Nagapattinam – Connectivity
Nagapattinam is situated in the Indian State of Tamilnadu. Nagapattinam is well connected to all the major destinations and cities in India through Airways, Road and Railways. Those who want to explore Nagapattinam by air can fly to its nearest air base located in Tiruchirapalli.
Nagapattinam is connected by two national highways, NH 45A to Villupuram and NH 67 to Coimbatore and Gundlupete in Karnataka state. Nagapattinam is connected with Chennai, Vellore, Coimbatore, Trichy, Karaikal and other major towns of Tamilnadu through the state highways SH 22 from Grand Anaicut to Kaveripoompattinam, SH 23 from Mayiladuthurai to Thiruthuraipoondi, SH 64 from Kumbakonam to Sirkazhi, SH 67 from Nagore to Nachiyar Koil, SH 147 from Kumbakonam to Karaikkal, SH 148 from Nagore to Vettar. SH 149 from Sembanarkoil to Nalladai, SH 150 from Vaitheeswarankoil to Lower Anaicut and SH 151 from Kilvelur to Kachanam.
The Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation operates close to 175 daily services connecting various cities to Nagapattinam. Most of the buses via Nagapattinam operated by the corporation ply between Trichy and Velankanni. The corporation operates a computerized reservation centre in the municipal bus stand of Nagapattinam. It operates 25 town buses satisfying the local transport needs of Nagapattinam and the neighbouring villages. The State Express Transport Corporation operates long distance buses connecting Nagapattinam to Bengaluru, Thiruvananthapuram and Marthandam.
Nagapattinam Railway Junction connects Thiruvarur in the west, Nagore in the north and Velankanni in the south. There are passenger trains to Trichy, Thanjavur, Mayiladuthurai, Karaikal, Mannargudi and Thiruthuraipoondi. There is a daily express train to Chennai via Mayiladuthurai and Ernakulam via Coimbatore. There are two triweekly trains from Mannargudi to Tirupati and Velankanni to Goa that pass via Nagapattinam.
The port of Nagapattinam is in the Bay of Bengal in the mouth of river Kuduvayyar. The port has a commercial port complex and a dockyard that are protected by a river mouth sand bar facing the port. The port handles only a limited amount of edible oil imports
The nearest Airport is Tiruchirapalli Airport, located 145 km (90 mi) away from the town.