Seychelles Transportation

  • Bus #21: Victoria to Bel Ombre
    Bus #21: Victoria to Bel Ombre
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  • Victoria to Beau Vallon bus at St Louis
    Victoria to Beau Vallon bus at St Louis
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  • Victoria central bus station, Mahé
    Victoria central bus station, Mahé
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Seychelles Transportation

  • La Digue: Take a tour in an Ox-cart

    In La Digue you will find a very special kind of transport: The traditional way of a local "Taxi" is the ox-cart like you can see it in my pictures ! These oxcarts are used in order to take the luggage of the tourists to the hotels in La Digue, and when-ever a cruiseship is coming there will be tours with them on offer as well ! BUT of course there...

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  • La Digue: no airport but a heliport

    The Island of La Digue is much too small to have its own Airport, BUT they have a small Heliport like you can see it in my Picture.Island transfers and scenic flights are offered by a Company that is based in Victoria, the capital of the Seychelles and below you will find their Webpage and telephone-numbers. You will pass by the Heliport, when you...

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  • La Digue: Rent a bicycle

    At the pier of La Digue you will find the possibility to rent a bicycle for half a day or a full day, but I am not sure if that really makes a lot of sense for a cruise-passanger.For ordinary tourists, who stay in La Digue for more than just a few hours on the beach it might make sense, but when you just want to get to the beach and backwards it...

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  • walking distances in La Digue

    The walking distance from the pier of La Digue to the famous beach is a bit more than 30 minutes, BUT it will give you the chance to see a lot of things in better details and you will find lots of photo-opportunities that you will miss, when you just "rush through" in one of the ox-charts or on one of the tourist-trucks.You will have the...

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  • The Catamaran-ferry between Praslin & La...

    There is a fast and efficient Catamaran-Ferry from Baie Ste Anne/Praslin to La Digue and it will take about 30 minutes to take you over one way.There is enough space for 200-300 passangers with lots of seats and also some great spaces out on deck in order to watch the sea from there. I had booked a tour with the ox-charts in the touroffice of the...

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  • On a cruise to Praslin & La Digue

    The port of La Digue and also of Praslin is much too small for cruiseships, and therefore Cruiseships have to anchor between the islands of La Digue and Praslin.Calculate about 30 minutes for tender-transfer-time from your ship to shore and in case you want to go to La Digue it even takes longer, as the tenderboats of the cruiseships are not...

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  • Cruising to Victoria on the island of...

    Victoria is a great place to go to on a cruise : Walking from the cruiseport to the town is easy and it will not take more than just a few hundred meters untill you are leaving the port-area. Controls at the port-gate are not very severe and it is enough to show your ships-landingcard. First you will walk along some officebuildings on the left and...

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  • Mahé Airport

    The International Airport of Victoria / Mahe is about 15 km south of Victoria, directely at the ocean. A highway is taking you there, but you better leave Victoria in time, because there might be quite a trafic-jam in Victoria at certain times of the day.Click here for some infos about the airport in german !There is another airport as well on the...

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  • PRASLIN: Mason Travel

    This might be a good contact for your travels to Praslin: We made all of our tours in the Seychelles with buses and guides by the company Mason's travel. And just in case that you would like to arrange any transfers or buses, tourguides etc. you will find their webpage below, so you can book them in advance. We arrived by a cruiseship with 450...

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  • Praslin to Mahe

    Air Seychelles has inter-island flights between Praslin and MaheThe planes are 20-seat Twin Otters.It takes about 15 minutes.

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  • Cheap car rental Seychelles

    Car rental in Seychelles is becoming extremely popular, especially with tourists traveling to the islands for holidays of more than 2 weeks. There are several car hire agencies in Seychelles and it can thus be a bit confusing trying to figure out which agency to use. Moreover, there are certain things to keep in mind when it comes to Seychelles car...

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  • If you can, get a car

    Public transport is infrequent in Seychelles, so if you can, hire a car once you arrive. The buses are scarce and taxis are expensive, and the best places to go are the ones where you definitely need a car. You should be able to have a car meet and greet you at the airport.

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  • Ferry to Praslin

    One of the best ways to get to Praslin is by the Cat Cocos ferry. It leaves from the port in mahe. The cost is 690 rupees which as of right now is about $60. It is fast, as comfortable as an airplane, has a great view from the large windows and drinks are available for economy. Business class has food also but I didn't get to see that part. You can...

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  • driving on Mahe

    A special note needs to be made here about driving on the island. The roads are not in terrible shape, but there are pot holes to watch for. There are some crazy hairpin turns, very steep roads and it rains a lot. There are many places where there are no guard rails with a drop right into the water if you are not careful. Watch out for the ditches...

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  • Airlines and airport

    Airline service to SEZ (Seychelles) is through Air Seychelles, Qatar Airway, Emirates Airways, Air Austral and Kenya Air. When you arrive, don’t be surprised if it takes 2 to 4 hours to get through customs and wait for your bags. So double the amount of time you think it should take for almost everything. Taxi service is easy to find for the most...

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  • RENT TAXI DRIVER

    IF YOU HAD ONLY LITTLE TIME AND WANT TO SEE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE FROM THE ISLAND OF MAHE I WOULD RECOMMEND TO HIRE A TAXI DRIVER FOR SEVERAL HOURSTHEY HAVE MORE OR LESS FIXED PRICES 5-6 HOURS 100 EUROVREY RELIABLE DRIVER IS LEON BARBETEL (248) 51 65 45

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  • Getting to the Seychelles

    Kenya Airways and Air Seychelles have flights from Nairobi, but not particularily cheap. Many have dreamt of a flight from Dar to Mahe, but not many enough. You have to go via Nairobi. There are no ferries from Africa. There are flights from Mauritius, and good connections from Johannesburg, too.

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  • Air Seychelles/Creole Spirit

    Their national carrier.Air Seychelles operates international as well,of course with a bigger plane than the one in the picture;) We flew with one of their little ones;) from Mahé to Praslin.The flight takes about 15minutes.

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  • Praslin-La Digue

    This ferry operates daily from Praslin to La Digue and back,the crossing is approx. 20-30mins each way.It costs 20 Euros each for a return ticket.

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  • Emirates

    Emirates my favourite airline;), they fly everyday to Seychelles (Mahé), approx. 4h 40min from Dubai.

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  • Ox Cart

    La Digue's local transport.I don't know how much it costs because we I didn't try it.But it looks cool!

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  • Public Bus

    Taking the public bus is cheaper than hiring a car,but unfortunately I can't tell you more about their public transport system.I just know that bus tickets can be bought from the driver,so make sure you have Rupees with you.You may also ask your resort for a bus timetable,I'm sure they have some.

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  • Bike rentals in La Digue

    Renting a bike in La Digue is very popular because it is the best way to explore the island.But like I mentioned in my main page,you'll have to be prepared for "pains" it will cause (like sore bum) some bikes there are too old and crappy.Remember always to check before using.It costs 10 Euros for a whole day rental.

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  • Car Hire

    There are plenty of car hire companies in Mahé and Praslin,prices are all the same.In Praslin, most of the hire cars are brand new,it costs 50 Euro a day with full insurance.Ask for a discount if you're planning to hire the car for several days.In Mahé,the car we rented wasn't good as the one in Praslin but it was very economical.We hired it from...

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  • Mahe International Airport

    Mahe International Airport is the gateway to the Seychelles. All international flights both scheduled and chartered land here. There are two terminals one inernational and one for domestic inter island flights. A duty free zone and a bar and restaurant offer services in the international terminal and a small shop allow purchases in the domestic...

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  • Mahé to Praslin Island

    There is a fast inter island ferry (about one hour) called the Cat Cocos. However it is almost the same price as flying (Air Seychelles about 15 minutes). Therefore I highly recommend to fly as you will have marvelous views from the plane! Only if you have a lots of luggage it might be a better option to take the ferry.

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  • Air Seychelles

    The national airline of the Seychelles does not appear to operate a regular schedule of flights. Both the inbound and outbound international flight departed late and from discussions with the tour operator this is a regular occurrence. Residents and guests should be warned if they choose to fly with this airline, since the outbound delay resulted...

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  • Transportation Tip 2 on La Digue

    If you do not want to rent a bike or if you are on La Digue for just a day and do not want to walk to Anse Source D'Argent you have the opportunity to use the ''other island transportation''. They will wait for you at the jetty whenever a boat arrives.

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  • Transportation La Digue

    There is only one way to explore la Digue: Biking!Rent a bike for the whole time you staying there. This allows you very easyly to change beaches during the day following the tides.All the bikes have a basket where you can put your belongings.Most Guesthouses rent bikes or you can rent one at the jetty. Prices are more or less the same.

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  • La Digue Via Bicycle

    I think one of our most fun days in the Seychelles was tooling around La Digue on a bicycle. We saw most of the island in one day and covered all of the high points -- Grand Anse, Source d'Argent, Belle Vue and Anse Fourmis. You can rent a bicycle and get to all three major areas of the island in one day and you won't need to rush.Be sure to time...

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  • Bicycles, Busses, Cars & Kayaks

    Inter Island flightThe inter island flight from Mahe to Praslin was pleasant but on the way back we encountered some turbulence which was not fun. Car - 55 euros / day or 60 dollars / dayCars have very small engines but perform well due to the altitudeThe roads are so narrow that in many places obly one car can pass by at a timeBuss - around 3...

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  • blue seychelles bus service

    Absolutely must experience the bus ride from Beau Vallon into Victoria, remember to sit on the right hand side, this way you don't get to see down the cliff!!Experience Seychelles with the locals, and it only cost three rupees. The local seychellois are wonderful people, but don't believe in queueing ... so don't be offended if they push in front...

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  • Take the local bus !!

    We took the local bus around the island. The same bus goes around and around it goes by every 30 mins and stops a lot. 7:10pm is the last bus you can take for the day from Victoria. After that, you need to take a taxi which costed me 200 rupees (US$40.00) from Victoria to my hotel which was the Plantation resort (45 mins) drive. Riding the bus is a...

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  • CAR and BICYCLE

    On Mahe to really see the island properly you do need to hire a car although if money is not an object there are tours of the island you can go on or you can pay a taxi to take you on a tour although you won't have the freedom you have "doing your own thing" - to rent a very small car cost us about 65 Euros per day plus petrol (same price as UK)...

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  • Cat Cocos itinerary Victoria-Praslin

    CAT COCOS SCHEDULE DAYS FROM TO DEPART Mon Mahe Praslin 0730 and 1600hrs Tue Mahe Praslin 0730 and 1600 hrs Wed Mahe Praslin 0730 and 1600 hrs Thur Mahe Praslin 0730 and 1600 hrs Frid Mahe Praslin 0730,13 and 1600 hrs Sat Mahe Praslin 0730 and 1600 hrs Sun Mahe Praslin 0730, 1030 and 1630 h Mon Praslin Mahe 0900 and 1730 hrs Tue Praslin...

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  • Travel from Mahe to La Digue

    Travel from Mahe to La Digue:I recommend one night on Mahe before going out to La Digue, and one night on the way back before you fly back home. Just in case. In this way you will manage to organise yourself, buy some local books and other necessities for the La Digue trips sort out luggage and be rested before setting out to la Digue. However,...

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  • Transit to the Seychelles

    Regular flights to the Seychelles take off and arrive at CDG airport terminal 2C in Paris. Flights here are code shares Air Seychelles and Air France, both excellent companies.Our experience, however, is that CDG is an extremely difficult airport for transfers and transit in general. Transfer from one part of the airport to the other, especially...

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  • Hire Car

    For travelling around Mahe, make sure to hire a car - you'll need your driving licence, so remember to pack it. Fully comp insurance is normally included in the price - we hired a Suzuki Jimny jeep for about £43 a day. Make sure you get a car with air-con and preferably manual gears for tacking those hills!There are only a handful of petrol...

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  • La Digue by bicycle

    You can rent bicycles in many spots on La Digue and it's the most convenient way of transportation on La Digue. Without too much effort you can easily travel around the island in one day or in two days for two routes - the North one ending at Anse Bananas (?) and South East one ending at Grand Anse.

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  • Air Seychelles

    National airline which was pretty good. Been flying with both British Airways and Air Seychelles to Seychlles and didn't see any difefrences except for tv sets which are more modern on BA.You should visit homepage of Air Seychelles usually they have offers and for price conscious people you can save pretty much this way ;)

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  • Praslin-La Digue Ferry

    The Praslin-La Digue ferry is actually a rather nice schooner. The 6km journey takes about half an hour. When the sea is rough, some passengers are sea sick. Even though the sea was fairly calm, a small boy opposite me was vomitting constantly. If you sit up on deck, be prepared to get a little bit wet, as the waves crash over the bow.If you are...

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  • Air Seychelles

    I was very impressed by Air Seychelles. I flew on their new Boeing 737 from Dubai to Mahe and on a 20-seater, De Havilland Otter from Mahe to Praslin. It's quite an achievement for a country with a tiny population to have a top class airline like Air Seychelles.Air Seychelles operates two Boeing 767s and one Boeing 737 on international routes and...

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  • Air Seychelles

    We flew with Air Seychelles from Paris to Mahé. The flight is quite long, +/- 9 hours, but it was ok... I was so excited to go ;-)) Service aboard was perfect. We even go a glass of champaign ;-)See the transportation tips on my Mahé page for more informations.

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  • Mahe-Praslin Cat Cocos tickets

    The cost of a one way 2nd class (main deck) ticket to Praslin from Mahe is 40 Euro or ditto dollars. Payable in foreign currency only for tourists.You can make a booking ahead through the Cat Cocos company or a travel agent, or you can buy the ticket before departure at the key side Cat Cocos office and ticket sales building.On board they serve...

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  • Ferry

    If you plan to go on to La Digue from Praslin,you need to be at the pier on Baie Sainte Anne, early in the morning.The ferry ride takes about 30 minutes.

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