type of vehicle that you have rented.

The Drop-off Process & Places Where You
Can Return Your MRU Airport Car Rental

The car rental return process is just as simple as the pick-up. If you want to drop your SSR Airport car rental at the airport itself, at the agreed time, a car rental employee will either wait for you at the designated car rental counter or near the airport arrival gate. Similarly, if you want to drop off your rental at your hotel, a rental service employee will visit you at an agreed time to pick up the vehicle; in this case, most suppliers charge a collection fee too.

You need to return the vehicle in the same condition in which you picked it up, and since most of the suppliers follow a full-full fuel policy, refueling the car rental before dropping it off will be your responsibility. However read the fuel policy, some suppliers are known to give more than one option! You can return your car rental picked at SSR Airport literally anywhere in Mauritius; some of the popular drop-off locations are given as under:

Grand Baie Downtown

Grand Baie Downtown

Distance: 74 km from MRU Best Route: M2

Port Louis Downtown

Port Louis Downtown

Distance: 47 km from MRU Best Route: M2

Tamassa Hotel

Tamassa Hotel

Distance: 44 km from MRU Best Route: A9 and B9



Distance: 75 km from MRU Best Route: M2

Balaclava Downtown

Balaclava Downtown

Distance: 60 km from MRU Best Route: M2

Flic En Flac

Flic En Flac

Distance: 48 km from MRU Best Route: M2

Pointe Aux Piments Downtown

Pointe Aux Piments Downtown

Distance: 48 km from MRU Best Route: M2

SSR International Airport – Overview

Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, which is also known as SSR International Airport or more commonly Mauritius Airport, is a major airport in Mauritius, located 48 kilometers from Port Louis, which is the island country’s capital city. Though it is a hub for Mauritius airlines, it is also used by airlines like Air Austral, Air France, Air Madagascar, Air Mauritius, Air Seychelles, Alitalia, Austrian Airlines and British Airways.

Address: A10 Royal Road, Plaine Magnien, Mauritius
SSR Airport IATA Code: MRU

Facilities Available at SSR Airport


Mauritius Airport offers free Wifi to all its passengers for a period of 30 minutes; all you have to do is select the "30 Mins Free Passenger Wifi" from the available connections, open the browser in your devise and start surfing! A three-hour session is also provided, but for that, the travelers have to download the airport’s free app from Google Play or Apple store.

ATMs & Money Exchange Counters

At SSR Airport, various money exchange counters and banks are located in the arrival and departure halls; on the ground and first floor respectively. In case you want to withdraw some cash, ATMs at MRU Airport are located on the ground floor near Gates 4 and 7, just outside the Tour Operators Hall.

Pay-phones and Post-Offices

Pay-phones at SSR Airport are located near the elevators, on the ground as well as the 1st floor; 2 pay-phones are also available in the departure hall, near gate 21 and 27. The airport also has a post office which is located on the ground floor, in the terminal’s right wing, close to Gate 3.

Lounges at MRU Airport

The airport has two lounges – Nénuphar Lounge and The Amédée Maingard Lounge. The first lounge is located in the left wing of the boarding area opposite Gate 19, while the latter one is located on the right wing of the boarding area, near Gates 27 and 28. The Amédée Maingard Lounge is only accessible to passengers of Air Mauritius and its partners.

Car Rental Desks at MRU Airport

The car rental desks at the airport are located outside the Tour Operators Hall; the airport also has a car park where the travelers can return their car rentals.

Food Options

SSR Airport offers various food options from cafes to restaurants to fast food joints. There is also a café located in the public zone – level 2 – which also remains open to passengers and their accompanying family and friends.

Points of Interest in Mauritius

Mauritius is a beautiful island country and has numerous attractions scattered along its length and breadth, which speaks for its beauty. Here are the most noted attractions in Mauritius that you can explore in your MRU rental car; since some travelers might want to venture out during a layover, we have made sure that the attractions are close to the airport.

Île aux Cerfs

Île aux Cerfs

46 minutes from SSR Airport VIA B28

Black River Gorges National Park

Black River Gorges National Park

35 minutes from MRU Airport via M2

Ganga Talao

Ganga Talao

30 minutes from SSR Airport via Bois Cheri Road and M2

La Vanille Nature Park

La Vanille Nature Park

30 minutes from MRU Airport via B8

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Best Deals

Cheap Car Hire Deals in Mauritius

Economy USD 14 /day
Compact USD 19 /day
Van / Minivan USD 25 /day
Luxury USD 28 /day

Car Rental Locations Near SSR International Airport