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The Indian Ocean island of Mauritius is famed for its idyllic beaches, lagoons and reefs, perfect for a holiday in the sun. It also attracts the more adventurous traveler, keen to explore the mountainous interior with its dramatic gorges and rainforests. The cosmopolitan capital, Port Louis, is full of historic sites and cultural attractions, while those wanting further adventure can try various water sports, including parasailing, sea kayaking and water skiing. You will find plenty of families visiting Mauritius, and with many available activities, such as the Blue Safari Submarines, La Vanille Nature Park and zip lining, there is plenty to keep them entertained.
Flying to Mauritius
1. Which airports serve Johannesburg to Mauritius?
Johannesburg has two international airports, with the largest being O. R. Tambo International Airport, located 24km from the city. The busiest airport in South Africa, bus and rail services link the airport to the city, with car parking available for those who arrive in their own cars. Lanseria International Airport is located close to Johannesburg’s business hub, and a shuttle bus operates between the airport and Sandton Gautrain Station.
Mauritius has just one major airport, Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, located 48km from Port Louis, although there is another airport on the Mauritian island of Rodrigues. Three bus routes transport passengers from the airport, or you can hire a car or a taxi for your onward journey.
2. Which airlines operate flights from Johannesburg to Mauritius?
For a nonstop flight to Mauritius from Johannesburg, you can fly with Air Mauritius, South African Airways or British Airways, with at least one flight operating each day. If you fly via Nairobi, Kenya, you can use additional carriers, including Air Australia and Turkish Airlines.
3. How long is the flight?
A direct flight to Mauritius from Johannesburg takes around 3 hours 50 minutes, with additional time required if you make a stop. Mauritius is two hours ahead of Johannesburg, so factor this into your arrival time.
4. Climate changes between Johannesburg and Mauritius
Johannesburg and Mauritius enjoy similar climates, with a mild winter between May and October and hot summers during November to April. Cyclone season extends throughout the summer months, but due to the small size of the island, they rarely hit.
5. Culture differences and need-to-know
Mauritian currency is the rupee. You can exchange money at foreign exchange offices throughout the island, and many places will also accept major credit and debit cards.
Citizens of most countries do not need a visa to travel to Mauritius, but visitors do need to have a passport valid for at least six months after their scheduled departure from Mauritius.
After the huge but vibrant metropolis of Johannesburg, the island of Mauritius is likely to feel peaceful, particularly if you seek out quiet beaches or trek into the less-populated interior to spot the fascinating wildlife. Whether you want to visit the museums and sites of Port Louis, snorkel in the clear seas, photograph spectacular waterfalls or simply soak up the sun from white sandy beaches, your stay in Mauritius can be as relaxed or as busy as you choose.
Johannesburg to Mauritius Last modified: Mar 21, 2023 19:55 -04:00
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Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Johannesburg to Mauritius?
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How far in advance should I book tickets from Johannesburg to Mauritius?
The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from Johannesburg to Mauritius.
|Advanced Purchase||Non Stop||Connecting|
|< 7 days||R8 715||R11 719|
|7-14 days||R9 735||R8 456|
|14-21 days||R9 735||R8 437|
|21-30 days||R9 735||R8 474|
|30-60 days||R8 845||R8 474|
|60-90 days||R8 845||R7 510|
|90+ days||R8 845||R8 104|
Cheapest Day To Fly from Johannesburg to Mauritius
We've examined 165 960 058 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Johannesburg to Mauritius is Wednesday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.
Compare Flight Prices from Johannesburg to Mauritius by Month
Low priced flights are most commonly available by purchasing between one and three months in advance. International or holiday flights may need to be purchased even further in advance. The chart below shows the cheapest flight prices by month for Johannesburg to Mauritius flights.
|Month||Origin||Destination||Carrier||Depart Date||Return Date||Stops||Price|
|March||Johannesburg||Mauritius||Air Austral||2023/03/30||2023/04/06||1||R8 437|
|April||Johannesburg||Mauritius||Air Austral||2023/04/11||2023/04/18||1||R8 474|
|May||Johannesburg||Mauritius||Air Austral||2023/05/16||2023/05/23||1||R8 122|
|June||Johannesburg||Mauritius||Air Austral||2023/06/08||2023/06/18||1||R7 510|
|July||Johannesburg||Mauritius||Air Mauritius||2023/07/22||2023/07/29||0||R8 845|
|August||Johannesburg||Mauritius||Air Austral||2023/08/24||2023/09/07||1||R8 122|
|September||Johannesburg||Mauritius||Air Austral||2023/09/07||2023/09/14||1||R8 104|
|October||Johannesburg||Mauritius||Air Austral||2023/10/10||2023/10/24||1||R8 122|
Cheap Last Minute Flights from Johannesburg to Mauritius
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Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Johannesburg to Mauritius
Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.
The average price for connecting flights from Johannesburg to Mauritius is R8 678.
The average price for direct flights from Johannesburg to Mauritius is R9 160.
One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Johannesburg to Mauritius
We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Johannesburg to Mauritius. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.
The average price for one way flights from Johannesburg to Mauritius is R4 636.
The average price for round trip flights from Johannesburg to Mauritius is R8 456.
Johannesburg to Mauritius Airports
These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Johannesburg and Mauritius. If your route includes a city with multiple airports, you may be able to find substantial savings by choosing an alternate airport.
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