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Written by Akshaya Manoharan on June 20, 2023 Share on

From Bangalore to Maldives: All you need to know!

The Maldives is one of the busiest destinations at any time of the year, even during the pandemic. This beautiful island country stands as home to many amazing beaches, shopping streets, vibrant cities and is quite easily accessible from many important cities in India like Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Bangalore. So, if you are someone from Bangalore and want to know the transport options to the Maldives, give this article a read. By the end of it, you will be clear about booking a Maldives tour package !

How to reach the Maldives from Bangalore?

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Located right in the heart of the Indian Ocean, the Maldives can be reached from Bangalore only by flights. So, if you are someone travelling from India, then the only way to travel to the Maldives is by flights unless there are royal cruisers from specific cities. Since Bangalore is not a port city, flights are the only option you could take. Here are the ways by which you can reach the Maldives from Bangalore. To have start your forever with a loved one book a Maldives honeymoon package.

Maldives Airports

Velana International Airport at Male is said to be the main international airport which receives most of the flights from Bangalore and mainly direct flights. From the airport, you can take seaplane transfer, domestic plane transfer or even speedboats to reach places internally. The other airport where the connecting flights to the Maldives reach, is Gan International Airport.

Velana International Airport
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By Air

There are some direct flights and connecting flights too. You have various options like a non-stop flight or flights with one or more stops. Below is everything you need to know about flights from Bangalore to the Maldives:

Flight Options

Given that you can only go to the Maldives via flights, you do have many options from direct to connecting flights. There are companies like Indigo, GoAir and Air India offering direct flights to Velana International Airport in Male, one-stop flights by Indigo via Mumbai which take 8 hours and connecting flights by companies like Sri Lankan Airlines via Colombo which take 5 hours. There are even other companies like Emirates whose flights would take more than 12 hours.


If you are taking a direct flight, it would take around 2 hours while others might take 5-10 hours or more depending on which kind of flights you choose.

By Sea

You can take cruises to the Maldives from cities like Mumbai and Kochi. Unfortunately, Bangalore or any other city from Karnataka doesn’t have that option. So, if you still want to make it to the Maldives by sea, take a flight to Mumbai and take the 7-night cruise from Mumbai to the Maldives by Costa Cruise.

By Road

As Bangalore to the Maldives route covers a distance of 1187 km, there is no way you can travel by the road. If you want to create a few road memories, you can travel from Bangalore to Mumbai by road and from Mumbai to the Maldives by either flight or a cruise.

Now that you know all the options of how to reach the Maldives from Bangalore, don’t you think it’s time that you plan your Maldives trip? Head out to the Pickyourtrail website and have a look at the amazing Maldives packages from Bangalore.

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