The cheapest times to fly from MOB to MLE are

  • August 13th to September 2nd
  • October 22nd to March 25th

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 MOB to MLE is early March. Prices can be as high as $13150 for Tuesday flights during mid October, or as low as $2151 for Monday flights around early March.


When to Fly to Malé

Flying from Mobile, AL (MOB) to Male (MLE) will usually cost between $2434 to $12400 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early March with an average ticket price of $4309. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid October, with an average price of $11090. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $6780 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $8522 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MOB to MLE flight.

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

MOB to MLE Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MOB to MLE flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Mobile. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.54, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to MLE, and Friday the cheapest day to fly back into MOB. Tuesdays are the most expensive days to fly to Malé, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Mobile. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $6077 (58%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $4504. Return trip prices are from the MLE to MOB 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 MOB to MLE can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 18 hour 31 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking MOB to MLE

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 MOB to MLE — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Miami, FL (MOB > MIA > MLE)

  • Price for both tickets: $1314
  • Average savings: $7209 (84.59%)

See MOB to MIA flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (MOB > JFK > MLE)

  • Price for both tickets: $1324
  • Average savings: $7198 (84.46%)

See MOB to JFK flights

Hack #3: Houston, TX (MOB > IAH > MLE)

  • Price for both tickets: $1470
  • Average savings: $7053 (82.76%)

See MOB to IAH flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, American, Delta, Etihad, Gulf Air, Iberia, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Shanghai Airlines, SriLankan, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Velana International Airport to Mobile Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9741 miles or 15677 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MOB to MLE flight is about 18 hour 31 minutes.

How many flights go between Mobile, AL and Male?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 23 available flights from MOB to MLE.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MOB
Origination airport name Mobile Regional Airport
City Mobile, AL
Country the United States
Latitude 30.7
Longitude -88.2

Return Airport

Destination code MLE
Destination airport name Velana International Airport
City Male
Country the Maldives
Latitude 4.2
Longitude 73.5


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