Bus service in Maldives is provided by Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC), but it is limited to certain routes which include the airport. Private bus services are also available. There are buses designated to serve passengers to and from the airport to other parts of the island.
Taxis are easily available in Malé. Two of the popular taxi services are Fine Taxi and J.R. Taxi Services. You can hail a taxi from the street or call one. Maldives is one of the few countries in the world with a unique mode of transport known as a seaplane. It is the fastest method to get around the islands and provide a scenic, bird’s eye view of Maldives. Two of the major companies that provide seaplanes are Trans Maldivian Airways and Maldivian Air Taxi.
As the islands of Maldives are small in size, one does not need to hire a car to traverse and taxi services are available in plenty. To navigate the narrow streets of Maldives, another alternative would be to hire two-wheelers such as motorbikes or bicycles.
There are no metro trains in Maldives.
Maldives does not have a local train network. Much of the local transport is covered by ferries and boats of different shapes and sizes. Dhoni is a type of Maldivian boat and is relatively cheap. There are public as well as private ferries, which can be used by the tourists to travel from one island to another. If you are willing to spend a bit more, then you can avail the services of charter speedboats known as ‘taxi boats’.
Maldives has several small islands and walking is the best option to get from one point of an island to another. It is not only convenient, but offers you a way to explore the island in an interactive manner. You can stroll on the beach, explore the hiking trails or chat with the locals to make your holiday memorable.
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