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How to get to Male from the Airport

Last updated on January 14th, 2023 at 10:29 am

how to get to Male

Male is small and crowded with narrow streets and we spend few days in the capital of Maldives. Always as a connection to travel to the islands in Maldives. We already wrote all the things to do in Male and today we will tell you how to get to Male.

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How to get to Male

How to get to Male from the airport by bus

There are buses going to Male from Velana International airport every 30 minutes. And it costs 20 Rufiyaas which is $1.3 USD. It will take 15 minutes to reach there and there are a few stops in Male.

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How to get to Male from the airport by Boat

how to get to Male

The easiest way and the cheapest is going to Male by boat. It costs 10 Rufiyaas and boats are leaving every 15 minutes to Male. You will get to the jetty port where there is a coffee shop. Once you are there you can check the map and walk around.

How to get to Male from the airport by taxi

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You can get a taxi for 100 Rufiyaas to your destination in Male. It’s only $6-7 USD and you will not have to be worried about anything. Especially if you are traveling a few of you with luggage.

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Where to Stay in Male

For our staying at Male we chose Airbnb which gave us the possibility of staying with locals and clsoe to the ferry terminal which was so convenient for us. Prices were around $40-60 USD.

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If you are looking for the comfort of a hotel in Male prices will go from $60-80 USD for a room for two people with breakfast included.

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Hope it’s useful this blog post how to get to Male from the airport by bus, ferry and taxi.

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