Chennai Airport

The airport is located 4.3 miles (7km) south of Chennai's city centre

Chennai Airport (MAA)


The airport is located 4.3 miles (7km) south of Chennai's city centre

Getting to the city

There are many options for transfer from the airport, including taxis, auto-rickshaw, bus and train.


GMT +5.5

Car rental

Car rental companies operate at the airport, but it's recommended that foreigners avoid driving on India's challenging roads. Visitors intent on renting cars should hire a local driver as well.

Airport Taxis

Travellers should always use prepaid taxis to get into the city from the airport; it's the safest way to ensure that they reach their destination without being overcharged. Numerous taxi companies have counters in the arrivals section of Chennai International Airport.

Transfer between terminals

A link building connects the international and domestic terminals, while different areas of the terminals are accessible via aerobridges and pedestrian walkways.


Airport facilities include ATMs, as well as currency exchange offices, a lost and found office and conferencing facilities. Other facilities include airline lounges, medical facilities, a duty-free shop, a few snack kiosks and vending machines, and basic access and facilities for disabled passengers.


There is short- and long-stay parking for cars and buses at Chennai International Airport.