Getting around the Maldives

Experience the beauty of the Maldives with these easy transport options.

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For immediate transport around the island you are staying on, walking is your best option as most islands are small and easily explored on foot. To get to and from any other islands, you may need to take either a seaplane, a ferry, a yacht or a speedboat. These are most commonly organised by your resort and may be included in the price of your accommodation. Car rentals are not available in the Maldives.

Public transport in the Maldives

Types of transport: On Malé, the MTCC provides buses around the island and ferries to other neighbouring islands.

Paying for transport: Bus fares can be paid for in cash to the driver. The cost is MVR3.00. The public ferry runs from Malé City and Hulhumalé for MVR5.50 and takes 20 minutes. Ferries to other islands from Malé cost around MVR22.00 depending on the island you are travelling to.

Getting to and from the airport: To get to your resort you will need to take either a seaplane, speedboat or ferry from Velena International Airport. The public bus can be taken from the airport to Hulhumalé for MVR16.00 and takes 10 minutes.

Best apps for getting around: There are currently no apps for transport around the Maldives.

Taxis and Uber

Taxis: Taxis can be hailed from the side of the road or called for a pick-up.

Uber: Uber is currently unavailable in the Maldives.

Airport transfers

Airport transfers are organised through your accommodation with vessels arriving daily for pick-up from the airport. Alternatively, you can organise a direct pick-up from the airport yourself through Atoll Transfer.

Car hire companies in the Maldives

There are currently no car hire companies in the Maldives.

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