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About Seychelles Intl. Airport

Seychelles International Airport was built in 1972 by British colonial troops on Seychelles which is an island country in the Indian Ocean in the middle of Africa and Asia. The airport was opened by Elizabeth. The expansion plan began to be implemented in 1980 at Seychelles International Airport which continued to be used as a transfer point for intercontinental long-distance flights. While a new terminal building was firstly built, a large area was established to meet the demands of airlines. In order to fight against piracy and terrorism in Africa, unmanned aerial vehicles belonging to the air force of the United States carry out operations by using the airport. In addition, a separate department at the airport borders offers service for the tasks of the Central Intelligence Office. With direct flights to Abu Dhabi, Paris, Mumbai, Frankfurt, Dubai, Nairobi, Doha and Istanbul, the airport's annual passenger average is about 750 thousand.

Getting to the City Center from Seychelles Intl. Airport

The most preferred transportation option for travelling to the city center from Seychelles International Airport is taxi, but using the airport shuttle service offered by your hotel is also a comfortable and trouble-free option. In addition, you can rent a car at the airport and have a comfortable transportation vehicle during your visit. If you are one of those preferring the means of public transportation, you can get to the city center by getting on the buses departing from the airport. This is the most budget-friendly transportation alternative. If your travel will continue to another island, you can use the service offered with helicopters or fixed wing aircrafts.

Taxi

It is possible to reach the city center comfortably by using the taxis departing from the airport. The average cost of travelling to the city center from Seychelles International Airport by taxi is 75 SCR in day tariff and 100 SCR in night tariff.

Car Rental

At the airport, Avis, Hertz and Sixt companies and some local car rental companies offer service for passengers. With the car you rent, you can reach the city center by driving in the northwest direction along the coast through the Victoria – Providence Highway by following the signs.

Bus

You can reach the city center by using the buses departing from Seychelles International Airport every 20-25 minutes. Ticket price is only 3 SCR. This bus route operates from 5:30 am to 7:30 pm during the day. It lasts about 20 minutes to reach the city center from the airport.

Hotel Shuttle

Many hotels on the island offer airport shuttle service for their guests. While this service is sometimes offered as shared, private vehicle can also be allocated for passengers wanting a special service. You can get in contact with your hotel and learn whether they offer this service or not. You can make a reservation and get information about the pricing policy in advance. If you find this service suitable for you, you can get to your hotel comfortably.

Helicopter / Fixed Wing Aircraft

If you will travel to the other islands in the surrounding rather than the city center, you can benefit from the helicopter or fixed wing aircraft service offered by the Zil Air company. You can get detailed information by visiting zilair.com.

Last Updated: 19 Dec 2017
Getting to Seychelles Intl. Airport from the City Center

There are different transportation alternatives to be used for travelling to Seychelles International Airport from the city center. It is possible to get to the airport quickly by taxi. You can also have a comfortable travel by renting a car. Many hotels on the island offer airport shuttle service for their guests. If you need a more budget-friendly transportation alternative, you can get to the airport by getting on a bus from the city center. If you will come to Seychelles International Airport from the surrounding islands, you can benefit from the helicopter or fixed wing aircraft service offered for passengers.

Taxi

It is possible to get to Seychelles International Airport from the city center in about 10-15 minutes by taxi. On the island, there are two tariffs applied for passengers. These are day and night tariffs. Travelling to the airport in the daytime costs about 75 SCR. If you need to get to the airport in the nighttime, the average cost will be 100 SCR.

Car Rental      

There are many car rental companies throughout the island. You can also rent a car with a driver. In order to get to the airport with the car you have rented, you should drive in the southeast direction along the coast through the Victoria – Providence Highway by following the signs. Under normal traffic conditions, you can reach the airport in about 15 minutes by car.

Bus

You can reach Seychelles International Airport by getting on a bus departing from the city center. This bus operates every 20-25 minutes during the day and the travel lasts about 20 minutes under normal conditions. Ticket price is only 3 SCR. This bus operates from 5:30 am to 7:30 pm during the day. Therefore, if your flight is at a late hour, you cannot use this transportation alternative.

Hotel Shuttle

Mahe Island, which is a tourist paradise, has a large number of accommodation centers many of which offer airport shuttle service to their guests. While this service is sometimes offered as shared, private vehicle can also be allocated for passengers wanting a special service. Please note that this service may not be free and you will need to make a reservation in advance.

Helicopter / Fixed Wing Aircraft

If you will travel to Seychelles International Airport from the other islands located around the Mahe Island, you can benefit from the service offered with helicopters or fixed wing aircrafts. By visiting www.zilair.com, you can get detailed information and make a reservation.

Airport Information 

Seychelles International Airport is located 10 kilometers southeast of Victoria on Mahe Island. At the airport, there are all fundamental services such as bank, ATM and foreign exchange office. You can spend pleasant time in the restaurants and bars at the airport, or do shopping at the stores where different products are sold. There is also a duty-free shop and a VIP Lounge at the airport.

Last Updated: 23 Oct 2016

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Which are the alternative airports to Seychelles Intl. Airport?

You can use Denis Island Airport as an alternative to Seychelles Intl. Airport.

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Ethiopian Airlines, Qatar Airways fly to Seychelles Intl. Airport.

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