How do I get to and around the Maldives?

There are a multitude of different transport methods to get to and around Maldives

Travel to the Maldives

From scheduled flights and transfers to self-drives and public transport, find out more on how to travel around the Maldives.

The main airlines flying in from Europe are the UK, German & Italian charter flights which fly direct: Sri Lankan Airways out of Heathrow and British Airways out of Gatwick; and those flying via their main hub: Qatar Airways via Doha, Emirates via Dubai and Oman Airways via Muscat. Sri Lankan also have some flights via Colombo.

The Sri Lankan timetable changes throughout the year, so it is important to check whether the flight you are booked on is ‘non-stop’ or not. From Asia there are flights from Singapore on Singapore Airlines, amongst others.



Male International Airport is serviced by international flights from Europe, Middle East, Singapore, Sri Lanka and other regions. You will need to take a sea plane or a speed boat to reach your resort from Male Airport. The trip can range from 45 minutes to an hour and a half, depending on the location of your resort. If you plan to stay at two different resorts that are not part of the same group, you will need to make your way back to Male Airport before being picked up by the other resort.


Once you land at the airport in Male, you will be transferred to your resort either by sea plane or a speed boat depending on what you have already opted for with your travel agent or resort.


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