The cheapest times to fly from MLE to OAK are

  • January 8th to May 13th (except the weeks of March 26th and April 23rd)
  • October 8th to November 11th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from MLE to OAK is mid January. Prices can be as high as $7113 for Sunday flights during early August, or as low as $1136 for Wednesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Oakland

Flying from Male (MLE) to Oakland, CA (OAK) will usually cost between $1714 to $5717 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $1881. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $4940. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $3059 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2054 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MLE to OAK flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the MLE to OAK route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

MLE to OAK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MLE to OAK flight is more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Malé. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.14, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to OAK, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into MLE. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $1307 (34%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $2032. Return trip prices are from the OAK to MLE flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from MLE to OAK can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 17 hour 51 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from MLE to OAK while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in San Francisco, CA

  • 11 miles (18 km) away from OAK
  • Usually 29.48% less expensive than OAK
  • 1-layover flights available

See MLE to SFO flights

Destination alternative #2: Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport (STS) in Santa Rosa, CA

  • 63 miles (101 km) away from OAK
  • Usually 13.00% less expensive than OAK
  • 2-layover flights available

See MLE to STS flights

Destination alternative #3: Sacramento International Airport (SMF) in Sacramento, CA

  • 76 miles (122 km) away from OAK
  • Usually 9.01% less expensive than OAK
  • 2-layover flights available

See MLE to SMF flights

Destination alternative #4: Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in San Jose, CA

  • 29 miles (47 km) away from OAK
  • Usually 7.94% less expensive than OAK
  • 2-layover flights available

See MLE to SJC flights


Flight Hacking MLE to OAK

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from MLE to OAK — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Beijing (MLE > PEK > OAK)

  • Price for both tickets: $1349
  • Average savings: $706 (34.35%)

See MLE to CDG flights

Hack #2: Paris (MLE > CDG > OAK)

  • Price for both tickets: $1365
  • Average savings: $690 (33.57%)

See MLE to PEK flights

Hack #3: Shanghai (MLE > PVG > OAK)

  • Price for both tickets: $1417
  • Average savings: $637 (31.01%)

See MLE to PVG flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from MLE to OAK? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Alaska, American, Cathay Pacific, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, JAL, KLM, Korean Air, Qatar Airways, Shanghai Airlines, Singapore Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Metropolitan Oakland International Airport to Velana International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9368 miles or 15076 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from MLE to OAK?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MLE to OAK flight is about 17 hour 51 minutes.

How many flights go between Male and Oakland, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 10 available flights from MLE to OAK.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeMLE
Origination airport nameVelana International Airport
Countrythe Maldives

Return Airport

Destination codeOAK
Destination airport nameMetropolitan Oakland International Airport
CityOakland, CA
Countrythe United States


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