Chennai Airport Informational Guide to Chennai International Airport (MAA) - Non Official

Chennai Airport Taxi

Chennai Airport Taxi is one of the best ways to get to city centre. 

Travel time to Chennai is between 40 to 50 minutes. 

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

Prepaid taxi

At Chennai Airport there are available prepaid taxis.

Passengers need to go to the prepaid taxi booth first, located in the Arrivals hall and pay for the ride. 

Once you have your ticket, you can board a taxi. 

Choose this option to avoid overcharges.


Taxis are available outside the arrivals area. 

Taxis work 24/7. 

Taxi Companies

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.


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

Fares to other popular destinations:

- Egmore Railway Station is INR 500.

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


At Chennai Airport, companies such as Ola and Uber offer transportation to and from its facilities.

In order to take a taxi, passengers can do it a couple of ways:

One way is to do it through the smartphone, with the application, and ask for a car. However, Chennai Airport, also offers passengers the option to book a taxi without the application. 


For those passengers who wish to privately transfer to Chennai, there are several available companies within Chennai Airport premises.

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