Port Blair is the departure
point for all flights and ferry crossings to the Indian mainland. It is
also the hub of the Andamans' Inter-Island Bus and Ferry Network.
To The Mainland:
Basically, the only sure way of finding out when the next ship is leaving, and whether or not passages on it are available, is contact the SCI Office, opposite the Dhanalaksmi Hotel in Aberdeen Bazaar. This is the point of sale for crossing to Calcutta (Kolkata); for Chennai and Vishakapatnam, one will have to have down to Phoenix jetty.
Returning to the mainland by plane in just two hours instead of sixty can save lots of time and hassles. On the day of one's flight, be sure to check in at least ninety minutes before the scheduled departure time.
Travellers intending to catch onward trains from their port of arrival on the mainland should note that Port Blair has a computerized Southern Railways Reservation office near the Secretariat Timing: Monday - Saturday 8.30 am -1.00 pm & 2.00 - 4.00 pm.
Indian law strictly forbids the removal of Coral from
Distance From Port Blair:
Long Island: 85-km
Havelock Island : 85-km
Little Andaman : 122-km
Car Nicobar: 276-km
Barren Island: 139-km
Neil Island: 35-km
Baratang Island: 65-km
Katchal Island : 422-km
Great Nicobar : 522-km