How To Reach Havelock
By Air: The Veer Savarkar International Airport, also known as the Port Blair Airport is the premier airport of the Andaman Nicobar Islands that connects the mainland India to this union territory by air. Operated by the Airports Authority of India, this public aviation base handles 7,078 annual aircraft movements (approx.). The chief airlines catering their services at the Port Blair Airport include Air India, Air India Regional, GoAir, Jal Hans, Jet Airways, JetLite, Kingfisher Airlines, SpiceJet, etc. The Port Blair Airport is connected to Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bhubaneswar and the Havelock Island by air. An amphibious 8-seater Cessna seaplane is operated by the Pawan Hans from Port Blair to Havelock and vice versa all days of week but Sunday. A seaplane ride between Port Blair and Havelock Island takes about an hour and it costs around 4000 INR per head.
By Ferry: Port Blair is the principal shipping hub of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands from where regular sailing services are operated between the mainland India and the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar. Various ships and cruises sail from Chennai, Kolkata and Visakhapatnam to Port Blair twice or thrice a month. The passage between mainland India and Port Blair takes approximately 50 to 60 hours of time. The fare per berth differs according to the vessel you opt for. It generally ranges between 1,510 INR and 5,880 INR. To reach Havelock Island from Port Blair tourists can avail ferries which ply twice or thrice a day on the regular basis. One ferry also plies from Rangat to Havelock Island via the Neil Island. Government operated ferries charge around 250 INR per person for chair class and 350 INR per person for seat class. These ferries can be booked in advance from the DSS of Port Blair and also from the Havelock Island Jetty. Tourists can also opt for local ferries or an AC catamaran voyage. Catamarans charge around 1000 rupees per head.