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Flight duration from Paris to Maldives

For those looking to head to the incredible, dreamlike destination of the Maldives, one of the first questions that will probably come to mind is: “how long will it take to get there?”. There are many different factors that can impact your travel time—from your departure location and chosen airline to layovers and delays, that there’s, sadly, no exact answer to this pertinent question. However, let’s look at possible flight durations if you were to travel from a European location, such as Paris, as an example. 

paris maldives flight duration

The approximate flight time from Paris (France) to Malé (Maldives) can be calculated with a flight time calculator from the nearest airport to Paris, which is the Charles De Gaulle Airport (CDG), to that closest to Malé which is the Malé International Airport (MLE), which is also commonly known as the Velana International Airport. However, these calculations are not always accurate. 
Many of the more cost-effective flights to the Maldives include one or more stopovers, but this, naturally, impacts the flight time from Paris to the Maldives. For example, the flight time from Paris to the Maldives on Emirates, with a short layover in Dubai, will take approximately 13 hours 5 minute. This is one of the quickest flight durations for a one-stop flight from Paris to the Maldives. With other flight options on Emirates, or on other airlines, you can expect up to 35-hours of transit time depending on the layover destination and duration. It’s important to weigh up the cost vs. time factor when travelling and to remember that the layovers themselves can take from 1 to 23 hours and, in rare cases, longer.

Direct flights from Paris to the Maldives are a little hard to come by. However, Air France has opened a direct route, flights of which are limited to specific days which currently seem to be; departing from Paris to the Maldives on Thursdays and returning from Malé to Paris on Sundays, so if you would like the direct route, you will need to plan accordingly. This direct Air France flight duration will generally be between 9 hours 50 minutes and 10 hours 50 minutes. In this time you will traverse the incredible distance between Paris and Malé which is approximately 8479 kilometres. 

Keep in mind that flight durations can also be heavily affected by weather conditions, air traffic congestion, flight paths and wind speed, so the flight times usually serve as estimates. When it comes to travelling and flight times, it’s important not to get too attached to the exact travel time but instead, focus on the wonder of the destination itself. It’s also crucial to remember that times of arrival on tickets will be based on the local time in the Maldives, which is 4 hours ahead of Paris. 

The airlines that typically fly from Paris to the Maldives include Air France, Emirates, British Airways, Turkish Airlines and Qatar but there are others. You can use a travel metasearch engines such as Skyscanner to help you find the best prices on flights and all the different flight options which outline their specific flight durations. The low season is a good time to fly to the Maldives, as prices tend to be much cheaper (especially in April and May).

If you are planning to stay on a sensational resort island, such as the stunning five-star Kanuhura, for the duration of your trip, it’s a good idea to factor in the extra travel time from Malé to the island itself. To get to Kanuhura, you’ll have to take a short trip on a seaplane and will be able to take advantage of the Kanuhura guests-only lounge while you wait in the Malé airport. 

At the end of the day, your flight time from Paris to the Maldives is influenced by so many different factors so it’s wise to take your time when researching your flights, or you can employ the services of a travel agent to do it for you. That way, you ensure that the flight time from Paris to the Maldives for your once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Maldives fits perfectly with your needs, preferences and budget.