How To Reach Andaman

The Andaman group of Islands are well connected by Air and Sea.


By Air

Port Blair, the gateway to Andaman & Nicobar Islands is connected with Kolkata and Chennai by air. Air India, Jet Airways, Go Air & Spice Jet operate regular flights. Foreign charter flights are also permitted to land at Port Blair subject to the fulfillment of guidelines of the Director General of Civil Aviation.

Kolkata - Port Blair: Journey time about 02 hrs
Chennai – Port Blair: Journey time about 02 hrs

Air India:
Kolkata - Port Blair (return)
Chennai - Port Blair (return)
Bhubaneswar - Port Blair (return)
Vishakhapatnam - Port Blair (return)
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Jet Airways:
Kolkata - Port Blair (return)
Chennai - Port Blair (return)
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Go Air:
Kolkata - Port Blair (return)
Chennai - Port Blair (return)
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Spice Jet:
Kolkata - Port Blair (return)
Chennai - Port Blair (return)
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By Sea

Regular passenger ship services are available to Port Blair from Chennai, Kolkata 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 for Visakhapatnam in a month.

Kolkata - Port Blair: Journey time about 66 hrs (1,255 kms)
Vishakapatnam – Port Blair : Journey time about 56 hrs (1,200 kms)
Chennai – Port Blair: Journey time about 60 hrs (1,190 kms)


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SHIP NAMECLASSFare per person (one way)-
Without food / meals
M.V. Nicobar
M.V. Nancowry
M.V. Swaraj Dweep
  Deluxe
  1st Class Cabin
  2nd Class Cabin
  Bunk
Rs. 8,020.00
Rs. 6,640.00
Rs. 5,280.00
Rs. 2,060.00
M.V. Harshavardhana   Deluxe Cabin
  1st Class Cabin
  2nd Class "A" Cabin
  2nd Class "B" Cabin
  Bunk
Rs. 8,020.00
Rs. 6,640.00
Rs. 5,280.00
Rs. 4,080.00
Rs. 2,060.00
M.V. Akbar   Deluxe
  1st Class Cabin
  2st Class Cabin
  Bunk
Rs. 8,020.00
Rs. 5,670.00
Rs. 3,450.00
Rs. 1,790.00


Shipping Contacts

1) Shipping Corporation of India Ltd.,
     Shipping House, No. 13, Strand Road,
     Kolkata – 700 001
     Tel: (033) 22482354, 22488013
     Fax: (033) 24822035, 24820377
2) The Asst. Director of Shipping Services,
     A & N Administration, 6 , Rajaji Salai,
     Chennai – 600 001
     Tel: (044) 25220841
     Fax- (044) 25226873

3) M/s. AV Bhanojirowgaruda,
     (SCI ticketing agent) Pattabhiramayya & Co,
     Near Port Main Gate, Post Box No: 17, Vizag
     Tel: (0891) 2565597
     Fax: (0891)2566507

4) The Directorate of Shipping Services,
     Andaman & Nicobar Administration,
     Phoniex Bay Jetty, Port Blair
     Tel: (03192) 245555, 230480