So, you’ve chosen the Maldives as your next holiday destination, now you just need to work out how to get yourself to tropical paradise. Lucky for you there are a great range of Maldives flights, routes and airlines to choose from. With so much choice and flexibility, there’s bound to be a Maldives flight that suits your schedule and departing airport. Plus, with the help of TravelOnline, you can easily compare multiple flights to find the best deals. And, you can save even more time and money by bundling together a holiday package that also includes your accommodation, transfers and travel insurance.
Unfortunately, there are no direct flights to the Maldives from Australia. However, Singapore Airlines, Qantas, Scoot, and Silk Air offer a fantastic range of connecting routes.
Singapore Airlines: Offers daily flights from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth stopping via Singapore. Connecting flights are also available from other Australian capital cities. As the flight involves a stopover, the transit journey can take 16 to 20 hours.
Qantas: Flies direct to Singapore daily from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Darwin. Guests will then fly with Singapore Airlines or Silk Air to the Maldives. If you would like to add a Singapore stopover to your holiday, speak to one of our friendly travel consultants.
Scoot: Offers multiple flights a week from the Gold Coast, stopping via Singapore. As a budget airline carrier, Scoot is often a very affordable option.
Silk Air: Offers multiple flights a week from Darwin, stopping via Singapore. As a regional partner of Singapore airlines, many flights out of Singapore to the Maldives will be with Silk Air.
Please note our flight prices include all taxes and a checked baggage allowance per person.
Located just six kilometres from the capital city, Malé, Malé International Airport (also known as the Velana International Airport) is the primary hub for the Maldives. The Malé International Airport has 2 terminals and provides free WiFi as well as currency exchange counters, ATMS and duty-free shopping. For an easy arrival to the Maldives, guests should ensure that their passport is valid for at least 6 months and have a return or onward ticket. Visitors staying in the Maldives for less than 30 days will be issued a free visa on arrival. Extension stays are available for a fee of rf700.
While there is some accommodation available in Malé, the majority of visitors will stay at the resort islands dotted across the atolls. To get to the resort islands, visitors are required to take a speedboat or sea plane transfer from Malé International Airport. A resort representative will be there to meet you upon arrival and guide you in the right direction. For more information on transfers, visit our getting to the Maldives guide.