How to reach Andaman by Air/ Ship

Port Blair, the capital of Andaman Islands is connected by air and sea. A regular and well functioning ship service are available which connects Port Blair to Chennai, Kolkata, and Vishakhapatnam. The voyage by sea takes about 50-60 hours and it becomes difficult to travel if you have sea sickness. However, the best way to reach this archipelago is via air from New Delhi, Kolkata, Bhubaneshwar, and Chennai.

Andaman By Air

Port Blair is connected with Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, and Bhubaneswar by air. Air India, Jet Airways, Go Air and Spice jet airways have number of flights to Port Blair from few cities in India. All these flights depart on a regular basis. A traveller can get attractive offers if you book the flights earlier to you scheduled departures. International charter airlines can also land at Port Blair but first, they have to take permission from the Directorate at General of Civil Aviation.

Airlines and Destinations

Here are the Airlines and Flights to and from Veer Savarkar International Airport or the Port Blair Airport. Most of the Flights to Andaman have routes from Kolkata and Chennai.

Airlines Destinations
Air India Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Visakhapatnam
Indian Air Force Car Nicobar, Campbell Bay
SpiceJet Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata
GoAir Bangalore (resumes 1 October 2016), Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai
Jet Airways Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Pune
Vistara Delhi, Kolkata (both begin 30 September 2016)

Andaman By Ship

You can also reach the Andaman Islands by ships, these ships are available from Kolkata, Chennai, and Vishakhapatnam. These ships regularly operate to Port Blair and it takes about 3 – 4 days to reach. You can book the tickets through Assistant director of shipping service in Chennai, shipping corporation of India in Kolkata and pattabhiramaya & Co. In Vishakhapatnam. If you want to organise your return ticket also then contact the Ferry booking office at Phoenix bay.

Ships to the Andaman Islands

At Present there are 5 ships that travel from Indian mainland to Andaman and Nicobar Islands. These 5 ships to Andaman are M. V. NICOBAR,  M.V.NANCOWRY, M.V.AKBAR, M.V.HARSHAVARDHANA, and M.V.SWARAJ DWEEP.

Andaman Ships Fares & Ticket Prices

Name of Vessel Class of Accommodation Fare per berth for Islanders (In Rs.) Fare per berth for Tourist/Non-islanders (In Rs.)
M.V. Swaraj Dweep / Nancowry / Nicobar / Campbell Bay Deluxe Cabin 5,040.00 9,750.00
1st Class Cabin 4,550.00 8,080.00
2nd Class Cabin 3,420.00 6,420.00
Bunk Class 920.00 2,500.00
M.V. Harshvardhana Deluxe Cabin 5,040.00 9,750.00
1st Class Cabin 4,550.00 8,080.00
2nd Class ‘A’ Cabin 3,420.00 6,420.00
2nd Class ‘B’ Cabin 3,010.00 4,960.00
Bunk Class 920.00 2,500.00
M.V. Akbar Deluxe Cabin 5,040.00 9,750.00
1st Class Cabin 4,380.00 6,890.00
2nd Class Cabin 2,280.00 4,190.00
Bunk 830.00 2,180.00

You Can Download Andaman Ship Reservation Form HereAndaman Ship Reservation