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Generally, we wouldn’t advise looking into getting a rental car in the Seychelles, because none of the islands are particularly large, and there are few driving roads.

Please note that is currently being revised and updated in preparation for the Summer 2021 (northern hemisphere) tourist season. It is expected that some social distancing rules will still apply. For additional Seychelles car hire advice, please use the comments form below.

Quick Ratings

Price band

Seychelles is in car rental price band: 8/10 (1 = cheapest car rental location)

General comment - based on price alone, is it worth renting a car in Seychelles? 

No. Car rental is very expensive by global standards.


Can you expect big swings in car rental prices in Seychelles between the peak and the off peak season?

5/10 (0 = stable prices)

Driving score: 1/10

Non car score:8/10

Balance: 2

(0 = car hire not advised / 10 = rental car essential)

General comment -


Can you hire a car in the Seychelles?

Why? Visiting Seychelles using a hire car

Why do you need a car in Seychelles ?

Do you need a car in the Seychelles?

  • No reasons / not possible.

Why not? Visiting Seychelles without a car

Why don't you need a car in Seychelles ?

Ratings: How does Seychelles compare?

Is it worth hiring a car in Seychelles? TBC

This is based on a rough consideration of the costs of renting a car in Seychelles, and how this compares with the costs of using public transport. The answer to this varies hugely from one destination to the next, based on a wide range of factors. It's based on renting a car at the airport (TBC), and driving for an average of 2-3 hours on open roads on most days.

How does this compare if:

You are travelling:

Solo / As couple / small family / larger family / senior couple etc

Does car rental make sense on different budgets?



Do you need to hire a car in Seychelles? TBC

This is based strictly on whether or no we think it's possible to visit Seychelles (and the surrounding area) without using a car. Of the three key questions, this one is the most likely to be a "no".

Should you rent a car in Seychelles? TBC

This is a balance of all factors. Remember this is an answer to the question for people who are already asking it. That's why the answer might still be a "yes", even when public transport is good. 

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Hiring | Driving | Parking

Trains | Buses | Local travel


Car hire basics:


Public transportation basics:


Regular bus services: YES

Coach (inter-city): YES

Tram: NO

Metro: NO

Commuter Rail:

High Speed Rail:

Rail type (end stub / through / junction / hub):


As you start ....

Does Seychelles airport have a direct rail link?

(Yes - within terminal / adjacent / short walk) (Yes - bus transfer / other) No






Has our advice for Seychelles car rental changed over time, or has it been pretty constant?

2017 - 2

2019 - 1

2021 - 2

Average score - 2



Do you need a car in the Seychelles? It makes a lot more sense just to use local taxis or guided tours if you do want to head inland, but otherwise you are much more likely to want to get around using boats rather than any form of car.


Do you or don't you need a car in Seychelles ?