Car Rental in the Seychelles

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Mahe Port
Economy
Hyundai i10 or similar
Hyundai i10
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Steppe Cars
$43.04 / per day
Seychelles International Airport
Mini
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Thrifty
$44.61 / per day
Mahe Port
Standard SUV
MG ZS or similar
MG ZS
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Your Sales Hub
$68.23 / per day
Mahe Port
Intermediate SUV
Hyundai Creta or similar
Hyundai Creta
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
$80.00 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Praslin Port
Luxury SUV
Hyundai Creta or similar
Hyundai Creta
  • 5
  • 4
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Capricorn Seychelles
$84.96 / per day
Seychelles International Airport
Compact SUV
Kia Soul or similar
Kia Soul
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Thrifty
$62.90 / per day
Mahe Port
Economy
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Your Sales Hub
$45.55 / per day
Seychelles International Airport
Mini
Hyundai Grand i10 or similar
Hyundai Grand i10
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Le Charme Rent a Car
$48.18 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 09:45 on 2024-06-07. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
French, English
Currency
SCR
Drive on
Left-hand side
Country code
+248
Average car rental price
$60 per day
Average car rental length
6 days
Speed limit within town
40 km/h or 25 mph
Speed limit out of town
65 km/h or 40 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.08%
Rating
9.4 / 10
Average gasoline price
$1.39 per liter or $5.24 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
$1.25 per liter or $4.72 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
$1.55 per liter or $5.85 / 1 gallon

Why rent a car in the Seychelles?

Seychelles is a great place to rent a car. Whether you plan to enjoy the many beautiful  Indian Ocean beaches, learn about the archipelago’s diverse cultural and religious heritage, explore its fascinating wildlife, or do all of the above, you’re in for an adventure.

Seychelles

Top ways to enter Seychelles

Seychelles Airport: Also known as Pointe Larue Airport after the region in which it is located, it handled 1.2 million travelers in 2019. The airport has flights by around 15 different airlines, connecting it to such varied destinations as South Africa, India, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and Germany. Located about 10 km (6.2 mi) southeast of Victoria, the capital of Seychelles, the airport can be reached in 15 minutes.

Top cities and places to visit

  • Victoria. One of the smallest capitals in the world, Victoria is both a hub for exploring Mahé, the main island of Seychelles and an interesting destination in its own right. Highlights of the capital include the Natural History Museum dedicated to the fascinating flora and fauna of Seychelles, Vinayagar Hindu Temple, a lively central market, and the Victoria Botanical Gardens.
  • Le Jardin du Roi Spice Garden. Take a stroll through this lush garden full of spice plants, including cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, and many more varieties. Learn about the spice trade of Seychelles at the small museum, have lunch at the fantastic restaurant, and pick up some spices at the shop to take home on your way out. 
  • Beau Vallon. A lavish resort with picturesque beaches and crystal clear water, Beau Vallon is what most people probably imagine when they think of Seychelles. Famed for its spectacular sunsets, the bay is also one of the country’s snorkeling and diving hubs. Located on the northwestern coast of Mahé, the resort is practically a stone’s throw away from Victoria.
  • Nature areas. Despite being the smallest country that is considered part of Africa, tropical Seychelles is very rich in lush rainforest. On Mahé, some good places to enjoy this side of the country are Morne Seychellois National Park and St. Anne National Marine Park. The main natural highlight of the islands, however, is arguably the Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve on the neighboring island of Praslin. A UNESCO World Heritage site, it is notable for its palm forests and endemic species like twin coconuts and Seychelles black parrots. One of the best things to do in Seychelles is to head to La Digue island, where you can sunbathe at Anse Source d’Argent - often called the ‘most beautiful beach in the world.’
  • Find more things to do and places to see in this Seychelles guide.

Most popular rental car

The most popular rental car in Seychelles is the Hyundai i10, followed by the Kia Picanto and the Daihatsu Terios.

Driver's license requirements

  • Seychelles recognizes valid foreign driver’s licenses from around the world if you’re visiting on a trip that’s shorter than three months and are over 21. If you’re in Seychelles for longer than that period or reside there permanently, you need to acquire a local driver’s license instead; in this case, you also need to carry a Government Occupancy Permit (GOP) with you when driving in the country.
  • If your driver’s license is printed in a non-Latin alphabet (Cyrillic, Arabic, etc.), you’ll need an International Driving Permit (IDP).
  • Similarly, if your driver’s license doesn’t show your photograph, you might be required to have an IDP.
  • Even if you have an IDP, you need to also carry your original driver’s license as you might be asked to show both.
  • You must carry your driver’s license, not a copy, with you at all times. 
  • You need to have had your driver’s license for at least two years.
  • Some rental car providers charge a young driver fee for drivers between the ages of 21 and 25 and a senior driver fee for drivers over the age of 65.
  • There may be additional requirements depending on the car provider and car category, so make sure to check the rental conditions before booking.

Crossing Borders

Seychelles is an archipelago and there are no international ferry services, so the only way to leave the country is by an airplane.  

Toll roads

Although there are plans to introduce them in the future, there are no toll roads in Seychelles as of April 2023.

Car Rental Prices

  • Station wagons - from $85 per day
  • Medium cars - from $92 per day
  • Vans - from $109 per day
  • Small cars - from $43 per day
  • SUVs - from $63 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

You can do a number of things to get a good car rental deal in Seychelles:

  • Compare rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit on the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Seychelles is the cheapest in March when renting a car is about 22% cheaper than the yearly average and a whole 40% cheaper than renting a car in July. 
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Map of Car Rental Locations

What is the cheapest month to rent a car in the Seychelles?

The cost of renting a car in the Seychelles varies by season. This graph compares prices from month to month in order to help you find the best time of year.
Average rental costs per day in the Seychelles
$53.68
January
$54.96
February
$57.30
March
$57.29
April
$55.17
May
$54.84
June
$55.79
July
$56.70
August
$54.34
September
$58.25
October
$57.78
November
$58.55
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in the Seychelles is January — when rental costs average $53.68 per day. This is 5% cheaper than the yearly average and 8% cheaper than renting a car in December (when prices average $58.55 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

What’s the average rental length in the Seychelles?

How long renters typically keep their vehicle sometimes varies depending on the time of year. Travelers tend to keep their rental cars longer in January — an average of 7 days. They tend to keep them for a shorter time in May — an average of 5 days.
Average number of rental days in the Seychelles
7
January
6
February
6
March
6
April
5
May
6
June
6
July
6
August
6
September
6
October
6
November
7
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in the Seychelles?

Based on how many customers search for a car in the Seychelles, the most popular month is March, while the least popular is January.
Monthly searches in the Seychelles by pick-up date relative to the average
56%
January
92%
February
122%
March
106%
April
94%
May
92%
June
111%
July
120%
August
93%
September
104%
October
114%
November
95%
December

Car Rental Information

Car rental locations 10
Airport locations 2
Popular suppliers Your Sales Hub, Steppe Cars, Thrifty, Absolute Cars, Capricorn Seychelles
Popular car categories Small cars, SUVs, Station wagons, Vans
Lowest price $43 per day
Cheapest supplier Steppe Cars

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Thrifty Kia Picanto 5 1 Small cars
Steppe Cars Hyundai i10 5 1 Small cars
Absolute Cars Hyundai Grand i10 5 2 Small cars
Capricorn Seychelles Hyundai i10 5 2 Small cars
Your Sales Hub Kia Picanto 5 1 Small cars
Your Sales Hub Hyundai i10 5 1 Small cars
Absolute Cars Hyundai i10 5 1 Small cars
Your Sales Hub Hyundai Grand i10 5 2 Small cars
Your Sales Hub MG ZS 5 2 SUVs
Steppe Cars Hyundai Grand i10 5 2 Small cars

Our Customers' Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

Netherlands
Hyundai i10
May 30, 2024
We toured the entire island of Mahe north south east west.
United States of America (USA)
Hyundai i10
April 6, 2024
Beautiful islands. Very relaxing.
France
Hyundai Grand i10
March 28, 2024
The Seychelles are really beautiful, even though over rated pricewise. There are other destinations just as beautifull but cheaper. The north coastal road and route de la misère are a killer because very narrow.
Croatia
Kia Rio
February 25, 2024
Great beaches, tasty food.
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Spain
Kia Picanto
February 15, 2024
I get married and that was amazing but too be true is very expensive island with so small things to do, so after one week you start to get bored and no night life and kitchen clothes in every restaurant at 21h 🤦‍♀️
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South Africa
Hyundai i10
September 3, 2023
Seychelles is a unique experience and offers everything that we love to so on vacation
United Arab Emirates
MG ZS
August 22, 2023
Roaming around discovering the island, spending time with local people on the beach …
Qatar
Hyundai Grand i10
July 14, 2023
Eden island stay and driving throw the island beaches and places
Hungary
Kia Picanto
April 15, 2023
Beaches and the nature.
Slovenia
Hyundai Grand i10
April 7, 2023
Beautiful nature and gorgeous beaches.
Poland
Hyundai i10
February 10, 2023
Amazing beaches, good food
United Kingdom
Hyundai i10
November 25, 2022
Personnel could be more visible.
South Africa
Hyundai i10
November 23, 2022
Recommend to rent a car
United States of America (USA)
Kia Picanto
November 7, 2022
Relaxing Caribbean style vibe in the Indian Ocean.
South Africa
Kia Picanto
August 17, 2022
Rent a car - makes getting around easy. Taxis are expensive.
South Africa
Hyundai Grand i10
June 20, 2022
Seychelles is amazing - hidden gem beaches for all to share a "special" moment. Paradise indeed!
Romania
Hyundai i10
June 18, 2022
Amazing beachess
India
Hyundai Grand i10
May 27, 2022
We visited all the popular places in Mahe and they are good and worth the visit
Romania
Hyundai Grand i10 Sedan
May 23, 2022
The beach la liberte was amazing
Israel
Hyundai Creta
April 26, 2022
It’s easier to get around with a car
Italy
Hyundai i10
December 28, 2021
rent a car is the best way to see the island and steppe was for me a very simple and price correct solution
Czech Republic
Hyundai i10
August 10, 2021
Easy going company. I would recommend to write them before arrival. I insist on a nice new car... not an old one.
Israel
Hyundai Creta
December 13, 2020
The roads are very narrow without boarders, if you experienced driver it could be fun to drive, otherwise take a taxi
United Kingdom
Daihatsu Terios
November 11, 2019
Car allows you to get around the island of Mahe. Recommend you get an automatic as the east - west roads are up and down hils with lots of twists and turns.
United Kingdom
Hyundai i10
April 23, 2019
Beautiful Island, some very steep hills therefore a slightly more powerful engine is required for some journeys than a 1.2litre. However, as the roads are narrow then a small car is needed. Therefore a small car with larger engine that 1.2 Litre is my suggestion.
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Steppe Cars
9.3 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
SIXT
7.7 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
51
Total rental companies
9
Average daily price
$59.68
Lowest daily price
$43.04
Total cars available
93

Top 9 Suppliers in the Seychelles in 2024

Steppe Cars
Steppe Cars
Exceptional 9.3 / 271 reviews
2 locations
$43 - $50
Capricorn Seychelles
Capricorn Seychelles
Exceptional 9.3 / 111 reviews
2 locations
$62 - $85
Your Sales Hub
Your Sales Hub
Exceptional 9.1 / 840 reviews
3 locations
$46 - $103
Absolute Cars
Absolute Cars
Very good 8.9 / 286 reviews
3 locations
$48 - $50
Thrifty
Thrifty
Very good 8.7 / 213 reviews
5 locations
$45 - $63
Le Charme Rent a Car
Le Charme Rent a Car
Very good 8.3 / 65 reviews
2 locations
$48 - $50
ABBYCAR
ABBYCAR
Very good 8.1 / 17 reviews
2 locations
SIXT
SIXT
Good 7.7 / 63 reviews
3 locations
$49 - $111
Hertz
Hertz
Good 7.7
1 location
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