How to Reach Andaman Islands

Andaman Islands are accessible only by air or by boat as the islands are
located far off the Southern coast of India. Regular flights to Andaman
Islands are available from Chennai and Kolkata. However the popular
mode of transport remain the ship.


The Veer Savarkar Airport, an International Airport is located in the capital town of
Port Blair, the gateway to Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Port Blair, is connected with
Chennai, Kolkata, New Delhi and Bhubaneshwar by air. Air India, Jet Airways, Jet lite,
Go Air & Spice Jet Airlines operate regular flights. Foreign chartered flights are also
permitted to land at Port Blair subject to the fulfilment of guidelines of the
Directorate General of Civil Aviation.
o Chennai
o Kolkata
o Visakhapatnam
o Bangalore

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 only one sailing for Visakhapatnam
in a month. The voyage takes about 50 to 60 hours during fair weather.

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