How to Reach Andaman and Nicobar

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.

Getting here – How to Reach Andaman and Nicobar Islands

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.

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.

By Sea

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

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