How to Reach Andaman from Chennai

Discover the tropical and colonial charm of Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Tourism in Andaman

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Best time to visit

Dec - Feb

Ideal Duration

6 - 7 Days



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DistanceBy AirBy RoadBy TrainBy Sea
Chennai to AndamanN/A3.0 hoursN/AN/AN/A

The Indian territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands is located in a remote location in the Bay of Bengal. Boarding a flight from major cities in India is the most convenient mode of travel to reach this tropical destination. Hopping on a cruise ship to Andaman is another option besides air travel. A cruise from Chennai to Andaman takes anywhere between two to three days to reach Port Blair from Indian Mainland. If you’re wondering how to reach Andaman from Chennai, read these following options:

By Air: Veer Savarkar International Airport (IXZ), also known as Andaman Airport, is the main point of entry for the Andaman Islands. Direct flights between Chennai and Port Blair are provided by Air India, IndiGo, GoAir, SpiceJet, and Vistara airlines. The average time for a Chennai to Andaman flight to finish the travel is about 2 hours and 15 minutes. Taxi rentals are available at the airport in Port Blair to reach the hotel or any attraction.

By Train: For obvious reasons, travelers do not have an option to travel of Chennai to Andaman train. Travelers should take a flight to Port Blair from Chennai to save travel time. 

By Road: More than 1,200 kilometers of Ocean parts the Andaman Islands and the mainland of India. So, there go the hopes of a long road trip. The main island of Andaman features a small network of roads connecting all major tourist attractions. Travelers can hire private taxis in Port Blair to enjoy local sightseeing.

By Sea:  For those planning about how to reach Andaman by ship can hop on a cruise from Chennai Port. Chennai to Andaman ship has a variety of options, from first-class cabins to dormitories, for on-board travelers. Chennai to Andaman cruise travel time is approximately 55 to 60 hours, but it can be longer, if not shorter, depending upon the current weather conditions. Chennai to Andaman distance via ship route is roughly 1190 kilometers. A cruise to Andaman is not recommended to those who are not used to long sea journeys or prone to seasickness. There are five ships from Chennai to reach Andaman: MV Nancowry, MV Akbar, MV Swarajdeep, MV Nicobar, and MV Harshavardhana. To book seats/tickets for a luxury cruise from Chennai to Andaman, one can contact the offices near Gate 1 of Chennai Port. It is advisable to board a ship to Andaman in the winter season when there the odds of being sea-sick are fewer.

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    The ideal duration depends on how many islands you want to cover in the Andaman. Anything from 4 nights to 9 nights can be considered the ideal duration for a blissfull vacation in the Andaman.

    Mostly there is not much of a nightlife in the Andamans. Some hotels, resorts and bars here do offer a decent nightlife. even though it is a little sedate. However, during New Year's Eve and Christmas, all of Andaman is decked up in fairy lights and the atmosphere can only be defined as electrifying.

    Andaman is famed across the world for offering some of the greatest seafood of the country. The must try dishes here include crabs, prawns, shrimps, lobsters and a huge range of fish. Vegetarian options are alsos available and are just as good.

    Once awarded as the most beautiful beach in Asia, Radhanagar Beach is a definite must visit when here. The other beaches of Andaman are also beautiful and warrant a visit.

    There are no religious restrictions as such in Andaman, but general societal niceties and etiquettes are to be followed, such as asking people, read native tribes, before taking their photographs.

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