Transport and infrastructure on the Seychelles

Our listing of the primary types of transport compares the infrastructure of the Seychelles with the average of all countries in Africa. The main traffic and transport routes are in good condition, but do not reach the level of the leading industrial nations.

Airports on the Seychelles

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Road traffic

The network of roads and highways has a total length of 526 km. For each of the country's 99,258 inhabitants, this corresponds to 5.30 meters. This puts Seychelles in 107th place in the global ranking. However, the country's size and population density of around 216 inhabitants per km² must also be taken into account. Countries with fewer inhabitants in the same or even larger area naturally achieve quite different values here and have to connect remote areas to the transport network despite a smaller population.

With an average of 12 traffic fatalities per year (2013 - 2019), road traffic on the Seychelles is considered reasonably safe. This corresponds to 12.1 accident fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants per year. By comparison, this figure is 12.3 in the USA and 17.0 worldwide.

On the Seychelles, left-hand traffic is the rule on the roads, i.e. you drive in the left lane and overtake on the right. Oncoming traffic comes to meet you on the right side. Here you can also find an overview of all countries with left-hand traffic.



 totalper 1 mio
per km²
Roadways500 km5,299.32 km1,143.48 m
Railroads0 km0.00 km0.00 m
Waterways0 km0.00 km0.00 m
Commercial harbors27272.020.059


 total per 1 mio
per km²
Roadways2,997,800 km2,151.40 km98.86 m
Railroads88,600 km63.57 km2.92 m
Waterways68,400 km49.09 km2.26 m
Commercial harbors7,9055.670.000

Data sources used

Global Health Observatory Data Repository (World Health Organization)
Internation Union of Railways (UIC)
CIA Factbook
OECD Statistics
Wikipedia (german)
Seychelles: AirportsLargest airports and airlines on the SeychellesThe 2 biggest airports and on the Seychelles with further information and data (Seychelles Int'l. and Praslin)
Seychelles: ClimateClimate and temperature development on the SeychellesA climate analysis for the Seychelles incl. temperatures, humidity, rain days per month, hours of sunshine, water temperature, rainfalls
Ranking: MegacitiesMega cities - the biggest cities all over the worldRanking of the biggest cities worldwide. On top: Shanghai, Chongqing and Beijing