The cheapest times to fly from SEA to MLE are

  • January 8th to April 8th (except the week of January 22nd)
  • May 7th to June 10th
  • September 3rd to November 18th (except the weeks of September 24th and November 5th)

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 SEA to MLE is mid February. Prices can be as high as $3625 for Friday flights during early August, or as low as $1012 for Monday flights around mid February.


When to Fly to Malé

Flying from Seattle, WA (SEA) to Male (MLE) will usually cost between $1025 to $1639 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid February with an average ticket price of $1073. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $2144. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1071 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1194 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SEA to MLE flight.

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

SEA to MLE Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SEA to MLE flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Seattle. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to MLE, and Saturday the cheapest day to fly back into SEA. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Malé, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Seattle. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $540 (22%) 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 $1172. Return trip prices are from the MLE to SEA 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 SEA to MLE can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 16 hour 43 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SEA 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 SEA to MLE — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Hong Kong (SEA > HKG > MLE)

  • Price for both tickets: $1036
  • Average savings: $158 (13.2%)

See SEA to HKG flights

Hack #2: Kuala Lumpur (SEA > KUL > MLE)

  • Price for both tickets: $1048
  • Average savings: $146 (12.19%)

See SEA to KUL flights

Hack #3: Beijing (SEA > PEK > MLE)

  • Price for both tickets: $1110
  • Average savings: $84 (7%)

See SEA to PEK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 38 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Air India, Alaska, Alitalia, American, ANA, Asiana, Austrian, Bangkok Airways, British Airways, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Condor, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, EVA Air, Fiji Airways, Finnair, Hainan, Iberia, JAL, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, SriLankan, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, THAI, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Velana International Airport to Seattle/Tacoma International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8739 miles or 14064 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SEA to MLE flight is about 16 hour 43 minutes.

How many flights go between Seattle, WA and Male?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 61 available flights from SEA to MLE.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SEA
Origination airport name Seattle/Tacoma International Airport
City Seattle, WA
Country the United States
Latitude 47.5
Longitude -122.3

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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