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Chennai Airport

General information

Chennai Airport is the largest airport in the state of Tamil Nadu and one of the busiest airports in India. The international airport consists of four terminals and two runways. Chennai is also known as Madras, in 1996 the name of the city was changed from Madras to Chennai. Nowadays, the city is known as “Automobile Hub of India” and “Medical Capital of India”.


Where is Chennai Airport situated?

Chennai Airport is located in the southwest of Chennai and can be reached by car via National Highway 48.

How many terminals does Chennai Airport have?

The airport has four terminals, from east to west: Terminal 1, Terminal 2, Terminal 3 (official opening in 2024) and Terminal 4. T1 Kamaraj Domestic Terminal is used for domestic flights, T4 Anna International Terminal for international flights. The new terminal T2, also known as New Integrated Terminal Building (NITB-T2), opened its doors in 2023 and is used for domestic and international flights. All terminals at Chennai Airport are interconnected.

Airport Map



The distance from Chennai Airport to the centre of Chennai is 20 kilometres. By car, it takes 60 minutes to get to the centre of Chennai.

From MAA Airport to Chennai City centre by Car
20 km

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Chennai Airport by public transport. Visit the Chennai Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Chennai Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Chennai is about ₹ 600.-. Book your taxi at Chennai Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From MAA Airport to Chennai City centre by Taxi
20 km
₹ 600.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Chennai Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis, Europcar and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Chennai Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Chennai Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Chennai Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Chennai Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

Which airlines fly from and to Chennai Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Chennai Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • IndiGo
  • SpiceJet
  • Air India
  • British Airways
  • Singapore Airlines


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Chennai Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Hotel Southern Comfort, Chennai

Located opposite Chennai International Airport and offering airport drop, it will be on chargeable basis RS 400, Hotel Southern Comfort features free WiFi access and free private parking. The hotel has a spa centre, restaurant and a bar.


Zingle Stay Airport, Chennai

Zingle Stay Airport has a garden and a terrace in Chennai. Featuring a shared lounge, the 3-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. St. Thomas Mount is 7 km from the hotel. Chargeable airport transfers are provided.


Trident Chennai, Chennai

The 5-star Trident Chennai features an outdoor pool, pampering spa treatments and 24-hour room service. The hotel is located near Chennai airport and is 12 km from the railway station.

Hotels in Chennai

Looking for the best hotels in Chennai? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


The Raintree, Anna Salai, Chennai

The luxurious Raintree Anna Salai Hotel is located a 20-minute drive from Chennai International Airport. It provides well-appointed rooms and 5-star facilities like a pool, a spa and a sauna. Complimentary WiFi is available.


The Leela Palace Chennai, Chennai

Spread across 4.8 acres of peaceful land, the luxurious Leela Palace Chennai offers an outdoor pool and a fitness centre. Its grand and well-designed rooms enjoy 24-hour room services. Free parking is available.


Ramada Plaza Chennai, Chennai

Located in Chennai, Ramada Plaza Chennai features a fitness centre and terrace. Featuring a bar, the property is located within 2.3 km of Anna University. The property is non-smoking throughout and is set 2.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Chennai Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Full-day Chennai Private Sightseeing Tour

Experience the wonders of India with this sightseeing tour of Chennai. Marvel at the stunning gopuram at Shiva’s Kapaleeshwarar Temple and the lovely altar piece at St. Mary’s Church.


Chennai: Mahabalipuram Tour with Lunch

Travel to an 8th-century World Heritage site famous for spectacular rock-cut architecture. The experience comprises Asia’s largest bas-relief structure, a gravity defying boulder, and one of the 7 Pagodas mentioned by Marco Polo in the 11th century.

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Chennai, Kapaleeshwarar Temple & Marina Beach Private Tour

Your full-day Chennai city tour includes a visit to the world-famous Marina Beach, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Fort St. George and the People’s Park.


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