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Getting from Mahe Airport to Beau Vallon

Beau Vallon Bay on Mahé Island is a celebrated beach known for its scenic beauty and diverse activities. Its vibrant atmosphere, coupled with a variety of water sports and nearby dining options, makes it a ‘must-see’ place for Seychelles visitors. When travelling from Mahe Airport to Beau Vallon, you have two main transportation options; you can take a taxi or private transfer or opt for the bus.

Taking a taxi from Seychelles Airport to Beau Vallon is the most convenient choice. The journey spans approximately 14 km and usually takes about 25 minutes, depending on traffic. This direct, door-to-door service is ideal for those prioritising comfort and ease, with the fare for a taxi from Seychelles Airport to Beau Vallon hovering around €55 (SCR 755).

Alternatively, you can also catch the bus from Mahe Airport to Beau Vallon. However, this journey by bus is not direct as you will first have to get to Victoria Station, then hire a cab for another 10 minutes, to finish your trip to Beau Vallon, costing on average €3 (SCR 40) for the bus ticket and an additional €25 (SCR 343) for the taxi. However, this option is not recommended for individuals with large suitcases, as luggage is not accepted on the bus.

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How to get a taxi from Seychelles Airport to Beau Vallon

Getting a taxi from Seychelles Airport to Beau Vallon takes approximately 25 minutes, depending on traffic conditions. Although this transport option might be a bit more expensive, it offers the convenience of a door-to-door transfer and is available 24/7.

Taxi fare from Mahe Airport to Beau Vallon

Taxis in Mahe operate on a metered-fare system. With the journey from Mahe Airport to Beau Vallon covering an estimated distance of 14 km, the fare may vary, factoring in traffic and any potential additional charges. As a rough estimate, the cost for this journey is around €55 (SCR 755).

If you prefer a fixed-rate fare and a comfortable transfer, consider pre-booking with Welcome Pickups. This will ensure a seamless and hassle-free experience from Mahe Airport to Beau Vallon.



Trip Duration

25 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Seychelles International Airport (SEZ).

Where do I get a taxi from?

You can easily find taxis readily available just outside of the Arrivals terminal of Seychelles Airport (SEZ). Clear signage will direct you to the designated taxi rank, or you can request help from airport personnel to guide you to the taxi pick-up point.


Opting for a taxi may come with a higher price tag, yet it provides a superior level of comfort and ensures a seamless, direct journey. Bypass the inconvenience of navigating public transportation or carrying heavy luggage around, and kickstart your vacation with ease and tranquillity.

Editor’s Note

During peak traffic hours, heightened congestion may lead to delays and possibly increased taxi fares. For a smoother travel experience, it's advisable to consider pre-booking your transfer ahead of time to secure a fixed rate.

Useful Tips

Not all taxis accept credit/debit cards, so it's good to have cash on hand; Seychellois Rupees - the local currency, and, in most cases, Euros, are widely accepted.
Ensure to check the airport information screens for the most updated taxi rates. All operating taxis will display a white taxi sign and are required to have a meter.
Don't hesitate to ask for a receipt at the end of your journey, it can come in handy for expense reporting or in case of lost items.

How to get a bus from Mahe Airport to Beau Vallon

The SPTC (Seychelles Public Transport Corporation) buses are available from the airport to the main bus station in Victoria – the capital of the Seychelles daily, operating from 5:00 until 20:00, with buses departing every 20-30 minutes. Once you’ve arrived at Victoria Station, you’ll need to switch to a taxi for the remaining 10-minute journey to Beau Vallon.

How much does it cost to get from Mahe Airport to Beau Vallon by bus?

The average cost for a bus ticket from Mahe Airport to Victoria is €3 (SCR 40) per person, with an additional taxi fare of €25 (SCR 343), from Victoria Station to Beau Vallon. The total price will amount to around €28 (SCR 383), depending on traffic conditions.


€28 (SCR 383)

Trip Duration

40 Min.

*There is a waiting time of up 30 minutes for buses departing from Mahe Airport to Victoria Station.

Value for Money

Buses from Mahe Airport to Victoria run from 5:00 until 20:00 daily.

Where do I get the bus from?

Bus stations at Mahe Airport are conveniently situated right outside the terminal building. Upon exiting the terminal, you can effortlessly locate the bus stop; just follow the signage or seek assistance from airport staff.


The Seychelles Public Transport Corporation primarily caters to local commuters, resulting in limited luggage space on buses. Since the bus system isn’t tailored for tourist use, it’s advisable to choose a private transfer or taxi for your transportation, for added flexibility and convenience. Buses tend to reach capacity quickly, especially on weekdays.

Editor’s Note

Buses present a cost-effective option for travel from SEZ Airport to Beau Vallon, yet it's essential to note that delays are pretty common during peak traffic hours.

Useful Tips

Check the bus schedule in advance to ensure timely departures and to plan any necessary transfers at Victoria Station.
Keep in mind that buses primarily cater to local commuters, so space for luggage may be limited.
Be mindful of travel during peak hours as buses can get super crowded, making finding a seat almost impossible!

Welcome Pickups transfer

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Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Mahe. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Frequently asked questions

How do I get from Mahe Airport to Beau Vallon?

To get from Mahe Airport to Beau Vallon, a taxi or private transfer is the most convenient choice for a direct, hassle-free ride. An alternative is taking a bus from Mahe Airport to Beau Vallon, but it’s not a direct route. You’ll need to take a bus to Victoria Station and then a cab for a 10-minute ride to Beau Vallon.

How far is Mahe Airport from Beau Vallon?

Mahe Airport is located to the south of Beau Vallon on the island of Mahe in Seychelles. The road distance is approximately 14 km and the trip typically lasts around 25 minutes by taxi, depending on traffic levels and road conditions.

What’s the cost of a taxi from Mahe Airport to Beau Vallon?

The cost of a local taxi from Mahe Airport to Beau Vallon is estimated to be around €55 (SCR 755). However, it’s important to note that this price can vary depending on factors such as traffic conditions and your chosen taxi provider.

If you wish to travel at a competitive flat-rate fare, with no hidden fees, it is recommended to pre-book a private transfer service with Welcome Pickups.

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