How to reach Andaman and Nicobar Islands

How to reach Andaman and Nicobar Islands from Mainlands of India

How to Reach Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman and Nicobar Islands is located in the Bay of Bengal, as we all know India is peninsular, its 3 side are surrounded by the Oceans / Seas. they are :

  • Indian Ocean – that is south to our Country (India)
  • Bay of Bengal – East to our Country (India)
  • Arabian Sea – West to our Country (India)

Yes, Andaman and Nicobar Island is situated in Bay of Bengal, east to our country, many people asking, Is Passport / Visa needed for Indians to go to Andaman? – really a big No ! Andaman and Nicobar is part of India.

Andaman and Nicobar is directly connected with the Indian mainland by Ship as well as by flight.
Port Blair is the Capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Depart and Arrival of Ship and Flight is from Port Blair.

 


How to Reach Andaman and Nicobar Islands from Chennai, Tamil Nadu

How to reach Andaman from Chennai. Around 2-3 Lakhs tourists visit Andaman and Nicobar Island every year from every part of India and Foreigners.

  • 25-40 %  visitors are from south India like from Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad
  • Andaman Islands can be reached by Flight as well as by Ship.

By Flight :  Chennai to Andaman

  • It  is Approx 1350 km from Chennai by Air.
  • Currently, Flight is the preferable mode of transportation by tourist as well as locals of Andaman because of time limits of ships.
  • Daily 5-8 Flights are available between Chennai and Port Blair, Andaman
  • the Flight running from Chennai to Port Blair are :
    • Air India – Currently three times – 0505 Hrs, 0800 Hrs and 1100 Hrs (Approx)
    • Indigo – 0825 Hrs
    • GoAir – 0815  Hrs
    • Vistara – 1030 Hrs
    • JetAirways – 1200 Hrs
    • SpiceJet – 1205 Hrs
  • and more connecting flights for Andaman from Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, etc via Chennai
  • Flights Journey to Reach Port Blair :
    • Daily 5-6 Flights are operating for Port Blair (Capital of Andaman and Nicobar Island) from Chennai
    • Journey time from Chennai to Port Blair around 2 Hours
    • Air India, Indigo, GoAir, Jetways, Spicejet are Operating from Chennai to Port Blair
    • Flight  from Chennai to Andaman and Nicobar:
    From Distance (Approx) Direct Flight to Port Blair Time Taken
    Chennai to Port Blair 1350 Km Daily 5-6 Flights 2Hours
What is the Flight Fare from Chennai to Andaman?
  • Day to Day flight rate are vary
  • Cost are from Rs 3000 – Rs 7000 are the normal cost of Travel here
  • If you book flight 3-4 Months flight cost will  be around Rs. 4000/- may be less too.

 

By Ship : Chennai to Andaman

  • Ship are the main connectivity and plays an vital role on transfer good and locals of Andaman
  • If 20-25 years back, in my childhood, there are only 1-2 two flights and not runs daily and cost are very high too.
  • So, Ship plays an important role for us and its cheap too.
  • Now a days ship and flights reduce there cost and both are like same only
  • Ship takes 3nights (65-72 Hrs) to reach Port Blair from Chennai
What is the Ship fare from Chennai to Andaman?

 

By Train : Chennai to Andaman

  • No
  • Many peoples ask us, can we travel from Train, so i wrote this.
  • No. Andaman and Nicobar Islands are surrounded by Sea (Bay of Bengal)
  • You can travel from you place to reach Chennai, Vizag or Kolkata after that you have to catch the flight or ship  to reach Andaman and Nicobar Islands

 

Distance of Andaman and Nicobar Island from various places of Indian mainland.

From Distance (Approx)
Chennai to Port Blair 1350 Km
Kolkata to Port Blair 1300 km
Bangalore to Port Blair 1650 km
Hyderbad to Port Blair 1700 Km
Vizag to Port Blair 1224 Km
Mumbai to Port Blair 2280 Km (via air)
Delhi  to Port Blair 2496 km (via air)

 


How to reach Andaman from Bangalore, Tourists from Bangalore, Karnataka to Andaman and Nicobar is more day-to-day.

  • Andaman and Nicobar Island can by reached  by flight directly from Bangalore and Ship from Chennai

Flights Journey to Reach Port Blair from Bangalore:

  • Daily one Flight is Operating from Bangalore to Andaman and Nicobar
  • Journey time is around 2 and half hours to reach Port Blair from Bangalore
  • GoAir is operating directly
From Distance (Approx) Direct Flight to Port Blair Time Taken
Bangalore to Port Blair 1650 km Daily 1 Flight 2Hours 35 Mins

 

Ship Journey:

  • There is no direct Ship from Bangalore as we all knows.
  • But One can take the ship journey from Chennai, which is the nearest sea port from Bangalore to reach Andaman.
  • There is a Ship once in a week ( 3-4 in a Month) from Chennai to Port Blair.
  • It takes approx  60 Hours to reach Andaman from Chennai
  • Ship is operating by the Andaman and Nicobar Administration, Govt. of India
  • Its an passenger ship to connecting the Andaman Island with Mainland of India (like chennai, Kolkata, Vizag)
Best way to Reach Andaman from Bangalore :
  • Airways are the best way to Search Andaman because of the reasons:
    • Its sometimes cheaper than ship.
    • You can reach Andaman and you can speed more time in this Island, actually Ship takes 3 night and 4 days to reach here
    • Ship Journey may cause sea sickness when sea is rough.

How to reach Andaman and Nicobar Islands from Delhi

Delhi to Andaman by Flight | How to Reach

Delhi to Andaman by Train | How to Reach

Delhi to Andaman by Ship | How to Reach


How to reach Andaman and Nicobar from Kolkata

Kolkata to Andaman by Flight | How to Reach

Kolkata to Andaman by Train | How to Reach

Kolkata to Andaman by Ship | How to Reach


How to reach Andaman and Nicobar  from Hyderabad

Hyderabad to Andaman by Flight | How to Reach

Hyderabad to Andaman by Train | How to Reach

Hyderabad to Andaman by Ship | How to Reach


How to reach Andaman and Nicobar Islands from Mumbai

Mumbai to Andaman by Flight | How to Reach

Mumbai to Andaman by Train | How to Reach

Mumbai to Andaman by Ship | How to Reach


How to reach Andaman and Nicobar  from pune

Pune to Andaman by Flight | How to Reach

Pune to Andaman by Train | How to Reach

Pune to Andaman by Ship | How to Reach


How to reach Andaman and Nicobar Islands from Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam to Andaman by Flight | How to Reach

Visakhapatnam to Andaman by Train | How to Reach

Visakhapatnam to Andaman by Ship | How to Reach


How to reach Andaman and Nicobar  from Ahmadabad

Ahmadabad to Andaman by Flight | How to Reach

Ahmadabad to Andaman by Train | How to Reach

Ahmadabad to Andaman by Ship | How to Reach


How to reach Andaman and Nicobar Islands from Jaipur

Jaipur to Andaman by Flight | How to Reach

Jaipur to Andaman by Train | How to Reach

Jaipur to Andaman by Ship | How to Reach


 

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