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.
Veer Savarkar International Airport in Port Blair is connected via flights to Kolkata and Chennai. Only domestic operators offer flight service to Andaman Islands.
Nearest Airport: Veer Savarkar International Airport (IXZ)
Tentative return flight prices to Port Blair from major cities in India:
|Starting City||Return price (approximate)|
|New Delhi||₹ 15,705|
|Bengaluru||₹ 8,771 Non-stop|
|Chennai||₹ 8,995 Non-stop|
|Kolkata||₹ 7,189 Non-stop|
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.
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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.