Bus services to begin charging fares

Photo shows a double-decker bus of Greater Male' Transport Link on the Sinamale' Bridge. The bus service is operated between Male' and Hulhumale'. (Sun Photo/Ahmed Awshan Ilyas)


Greater Male’ Transport Link has announced that ticket cards will be required for travelers with a special permit on buses between Male’ and Hulhumale’ starting from tomorrow.

Scheduled bus operations are being conducted between Male’ and Hulhumale’ for people with designated passes during the lockdown order in the capital city. The lockdown order was put in place on April 15, due to the community spread of COVID-19.

Those who are permitted to travel include military personnel, Police, medical and health sector workers as well as other essential workers with a special pass from the National Emergency Operations Center as well media personnel.

Previously, bus operations were conducted free of charge, however, the Greater Male’ Transport Link announced that tickets will be charged starting from tomorrow. Tickets will be charged via the bus cards issued.

Scheduled bus routes and timings.

  • Hulhumale’ – Male’: 6:45 – 8:30
  • Hulhumale’: 9:00
  • Male’: 22:00
  • Hulhumale’: 22:40 – 00:30