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Airport Guide to Seychelles International (SEZ)

Airport Name

Seychelles International Airport

Airport Location

The airport is located 6 miles southeast of Victoria on the island of Mahe.


3 (2 passenger terminals (international and domestic), 1 cargo terminal)




+248 384 000

Airport Overview

Seychelles International Airport (SEZ) is seven miles (11km) southeast of the capital of Victoria on the island of Mahe in the Seychelles. This is a functional, efficient airport which should get you through and into your Seychelles vacation with no trouble at all. The airport is improving and expanding as passenger traffic increases, with new shops and facilities opening regularly.

Flights to Seychelles International Airport arrive from Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The airport is also a hub for inter-island travel, with several daily domestic flights.

Victoria is the only port in the Seychelles and one of the smallest capital cities in the world, with a population of just 25,000 people. Make sure you check out the city hall and post office in the center of town, which haven't changed since colonial times.

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Terminal Transfer

This is a small airport with the International Terminal and the Domestic Terminal within walking distance of each other.

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Getting into Town

Train: There are no trains on the island.

Taxi:  Taxis leave from just outside the terminal building, and drivers will give you a tour of the island if you ask. A taxi to Victoria will cost you about SCR 75 (nearly £4), or SCR 100 (£5.20) at night.

Bus: There is a bus service on the island that caters for locals, so it's fairly cheap. They run from the main road outside the airport every 20-30 minutes for about SCR 7 (£0.36).

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Car Parking

Short- and long-term parking is available at the airport, in front of the terminal buildings.

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Information Desks

There's a tourist information desk in the terminal.


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Airport Facilities

Money and communications: Banks, ATMs and currency exchange facilities are available at the airport.

Luggage: There are luggage trolleys and left-luggage facilities available. Contact the airline involved for all lost-luggage queries.

Conference and business: While there are no conference facilities at the airport, nearby hotels in Victoria have excellent conference and business facilities. There is also a VIP lounge in the international departures area.

Other facilities: Mail boxes, public telephones, and travel agents.

Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi is available in the International Terminal.

Shopping: There's a duty-free store in the international departure area stocking cosmetics, fashion accessories, alcohol, perfume, tobacco and travel products. There are also a few souvenir and gift shops in the main concourse.

Food and drink: There are bars and restaurants in both terminals.

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Car Rentals

There are a number of car-rental companies based at the airport, including Avis, Hertz, Sixt, Europcar, Budget, Victoria and Tropicar.