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

Chennai Airport Terminal 3

Chennai Airport Terminal 3, also known as Anna Terminal, was built back in 1988 after the opening of the Domestic Terminal (Terminal 1) known as Kamaraj Terminal. 

Chennai Terminal 3 connects the city of Chennai with over 20 destinations worldwide.

Please note that both the international Terminal 3 and the domestic terminals are located within the same terminal complex.

Nowadays, Chennai Airport Terminal 3 only hosts International Arrivals, since International Departures are hosted in Terminal 4. 


Chennai International Airport Terminal complex consists of 48 check-in counters.

Passengers may find boarding gates into a couple of levels, where six are located in the ground level and three are in the first level.

Passengers will find all the services needed in arrivals and departures areas. 

Transfer between terminals

Passengers may transfer between the International Terminals and the Domestic Terminal by a link building, which consists into a flyover travellator to joint both terminals.

Transportation is also done by golf carts. Frequency every 10 - 20 minutes.

There is a plan to redevelop the moving walkway as a part of the second phase of the airport redevelopment.  

It is also planned to connect the airport terminals with the metro and train station and also with the multi-level park, which is planned to be constructed in the upcoming years.

The distance between Terminals 1 & 3 to Terminal 4 is about 1 km.


- ATMs
- Child care room
- Lost & found
- Disabled services
- Medical and health scan facilities
- Vending machines
- Luggage carts
- Prayer rooms
- Special ADA assistance
- Free Wi-Fi connection
- Smoking areas
- Telephone
- Information Counter
- Conference rooms
- Duty free shops
- Tourist and Railway Information Counters
- Currency exchange
- Security check
- Rest rooms

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TFS Travel Club Lounge: International Terminal. Open from 6:00 am until 7:00 pm. Services: Wi-Fi, Newspapers, TV, Flight monitors, Snacks, among others. 

Air India Maharajah Lounge (International): International Terminal. Open from 4:00 am until 10:00 pm. Services: Showers, TV, Snacks, Newspapers, Magazines, Printers and Copiers, among others. 

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