When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 61 days in advance, which can save you up to 40% on flights from Melbourne to Maldives compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 61 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $1,153. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $1,268.
August is one of the best times of the year to fly to Maldives from Melbourne. Prices for August average $951 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $538. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a August flight can save you 46% on your journey compared to booking in August
Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from Melbourne to Maldives as you normally would.
Some of the carriers operating flights from Melbourne to Maldives that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are Singapore Airlines, SriLankan Airlines, and Cathay Pacific. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.
Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Etihad Airways is one of them. New policies for travellers booking flights from Melbourne to Maldives include masks being provided and required on board, daily cleaning and sanitisation, use of HEPA filters, pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms, and socially-distanced seating (for a limited time). Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.
Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to Maldives for under $2,400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $2,330, but on average you can expect to pay $7,163.
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For one-way options, check prices for Singapore Airlines. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $740. Users have also found prices from $3,793 and $4,143 on Singapore Airlines and Malaysia Airlines, respectively.
Consider Cathay Pacific, Emirates or Etihad Airways when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from Melbourne to Maldives.
While on average a flight from Melbourne to Maldives is generally $1,889, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $433. When looking at the most popular route, (Melbourne - Malé), you can expect to pay $1,420 for that flight.
Flights can last anything from 14 hours 30 minutes to 45 hours. It all depends on your stopovers and final destination. One of the shortest flights heads to Malé. It’s 14 hours 30 minutes long, including one stopover in Singapore.
The unfortunate thing is there are no direct flights going from any of the airports in Melbourne to the Maldives. The distance is just too far. Average flight times to make this trip are about 15h 10mins. There are many airlines flying to the islands, however. SriLankan Airlines flies through Colombo, Etihad flies through either Abu Dhabi or Sydney or both, and Emirates flies through Dubai.
While there aren’t any direct flights, you can certainly find some with just one stop. AirAsia has a few flights going out of Avalon Airport that make just one stop in Kuala Lumpur, which only adds a little less than three hours of travel time to your day. If you decide to go with SriLankan Airlines, they have flights with one stop, but the stopover times are often eight hours and more. Options from Etihad consist of a couple of flights that have only one stop, usually in Abu Dhabi, but the stopover time can range from 3h 15mins to 9h 5mins. Emirates has a stop for this route in Dubai. Stopovers there are typically most of a day, but they do vary.
Over 10 flights from Melbourne to the Maldives jet off every day.
You have two common choices of airports to fly out of that will get you to the Maldives from Melbourne, Melbourne Airport in Tullamarine and Avalon Airport. Melbourne is, of course, busier, but it also offers more flight options. Avalon serves AsiaAir though, which has some alternative choices of flights. You’ll be flying into Valena International Aiport in the Maldives. This airport, also known as Male International Airport, is considered as the main one for the islands. It’s situated on Hulhule Island which is found in the northern part of the chain. It’s very near to the island of Male, the capital.
You have to have a passport that is good for at least six months past your arrival in the Maldives. If you meet this requirement, they will grant you a visa for up to 30 days for your trip. You will also have to show a valid return ticket indicating when you’ll be leaving the Maldives. Finally, you have to have a confirmation for a hotel stay or enough funds to cover your expenses for the duration of your trip. Book a flight from Melbourne to the Maldives to be whisked away to an island nation of sandy islands, lagoons and world-class scuba diving. The Baa Atoll dishes up beaches with promising names such as Dolphin Beach, Turtle Beach and White Sandy Beach. Meanwhile, 5-star hotels deal out over-water villas and private reefs on the Noonu Atoll. And bright blue lagoons are the speciality of the Dhaalu Atoll. The Maldivian capital, Malé, occupies the North Malé Atoll. It’s the most populated of all the cities, starring Crayola-bright buildings and the ancient Old Friday Mosque.
Information is based on travel restrictions from Melbourne to Maldives
Most visitors from Melbourne need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Maldives.
COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Melbourne must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 96 hours before departing to Maldives.
Visitors from Melbourne are not required to quarantine after entering Maldives.
Health Declaration Form - Must be filled out within 24 hours before arriving in Maldives and prior to leaving the country.
Approved Accommodation - List of approved accommodation in Maldives
Returning to Melbourne from Maldives
COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Maldives must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Melbourne.
Visitors from Maldives are not required to quarantine after entering Melbourne.
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