How to Reach


By Air

Port Blair, the gateway to A & N islands is connected with Chennai and Kolkata by air. Air India, Indian Airlines, Jetlite & Kingfisher Airlines operate regular flights. Foreign charter flights are also permitted to land at Port Blair subject to the fulfillment of guidelines of the Director General of Civil Aviation.

Flight Name Sector
Air India Chennai - Port Blair - Chennai , Kolkata - Port Blair - Kolkata
Jet Airways Delhi - Chennai - Port Blair - Chennai – Delhi
King Fisher Chennai - Port Blair - Chennai
Jet Lite Delhi - Kolkata - Port Blair - Kolkata - Delhi

By Sea

Regular passenger ship services 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 one sailing for Visakhapatnam in a month. The voyage takes about 50 to 60 hours and the ship normally berths at Port Blair for about two to four days. Tickets can be booked for any of the vessels in any scheduled sailing at the STARS (Ship Ticketing Advance Reservation System) Counters of the Directorate of Shipping Services, A&N Administration at Chennai, Port Blair, Diglipur, Mayabunder, Rangat, Havelock, Hutbay, Car Nicobar, Nancowry and Campbell Bay. At Kolkatta, the STARS network is located in the Shipping Corporation of India office from where tickets could be purchased. As of now, Vizag-Port Blair sector is not under STARS network. As for voyage tickets from Vizag, SCI has a ticketing agent: M/s AV Bhanojirow garuda, Pattabhiramayya & Co, Near Port Main Gate, PB.No:17, Vizag .Tel: 0891-256 5597, Fax: 0891 -256 6507.

Ship Schedule

Mainland Ship Fare for the Year 2012-2013 w.e.f June 08, 2012  Download the Order (in pdf)

Ship Name Accommodation Class Islanders Fare
(In Rs.)
Fare per berth
(Tourist/ Non Islanders)(In Rs.)
M.V.Swaraj Dweep
M.V.Nancowry
M.V.Nicobar
Deluxe
1st Class Cabin
2nd Class Cabin
Bunk
4,140.00
3,740.00
2,810.00
750.00
8,020.00
6,640.00
5,280.00
2,060.00
M.V.Harshvardhana Deluxe
1st Class Cabin
2nd Class 'A' Cabin
2nd Class 'B' Cabin
Bunk
4,140.00
3,740.00
2,810.00
2,470.00
750.00
8,020.00
6,640.00
5,280.00
4,080
2,060.00
M.V.Akbar Deluxe
1st Class Cabin
2nd Class Cabin
Bunk
4,140.00
3,600.00
1,880.00
690.00
8,020.00
5,670.00
3,450.00
1,790.00

Mainland Ship Fare for the Year 2013-2014 w.e.f April 01, 2013

Ship Name Accommodation Class Islanders Fare
(In Rs.)
Fare per berth
(Tourist/ Non Islanders)(In Rs.)
M.V.Swaraj Dweep
M.V.Nancowry
M.V.Nicobar
Deluxe
1st Class Cabin
2nd Class Cabin
Bunk
4,350.00
3,930.00
2,950.00
790.00
8,420.00
6,970.00
5,540.00
2,160.00
M.V.Harshvardhana Deluxe
1st Class Cabin
2nd Class 'A' Cabin
2nd Class 'B' Cabin
Bunk
4,350.00
3,930.00
2,950.00
2,590.00
790.00
8,420.00
6,970.00
5,540.00
4,280
2,160.00
M.V.Akbar Deluxe
1st Class Cabin
2nd Class Cabin
Bunk
4,350.00
3,780.00
1,970.00
720.00
8,420.00
5,950.00
3,620.00
1,880.00

Inter-Island Transport

The Directorate of Shipping Services, A&N Administration operates regular ferry services from Phoenix Bay Jetty, Port Blair in the inter island, foreshore sectors connecting all populated islands/ tourist places. The Directorate also operates vehicle ferries at important locations and several harbor ferries. The sailing schedules are published in local newspapers- Daily Telegrams and also broadcast through the All India Radio/ Doordarshan, Port Blair. Tickets are issued through the STARS counters managed by the Directorate of Shipping Services.

Apart from this, private tourist boats are operated from Aberdeen Jetty (Water Sports Complex), Port Blair connecting nearby tourist places like Ross Island, Viper Island, North Bay and Harbor cruise etc. Tourist boat services from Wandoor to Jolly Bouy/ Redskin islands are also privatized.

Private Inter-Island Luxury Cruise Vessel
Makruzz A major private initiative in passenger shipping service-M/s MAK Logistics, Port Blair has come up with a luxury passenger day cruise vessel-M.V. Makruzz connecting the most sought after tourist circuit in Andamans: Port Blair-Havelock. The 280-passenger capacity, fully Air-conditioned Catamaran, which can attain a cruise speed of 27 nautical miles per hour, will reach tourists in about 90 minutes to Havelock from Port Blair. M.V. Makruzz will cruise for Havelock from Phoenix bay Jetty-Port Blair at 08.30 AM daily and in return direction from Havelock at 4 PM. Fare: Royal class Rs. 1000/-, Deluxe Rs. 750/- and Premium Rs. 650/- (one way) Tourists can book tickets online through travel agents/tour operators/ hoteliers in Port Blair. Enquiries: 03192- 212355/ 236677, Fax: 03192-243612,Website: www.makruzz.com/ Email: mvmakruzz@gmail.com.

Shipping Contacts

  1. Shipping Corporation of India Ltd.,

    Shipping House, No. 13, Strand Road,

    Kolkata – 700 001,Tel(033) 2482354, 2488013

    Fax: (033) 2482035, 2480377

  2. The Asst. Director of Shipping Services,

    A&N Administration, 6, Rajaji Salai,

    Chennai – 600 001

    Tel: (044) 25220841, Fax-(044)25226873

  3. M/s A.V. Bhanojirao and Garuda Pattabhiramayya & Co.,

    Post Box No. 17, Vishakapatnam

    (Agent – Shipping Corporation of India Ltd.)

    Tel: (0891) 2565597

    Fax: (0891)2566507/2549224

  4. The Directorate of Shipping Services,

    A&N Administration,

    Phoniex Bay Jetty,

    Port Blair

    Tel: (03192) 232528/232742

    Fax: (03192) 230480