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How to Get to Maldives from Chicago

How to Get to Maldives from Chicago? The Maldives, the island country is located in Southern Asia in the Indian Ocean. To reach the Maldives from Chicago, the best available option is to fly. What is the distance between Chicago and Maldives? The Maldives is approximately 14487 km away from Chicago.

What are the airline options available for flying from Chicago to the Maldives? What is the time difference between Chicago and Maldives? Which is the best route for the fastest travel to the Maldives from Chicago? Get answers to all your queries in through our mini-guide coming up in the following sections. Let’s see!

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You can reach the beautiful island country Maldives by flying. Let’s take a look at the available flying routes:

Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Male International Airport (Popular and Recommended Route)

To reach the Maldives from Chicago, the fastest and the recommended mode of transport is air transfer. You can get a flight from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) which is located in Illinois to Male International Airport. Male International Airport is also popular with the name Velena International Airport and is the main international airport of Maldives and is located on Hulhule Island, Maldives.

The approximate cost of travel for this route through various flying services comes in the range of US$636 – US$855. An international flight from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) to Male International Airport (MLE) takes approximately 21 to 23 hours. Male International Airport is well connected to all domestic airports in the Maldives and other transport modes like Seaplane or Ferry.

Alternative Flying Routes from Chicago to Maldives

  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Gan International Airport

This is another alternative route for flying from Chicago to the Maldives. Gan International Airport is located on the Gan Island in Addu Atoll, Maldives. The approximate travel time through this route is 29h 24m and the cost of transfer may fall in the price range of US$1,800 – US$4,600.

  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Madivaru (LMV)

This is another easy-on-pocket route for transfer from Chicago to the Maldives. Madivaru Airport is located in the Madivaru, Lhaviyani Atoll, Maldives. It is the best mode of transfer if you are staying in a resort or hotel in the Lhaviyani Atoll or closer atolls. The approximate travel time from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Madivaru (LMV) is 28-29 hours and the cost of transfer may fall in the range of US$550 – US$900.

  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Kulhudhuffushi Airport (HDK)

You can also take a flight from Chicago airport to Kulhudhuffushi Airport located in Haa Dhaalu Atoll, Maldives. The travel time through this route is approximately 36-37 hours and the cost of flying may come in the range of US$550 – US$900.

  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Fuvahmulak Airport (FVM)

There are several airline services offering services from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Fuvahmulak Airport (FVM). Fuvahmulah Airport (FVM) is located on the island of Fuvahmulah in Gnaviyani Atoll, Maldives, and can be reached in about 32-33 hours and the cost of airline transfer may fall in the range of US$550 – US$900.

  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Villa International Airport (VAM)

Located on the island of Maamigili in Alifu Dhaalu Atoll, Villa International Airport is the last available route for transfer from Chicago to the Maldives. The travel time through this route is approximately 30-31 hours and the cost of air transfer may fall in the range of US$929 – US$1,370.

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 Airline Services offering Flights from Chicago to the Maldives

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There are a lot of airline services offering non-stop and other flights for travel from Chicago to the Maldives. You can check flight options from these airline services- SriLankan Airlines, Etihad, Qatar Airways, Lufthansa, Emirates, British Airways, Air France, Turkish Airlines, Austrian Airlines, or Swiss Airlines. The time difference between Chicago is 10 hours. The Maldives is 10 hours ahead of Chicago time.

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