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Getting from Mahe Airport to the Ferry Terminal

Port Victoria is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Seychelles, nestled on the northeastern coast of Mahé Island. The ferry terminal has a rich history, once serving as the seat of the British colonial government. Today, it’s a bustling urban centre, home to a significant portion of the country’s population. Notably, it houses the Ferry Inter-Island Terminal, your gateway to exploring other enchanting destinations in Seychelles.

Whether you’re arriving at Mahe Airport and need a taxi to the ferry terminal or seeking public transport from Mahe Airport to your ferry, Port Victoria has you covered as it’s very well-connected.

A private transfer or taxi from Mahe Airport to the ferry terminal remains the most convenient option. The ferry terminal is located approximately 10 km away from the airport. The journey by taxi costs an average of €35 (SRC 483) and takes around 15 minutes, depending on traffic conditions.

Alternatively, you can also use the public bus to get from Mahe Airport to Victoria Station, costing €3 (SCR 40) per person, and then hire a cab for the rest of the way, or walk for about 10 minutes to reach the ferry terminal.

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How to get a taxi from Mahe Airport to the ferry terminal

Getting a taxi from Mahe Airport to the ferry terminal in Port Victoria is hassle-free. Exit the airport, head to the official taxi stand, and let the dispatcher know your destination. They’ll assign a taxi, confirm the fare, and you’ll be on your way. This convenient option ensures a smooth journey to the ferry terminal, allowing you to easily access inter-island transportation to other stunning Seychelles destinations.

Cost of a taxi from Mahe Airport to the Ferry Terminal

Taxis in the Seychelles operate on a metered-fare system, with the current rate at approximately €3.41 per km. The taxi journey from Mahe Airport to the ferry terminal covers about 10 km, and the fare can fluctuate based on traffic and potential extra fees. As a general approximation, the cost for this journey is approximately €35 (SCR 483).

For a more predictable, fixed-rate fare and a comfortable transfer, you can opt to pre-book with Welcome Pickups. This ensures a convenient and stress-free ride to your destination.



Trip Duration

15 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?

Taxis available for hire can be located just outside the Arrivals terminal of Seychelles Airport (SEZ) 24/7. Clear signage will direct you to the dedicated taxi rank, and if needed, you can seek assistance from airport staff to lead you to the taxi pickup area.


Choosing a taxi from Mahe Airport to the ferry terminal might be a bit more expensive than the bus. However, it offers an elevated level of comfort and guarantees a smooth, non-stop ride. Skip the hassle of dealing with public transportation or lugging around heavy bags, and begin your vacation with convenience and peace of mind.

Editor’s Note

To avoid delays and fare increases during busy traffic periods, it's wise to pre-book your taxi for a prompt, reliable and cost-effective journey.

Useful Tips

Keep some local currency (SCR) or Euros on hand to pay for your taxi fare, as not all taxis accept credit/debit cards.
Be prepared for potential traffic delays during peak hours, so allow some extra time for your trip to the ferry terminal.
Confirm the taxi fare with the driver before starting your journey to avoid any misunderstandings.

How to get a bus from Mahe Airport to the ferry terminal in Port Victoria

To reach the ferry terminal in Port Victoria from Mahe Airport via bus, simply exit the arrivals terminal and find the nearby bus stop. Look for a bus heading to Victoria, and enjoy the budget-friendly journey. The bus will take you directly to Victoria Station, which is located 1 km from the ferry terminal. You can either walk for 10-15 minutes or hop in a cab to complete your journey.

How much is the bus ticket from Mahe Airport to Port Victoria?

The average cost for a bus ticket from Mahe Airport to Victoria Station is €3 (SCR 40). You will pay the driver as you board. Once you’ve arrived at the Victoria main bus station, you can then walk to the ferry terminal or hire a cab for an extra €5 (SRC 70).



Trip Duration

30 Min.

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

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 located just outside the terminal building. Upon exiting the terminal, you can easily find the bus stop thanks to the clear directional signs or by asking for help from airport personnel.


The Seychelles Public Transport Corporation primarily focuses on meeting the needs of local commuters, resulting in limited luggage space available on their buses. As the bus system isn’t specifically designed for tourists, it’s advisable to consider a private transfer or taxi for greater flexibility, comfort and convenience. Additionally, navigating the city with heavy luggage or children in tow can be challenging, especially when you need to walk for approximately 10-15 minutes from the bus stop to your ferry.

Editor’s Note

While buses offer a budget-friendly way to get from SEZ Airport to Port Victoria, keep in mind that they might experience delays in heavy traffic and aren't suitable for large luggage. To ensure a smooth and stress-free journey, it's crucial to plan your trip in advance.

Useful Tips

Keep some local currency (Seychellois Rupees) on hand, as you'll need to pay the bus fare in cash when boarding.
Buses in Seychelles don't have air conditioning, so dress comfortably and be prepared for a crowded bus and warm journey.

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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 the ferry terminal?

To reach the ferry terminal from Mahe Airport, you have the following transportation options; a taxi or private transfer and the bus.  The most convenient choice is to take a taxi or hire a private transfer directly from the airport. This option takes approximately 15 minutes and costs around €35 (SCR 483), though prices can vary.

Alternatively, you can opt for a bus to Victoria, the capital city, and then get a 6-minute cab ride to the ferry terminal or walk the rest of the way. The bus ticket costs about €3 (SCR 40) per person, and the taxi would add around €5 (SCR 70). Keep in mind that buses might not be ideal if you have bulky luggage, as they often lack storage space.

How far is Mahe Airport from the ferry terminal?

Mahe Airport (SEZ) is approximately 10 km away from the ferry terminal in Port Victoria, Seychelles. The journey between the two points typically takes around 15-20 minutes by taxi or a private transfer, depending on traffic conditions.

What’s the cost of a taxi from Mahe Airport to the ferry terminal?

The cost of a taxi from Mahe Airport to the ferry terminal in Port Victoria, Seychelles, is roughly around €35 (SCR 483). However, please keep in mind that taxi fares can vary depending on factors like traffic conditions and the taxi company you choose. It’s advisable to confirm the fare with the taxi driver before starting your journey.

If you prefer a fixed fare at the most competitive rates, you may wish to consider booking with Welcome Pickups in advance.

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