Chennai International Airport is located in Tirisulam, 19km (12 miles) southwest of central Chennai.
Tamil Nadu 600027
Dialling code: +91
Telephone: (044) 2256 1122.
Lufthansa at the airport
How to get there
It is relatively easy to drive from central Chennai to Chennai International Airport, or the other way. Take the GST Road (Mt Road/Anna Salai) leading southwest from the city or northeast from the airport and then just follow the signs.
There is a Southern Railway (tel: (044) 600 003; www.indianrail.gov.in) suburban railway station just outside Chennai International Airport, called Tirisulam. Trains run from here to Egmore Station in Chennai every 20 to 40 minutes from early morning until late evening. The journey time is around 30 minutes and fares vary depending on the train and class chosen.
There is a bus stop outside the airport gate, which is a relatively long walk from the terminals. Bus 18A departs frequently for central Chennai. The journey takes around 45 minutes.
Taxis are available outside the terminals. Pre-paid taxis are the most commonly used means of transport by international travellers heading for Chennai city (journey time: around 40 minutes). Tickets can be booked from a counter in the arrivals area of the terminal buildings. ‘Auto rickshaws’ are also available.
There are car parking spaces directly outside the terminal buildings.