Transfer to/from - Malé airport (MLE)


Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in Malé airport (MLE)



Line R3 from MTCC (Tel +960 332 6822) runs to Malé from 7:00 am to 2:00 am, stopping at STELCO, Tow Yard, Maafannu, Dharumavantha Hospital and West Park.

There are also buses to Hulhumalé from 5:45 am to 11:45 pm, with stops at Fehires Park, Centro Mall, Amin Avenue, Masjid Ameel Jaleel and Hiya Flats.

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MTCC services (Tel +960 332 6822) to Hulhumale depart from the port in front of the terminals every 1 hour between 7:00 am and 0:00 am. They also go to Villimalé, Thilafushi and Gulhifalhu.

Local boats or dhonis and speedboats provide transport to the national capital in 10 minutes. They operate 24 hours a day every 10-30 min. and also offer transfers to various tourist islands in the area.


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Trans Maldivian Airways (Tel +960 331 2999 / 2777) connects the compound with various destinations within the Maldives (North Malé, Baa, Raa, Lhaviyani, Noonu, Shaviyani, Haa Alifu, North Ari, South Ari, Vaavu, Faafu, Meemu, Dhaalu). Services depart from the seaplane terminal.

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Latest updates: November 22, 2023

Transportation Tips to/from the airport

Although there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take them into account when moving to or from the airport, and especially if we go by public transport.
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to leave with a little more anticipation than what is commonly suggested. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always take into account peak traffic times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may delay the journey to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what is happening.
If you contract a shared transfer service, have a contact telephone number handy in case of any delay by the company. In these cases they usually already have a scheduled collection time.
If you use public transport (collective, train) take into account the schedules (weekends and holidays tend to have less frequency), if you have to change and also how to board (if you need a card or paying the driver or motorist at the moment ). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know so as not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could cause complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport, check where to leave the vehicle. At some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 2 -From the airport- Here it is a little less stressful since you don't have the pressure of missing your flight. In the worst case, you will arrive later at the place where you are going to stay or at the meeting point where you are trying to arrive.
Once you leave the plane, look for your suitcase and finish with the arrival procedures that are required. Then, follow the directions for public transportation or ask the airport staff.
It is very useful to find out in advance the schedules of the buses or trains in case you arrive late at night. Not all work 24 hours. The same goes for taxis. In case of using an Uber-type service, have the mobile application handy to contact the driver.
On the other hand, if you booked a private transport service, it is likely that they will have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign. If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for greater peace of mind it is advisable to book it in advance. Rental counters are usually available in the arrivals hall.
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