How to Travel From Chennai To Port Blair

Port Blair is the gateway to Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Being an Island, One can Reach Port Blair by Ships or by Flights. Chennai is one of the best place to travel to Port Blair. There are number of flights and ships to Port Blair. Tourists who are staying in South India and are planning to travel should take either ships or flights from Chennai to Port Blair. Apart from flights there are also number of Ships from Chennai to Port Blair that runs on regular basis. Traveling via ships is little hectic since it takes about 3 days to reach Andaman Via Chennai.

Flights From Chennai to Port Blair

There are number of flights to PortBlair From Chennai. It takes about 3 hours to reach Port Blair from Chennai via flights. Port Blair has an Airport with the name of Veer Savarkar International Airport. Here are some of the airlines that operates Flights from Chennai to Port Blair.

Airlines Destinations
Air India Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Visakhapatnam
SpiceJet Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata
GoAir Bangalore (resumes 1 October 2016), Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai
Jet Airways Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Pune

Ships From Chennai to Port Blair

The Distance From Chennai to PortBlair via ship is around 1362 km and it takes around 60 hrs for the ship to reach Port Blair Harbor. Chennai to Port Blair ship fare between ranges in between Rs. 2000- Rs. 8000+ which depends on the accommodation tourist choose while booking the ships. It is a long journey via ship, so it is not advisable unless you want to expereince the travel via ship. Flights are the best options since it takes 3 hours and is comfortable as compared to ships. There are 3 ships which runs from Chennai to Andaman Island. Here are the details of Ships from Chennai to Andaman.

MV Nancowry, MV Swarajdeep, MV Nicobar, MV Akbar and MV Harshavardhana are the few ships which travels from Chennai to Andaman. These Ships travel 3-4 times on monthly basis. So it is adviced to book you ships tickets to Port Blair in advance , about 1-2 months earlier.

Mainland Shipfare for the year 2017-18
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 5300 10240
1st Class Cabin 4780 8490
2nd Class Cabin 3600 6750
Bunk Class 970 2630
M.V. Harshvardhana Deluxe 5300 10240
1st Class Cabin 4780 8490
2nd Class ‘A’ Cabin 3600 6750
2nd Class ‘B’ Cabin 3170 5210
Bunk Class 970 2630
M.V. Akbar Deluxe 5300 10240
1st Class Cabin 4600 7240
AC Dormitory 2400 4400
Bunk 880 2290

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