The Airport Authority of India has given the nod to build an airport in Nellore. Currently, the nearest airport to the city is the Tirupati Airport which is connected to Indian cities like Delhi, Hyderabad, Vijayawada and Coimbatore via Air India, SpiceJet, Air Costa and TruJet. Passengers can get taxis, buses or trains, to reach Nellore from Tirupati.
Travellers from inside the country as well as outside can make use of Chennai International Airport, which is the closest international air terminal to Nellore. This airport is well-connected with many national cities like Delhi, Hyderabad, Cochin, Kolkata, Mumbai etc. and international cities like Dubai, Bahrain, Bangkok, Mauritius, Singapore, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London etc. The major airline operators flying these routes are Air India, British Airways, Emirates, Lufthansa, Jet Airways etc.
Nearest Airport: The nearest airport to Nellore is Tirupati Airport, which is 125 Km away from the city.
Safety Suggestion: Although there are no adverse weather conditions affecting the flight schedule to Tirupati, there might be some delays in flights to Chennai in case of heavy rains. So keep an eye on the weather, when you plan to travel to Nellore, via Chennai Airport.
Nellore is on the Chennai-Kolkata Highway or NH-5, which is an integral part of the Golden Quadrilateral Expressway Project of the Indian Government connecting Kolkata and Chennai. Its wide network of buses like Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC), Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) from Chennai and Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) from Bangalore connect it to cities such as Visakhapatnam, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Vijayawada and so on. Bus facilities include Volvo, Volvo AC Multi Axle Semi Sleeper, Push Back Semi Sleeper Hi-tech Air Bus, Non-A/C, Push Back Semi Sleeper Multi Axle B9R Volvo and your usual A/C buses.
Journey Suggestion: Traffic congestion is expected along the national highway route while humidity is part and parcel of travelling in this terrain. Carrying light refreshments with you for the journey is advisable.
Trains are a popular means of travel, to Nellore. The Nellore Railway Station comes under the South Central Zone of the Indian Railways. It is a very busy station and has 178 trains coming through, daily. The station is well-connected to various cities across the country like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Trivandrum. Some of the major trains passing through this station are Howrah – Chennai Mail, Chennai Egmore – Guwahati Express, Rapti Sagar SF Express and Thiruvananthapuram Central – Korba Express.
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