Airport in Vellore

There is an airport in Vellore but there are no commercial services as of now. This airport is known as Vellore Airport (ICAO:VOVR), located around 5 Kms. from Vellore towards the East. The airstrip covers 51.5 acres. Flying by trainee pilots of Madras Flying Club was  discontinued here in March, 2011. Airports Authority of India declared 'idle airports activation programme' in the Southern region and Vellore too was a part of this initiative.

Government has plans to convert this airport into a fully functional one, with operations of 45-seater ATR aircraft and setting up of Shri Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Aeronautical Science and Training of Pilots Academy at Vellore.

Address of Vellore Airport
Abdullah Puram,
Vellore-632114
Phone: 91-416-291201
(There are NO Passenger Flights from Vellore Airport. The nearest airport is Chennai Airport)

Airport-in-Charge (Airports Authority of India)
Vellore Airport, Vellore (TN)
Phone: 91-416-291201

Alternative Address:

Regional Executive Director
Southern Region
Airports Authority of India
ATS Complex, Chennai Airport
Chennai-600 027

Phone: 91-44-22561234, 22561515 Extn 4300
Fax: 91-44-22561010
E-mail: redsr@aai.aero


Airport near Vellore

Bangalore Airport is 205 Kms. from Vellore. The nearest airport is Chennai Airport which is about 130 Kms. from Vellore. Both these airports are international airports. All major operators have services to various destinations to and from Chennai Airport. Even those intending to reach Vellore reach Chennai Airport and from Chennai, they hire a taxi or take a train to Vellore.

Distance Chart in Chennai

  • Airport to Central Railway Station: 20 kms.
  • Airport to Koyambedu Bus Stand: 15 kms.

Vellore has institutions such as CMC hospital, Technological institutes, Colleges, Sri Narayani Peedam and the Sripuram Golden temple. Most people visit here for treatment in CMC, Vellore. It is thus imperative to have a streamlined transport system via roadways, railways and airways for the convenience of these visitors. Also, 30% of leather goods exported from India are from Vellore district! So, there is underlying potential for cargo flights too.

Vellore airport (with elevation 764 ft.) has VOVR as its ICAO code (International Civil Aviation Organization). ICAO is a Canada-based UN organization which develops and suggests airline safety standards and practices.

Vellore airport is a domestic airport and efforts are in the offing to expand it. Basic facilities such as drinking water, wheelchair facility, wash rooms, taxi service, telephone booths are available here. However, since this airport is not operating any passenger flights, do not expect comfortable lounges and restaurants here.

You can reach Vellore from five major airports near Vellore. These include Madras airport (MAA), now known as Chennai Airport; Bangalore airport, now known as Bangaluru airport (BLR); Kochi (Cochin) airport (COK), Coimbatore airport (CJB) and Tirupati airport (TIR).

Distance of 5 Important Airports from Vellore

  • Chennai (Madras) Airport: 114 Kms.
  • Bangaluru (Bangalore) Airport: 150 Kms.
  • Kochi (Cochin) Airport: 542 Kms.
  • Coimbatore Airport: 300 Kms.
  • Tirupati Airport: 95 Kms.

Freight Forwarding Agencies for Air in Vellore

Paramount Express
No 189, Behind Central Church,
Long Bazzar, Vellore Market,
Vellore-632004
Phone: 9994131641, 9841016732

Gati Kintetsu Express Pvt Ltd
Shop No 3, Virudhampet
Near Amman Suzuki, Katpadi Road,
Gandhi Nagar, Vellore-632006
Phone: 9940110972,  9443403574, (0416) 2244734

Blue Dart Express Ltd.
No 1/19, Thotapalayam
Near National Theatre, Katpadi Road,
Vellore Bazaar, Vellore-632004
Phone: 9790911335, (0416) 2224905, 2224915

Sunex Courier Service
No 28/9, Opposite Silk Mill Bus Stop,
1st East Main Road, Gandhi Nagar
Vellore-632002
Phone: 9362641893, (0416) 2249109

Alliance Expert Courier & Cargo
No 278, Opposite Sundaram Motors,
New Bye Pass Road, Vellore Bazaar,
Vellore-632004
Phone: 8015475488, (0416) 2290488

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    saravanan from vellore 418 Days ago

    any job vacent airport in velloreregardssaravanan.s8122104816

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    ANBU from VELLORE 419 Days ago

    Vellore will have a great day when airport is functioned .

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    Kannan Murugan from Vellore 828 Days ago

    Hi Dear Readers,VELLORE is very potentially increasing in education, medical, and visiter to the golden temple and leather business is prominent in vellore. Infact Chennai is neasest airport for Vellore city but thought considered to be alternative we can jave option in VELLORE also. what happened during Chennai flood no means of tranport initated during chennai flood. Now see situation of software industries in Chennai they are moving their businesses to other cities. Even software also we can have ratio between 30:70 in vellore and Chennai. That can help lot tamil nadu we can stop software industries going out of Tamil Nadu. We definitely need to consider two things one is airport and another software compnies should have room in vellore city so that we can handle unforeseen situation very easly and alternative.Regards, Kannan Murugan

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