Port Blair is connected with Chennai and Calcutta by air.
Regular passenger ship services are available to Port Blair from Chennai, Calcutta and Vishakhapatnam and back. The voyage takes about 50 to 60 hours.
Port Blair is the Andaman's major gateway which is well connected by air & sea while regular passenger ship services are available to Port Blair from the India's major cities Chennai, Kolkata and Vishakhapatnam, The best way to reach these exotic islands is to take flight from New Delhi, Kolkata & Chennai. At presently the regular domestic flight services of all these India's major cities as mention below.
Indian Airlines connects Andaman's daily via two flights. One departs from Kolkata, taking about 2 hours journey time and one flight from Chennai, taking about 2 hours journey time. You can check the latest fare/ticket on the website of Indian Airlines OR contact their Office, Authorized ticketing agent or us.
Kingfisher Airlines connects Andaman's daily via two flights. One departs from Kolkata, taking about 2 hours journey time and one flight from Chennai, taking about 2 hours journey time. You can check the latest fare/ticket on the website of kingfisher airlines OR contact their Office, Authorized local ticketing agent or us.
Jet Lite connects Andaman's daily via one flight. The flight departs from New Delhi via Kolkata taking about 5 hours journey time. You can check the latest fare/ticket on the website of Jet Lite, contact their Office, Authorized local ticketing agent or us.
As the Andaman & Nicobar Islands lies in the Bay of Bengal it is great experience to reach Andaman Islands by ship. There are regular passenger ship services for Port Blair from Chennai, Kolkata and Vishakhapatnam. There are three to four trips every month from Calcutta and Chennai to Port Blair and vice-versa. There is a sailing from Visakhapatnam once in a month. The voyage takes about three days and the ship normally berths at Port Blair for about two days. The journey time is about of these respective places as mention below & Bookings can be availed from
|Kolkata - Port Blair||: Journey time about 66 hrs (1,255kms)|
|Vishakhapatnam - Port Blair||: Journey time about 56 hrs (1,200kms)|
|Chennai - Port Blair||: Journey time about 60hrs (1,190kms)|
|At Chennai||At Kolkata|
|The Deputy Director of Shipping Services||The Shipping Corporation of India ltd.|
|Andaman & Nicobar Administration||Shipping House,No.13, Strand Road,|
|6, Rajaji Salai, Chennai-600001(INDIA)||Kolkata-700001(INDIA)|
|Tel +044-25220841 / 044-25226873||Tel+033-22482354 / 033 -22488013|
|Fax +033-22482035 / 033 -22480377|
Formalities to Enter in Andaman
All foreign nationals can stay in the islands for 30 days. This can be extended by another 15 days with permission. They require a permit to stay from the immigration authorities. In addition, permits can also be obtained from: Indian Missions Overseas, Foreigner's Registration Offices at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Calcutta and the immigration authorities at the airports at Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta and Chennai.
The places covered by this permit for night halt are: South Andaman Island, Middle Andaman Island and Little Andaman Island (except tribal reserve), Neil Island, Havelock Island, Long Island, Diglipur, Baratang, North Passage and islands in the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park (excluding islands - Boat Hobday, Twin, Tarmugli, Malay and Pluto) Night halt in the Park is with permission only.
For Day Halt South Cinque Island, Ross Island, Narcondum Island, Interview Island, Brother Island, Sister Island and Barren Island ( Barren Island can be visited on board vessels only).
Indian nationals need no permit to visit Andamans. However, permits are required to visit Nicobar Islands and other tribal areas, which are given in exceptional cases. Application on a prescribed form may be addressed to the Deputy Commissioner, Andaman District, Port Blair.