Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Transportation

  • Bus terminal
    Bus terminal
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  • Market next to bus terminal
    Market next to bus terminal
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  • Boat to Little Andaman
    Boat to Little Andaman
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Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Transportation

  • Travel tip for moving on Havelock Island

    Renting of a 2 wheeler vehicle is the best way to move on Havelock Island. You can get the 2 wheelers on rent @ Rs. 250/- for 24 hours. You can visit Radhanagar beach from beach number 5. Its a beautiful road so you will certainly enjoy the drive.

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  • Ferries

    Whether you fly in or get the boat to the Andaman Islands, you'll definitely need to use the ferries if you plan to visit more than Port Blair - and you should! From Phoenix Bay Jetty in Port Blair, boats go four times a week (Tues, Wed, Fri and Sat) to Havelock (some boats stop at Neil first, others on the way back). Timings can be a bit erratic...

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  • Take the slow boat...

    Rather than flying, you could take the ferry to the Andaman Islands from either Calcutta or Chennai. They leave from both ports roughly twice a week, and take four days. It's a relaxing way of travelling, and the way most Indians get there, as flights are more than twice as expensive than bunk class (about the same as 2nd class).To get tickets in...

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  • Moving Around in Port Blair

    The city has various mode of transport to move around in the city. At airport there are various metered taxi available ( see picture). The best alternative is to take a prepaid one from the arrival lounge. You also get many Auto Rickshaws ( Tuktuk) at vairous point of the city. Then there are Govt. buses for long destinations in the island ( see...

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  • Flight to Port Blair from Kolkata

    Now there are several flights for Port Blair from Kolkata, Chennai and New Delhi. The island has only one large airport, which is capable of handling 737-800 to Airbus 320A, but it can not handle larger aircrafts like jumbos. The best way to travel to Port Blair is by air only. The tough competition among the domestic players have helped the...

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  • Scooters and Tuktuks

    Scooters are available for hire at most resorts - price is around 350 rupees per day. The main roads are quite good, if a bit narrow. Most of the roads through the forests are not suitable for scooters as they are bumpy, narrow and sometimes muddy.There are also plenty of Tuktuks which can be stopped on the main road.

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  • Getting to Havelock Island

    To get to Havelock we flew from Chennai to Port Blair, which took 2 hours. There are regular flights from Chennai with Air India and Jet Air. Our flights were included in our trip so I don't know the cost. If you are able to choose which airline you use Jet Air are far superior with - efficient check in, very good service from smart staff and nice...

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  • Visas and Tourist Permit

    British Nationals need an Indian visa to get to the Andaman Islands, which can be obtained from the Indian High Commission or an agency. Generally the visa takes 1 to 3 weeks, however at busy times it can take longer and when I applied in December the high commission were restricting applications to a certain number per day and you had to make an...

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  • Map of Havelock Island

    This map gives you an idea of the location of most of the activity sites on the island (courtesy of Barefoot at Havelock guest directory)

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  • SEE THE EMEARALD ISLAND

    To reach Andaman, you can board ships from Chennai, Kolkotta or Vizag. The ferry ships are operated by The Shipping Corporation Of India Limited. There are 3 to 4 times services a month from Chennai and Kolkotta, and only once a month from Vizag. The time taken to sail from these ports to Port Blair is around 50 to 60 hours. The Bay Of Bengal is...

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  • Transport to Anadamans

    Jetairways and Indain Ailines ( alliance air )ways flighs to Andamans.More details at :www.jetairways.com/ orhttp://indian-airlines.nic.in/Ships to Andamanhttp://www.shipindia.com/http://www.shipindia.com/newagents.aspSCI BRANCH OFFICE The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd.,"Bell Court House", 4th Floor,11-12 Blomfield Street,London - EC2M7AYPhone...

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  • Local Transport

    Taxis:Motorbikes, Scooters and Mopeds are available on hire BusesState Transport Service and Private Operators run regular city and suburban bus services from Central Bus Stand, Near Aberdeen Bazaar, Port Blair. The bus for Rangat, Mayabunder and Diglipur also leaves from this Bus Stand. Inter Island TransportDirectorate of Shipping Services...

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