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How to arrive in Maldives?

Maldives receive flights from everywhere in the world. Actually the cheaper ticket will be to

Sri Lanka or India, but also you can find some good prices from Singapore, Bangkok or Turkey. You must find a flight to the international Airport Ibrahim Nasir (Velana Airport).

In the airplane ticket the destination is Male. But actually male city is on another island than Male. It's just a 5 minutes ride by boat and costs $2,00 Usd (from Airport to Male City or opposite). It's not necessary to book as this service runs until late night.

Many backpackers used to go male city to get public transportation to different islands.

What's the best transportation option?

The best transportation option that can pick up you from airport arrivals is the Private speed boat. We, from Transfer Maldives, do have this as one of our main services.

Once you book with us, we can organize one of our staff to be waiting for your flight to arrive.

Once you book with us (it's necessary to send us your flight details) we will make a meeting point in the airport...and just outside the airport our speed boat will be ready to go.


What's the cheapest transportation option?

Budget travelers like to choose the cheapest option, even if this option will make you spend your full day walking/waiting and carrying bags after a long journey. Yes that is possible, one a day there are specific ferries/islands.

For a destination such as Himmafushi its available the ferry called NASEEB 8. Or for Thulusdhoo a ferry called THARIKA 2, Usually they depart early in the morning at 7:50am to Male and come back from Male at 15:00pm. Just once a day, except Fridays and Holidays.

We don't really recommend it for tourists because it departs from male, it takes 1 hour long to arrive (from Male) and just once a day. It's a great option for locals who need to go everyday because it costs 2 usd and can carry many things purchased.

How to get public transportation (Ferry)?

The schedule of this transportation option can be changed without prior notice. So the best option is double check the information of the schedule...when you are in male , locals near the boat will give you some information.

Its departure in front of the Fish Market. (before was departing from other location: T-jetty)

How to get public transportation (Shared speed boat) ?

The shared Speedboat is a private company that offers this shared transfer by Speed Boat to some specific small islands. Thulusdhoo & Himmafushi has this service option and it's great for tourists and locals. It's fast, just 30 minutes and the speed boat has nice quality. Cost 25$ to Thulusdhoo + booking fee

It's a great option for travelers who doest have many time to spend waiting for the transfers (comparing with Ferry option for budget travelers).

How to get shared speed boat

(Harbor & time can change without prior notice)

* Arriving in the airport, you must get a transportation (traditional “Dhoni” boat, USD$2) to Male City. Or nowadays by taxi crossing the new bridge (10usd)

* 3 times a day/ shared with local people

* If you don't book your seat, there are high chances of no viable seats, then you will have to wait for the next scheduled speed boat.

* you will need to call YOUR SURF CAMP / RESORT / GUEST HOUSE to appoint a welcome in Local island harbor, if it's your first time in Maldives. We do recommend and you are welcome to stay at our property

www.surfyogamaldives.com

Getting in contact with us, we can insert your name on the Shared SpeedBoat list.

It's a seat reservation only...if you don't arrive or find transportation the speed boat will not wait for any guests.

How to get a private speed boat?

It's the easiest way. Follow this 3 steps:

- send us a message with your flight details.

- get all the information we will provide

- Meet us in the arrivals / Pay directly to the captain by cash (American Dollar)

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