The Seychelles from A to B

  • Cat Cocos Ferry in the Seychelles

    The Cat Cocos ferry on the Seychelles is used for the crossing from Mahé to Praslin and La Digue. The crossing from Mahé to Praslin takes about 1 hour and from Praslin to La Digue another 15 minutes.

  • Cat Cocos ferry in the Seychelles

    The Cat Cocos ferry in the Seychelles is used for the crossing from Mahé to Praslin and La Digue. The crossing from Mahé takes about 1 hour to Praslin and from Praslin to La Digue again about 15 minutes.

  • By Bus around the Islands of Mahé & Praslin

    It is possible and worthwhile to discover the islands by bus on Mahé or Praslin. A journey costs 12 rupees per person, which is less than €1 each way. There are many stops where you can get off, explore the surroundings, visit the beach or a restaurant and then get back on the bus to the next stop or the starting point.

  • Air Seychelles aircraft for domestic flights to Praslin

    With Air Seychelles, you can fly from Mahé to Praslin in about 15 minutes. Especially for people who get seasick quickly or want to get to Praslin faster, this is an ideal tip for getting from A to B in the Seychelles.


Seychelles from A to B by bus, taxi, ferry, plane or rental car

Things to know about getting from A to B in the Seychelles:

Transport in the Seychelles

On the main islands of Mahé and Praslin, the bus is a comfortable and inexpensive means of transport that serves the entire road network of the islands through numerous stops. On Mahé there is the central bus stop in Victoria. Buses run from 05:30 to 22:00, although from 18:30 they run very rarely. A detailed bus timetable with exact departure and arrival times and bus routes is available at the bus depot.
There are self-employed taxi drivers on Mahé, Praslin and to a lesser extent on La Digue. You can hail a taxi on the street, go to the taxi rank or call the driver directly. Just make sure that you set a price for the route in advance if the taxi does not have a meter.

Many taxi drivers also offer a tour of the island for a fixed price, but this is not allowed because taxi drivers have neither a certificate for this nor a licence, let alone insurance.

Car hire is only available on Mahé and Praslin. The different companies, are on the international Airport on Mahé or in the larger hotels, you can also easily book a car through a local agency. The choice of vehicles is wide, from the classic Mini-Moke, to a 4-wheel drive, minibus or Mercedes with chauffeur, everything is possible. To rent a car, a valid E.U. or international driving licence is required. The car will be delivered at the location of your choice, please note that the Seychelles drive on the left hand side.

Another way to explore the islands is with an experienced guide. tour guide. Embark on the various hiking trails that lead to special vantage points on the islands. Or travel in comfort on a sightseeing bus.

You can also discover the islands by bicycle, which can be rented on La Digue and Praslin, and is one of the most popular means of transport here.

Island hopping by plane or ferry

The so-called "island hopping" is made possible by a well-developed network of means of transport. The ferries or small airplanes operate mainly from the main island Mahé.

The national airline Air Seychelles, operates a shuttle service between Mahé and Praslin, the 2nd largest island. The flight takes only 15 minutes, and there are 20 return flights a day. Air Seychelles also offers other flights within the islands such as to Bird Island, Denis Island, Desroches and Alphonse. This is usually done on request from the hotels.

Also part of the aviation network for tourists is the Islands Development Company (IDC), a helicopter charter company. The IDC offers island transfers, excursions and sightseeing flights over the Seychelles islands. Specialized is the IDC on charter flights to the Outer Islands.

For tourists there are two different means of transport at sea: the traditional and the modern. The traditional ferry is a schooner. In approx. 2½ you can reach the landing stage Baie Ste. Anne on Praslin from the quay in Victoria/Mahé. Only half an hour longer and the trip takes you to the landing stage La Passe on La Digue.Cat Cocos ferry to La Digue, Seychelles

The modern Cat Cocos, a fast catamaran that takes you from Victoria to Praslin to Baie Ste. Anne or to La Digue in less than an hour, is also frequently used.

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Karl Schnürch
Author: Karl Schnürch

In 2007 I started the website to write everything I experienced from my head. Since then I have been constantly optimizing and expanding to eventually present a complete picture of Seychelles on this site.

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