Andaman and Nicobar How to Reach

Andaman and Nicobar Islands – How to Reach

Planning to Visit Andaman and Nicobar? Find the various ways to travel to Andaman and Nicobar by Road, Cars, Trains, Indian Railways, Flights, Airlines and Airports in Andaman and Nicobar.

BY AIR (Flights)
Port Blair is connected with Chennai and Kolkata by air. Presently flights are operated by Alliance Air/Indian Airlines and Jet Airways.

  • Indian Airlines fly from Kolkata and Chennai. They charge a much higher rate for foreigners than Indian residents.
  • JetLite now flies from Chennai to Port Blair, and from Delhi via Kolkata.
  • Kingfisher Red, formerly Air Deccan, flies daily from Chennai and is often cheapest way to get to the islands. One-way fares start from around Rs 6000.

Flights to Port Blair are not really “low-cost”, if compared to the same airlines’ mainland India flights, but still cheaper than any other way to get to islands. Price varies significantly with date, so if your travel dates aren’t fixed, you can save significantly by choosing the right day to fly. Advance booking (available on respective airline’s website) at least several days before trip is recommended.

Jet Airways flights are operating every day on Chennai – Port Blair – Chennai sector. Jet Airways: City Office: Junglighat, Port Blair, Tel: 236922/236933 Fax: 236944, Airport: 235911,235944, Web Site:

Foreign tourist charter flights are also permitted to land at Port Blair subject to the fulfillment of guidelines of the Director General of Civil Aviation.

Regular passenger ship services are available to Port Blair from Chennai, Calcutta and Visakhapatnam and back. There are three to four sailings every month from Kolkata and Chennai to Port Blair and vice-versa. There is one sailing from Vishakhapatnam in a month. The voyage takes about 50 to 60 hours and the ship normally berths at Port Blair for about two to four days.

Cruising through the Bay of Bengal is also a delightful experience to reach Andaman. Regular passenger ship services operate to Port Blair from Chennai, Kolkata  and Vishakhapatnam.

Chennai to Port Blair: 60 hours
Kolkata    to Port Blair: 66 hours
Vishakapatnam to Port Blair: 56 hours

Get Travel ticket to Andaman and Nicobar from official website of Andaman and Nicobar Tourism:

Some important address to get ship tickets to Andaman and Nicobar Islands
1. Shipping Corporation of India Ltd. Apeejay House, 4th Floor, Dinsa Wacha Road, Mumbai – 400 020 Tel: 2822101/2823316 Fax: (022) 2022438

2. Shipping Corporation of India Ltd., Shipping House, No. 13, Strand Road, Calcutta – 700 001 Tel: 2482354, 2488013 Fax: (033) 2482035, 2480377

3. Shipping Corporation of India Ltd., Jawahar Building, Rajaji Salai, Chennai – 600 001 Tel: (044) 5231401, Fax: (044) 5231218

4. The Deputy Director of Shipping Services, A&N Administration, 6, Rajaji Salai, Chennai – 600 001 Tel: (044) 5220841/5226873

5. The Directorate of Shipping Services, A&N Administration, Phoenix Bay Jetty, Port Blair (For MV Nancowry and MV Swarajdweep) Tel: (03192) 232528/232742 Fax: (03192) 230480

6. Shipping Corporation of India Ltd., Aberdeen Bazar, Port Blair – 744 101 Tel: (03192) 233347, 233590 Fax: (03192) 233778

7. M/s A.V. Bhanojirao and Garuda Pattabhiramayya & Co., Post Box No. 17, Vishakapatnam (Agent – Shipping Corporation of India Ltd.) Tel: (0891) 565597/562661, Fax: 566507/549224

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