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How to reach Andaman

Updated: Oct 6, 2021

shells on andaman and nicobar islands
A beautiful image of shells

Amidst the mighty waters of the Bay of Bengal lies a gem covered in several beautiful islands. The enthralling and captivating beauty of the beaches and lagoons captures the attention of every tourist. Andaman in itself is a package for every fellow traveler, be it in nature or the activities it offers.

Come let's see how to reach the Andaman and Nicobar islands.

  1. How to reach Andaman by flight

  2. How to reach Andaman by sea

  3. How to reach Andaman by train

  4. How to reach Andaman by road

  5. Intrastate travel in Andaman

How to reach Andaman by flight

flight in andaman and nicobar
A beautiful take off image

Andaman has a very popular airport called Veer Savarkar named after a renowned freedom fighter. It is the only commercial airport located in Andaman. If you are travelling by air you will have to get down at the Veer Savarkar Airport in Port Blair. You can board a plane straight to Port Blair from Chennai, Kolkata, New Delhi, Bhubaneshwar, Bengaluru, and Visakhapatnam. These are the straight routes, in case you are boarding from elsewhere, you will have to take a hopping flight and reach Andaman. Most domestic flights like Indigo Airlines, Air India, Vistara, spice jet, Go air is available to Andaman.

A flight from Chennai will be the fastest route from India. The Flight might take around 2- 3

hours to reach your dream city. The Delhi route is the longest with 5 hours of travel.

How to reach Andaman by sea

 ship on Andaman and nicobar islands
A cruise shop in Andaman Island

Passenger ships from all the port cities of India sail to Andaman daily. Travelling by sea you can get down at Haddo wharf port in Andaman. Since it takes 3-4 days to reach the destination it is not a very suggested mode of transport to reach Andaman. The main ships that connect to Port Blair are MV Nancowry, MV Nicobar, MV Harshvardhana, MV Swaraj Dweep, and MV Akbar.

The rates of tickets vary depending on the ships and class you board. The passengers can book their tickets from the respective ports in advance.

How to reach Andaman by train

train in andaman and nicobar
A scenic image of rail track

For your information, there is no direct access to Andaman from India via train. However, the nearest railway station to Andaman is Chennai Central. After reaching Chennai Central you can take a flight, a car, or even a bus to reach Andaman.

How to reach Andaman by road

woods in andaman and nicobar
An image of the woods

Andaman being an island one cannot reach here via means of road transport. However, you can travel within the Island by car. But still, a boat is a very common means of transport here.

Intrastate travel in Andaman

Auto in andaman and nicobar islands
Image of an Autorickshaw

Once after reaching Port Blair you can hire an auto or a cab to reach your respective destination. However, Ferries are the most common means of transport here.

Auto and Cab drivers have fixed rates.Cab drivers mostly charge per hour.

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