Getting to and from the airport
The airport is 15km from downtown Chennai.
Taxi - prepaid taxis are available in the ground transportation area. You must pay for your ride at the Prepaid Taxi booth in the Arrivals hall. Auto rickshaws can also be hired - you may want to bargain for a good price.
Bus - buses run from outside the airport gate to downtown Chennai.
Train - a suburban railway service runs from Tirisulam station, just outside the airport grounds, to Egmore station in Chennai.
Metro - the Chennai Metro runs from the airport to Little Mount. During 2018, the line will be extended into downtown Chennai.
Hotel shuttle - airport shuttles are provided by several nearby hotels, including the Radisson Blu Hotel Chennai and the Quality Inn Airport. Some charge a fee for this service.
Car rental - there are some car rental agencies available at the airport, though it's more usual in India to hire a car with a driver. Some companies here will be able to arrange this for you.
Transit and in-airport hotels
Terminals 1 and 2 are connected by a link building; it's a 20-minute walk from one to the other. Travelers are currently taken between the 2 terminals in golf carts and small coaches, though a moving walkaway is planned.
Flight and gate information is displayed on the monitors in Tamil, Hindi and English.
You may need to wait a little while for the English information to appear; if you’re in a hurry, it’s also possible to check the airport website for the most recent flight information.
Healthy Travel Tip
Exclusivity Made Affordable
Regardless of the airline you fly or ticket you hold, membership means a warm welcome awaits.