Seychelles Driving Advice and Car Hire Info

Driving in the Seychelles-
The Seychelles drives on the left hand side of the road and you can drive on your home licence for 3 months from most countries.You can only rent cars on Mahé and Praslin. Renters must be at least 21 years old, have a valid driver’s license, and have at least three years of driving experience. Mahe has one ring road which goes around the island and a couple of roads which cross the mountains.There are two main roads on Praslin running along either coast and linked by Valle de Mai road in the centre of the island

Roads are generally in good condition, but Mahe is mountainous and roads are steep, narrow and winding and many roads have steep drops instead of curbs so be cautious if driving a larger vehicle than you’re used to. Street lighting is rare in rural areas so avoid driving at night where the geographical challenges are made worse by the potential for pedestrians and animals in the road. Crime in general is not usually a problem in the Seychelles but minor car crime is an occasional issue in popular tourist places such as Beau Vallon and Victoria. Do not leave valuables visible in cars when driving abroad here.

Although I try and keep the information in the site updated as much as possible, in a rapidly moving world, situations can change daily. Therefore please use the site as an approximate guide, and in conjunction with other resources in order to form your view on driving conditions, roads, safety etc.

Seychelles Car Rental –
Sixt, Hertz , Avis, Thrifty,  all have outlets in Port Victoria on Mahe Island.

We currently have no local car rental partners in the Seychelles. If you are a local car rental company who would like to feature on please check details on our Partnering page or contact us on



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