Chennai International Airport - Taxi

Riding a taxi is without a doubt the best way to get directly to the city centre. You can take a prepaid taxi from the airport since is the most suitable option to ensure you’ll have a cab available and you won’t be overcharged to reach your final destination.

Eventually, you can take a rickshaw, but we do not recommend to take it in case of carrying large baggage. 

The trip will take you between 40 and 50 minutes.


Taxis are available outside the terminal building at the taxi lines.

Taxi companies

Some of the following taxi companies serve Chennai Airport 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.

Book a taxi

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

Taxi Fares

Estimated fares are from INR 350 to 500.

Note that there is a slight difference between domestic and international terminal in terms of fares.

Share a car

In order to get better prices, try apps like Uber or the local car sharing app Ola.