Getting To and Around Seychelles

Travel Team
By Travel Team 2 Min Read

When exploring Seychelles, most travellers wish to visit more than just one of the country’s numerous islands, as each destination features a uniquely vibrant personality and promises fresh experiences. Furthermore, it is essential to meticulously plan your island-hopping transportation and strategise carefully when navigating between islands.

If you plan to explore more than one of Seychelles’ many islands, riding the ferry is your best bet.

Almost all visitors flying to the Seychelles will arrive at Mahé International Airport. Daily ferry connections from Mahé can be caught to the other two main islands of La Digue and Praslin, the latter of which also benefits from an inter-island flight connection courtesy of Air Seychelles. It is advisable to book ferry tickets in advance, as connections can vary and change quickly.

On La Digue, meanwhile, bikes are the transport mode of choice. This tropical biking paradise prides itself on using the bicycle as its main form of travel, and it is very much part of the La Digue way of life. Indeed, there are only 60 cars on this entire island of 3,000 people. Partake in this local tradition by renting bikes to explore the island!

Elsewhere, the Seychelles Public Transport Corporation provides efficient bus services on Mahé and Praslin, two of Seychelles’ three most visited islands. Buses run every day from 5:30am to 8:30pm, with rides costing a reasonable flat rate for the day.

If you plan on using the bus as your primary mode of transportation, it would be wise to consider purchasing a SMART Card, where you can top up your travel balance seamlessly.

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