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How to REACH : ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS


There are only two ways to reach Port Blair, capital of Andaman & Nicobar Islands :- either by Air or by Sea.

  • Flight : You have direct daily flights to Port Blair from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore. And some flights from Visakhapatnam on certain days. Flights from Kolkata & Chennai take roughly 2 hours while the one from Delhi & Mumbai takes 5 hours.

  • Ship : They sail from Chennai, Vizag & Kolkata. There are usually 3-4 sailings every month and the tentative sailing schedule can be found here. Ship voyage takes about 60-70 hours.

FLIGHT :-


Airport : Veer Savarkar International Airport, Port Blair


Flights available from :

  • Delhi
  • Chennai
  • Kolkata
  • Visakhapatnam
  • Bangalore
  • Foreign charter flights are also permitted to land at Port Blair subject to the fulfillment of guidelines of the Director General of Civil Aviation.


All flights from Kolkata & Chennai are direct flights and takes around 2 hours .Flights from Delhi & Mumbai fly via Chennai or Kolkata and take around 5 hours.


Name of Carrier

Sector

Air India Kolkata - Port Blair - Kolkata | Chennai - Port Blair - Chennai | Visakhapatnam - Port Blair - Visakhapatnam
Jet Airways Mumbai - Chennai - Port Blair - Chennai - Mumbai | Delhi - Kolkata - Port Blair - Kolkata - Delhi
Go Air Delhi - Kolkata - Port Blair - Kolkata - Delhi | Mumbai - Chennai - Port Blair - Chennai - Mumbai | Bangalore - Port Blair - Bangalore
Spice Jet Delhi - Kolkata - Port Blair - Kolkata - Delhi | Mumbai - Chennai - Port Blair - Chennai - Mumbai

Flight fares:
Expect flight fares to be anywhere around Rs7,000 (USD140) oneway from Kolkata & Chennai while, Rs10,000 (USD200) oneway from Delhi.

SHIP:


Sea Port : Haddo Wharf Port, Port Blair



Ships available from : Regular passenger ship services are available to Port Blair

  • Chennai
  • Kolkata
  • Visakhapatnam


There are three to four sailings every month from Kolkata and Chennai to Port Blair and vice-versa. There is one sailing for Visakhapatnam in a month. The voyage takes about 3-4 days (60-70 hours ideally) and the ship normally berths at Port Blair for about two to four days.


Ship Schedule:

Normally sailing schedules are announced one month in advance for the Mainland-island sector,5 days in advance for the inter-island (for the southern group of islands ie. Port Blair - Nicobar, Nancowry, Katchal, Campbell Bay) sector and 3 days in advance for the foreshore sector (Port Blair - Diglipur, Mayabunder, Rangat, Neil, Havelock, and Hut Bay).



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