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Getting there by SEA


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).


Ship Fare:

Ticket Booking:

  • HOW ?

  • Tickets can be booked for any of the above vessels in any scheduled sailing at the STARS (Ship Ticketing Advance Reservation System) Counters of the Directorate of Shipping Services, A&N Administration at Chennai, Port Blair, Diglipur, Mayabunder, Rangat, Havelock, Hutbay, Car Nicobar, Nancowry and Campbell Bay.


  • WHERE ?

    1. Shipping Corporation of India Ltd.
      Apeejay House, 4th Floor, Dinsa Wacha Road, Mumbai -400020
      Tel: (022)2822101/2823316 Fax: (022) 2022438

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

    3. Shipping Corporation of India Ltd.
      Jawahar Building, Rajaji Salai, Chennai -600 001
      Tel: (044)25231401 Fax: (044)25231218

    4. The Asst. Director of Shipping Services
      A&N Administration, 6, Rajaji Salai, Chennai -600 001
      Tel: (044) 25220841, Fax-(044)25226873

    5. The Directorate of Shipping Services
      A&N Administration, Phoniex 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) 233590, 233916, 244278 / Fax : 233778

    Kolkata, the STARS network is located in the Shipping Corporation of India office from where tickets could be purchased. As of now, Vizag-Port Blair sector is not under STARS network.As for voyage tickets from Vizag , SCI has a ticketing agent: M/s AV Bhanojirow Garuda, Pattabhiramayya & Co, Near Port Main Gate, PB. No.17, Vizag. Ph: 0891-256 5597, Fax: 0891 -256 6507.


  • Documents required ?

  • One needs to submit application form for booking of tickets and produce ID proof at the time of boarding of vessel.


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