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Seychelles Getting Around - Internal Travel
Seychelles Internal Travel - Getting Around Seychelles -

Air Seychelles provides an efficient network of scheduled and chartered services from Mahé to Alphonse, Bird, Denis, Desroches Islands, Frégate and Praslin.

Helicopter (Seychelles) Ltd (telephone number: 385 858) provides an inter-island shuttle service and scenic flights and Charter flights can be arranged from any heli-stop.

Departure tax



Schooners, which are privately owned, provide regular inter-island connections between Mahé, Praslin and La Digue and Boats can be chartered privately to get to the other islands.


Traffic drives on the left hand side. There are paved roads only on the islands of La Digue, Mahé and Praslin, elsewhere the roads are sandy tracks.

Visitors should be aware that Mahé is mountainous with narrow, winding roads, rarely with any safety barriers.

Traffic regulations

There is a speed limit of 65kph (40mph) on the open road, slowing to 40kph (25mph) in built-up areas and throughout Praslin.


A national driving licence is sufficient, for up to 3 months


SPTC buses run on a regular basis on Mahé and Praslin from 0520-2130 hrs (Monday-Sunday). There are a number of 18-seater coaches for airport transfers and the excursions. The prices for buses and coaches are very reasonable.


There are around 300 independently operated taxis on Mahé and Praslin, with a handful on La Digue, with Government-controlled rates. There is a surcharge for taxi fares on Praslin between 2200-0600 hrs.

Car hire

There are over 550 cars or Mini Mokes for hire on Mahé, and a few on Praslin. It is advisable to make reservations in advance, especially in the high season. Conditions of hire and insurance should be very carefully checked. Hire is on an unlimited mileage basis and the price includes a Third Party insurance and tax. The minimum age is 21 years. Petrol is approximately a third more expensive than Europe.


Bicycles may be hired on La Digue and Praslin.

Travel Times - Indy please can we make a table? Thank you

The following chart gives approximate travel times (in hours and minutes) from Mahé to other islands in the Seychelles.
  Air Sea
0.15 2.30
La Digue
- 3.15
Bird Is.
0.30 7.00
Denis Is.
0.30 6.00

The ferry from Praslin to La Digue takes 30 minutes.