Machelipatnam is well connected to the rest of India by rail and road. Regular rail and bus services ply to and fro the city of Machelipatnam; buses being operated both by private and government owners, such as Andhra Pradesh / Seemandhra State Road Transport Corporation. There is no direct flight connectivity, however, to Machelipatnam. Vijayawada airport at Gannavaram, Vijayawada, is the nearest airport to Machilipatnam, around 60 km away from the same.
Gannavaram or Vijayawada serves as the nearest airport to the port town of Machelipatnam. It is located at a distance around 60 from the town. Taxis are easily available outside the airport till the required destination.
Nearest Airport: Vijayawada Airport (VGA) - 54 kms from Machilipatnam
Tentative return flight prices to Vijayawada from major cities in India:
|Starting City||Return price (approximate)|
|Mumbai||₹ 7,223 Non-stop|
|New Delhi||₹ 5,909 Non-stop|
|Bengaluru||₹ 4,832 Non-stop|
|Chennai||₹ 4,687 Non-stop|
|Hyderabad||₹ 3,480 Non-stop|
With National Highway 9 crossing the town, Machelipatnam is easily approachable via its neighbouring states and cities. Buses owned by APSRTC connect the town to almost whole state via regular bus services.
Machelipatnam houses two railway stations namely Machelipatnam Railway Station and Chilakalapudi Railway Station. The rail services from the station are run by South Central Railways which have trains from Machelipatnam to Tirupati, Vijayawada, Bangalore and Vishakhapatnam.
When it comes to moving in and around the beach town, Machelipatnam offers many options. Bus is the cheapest option which is run by a private operator called "city bus". Auto rickshaws are another option to commute within the area. Although faster than bus, but the vehicle is devoid of any meter in which case the rates are set by the drivers only. Make sure to bargain to get a good deal. If you are travelling only short distance, manually pulled rickshaws are also there in the town, although a bit slow. The last option of commutation available in the Machelipatnam is taxi. The taxis are not metered but charge fixed prices plus the driver's commission. It is a bit expensive but the fastest and the most convenient option for tourists. Lastly try and avoid visiting the place during peak summers and monsoon as your trip might be spoilt due to the weather conditions.