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The Chennai International Airport is approximately 20 km from Chennai City; it takes 60 minutes to reach the city center. So, to ease your transfer to and from your destination, the airport offers train, bus, taxi, car rental, rickshaw and private transfer. These services can be booked at the airport or here.

Train Services

There isn’t direct connection between the airport and Chennai city center, the nearest railway station is at 2 km and Central Chennai Railway Station is at 25 km.

You can choose to get to the city center and take the train at Central Chennai Railway Station by suburban railway, bus, taxi, rickshaw or car sharing.

You can get them outside the terminal building, except the bus suburban railway, which is located at 2 km from Chennai International Airport.

Bus Services

The following bus lines take you from Chennai Airport to the city center:

Find direct connection between Chennai International Airport and the city center by several AC buses and regular interurban buses.

Take any of the AC buses and interurban bus lines, especially 1B and 18A bus lines.

Take them outside the terminal building or at the bus stand of GST road, away from the airport.

Airport taxi

Taxis are available outside the terminal building at the taxi lines and also outside Terminal 4.

Some of the following companies serve Chennai Airport Taxi and surroundings:

  • Fast Track (+91 44 2888 9999).
  • Aviation Express Taxis (+91 44 2256 2193).
  • City taxi (+91 82972 82979).
  • Meru Cabs (+91 44 4422 4422).

Opening hours: 24 hours.

You can book a pre-paid taxi at the airport. You just need to go to the pre-paid taxi counters located at the Arrivals Gate. Choose this option to avoid overcharges.

Estimated fares from Chennai Airport taxi to the city center are from INR 350 to 500.


Get to Chennai International Airport to the city center from the Airport in a fast and cheap way.

You can hail a rickshaw anywhere; in the airport, outside the terminal building too.

INR 25.00 for the first 1.8 km and then INR 12.00 per kilometer. The night fare will be applicable from 11 am to 5 pm and will be 50 percent higher than the daytime fare.

Fares for getting from the Airport to the city center are of INR 252.00 (regular) and at night INR 377.00.

Pre- booked Transfer, Limo Service

Car Rentals:

The available car rental companies in Chennai International Airport: Chennai Airport Car Rental, Mary Matha Cabs, Aviation Express Airport Car Rental and Zoomcars.

Major international car rental companies such Avis, Hertz and Europcar can be found within the airport facilities as well. Some of these companies can be found within Chennai Airport Terminals or in Chennai city.