Chennai International Airport (MAA) or Chennai International Airport

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Chennai is probably the only city in India that caters to the needs of all kinds of travellers. Whether you are a history buff or a nature lover or an art enthusiast, Chennai is a place that is appealing to all. The rich cultural heritage of Chennai can be seen in every corner of the city. For the full lowdown on how to make every day amazing when you get there, you can find all the insider inspiration you need in our Chennai destination guide

  • 15 km southwest of the city center, Chennai
  • Chennai Airport offers round the clock arrival and departure so that you can travel at your convenience.
  • Chennai Airport is equipped with Wi-Fi to help you stay connected.

How to reach Chennai Airport ?

There are a variety of options to reach Chennai airport the most popular and common ways of the following are mentioned below. 

  • Bus: Taking the bus is convenient and reasonably priced. Air-conditioned buses that leave from the airport take passengers to several stations all across the city. From Chennai Airport, there are numerous public bus lines available.
  • Taxis: One of the most convenient options to travel as it takes around 50 minutes from the airport to the city center.
  • Train: The MAA Airport and the center of Chennai are not directly connected.The Central Chennai Railway Station is 25 km from the airport and is located 2 km from the closest train station.
  • Metro: One can Transfer to Chennai city center by metro, by taking the Blue Line at the Airport Metro Station.

Chennai International Airport details – IATA Pin Code and Address

The Chennai International airport is located 21km southwest of the city center. It is the sixth busiest airport in our country and the third busiest in terms of international traffic.

  • Address/ Location: Airport Rd, Meenambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600027
  • IATA code:  MAA
  • Airport pin code: 60027
  • Distance from the city centre: 21 KM
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Chennai Airport Terminal Information

Chennai International Airport was the first airport in India to have both International and Domestic terminal adjacent to each other. It is spread over an area of 5,665,599 sq. meters and handled 18,362,215 passengers in the last year (2016).

There are two terminals – domestic and international.

Kamraj Domestic Terminal

The terminal covers an area of 13,000 sq. meters and has 18 check-in counters and 4 security kiosks.

Fly domestic, direct with return IndiGo flights to Chennai from Ahmedabad, Bangalore (Bengaluru), Bhubaneswar, Coimbatore, Delhi, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kochi (Cochin), Kolkata, Madurai, Mumbai, Port Blair, Pune, Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram), Visakhapatnam with many more destinations connecting through them.

Anna International Terminal

Chennai Airport is the third busiest airport in India in terms of international passengers. It is spread over an area of 15,700 sq. meters with 19 check-in counters, 22 immigration checks, 30 customs counters and 4 security kiosks.


Chennai International Airport Facilities

Chennai Airport provides the following facilities for your smoother travel and comfortable stay:

Free trolleys.
Luggage Wrapping.
ATM and Cash Machines.
Currency exchange counters.
Smoking Room.
Prayer Room.
Conference Rooms.
Child Care Area.
Free Medical Facilities.
Availability of wheelchairs
Assistance to the differently-abled.
Lost and Found Baggage Services.
Car Rentals and General Taxi Services.
Metro connectivity.

Airport Lounges

Chennai Airport Lounge Information

The Chennai International Airport offers the following lounges where you may relax and rest as you wait to catch your next aircraft. 

  • Travel Club: Domestic Terminal, Gate 5
  • Travel Club: International Terminal, Gate 16
  • Travel Club: International Terminal, Gate 17
  • Travel Club: International Terminal, Gate 11

Things to Do at the Chennai International Airport

While you wait at the Chennai Airport, spend your time

  • Shopping at Duty-Free shops for reasonable prices
  • Getting souvenirs from gift shops for the last-minute rushes.
  • Adorning yourself with the traditional and modern apparels and accessories stores.
  • Relaxing with massages and spa.
  • Relishing your taste buds with offerings from the Food Court.
  • Snacking at the kiosk for cheaper hunger relief.

The Chennai International airport offers an exciting plethora of ways for you to pass time and enjoy yourself as you wait to board your flight.

Hotels near Chennai Airport


Retiring Rooms Public Area, Chennai International Airport | GST Rd, Meenambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600027, India


Radisson Blu Hotel 531 GST Road | St. Thomas Mount, Chennai (Madras) 600016, India


Trident 1/24 G.S.T Road, Chennai (Madras) 600027, India


Just Guest House 3 Just Guest House Veeramamunivar Street, Chennai (Madras) 600114, India

Hotels near Chennai Airport

Numerous hotels are located close to the airport for a temporary reprieve in between flights. The options below are just a handful that give guests everything they need for a comfortable stay close to the airport.

  • Retiring Rooms, Public Area, Chennai International Airport | GST Rd, Meenambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600027, India
  • Radisson Blu Hotel, 531 GST Road | St. Thomas Mount, Chennai (Madras) 600016, India
  • Trident, 1/24 G.S.T Road, Chennai (Madras) 600027, India
  • Just Guest House, 3 Just Guest House Veeramamunivar Street, Chennai (Madras) 600114, India

Places to visit near Chennai International Airport

Some places you should definitely not skip out on, on your Chennai trip are nearby the airport.

  • Phoenix Market City: Indulge in some retail therapy just 1.9kms away from the Chennai International airport.
  • Viswaroopa Adhivyadhihara Sri Bhaktha Anjaneyaswami Temple: 1 kms away from the airport, is one of Chennai’s most popular temples.
  • The Rajiv Gandhi Memorial: Pay a visit to the Rajiv Gandhi Memorial just 3.9  kms away from the airport.

These are just some of the many nearby attractions available for you to visit whenever you fly down to the Chennai International Airport.

IndiGo flights operating to/ from Chennai Airport

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