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Travel to Maldives

Flying to Maldives

Maldivian (www.maldivian.aero) is the national carrier and operates flights between the Maldives and Bangkok. British Airways (www.ba.com) operates direct flights from the UK from November to March. During the summer months, flights go via Doha (DOH) and continue onwards with Qatar Airways (www.qatarairways.com). From New York, you can catch a flight to Dubai and continue onwards with Emirates (www.emirates.com). Flights year-round are fairly expensive, but they are especially high during Christmas and the winter months.

The major airport is: Malé Ibrahim Nasir International Airport.

Airport Guides

Malé Ibrahim Nasir International Airport

Code

MLE

Location

Malé Ibrahim Nasir International Airport is located on Hulhulé Island, about 4.6km (2.9 miles) northeast of Malé in the Maldives.

Telephone

+960 332 5511

AddressNorth Malé Atoll
Airport Main Road
Hulhulé Island

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Flight times

From London - 10 hours 30 minutes; New York - 18 hours (including stopover); Singapore – 4 hours 30 minutes; Sydney – 16 hours (including stopover); Toronto – 22 hours 30 minutes (including stopover).

Departure tax

Departure tax is usually included in your airfare.

Travelling to Maldives by Rail

The Maldives are not accessible via rail.

Driving to Maldives

The Maldives are not accessible via road.

Getting to Maldives by boat

Cruise ships

Many cruise ships stopover at the Maldives islands as part of their itinerary. Holland America (www.hollandamerica.com), Ponant (www.ponant.com), Oceania Cruises (www.oceaniacruises.com) and Costa Cruises (www.costacruises.com) are among the operators.

Ferry operators

No public ferry services operate between the Maldives and other countries.

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