Victoria airport: Seychelles International Airport (SEZ)

Seychelles International Airport

The international airport of the Seychelles archipelago in the Indian Ocean is located on the main island Mahé. There are two terminals: the large, international terminal and a smaller terminal to the north for domestic flights.

The locals also refer to the airport as Aeroport de la pointe Larue.

Airport codes

IATA airport code: SEZ
ICAO airport code: FSIA

Transport

Local transport

Train

There are no trains on the Seychelles. A few years ago it was proposed to build a light rail system along the busy east coast (with a stop at the airport) but so far these plans haven't been implemented.

Car and bus

Seychelles International Airport is situated 10 kilometers southeast of the capital Victoria, right on the coast. The airport is easily accessible by rental car. The 5th of June Avenue runs straight from the large intersection south of the city to the airport.

There's a bus stop outside the terminal, on the 5th of June Avenue. About every half hour a bus passes to Victoria.

Car rental Seychelles Airport

You can find counters of car rental companies in the Arrivals Hall of the international terminal. Several rental companies are present at Seychelles International Airport, including Budget, Hertz and Thrifty.

Taxi

Taxis can be found outside the Arrivals Hall. A ride to the center of the capital Victoria costs about 75 rupees. At night a surcharge is added of 25 rupees.

Airport Parking

There's a parking lot near the terminal. There are places for short and long-term parking.

Services

Services

Hotels

There are no hotels at Seychelles International Airport. The nearest hotels are La Roussette (Tel. +248 376 245), a simple guesthouse with chalets, and the luxury resort Wharf Hotel & Marina (Tel. +248 670 700). Since the Seychelles aren't very big, all hotels are actually located nearby the airport. Some other hotels on the east coast (where the airport is situated) are Le Relax Hotel (Tel. +248 382 900) Chalets d'Anse Forbans (Tel. +248 4366 111) and Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Beach Resort and Casino (Tel. +248 287 287). For more hotels and to book online, you can go to Booking.com. They offer a large range of hotels, at competitive internet rates.

Shops and restaurants

Seychelles International Airport offers a reasonable range of shops. There's a large duty-free shop and there are also shops selling local specialties like liqueur (the famous Coco d'Amour!) and art by local artists. There are also two jewelers. As for eating and drinking facilities there are one restaurant and some (snack) bars.

Baggage

You cannot store your baggage at Seychelles International Airport. For lost-and-found objects you need to turn to the information desk.

Information

There's an information desk in the Arrivals Hall of the international terminal for inquiries about the airport. The desk also provides tourist information.

Business

Apart from a VIP lounge offering basic facilities like faxing and copying the airport doesn't provide business facilities. These facilities are offered by the Berjaya Beach Resort (see Hotels), which has for example meeting space and (rather small) conference rooms available.

Disabled facilities

Seychelles International Airport has good accessibility for the disabled. There are wheelchair ramps and adapted toilets.

Other services

To change money and for other financial services you can go to three banks: Barclays Bank, MCB Seychelles and Nouvobanq. There are also some ATM's scattered around the terminal.

Contact

Contact

Address

Seychelles International Airport
Pointe Larue
Victoria
Mahé
Seychelles

Telephone, fax, email

Telephone: +248 384 000
Fax: +248 384 009
Email: via contact form

Airport codes

IATA airport code: SEZ
ICAO airport code: FSIA

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