©Photographe|Serge GELABERT

Getting around

Arriving and getting around Reunion Island

How are you going to discover the island’s many treasures?

To make the most of the island’s stunning landscapes and vibrant culture, you will need to cross a sea or maybe even an ocean. Natural, cultural and gastronomic treasures await you! To uncover them all, prepare your itinerary in advance by finding the right means of transport for your trip.

Arriving in the island

You will probably travel to Reunion by plane. The island has two airports: La Réunion Roland Garros airport near Saint-Denis (the island’s largest airport) and Saint-Pierre Pierrefonds in the south of the island. There are three direct flights to Reunion from mainland France. You can fly to Roland Garros airport from Paris Orly, Charles de Gaulle and Marseilles airports. 


Finding a car when you arrive

You can, if you want, go straight from your flight to a car and then drive to your hotel or set off to explore the island. There are several rental agencies, with a wide range of vehicles, near Roland Garros airport.

There’s a vehicle for every adventure: a people carrier for families, a city car for driving along the coast, or a 4×4 for exploring the highlands.

Exploring the island’s road

Many of Reunion’s towns have car hire agencies so you don’t have to miss out on the island’s hidden treasures, from its lush cirques and volcanic plains to white sandy beaches.


Other ways of getting around

There are so many different ways to discover Reunion, whether its exploring the island’s roads on a motorcycle or enjoying an ocean sunset in a camper van To make your stay on the island even more unforgettable, you can opt for one of these more unusual modes of transport, available to rent.