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Seychelles Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Seychelles Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

SEZ Airport Overview

seychelles airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Seychelles International Airport or Aéroport de la Pointe Larue.

What to Expect

Seychelles Airport (code: SEZ) has two small, modern terminals, Domestic and International. Amenities are limited to a few basic eateries and shops, including duty-free, shower facilities, and free WiFi for two hours. Economy class passengers can pay to enter an airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Sleeping in Seychelles Airport

Based on an older review, overnight sleepers may not have any problems sleeping here, but do expect security to check your passport and boarding pass. There are some lie-flat wooden benches in the open-air landside and a blanket or sleeping bag may provided extra comfort. For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s website for current information.  For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Seychelles Airport Guide.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hours

As of this update, we were unable to confirm airport hours of operation.   If you know the airport hours, click here to update this airport guide.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are several guest houses near Seychelles Airport.  Visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Seychelles Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by paying at the door. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Related Pages: Seychelles Airport Lounges

Food & Drinks

At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour food and beverage concessions available at this airport. In the departure hall you will find Cafe Paradiso and Burger King. Landside offers The Coffee Club and the Skychef Snack Bar (at the car park).

Showers

Showers are available with separate facilities for men and women. The shower room is located in the main concourse. Showers are also available in the Lounge.  [ see Airport Lounges above ]

Rest & Relaxation Zones

There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Seychelles Airport for 1 hour.. After your free time expires you have the option to purchase additional service online with a credit card.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

 ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: 3 ATMs can be found Landside, outside the concourse area. There are no ATMs available Airside, in the departure lounge.

Baby Care Facilities – The airport has nursing rooms and baby change facilities in the arrival and departure halls.

Baggage Carts – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts are available free of charge in the baggage claim area.

Children’s Play Area – There is a play area for children located in the departure lounge, airside.

Currency Exchange – Barclays Bank provides standard banking services in the morning and currency exchange (only) in the afternoons. Seymour Money Changing provides currency exchange services.

Drinking Water – Information is unavailable. Does the airport have water fountains or water bottle refill stations? Click here to update this guide.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty free available airside. Other shops are available in the departure lounge as well as a small gift shop landside.

Information Desk – The information desk is located in the arrival hall.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Unavailable. If this is incorrect, click here to update this guide.

Luggage Wrapping – Seywrap offers baggage wrapping. Location and cost unknown.

Medical Services – Yes. A nurse is available in the First Aid room inside the terminal building.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Postal Services – Drop off your last minute postcards at the airport’s mailbox. Locations: Landside, outside the departure lounge and the arrival hall.

SIM Cards – A reader tells us “Local SIM cards can be purchased just outside the arrivals area. There is the Airtell booth there and also one from the other provider. They say they only have limited offer but if you insist they might sell you also alternatives. Be prepared to overpay, just like anything in the Seychelles…” (February 2024)

Smoking – Smoking is prohibited inside the airport. Designated smoking areas are located outside the terminal.

Airlines
Seychelles airport is served by the following airlines: Air Austral • Air France • Air Seychelles • British Airways • Condor • Emirates • Ethiopian Airlines • Etihad Airways • Kenya Airways • Qatar Airways • Sri Lankan Airways • Turkish Airlines.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus

Seychelles airport is connected to the public bus system via a North route and a South route. A one way ticket costs SCR7.00 (approx 0,35€).

Car Rentals

The following car rental companies have offices in the arrivals area: Alpha Rent-A-Car • AVIS • Echo Rent-A-Car • Eden • Hertz • Nelson Car • Omega • Tropicar • Victoria Car.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.

Taxi

Taxis are available outside the arrivals hall. At night, there is an additional surcharge.

Last updated: 2024-01-31

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers, and their websites. We are not representatives of any of the above-mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.