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.
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
It is possible to travel to and from Chennai Airport by public transport. Visit the Chennai Airport transportation page for the possibilities.
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
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.
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!
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.
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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:
- Air India
- British Airways
- Singapore Airlines
Hotels near the airport
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Hotels in Chennai
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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!
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