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Flights toSeychelles

Arrive in a faraway paradise

Flight time from London

10 hrs 15 mins

Distance from London

5,065 miles

Let the excitement of your holiday begin before you get there, by booking flights to Seychelles with British Airways. Whether you’re embarking on a luxurious trip of a lifetime or an island-hopping adventure, you can expect an enjoyable journey with our wonderful British Airways cabin crew. We want you to have that holiday feeling from the moment you step aboard.

Take that dream Seychelles holiday. Soak up every blissful moment on your journey to this mesmerising tropical island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Enjoy outstanding service and heavenly comfort on your flight, as well as complimentary food and drinks. Make the most of your generous baggage allowance – you’ll have plenty of space for those extra outfits and bottles of sun cream.

Flights to Seychelles

You can fly direct from London to the Seychelles with British Airways.

Flights to Seychelles are twice a week and take around 10 hours. Making your way to ‘the land of perpetual summer’ has never been easier.

Fly direct from London Heathrow (LHR) to Seychelles International Airport (SEZ). Choose the cabin to suit you, for comfort, style, or luxury, when you travel in First, Club World, World Traveller Plus or World Traveller.

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A flyers’ guide: Seychelles flight tips

Everything you need to know about flying to Seychelles with British Airways.

What’s the cheapest time to fly to Seychelles?

With the average temperature at 27°C, these exotic islands are a welcoming year-round destination. The cheapest time to visit the Seychelles is during the shoulder months of April and May and October and November – like all tropical places, rain is inevitable – but that doesn’t make Seychelles holidays any less enchanting. You can be assured of short, sharp rain bursts, where the sun shines the rest of the time. The driest weather is between June and September, when the waters are warm and crystal clear – perfect for swimming, snorkelling and diving, but prices rise accordingly. To find our cheapest flights to Seychelles, use our lowest fare finder.

How long is the flight from London to Seychelles?

Around 10 hours. You’ll fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Seychelles International Airport (SEZ). British Airways provides the only direct flights to Seychelles from London to the island of Mahé. Choose from two departures a week, with night flights on Wednesday and Saturday.

How do I get from Seychelles airport to my resort?

Seychelles International Airport (SEZ) is on the mountainous island of Mahé. You can travel to the capital of Victoria by bus, taxi or car, which is just seven miles away from the airport. If your onward journey is to another of the Seychelles islands, you will need to make your transfer by ferry, speedboat, or plane, depending on which island your resort is on. There is also a free shuttle operating from the airport to the harbour, for those travelling by boat.

Read more on getting around the Seychelles

Do I need a visa to travel to the Seychelles?

If you have a British passport then you won’t need a visa for your holiday. You will receive a visitor’s permit upon arrival, which is valid for a month. Remember to check your passport is in date for your period of travel.

How many bags can I check in?

We offer a generous baggage allowance. Economy class customers can check in one bag each, weighing up to 23kg. Premium economy class customers can check in two 23kg bags. If you’re travelling in business class you can check in two bags at 32kg each. Travel in First and indulge with the option of three hold bags weighing in at 32kg each.

Read our baggage guide to answer your specific queries.

Which cabins can I book when I fly with British Airways?

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Which cabins can I book when I fly with British Airways?

Our economy class cabins are great value for those looking for cheap flights. For an extra fee, you can select your seats in advance – the quieter seats are towards the front of the plane. Sit directly above the wings to reduce the effects of any turbulence. Alternatively, select your seats for free 24 hours in advance when online check-in opens.

Premium economy class has more legroom and a smaller cabin with greater privacy. Enjoy the comforts of cosy cushions, blankets, eye masks, toothbrush, toothpaste and more features to ease your long-haul journey.

Our business class cabin has fully flat beds for total comfort, dining menus designed by top chefs and fast track priority through the airport, to make your journey even easier from the start.

First class cabins are the epitome of luxury, from fully flat beds in private suites, to exclusive lounge and spa access on the ground – enjoy ultimate exclusivity.

Find out more about our travel classes

Three long-haul flight tips for Seychelles

Travelling can be tiring, but you can arrive refreshed and ready to go if you follow some easy steps:

  1. It’s important to stay hydrated during a flight, so drink plenty of soft drinks and water to help your body feel good. Moisturise and use lip balm, take extra layers and wear comfortable clothing. Don’t forget to walk around to keep your blood flowing – as this can also reduce the effects of jet lag.
  2. Get ahead of jet lag by living on your new time zone as soon as you can. The Seychelles are just south of the equator and four hours ahead of GMT. Use our jet lag calculator for advice from our sleep expert.
  3. Remember to look after your ears. Chew on gum or sweets when you take off and land, so you don’t suffer with the pressure change. Yawning, as well as exhaling through your nostrils while keeping them gently pinched, will help your ears to adjust comfortably.

Seychelles tips

Our insider Seychelles tips will have you feeling holiday ready in no time

When to tip

Tipping isn’t compulsory here. Many of the restaurants, hotels, bars and taxis already include a 5-10 per cent tip to the bill, so extra tipping isn’t obligatory. If you have experienced an excellent service, an additional tip would be warmly welcomed.

Free things to do

Soak up the free natural wonders of the Seychelles. Kick back on some of the best beaches in the world. Anse Volbert beach offers pristine waters, powder-soft sand and euphoric views. Take in the exotic landscape, go hiking through jungles and trek across mountains.

Weather in the Seychelles

The Seychelles weather offers dazzling sunshine throughout the year. Reaching highs of 32°C plus and lows of 24°C, you’ll be in your flip flops every day. Although rainfall is higher from November to February, like other tropical destinations, showers are short, sweet and refreshing.

Divers can expect to frolic with dolphins, rays, turtles and neon flurries of fish.

Divers can expect to frolic withdolphins, rays, turtles andneon flurries of fish

Glynn Burridge,  Seychelles-based British expat blogger

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