Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, is not merely a destination; it's an ethereal experience waiting to be embraced by travellers from all walks of life. This tropical haven is renowned for its pristine beaches, where the sand meets the sea in a harmonious union and crystal-clear waters that unveil the secrets of the vibrant marine life beneath. 

Across the globe, people are looking for ways to reach Port Blair and enjoy their vacation. We will explore how to reach Port Blair by sea and air, unravelling your voyage to this exotic destination.

How to Reach Port Blair by Air

The most common and convenient way to reach Port Blair is by air. Veer Savarkar International Airport is the only airport in Andaman Nicobar and is located in Port Blair. 

It is well connected to major cities in India, including Chennai, Kolkata, Delhi, and Mumbai. The airport is equipped with modern facilities and services to ensure a comfortable arrival for travellers. 

Several domestic airlines operate regular flights to Port Blair, making it easily accessible from various parts of the country. 

Here are approximate flight durations from some of the major cities so you can estimate how to reach Port Blair by air:

From City

Travel Time Range

Chennai

2.5 to 3 hours

Kolkata

2.5 to 3 hours

Delhi

5 to 6 hours

Mumbai

5 to 7 hours

 

If you are travelling from Mumbai, Delhi, or other cities, you might have to catch a connecting flight from either Chennai or Kolkata.

It's a good idea to carefully check your flight details before making travel plans. This will help you plan your trip to the Andaman Islands more effectively.

How to Reach Port Blair by Sea

The Andaman Islands are connected to the Indian mainland through a network of regular passenger ships, providing an exciting and scenic route to reach Port Blair. Travelling to Port Blair by sea is an unparalleled experience. 

The journey by sea offers an opportunity to witness the mesmerising beauty of the Bay of Bengal. As you sail, you'll be surrounded by vast expanses of clear blue water, with the horizon stretching as far as the eye can see. The tranquil waters and the ever-changing hues of the ocean create a visual spectacle that is simply breathtaking. This natural beauty is something you won't experience when travelling by air.

Here's how to reach Port Blair by sea:

Ports and Connectivity

Port Blair is connected to the mainland through the Haddo Wharf. This wharf serves as the primary point of arrival for ships travelling to Port Blair from the Indian mainland.

Departure Ports

The three major departure points on the Indian mainland for sea travel to Port Blair are Kolkata, Chennai, and Visakhapatnam. There are the most popular routes to Port Blair, when travelling by sea.

Duration of the Journey

The sea voyage from these ports to Port Blair typically takes around 3 to 4 days. The duration may vary depending on factors such as weather conditions and the specific route taken by the ship.


The schedules and fares for these sea voyages may vary, and it's advisable to check with the respective shipping authorities for the most up-to-date information.

Where to Stay in Port Blair

Your stay in Port Blair must match its vibe. A tranquil environment, cosy living, close to the beach so you can smell the fresh ocean air and relax to the sound of the waves.

We present to you the premium Symphony Samudra Port Blair Resort, an affiliate of Club Mahindra, a tropical paradise filled with adventure. Here’s why this is the best resort in Andaman and Nicobar islands:

  • Port Blair's Beauty: Enjoy beautiful beaches with seashells and sandcastles, explore vibrant coral reefs and exotic fish underwater, and watch stunning sunsets from an infinity pool. It's the perfect destination for a memorable vacation.
  • Nature Meets Luxury: Symphony Samudra Port Blair Resort, an affiliate of Club Mahindra combines natural beauty and modern comforts for a fantastic vacation. Enjoy café visits, pool parties, and beach picnics. Experience dining under fairy lights, forest exploration, and tranquil ayurvedic spa treatments. It's a blissful escape.
  • Premium Living: This resort offers top-notch villas and suites with more than just basic amenities. You can watch the sunrise and sunset from an elegant garden patio or balcony. It's the perfect blend of luxury and bliss for your stay.

We hope this guide has provided you with helpful information on how to reach Port Blair by air and sea. While air travel gets you there quickly, a sea voyage can give you a mesmerising journey. Whichever of these popular routes to Port Blair you take, once there, you're welcomed by the warm, tropical embrace of this island paradise, its rich culture, pristine beaches, and lush forests.

Once in Port Blair, the Symphony Samudra Port Blair Resort offered by Club Mahindra stands ready to offer you a premium and tranquil stay. So, plan your trip to this paradise and make memories that will last a lifetime.

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