How to Reach


HOW TO REACH ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS
By Air
Airport of Andaman & Nicobar is situated at Port Blair the Capital of Andaman & Nicobar Islands which is connected with Chennai and Kolkata by air. Presently flights are operated by Indian Airlines, Jet Airways, Air Deccan, Jetlite are operating flights between Chennai-Port Blair-Chennai sector and Kolkata-Port Blair –Kolkata sector on all 7 days of the week. Jetlite operates flights between Delhi - Port Blair - Delhi via Kolkata on all 7 days of the week.

By Sea
Ship services for regular passenger are available to Port Blair from Chennai, Kolkata and Visakhapatnam and back. There are three to four sailings every month from Kolkata and Chennai to Port Blair and vice-versa. There is only one sailing from Visakhapatnam in a month. The voyage takes about 50 to 60 hours and the ship normally berths at Haddo Port, Port Blair for about two to four days.

Further Information on Schedules and Tariffs Can Be Obtained From :

Mumbai Kolkatta

Shipping Corporation of India Ltd.

Addr. : Apeejay House, IV Floor, Dinsa Wacha Road, Mumbai - 400 020.
Phone : 22822101/22823316
Fax : 22022438

Shipping Corporation of India Ltd.

Addr. : Shipping House
13, Strand Road,
Kolkata - 700 001
Phone : 22482354/22488013
Fax : 22482035/22480377
Visakhatatnam Chennai

A.V. Bhanojirao & Garuda Pattabhiramayya & Co.

Addr. : Post Box No. 17, Visakhapatnam
Phone : 2565597/2562661
Fax : 2566507/ 2549224

Shipping Corporation of India Ltd.

Addr. : Jawahar Building, Rajaji Salai, Chennai - 600 001.
Phone : 25231401
Fax : 25231218
Chennai

The Deputy Director of Shipping Services

Addr. : Andaman & Nicobar Administration,
6, Rajaji Salai, Chennai - 600 001.
Phone : 25220841 / 25226873
 


HOW TO BUY SHIP TICKETS
The prescribed requisition forms (free of cost) will be available in the Inquiry Counter. The passengers are required to fill up the form and submit it along with two passport size photograph and supporting documents, if any, to avail concessions at the ticketing counter. All passengers are required to give details of infants below 2 years of age while purchasing tickets. No fare will be charged for the infants.

To Buy Tickets at Chennai
The issuance of Passenger tickets and booking of Cargo for MV Nancowry and MV Swaraj Dweep are done at the Counter attached with the office of the Deputy Director (Shipping Services), Chennai adjacent to Gate No.1 of Chennai Port, Opposite Customs Office, Rajaji Salai, Chennai – 1.

The issuance of Passenger tickets and booking of Cargo for MV Nicobar, MV Akbar and MV Harshavardhana are done at the Counter attached with the office of the SCI, Rajaji Salai, Opposite to Customs House, Chennai - 600 001.

To Buy Tickets at Kolkata
The tickets for all the passenger vessels are issued by SCI, Ltd., from their office situated at 13, Strand Road, Calcutta-17.

To Buy Tickets at Visakhapatnam
The issuance of passage tickets and booking of cargo in respect of all the passenger vessels calling at Visakhapatnam is done by an Agent of SCI M/s AV Bhanoji Rao Garuda Pattabiramaiah & Co. Ltd., at their private ticketing counter.