How to Reach Amazing Visakhapatnam
Visakhapatnam, fondly called the ‘Jewel of the East Coast’, is the largest city of Andhra Pradesh both in terms of population and area. Also known as Vizag, this coastal city witnesses huge tourist footfall each year and reaching Visakhapatnam from any part of the country is not a problem. Those travelling by air can book their tickets up to Visakhapatnam Airport while those who prefer travelling by trains can buy tickets till Visakhapatnam Junction. Travellers coming in from neighbouring towns and cities can avail state and private bus services, which are pocket-friendly as well as comfortable.
Visakhapatnam Airport, about 8 km away from the city centre, links the city with various cities in India and abroad. There are several domestic and international carriers providing their services from here. Major airlines like Air Costa, Air India, SpiceJet, IndiGo and Jet Airways provide regular flights for Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Tirupati, Hyderabad and Kolkata. Flights are also available for foreign destinations such as Singapore and Kuala Lumpur that are operated by SilkAir and Malindo Air. Taxis and buses are easily available from outside the airport.
Visakhapatnam enjoys good road connectivity with various nearby cities and towns. Several state and private buses are available from cities such as Hyderabad (588 km), Chennai (790 km), Kolkata (882 km), Vijayawada (335 km) and Puri (442 km). Well-maintained NH 5 connects Visakhapatnam with Kolkata, which takes around 14 hours.
Visakhapatnam has its own railway station, called the Visakhapatnam Junction, which is connected to several prominent Indian cities. Located about 12 km away from the city centre, this station has several frequent trains plying from New Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai and Kolkata, among others. Janmbhoomi Express and Konark Express from Hyderabad, Samta Express from Delhi, East Coast Express from Chennai and Prasanthi Express Bangalore are some of the best trains for Visakhapatnam. Buses and taxis are easily available from outside the railway station.