Ships are operated by Government Of India from Chennai, Kolkata, and Vizag
Please note that ships take atleast 3 Days to reach Port Blair. Ships from Kolkata takes a little more time. There are different classes in Ships. Tickets for ships can be purchased from shipping services in these cities. Many fancy ships to the Andaman Islands, however, it completely depends upon the time you have. If you are coming on a short vacation then flight is a must. However, if you are coming for an extended vacation then you can avail ships. Please note that the ships that operate in Andaman Islands are not cruises that you see in pictures. Its a Government Ship. Our recommendation to travellers will be that on your onward journey select a flight and on your return select a ship. Many times travellers who are not accustomed with Ship journey feel sea sick thus ruining their trip in the islands. Various timing and Ship schedule can be checked in the government website at Andaman Ship Schedule. In addition, ship sailing take place once or twice a week and is not available every day. The ticket booking opens approximately 15 days prior departure. A form can be downloaded from the Government website and a booking request can be submitted. Hard copy of the tickets is a must ot board the vessel.
Flights are operated from cities - Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Vizag, Banglore, Chennai etc...
Direct flight from any other cities are currently available as of May 2016. If you are travelling from any other city in India then you will have to reach these cities before arriving to the Capital. Port Blair is the capital city of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. All commercial flights land in Port Blair Veer Savarkar Airport. The airlines that currently operate in the sector of Andaman Islands are Jet Airways, Air India, Go Air, Air Vistara, Indigo and Spice Jet. Flight take approximately 02:00 Hrs to reach Port Blair.