Getting in to Maldives
You will most likely arrive at the Malé Internatioal Airport on Hulhulé Island beside the capital, Malé. Numerous international operators fly directly to the Maldives. British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Emirates, Austrian Airlines, Korean Air, Bankok Airways, Air Asia, Westjet and China Eastern are among some of the major airlines that fly to the Maldives.
Domestic flights operated by Trans Maldivian Airways and Maldivian Air Taxi can take you from island to island, as the Maldives is very small with most domestic flights never topping 90 minutes.
Public ferries or cargo boats are available for transportation to your final destination upon arrival at the Malé Internatioal Airport in Hulhulé. Sea planes, also known as air taxis, will shuttle passengers around the islands during the day time. Be sure to schedule ahead and be aware of when your flight arrives in Hulhulé.
The Maldives are not accessible by train.
The Maldives are not accessible by bus, taxi, or any land-based vehicle.
You cannot access the Maldives from other countries by boat due to the numerous, hazardous reefs found surrounding the islands (many yachts and ferries refuse to transport passengers because of this). Once in the Maldives however, public ferries and speedboats help travelers get to popular destinations and surrounding islands. Private speedboats can be rented, but these can be quite expensive.
Speedboats, sea planes, or private yachts are the only forms of transportation in the Maldives. Boats are considered like cars on the islands.