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About Flights to the Maldives

Summary info about the Maldives flight prices, duration and airlines

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Fastest flight time

24h 20m

Operated By

7 airlines
The best one-way flight price to Maldives from United States in the last 72 hours is $399 (New York John F Kennedy Intl to Male).
The best round-trip flight price to Maldives from United States in the last 72 hours is $672 (Los Angeles to Male).
The fastest flight to Maldives from United States takes 24h 20m (Newark to Male).
There are 7 airlines operating flights to Maldives, including American Airlines, Air France and KLM.

Maldives flights insights and trends

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How much are flights to Maldives?

On average, a flight to Maldives will cost $4,620 per ticket. We’ve had users find flights to Maldives for as low as $241, however. If you’re unable to find a plane ticket for $241, but manage to find one for $4,539 or less, then this is still a great deal. Keep in mind that flight costs vary depending on where you fly from, what time of year you travel, and what airline you fly with.
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What are the most popular cities to visit in Maldives?

Some of the world’s most well-traveled cities are in Maldives. The most popular city to travel to in Maldives is Malé, which momondo users choose as their landing destination 794% more often than other cities. The next most popular cities in Maldives are Addu City and Dharavandhoo.

How long is the flight from United States to Maldives?

Flight times vary depending on what airport in United States you fly out of and what airport in Maldives you fly into. For example, flying from Los Angeles to Male takes 23h 25m on average. On the other hand, flying from Miami to Male takes 26h 50m on average. Keep in mind that it’s always quicker to opt for a non-stop flight, so be sure to check momondo if there are any available for your route.

What airlines fly to Maldives?

Of the 26 airlines that fly to Maldives, Qatar Airways, China Eastern and Emirates happen to be the most favored based on our user data. Qatar Airways is the most popular among the three airlines, with 33% of users choosing them for their travels to Maldives.

Popular cities and sights

Looking to visit Maldives? Check out these cities and spend time seeing some of the most popular sights in the country

Cheapest flights to cities in Maldives

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Useful information for your flight to Maldives

Get up-to-date answers for some of the most frequently asked questions regarding flying to Maldives

The closest airport to Male Fish Market is Malé Airport, which is located in Malé. If you plan on visiting or staying in this area, landing at Malé Airport will be your best bet.

The best prices found on momondo for flights to Maldives are:
$5 per person with Etihad Airways
$5 per person with Juneyao Airlines
$121 per person with Air India

Consider booking a flight to Maldives on a Sunday, which is the cheapest day of the week. You will also find that flying out on a Tuesday is another low-cost option. Try to avoid booking your flight to Maldives on Friday, which tends to be the most expensive day of the week.

Recent flights found to popular cities in Maldives

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Cheapest flight routes to Maldives

These routes have the cheapest flights to Maldives found by momondo users in United States
DepartingDestinationBest TimeBest Price
Los AngelesMalé25h 35m$672
New YorkMalé18h 45m$826
ChicagoMalé22h 40m$840
Washington, D.C.Malé18h 50m$846
SeattleMalé23h 50m$850
BostonMalé24h 35m$866
CharlotteMalé25h 05m$944
NashvilleMalé28h 08m$945
RaleighMalé25h 05m$960
HoustonMalé22h 25m$961
OrlandoMalé22h 24m$964
MiamiMalé26h 50m$1,014
DallasMalé27h 00m$1,024
San FranciscoMalé22h 40m$1,056
AtlantaMalé22h 45m$1,064
MinneapolisMalé32h 20m$1,085

Best things to do and see in Maldives

The duration of Maldives flights from the United States depends on the arrival and departure airports. Three main airports in the US offer popular flights to cities like Male, Addu City, and Seena. John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), and Dulles International Airport (IAD) are some of the popular airports in the US that offer flights to the Maldives. All these airports do not offer direct flights to the Maldives. The fastest flight to the Maldives is from JFK to Velana International Airport (MLE), taking about 19h 20min. It is also the cheapest flight to the Maldives. The flight from IAD to MLE takes about 22h 50min, while the one from LAX to MLE takes about 26h 40min.

Currently, airports in the United States do not offer non-stop flights to the Maldives. Depending on your airline, you can make about one or two stops before landing in the Maldives. All airlines departing from JFK offer one-stop flights to the Maldives, with the popular arrival airport being MLE. The shortest one-stop flight from JFK to the Maldives takes about 19h 20min and is offered by Qatar Airways. You will make a stop at Hamad International Airport (DOH) while on this flight. The longest flight from JFK to the Maldives is offered by Emirates Airlines. It takes about 31h 10min with a stop at Dubai International Airport (DXB). All flights from IAD to the Maldives are also one-stop flights with a duration of just over 19h- 31h 15min. Qatar Airways offers most of the flights from IAD to the Maldives with a stop at DOH. Multiple Airlines have also patterned up to offer one-stop flights from IAD to the Maldives with a stop at DOH. Qatar Airways and Emirates are the major airlines that you can find with one-stop flights from LAX to MLE. Qatar Airways offers cheaper flights of the two airlines and has a stop at DOH. With Emirates, you will make a stop at DXB. The duration of one-stop flights from LAX to the Maldives ranges from about 25-37h.

The best way to get around the Maldives depends on your destination. Since the Maldives is composed of many islands, ferries and private boats for rent are a reliable way to get around. High-speed boats are a transport service offered by many resorts in the Maldives to meet arrivals at the airport. Domestic flights are also another suitable option for getting around, especially to provincial centers like Dharavandhoo, Kooddoo, Kaadedhdhoo, Hanimaadhoo, Kudahuvadhoo, Thimarafushi, and Fuvahmulah. The use of busses and taxis to get around in the Maldives will depend on the island you are visiting since islands large enough to support automobiles are few. Male, Fuvahmulah, and Hulhumale are some islands large enough to accommodate vehicles and have roads of good condition. Maldives Transport and Contracting Company is responsible for operating bus routes on these islands. Compared to taxis, buses are a more affordable alternative to get around the Maldives. Trains are not an option for getting around the Maldives because no railroads are available.

Yes, US citizens visiting the Maldives need a valid passport to fly to the Maldives. The passport must be valid for at least six months from the departure date from the Maldives. A visa is, however, not essential. You also need a return ticket on entry and evidence of sufficient funds. If you plan on visiting the Maldives for up to 30 days, you need a visitor visa. You can get this from the embassy or consulate.

Popular routes landing in Maldives

Compare flights to and from the nearest airports to discover the best prices and most convenient flight times
New York to Malé Flights
Fastest flight time18h 45m
Cheapest price$826
Los Angeles to Malé Flights
Fastest flight time25h 35m
Cheapest price$672
San Francisco to Malé Flights
Fastest flight time22h 40m
Cheapest price$1,056
Dallas to Malé Flights
Fastest flight time27h 00m
Cheapest price$1,024
Washington, D.C. to Malé Flights
Fastest flight time18h 50m
Cheapest price$846
Miami to Malé Flights
Fastest flight time26h 50m
Cheapest price$1,014
Houston to Malé Flights
Fastest flight time22h 25m
Cheapest price$961
Boston to Malé Flights
Fastest flight time24h 35m
Cheapest price$866
Atlanta to Malé Flights
Fastest flight time22h 45m
Cheapest price$1,064
Fort Lauderdale to Malé Flights
Fastest flight time24h 42m
Cheapest price$1,196
Phoenix to Malé Flights
Fastest flight time31h 35m
Cheapest price$1,204
Dubai to Malé Flights
Fastest flight time4h 10m
Cheapest price$489
Austin to Malé Flights
Fastest flight time26h 55m
Cheapest price$1,196
Honolulu to Malé Flights
Fastest flight time41h 50m
Cheapest price$1,887
Moscow to Malé Flights
Fastest flight time9h 00m
Cheapest price$792
Bucharest to Malé Flights
Fastest flight time32h 25m
Cheapest price$815
Colombo to Malé Flights
Fastest flight time1h 40m
Cheapest price$353

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