Sleeping in Airports

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.

Where to Sleep

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.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

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 Hotels

If sleeping in Seychelles Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • La Roussette – (10 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers are available, contact the hotel to arrange the transfer, 20,00€ each way payable to the driver. » Check Rates

To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels near Seychelles Airport on Tripadvisor 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!

Premium Lounge – Salon Vallée de Mai – Location: Airside, first floor, departure lounge. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Lounge membership programs.

Airport 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 Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

 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.

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

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).

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

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

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.

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

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 ]

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

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.


Seychelles airport is served by the following airlines: Air AustralAir France • Air Seychelles • British Airways • Condor • Emirates • Ethiopian Airlines • Etihad Airways • Kenya Airways • Qatar Airways • Sri Lankan Airways • Turkish Airlines.



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.


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

Last updated: 2021-10-20

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are 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 web sites. 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.