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How to Reach Visakhapatnam

How to Reach Visakhapatnam by Air

The Visakhapatnam Airport is located 7 km from the city. It is a domestic airport and has daily flights from Hyderabad and Delhi and also flights from Calcutta and Chennai, but they are less frequent. Airline companies operating at the airport are Kingfisher, Jet Lite, Indian Airlines, Spice Jet and Paramount Airways.

Facilities available at the airport include shops, restaurants, snack bars, trolleys, medical facilities, child care room, emergency, police, rest rooms, lost and found baggage and wheel chairs for the old and the disabled.

There are several means to get from the airport to the city. You can take the inter city ‘City Bus’ or get a taxi or and auto from outside the airport. Pre paid taxis and car rentals are also available.

For those who are flying internationally, the Hyderabad International Airport is the nearest international airport from the city. It is approximately located 600 km and the distance can easily be covered by car, taxi, train and bus.

How to Reach Visakhapatnam by Rail

Visakhapatnam Junction is on the main broad gauge railway line from Calcutta to Chennai that runs along the coast. There are many connections available from other parts of the country including Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata and Vijayawada.

Some trains which serve the city are the Samta Express from Delhi, the Janmbhoomi Express and Konark Express leave from Hyderabad and East Coast Express and Prasanthi Express from Chennai and Bangalore respectively.

How to Reach Visakhapatnam by Bus

Visakhapatnam is connected to Chennai and Kolkata by NH 5. Private buses and State Roadways buses service areas in and around Andhra Pradesh and connect Vizag to neighbouring places like Behrampore and Puri in Orissa. The state transport buses are really almost the very basic in four-wheel travel. More comfortable bus travel by way of Volvo buses that ply the route to Vizag are from Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata and Vijayawada.

Getting Around Visakhapatnam

Local transportation is available in the form of buses, cycle rickshaws, autos and taxis. The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation operates buses in and around the city. It has express and deluxe buses along with luxury coaches which offer all kinds of amenities to their passengers.

Apart from this, taxis and autos are easily available and cheap car rentals and chauffeur driven cars are also a good way to get around the city. For the more adventurous, bicycle rentals are also available.

If you are in a group renting coaches, mini or big, is a good idea. You can contact the fleet providers for more information at 9440082627.

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