The port has easy access to the hinterland by road, rail and air. It is strategically located in close proximity to the primary hinterland covering Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and north Tamil Nadu.
Krishnapatnam Rail Company Limited (KRCL) is a Special Purpose Vehicle comprising the Government of Andhra Pradesh, Krishnapatnam Port Company Limited and Rail Vikas Nigam Limited, formed to provide rail connectivity to the port.
Phase I: A dedicated 19 km railway line connecting the port to the Chennai-Kolkata main line.
Phase II: A 91 km new broad gauge line between the port and Obulavaripalle in Dr. Y S Rajasekhar Reddy District (previously Cuddapah District), with an outlay of 600 crore. This rail line will reduce the distance between the port and the regions of south-eastern Karnataka and south-western Andhra Pradesh by 70 km, thereby saving substantial freight cost.
Inside port siding: Cargo-wise dedicated rail sidings fully operational.