How to Reach Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Andamans can be reached via air and water only since these are an isolated cluster of islands in the Bay of Bengal along the Eastern coast of India.

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How to reach Andaman & Nicobar Islands by flight

Veer Savarkar International Airport in Port Blair is connected via flights to Kolkata, Chennai, Delhi, Visakhapatnam, Hyderabad, and Bangalore
Popular Flights: IndiGO, Air India, GoAir, SpiceJet, Vistara
Starting Price: INR 4000


Nearest Airport: Veer Savarkar International Airport (IXZ)

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Tentative return flight prices to Veer Savarkar International Airport (IXZ) from major cities in India.

Starting city Return price (approx)
Mumbai ₹ 9,471 View
New Delhi ₹ 11,140 View
Bengaluru ₹ 8,646 Non-stop View
Chennai ₹ 6,927 Non-stop View
Hyderabad ₹ 13,806 Non-stop View
Kolkata ₹ 7,939 Non-stop View

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How to reach Andaman & Nicobar Islands by Waterways

If travelling by sea, you can take a ship from Chennai, Vizag or Kolkata. The ships usually take 60-70 hours and have 3-4 sailings a month.

Via Chennai 
Ships: MV SWARAJ DWEEP, MV NICOBAR, MV NANCOWRY, MV AKBAR
Time Taken: 60 hours approximately
Starting Price: INR 2180 onwards

Via Visakhapatnam/Vizag 
Ships: MV NICOBAR, MV NANCOWRY, MV CAMPBELL BAY
Time Taken: 56 hours approximately
Starting Price: INR 2500 onwards

Via Kolkata 
Ships:
MV SWARAJ DWEEP, MV AKBAR
Time Taken: 66 hours approximately
Starting Price: INR 2180 onwards

Local transport in Andaman & Nicobar Islands

There are auto-rickshaws and taxis available in Port Blair and on Havelock Island and are the best means to move around.  You can hire a car with a driver which roughly costs around INR 550 per 35 km. You can also hire motorbikes from Port Blair which cost approximately INR 300 to INR 400 per day. Buses also run south from Port Blair to Wandoor, and north to Baratang, Rangat, Mayabunder and to Diglipur.

The islands are also connected by ferries. Regular ferries to important tourist places like Havelock Island and Neil Island are available from Rangat, Mayabunder and Diglipur and other places as well.

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