How to Reach Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Port Blair, the capital of Andaman Islands is the gateway to Andaman and Nicobar Islands which is very well 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 Andaman Islands is via air from New Delhi, Kolkata, Bhubaneshwar, and Chennai. There are number of flight operators which fly to Andaman Islands. There are no trains connectivity to Andaman Islands from Indian Mainland due to Andaman Sea. Therefore you can reach Andaman only via Air or Sea.

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 Andaman Islands via Port Blair from few cities in India. All these flights to Port Blair 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.

Flights to Andaman Islands

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

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How to Reach Andaman From Delhi

You can reach Andaman From Delhi very easily, since Delhi is connected to the all major cities by road , rail and air. Number of flights are available from Delhi to Andaman Islands. There are no direct flights to Andaman Islands from Delhi. But you can take inter connecting flights which haults at either Chennai or Kolkatta. It takes about 6 hours to reach Andaman Islands including halts in between. From Chennai and Kolkatta, Andamans islands are about 2-3 hours away.