How To Reach Andaman

To reach the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, you generally need to travel by air or sea. Here are the common modes of transportation to reach the Andaman Islands:

  1. By Air: The most convenient and popular way to reach the Andaman Islands is by air. Veer Savarkar International Airport (also known as Port Blair Airport) is the main airport serving the islands. It is well-connected to major cities in India, such as Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, and Delhi. Several airlines operate regular flights to and from Port Blair. The flight duration from the mainland can range from 2 to 3 hours.
  2. By Sea: If you prefer a more adventurous and leisurely journey, you can travel to the Andaman Islands by sea. Ships sail from Chennai, Kolkata, and Vishakhapatnam to Port Blair. The journey duration varies depending on the type of ship you choose. Ships generally take around 50 to 70 hours to reach Port Blair. These ships are operated by the Directorate of Shipping Services, Andaman, and private cruise liners.

It’s important to note that ship schedules may change, and availability can be limited, so it’s advisable to book your tickets well in advance. Additionally, sea travel may not be recommended during monsoon season due to rough seas.

Once you reach Port Blair, you can explore other islands within the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago by ferry services or private boat charters. There are regular ferry services available to popular tourist destinations like Havelock Island, Neil Island, and Ross Island.

Before planning your trip, make sure to check the latest travel advisories, book your transportation in advance, and consider the best time to visit the Andaman Islands based on weather conditions.