Our Seychelles holidays usually include flights with Emirates and Qatar Airlines. All flights to the Seychelles land at Mahé Airport.
Emirates operates indirect flights from multiple UK airports via Dubai, allowing guests to break their journey with a few days in the Middle East or continue straight on to the Seychelles. Flights to and from Dubai operate on a daily basis from Birmingham, Glasgow, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Manchester, and Newcastle. Flying time is approximately 7.5 hours. There are two daily flights between Dubai and Mahé with a flying time of approximately 4.5 hours.
Qatar Airways operates indirect flights from multiple UK airports via Doha. The flight time from London to Doha is approximately 7 hours, followed by a daily flight of approximately 5.30 hours onwards to the Mahé in the Seychelles.
Clients arriving into Mahé International Airport are met by the local reps and transported to their hotel on Mahé by ground transfer.
However for clients staying on Praslin, La Digue or other islands, there are several transfer options available.
Praslin & La Digue
By Air: Air Seychelles operate over 20 daily departures from Mahé domestic terminal to Praslin (a couple of minutes walk from the international arrivals terminal). The 20-minute scenic journey in one of three Twin Otter aircraft, takes you across the Indian Ocean to Praslin and offers spectacular views of the main island of Mahé.
By Sea: Clients will be transported from Mahé International Airport to Victoria Jetty in Mahé to board the Cat Cocos inter-island ferry across to Praslin for a 1-hour sea crossing.
Those travelling onto La Digue take the 15-minute Cat Rose inter-island ferry between Praslin and La Digue.
Please be aware that during the South East Trade Winds (May to September) sea conditions can be rough and a transfer by boat is not advisable.
There are various direct transfer options available from Mahé to the inner islands:
IDC operate a 40-minute domestic flight to Desroches Island (maximum luggage restriction of 30kg per person applies).
Air Seychelles operate a 30-minute domestic flight to Denis Island (maximum luggage restriction of 15kg per person applies. Extra luggage can be stored on Mahé for a nominal charge).
Zil Air operate a 20-minute domestic helicopter flight from Zil Air Base on Mahé to Félicité Island. Private flights on board the EC120 (4-seater) or EC145 (6-seater) can also be arranged to other islands subject to availability.
Clients staying on Silhouette take a 45-minute private boat from Bel Ombre Jetty on Mahé.