Travel to Maldives

Flying to Maldives

Maldivian ( is the national carrier and operates flights between the Maldives and Bangkok. British Airways ( 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 ( From New York, you can catch a flight to Dubai and continue onwards with Emirates ( 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.

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.

Airport guides

Airport Code: MLE. Location: Malé Ibrahim Nasir International Airport is located on Hulhulé Island, about 4.6km (2... Money: A branch of the Bank of Maldives is located by the exit in the domestic terminal. Two foreign... Read more

Travel 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 (, Ponant (, Oceania Cruises ( and Costa Cruises ( are among the operators.

Ferry operators:

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

Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.