How to get to the Maldives from Around the World

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How to get to the Maldives – London

If you’re based in the UK, you are only 10 hours and 10 minutes from Malé airport. British Airway now has a direct route from London Gatwick. Flights land at Ibrahim Nasir International Airport, which is situated on its own island, within easy reach of Malé, the capital of the Maldives. From Malé airport you can access the individual islands by sea plane or by taking a connecting intra-island domestic flight from Ibrahim Nasir International Airport.

Maldives Location Guide

How to get to the Maldives – East Coast USA

The easiest way to get from the East Coast of the USA is to fly directly to the Maldives from its hub in Dubai. You can get to Dubai from several North American gateways including New York, Boston, Toronto, Los Angeles and more.

Jfk to Male

How to get to the Maldives – West Coast USA

With a flight time of just over 16 hours, you can fly direct from Los Angeles to Dubai, connecting onwards to the Maldives.

Lax to Male

Flying in

Malé International Airport (MLE) is located 2km from the capital, Malé on Huhule Island. Incoming guests are met by courtesy speedboats from the respective island resorts.

Entry requirements

A passport valid for at least six months beyond intended period of stay as well as a ticket for return or onward travel. Visas are issued free on arrival for stay of 30 days

Getting around  

Between islands: Island Aviation conect Malé with Kaadedhdhoo, Kadhdhoo, Gan and Hanimaadhoo islands. Island-hopping ferries and speedboats are available.

On land: It’s easy enough to walk around most islands as they’re usually quite small. In Malé, taxis are available. Driving is on the left.

If you are too busy or would just like a helping hand, our team can take care of flights and all other travel details.

The following is a list of International Airlines that operates flights frequently to and from the Maldives:

1.  Aeroflot

2.  Air India

3.  Austrian Airlines

4.  Bankok Airways

5.  British Airways

6.  Cathay Pacific

7.  China Eastern

8.  China Southern

9.  Condor

10.  Edelweiss

11.  Emirates

12.  Ethihad Airways

13.  Fits Air

14.  Fly Dubai

15.  Hainan Airlines

16.  Hongkong Airlines

17.  Korean Air

18.  Xl Airways

19.  Maldivian

20.  Malaysia Airlines

21.  Mega Maldives

22.  Meridiana Fly

23.  Neos

24.  Oman Air

25.  Qatar Airways

26.  Sichuan Airlines

27.  Singapore Airlines

28.  Srilankan Airlines

29.  Spice Jet

30.  Thomsonfly

31.  Turkish Airline

Domestic Airlines

1.  Maldivian

2.  Flyme

Seaplane Operators

1.  Trans Maldives

2.  Maldivian