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Explore INDIA Andaman and Nicobar Islands Route map

The Andaman and Nicobar group of Islands are in the Bay of Bengal and Port Blair is almost equidistant from Chennai and Calcutta.

The only airstrip in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is at Port Blair. There are regular flights for Port Blair from Calcutta and Chennai. The flight takes about 2 hours from either of these two cities.

Indian Airlines and a couple of private airlines fly on these routes a couple of times each week.
Calcutta , Chennai, and Visakhapatnam are the entry points by sea. Ships set sail about 4 times every month from Chennai and Calcutta and once every month from Visakhapatnam. The journey takes 60 hours from Chennai, 66 hours from Calcutta, and 56 hours from Visakhapatnam.

Bookings begin one month in advance and the tickets are issued 3 days before sailing. The ships are organised and managed by the Shipping Corporation of India.