Transport and infrastructure on the Seychelles

Our listing of the primary kinds 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 98,462 inhabitants, this corresponds to 5.34 meters. This puts Seychelles in 105th place in the global ranking. However, the country's size and population density of around 214 inhabitants per km² must also be taken into account. Countries with fewer inhabitants on 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 11 traffic fatalities per year (2012 - 2019), road traffic on the Seychelles is considered reasonably safe. This corresponds to around 4.3 accident fatalities per 12.0 inhabitants per year. By comparison, this figure is 5.9 in the European Union as a whole and 17.1 worldwide.

On the Seychelles, traffic drives on the right-hand side of the road, i.e. people drive in the right-hand lane and overtake on the left. Oncoming traffic comes toward you on the left side. Here you can also find an overview of all countries with left-hand traffic.



 totalper 1 mio
per km²
Roadways500 km5,342.16 km1,143.48 m
Railroads0 km0.00 km0.00 m
Waterways0 km0.00 km0.00 m
Commercial harbors27274.220.059


 total per 1 mio
per km²
Roadways3,002,100 km2,239.70 km99.00 m
Railroads88,600 km66.09 km2.92 m
Waterways50,100 km37.35 km1.65 m
Commercial harbors7,8295.840.000

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 Seychelles 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