Domestic Flight Transfer At Chennai Airport

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Chennai Airport is located on the Grand Southern Trunk Road (NH 32) at Meenambakkam and Tiruslam at a distance of 21 km from Chennai city centre. Being located on a major national highway, the Chennai airport is well-connected by road to all major cities of Chennai. Being the fourth busiest airport after Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru, it has the capacity of handling twenty million passengers a year and 400 aircrafts every day. The airport has international and domestic flights terminals and facilities for passengers and cargo transport. All terminals of the airport complex are linked to facilitate free movement of goods and people.

The Airports Authority of India owns the Chennai airport.

Chennai airport domestic terminal

The domestic terminal of Chennai airport is terminal 1. Terminal 1 is also popularly known as the Kamraj Terminal. The terminal has been named after the state’s former Chief Minister K. Kamaraj. The terminal serves flights to more than 20 destinations within the country of India. The airport provides special terminal facilities to host 600 pilgrims during Hajj.

Terminal 1 or the domestic terminal of Chennai airport has four levels of distribution

  • Passengers arrive at the ground level
  • First and second levels offer various services
  • Departures take place from the third level

Several airlines that connect the city to all major airport cities of India operate from terminal 1 of Chennai airport. These include Indigo, Spice Jet, Air India, Jet Airways, Jetlite and Kingfisher.

Domestic terminal facilities

The first and second levels of terminal 1 of the airport offer facilities for passengers’ aid and comfort, which include:

  • Airport lounge waiting facilities (alcohol-free)
  • Airport lounge stay facilities
  • Restrooms and prayer rooms
  • Service counters for passenger information
  • Conference rooms for travelling passengers
  • Duty-free shops that sell imported items
  • Currency exchange counters and ATMs
  • Mother and child care lounge
  • Lost and found help counters
  • Special services for disabled
  • Foods and refreshments
  • (Vending machines, eateries, restaurants)
  • Free Wi-Fi and telephone connectivity
  • First aid and medical facilities
  • Luggage carts
  • ADA assistance
  • Smoking zones

Chennai airport domestic terminal transfer

Terminal T1 of Chennai airport is well-connected by metro, bus, cabs, auto and rail.

Bus transfer from Chennai airport

AC minibuses from the airport leave for CMBT every half an hour. Four buses of MTC also serve the airport on two routes of Anna Nagar and Egmore. 18 bus lines are available on an hourly basis which reaches the city centre in 45 minutes. Several other lines also pass through the airport bus stop but may not stop without signal. Regular buses are available outside the Chennai airport terminal building. From GST road, several buses also ply towards main city centres.

Cab and auto transfer from Chennai airport:

Cabs are lined outside the exit of the terminal. Prepaid taxis from Chennai airport are available round the clock at moderate, government fixed taxi fares. Metered auto-rickshaws can also be hired from the auto lines for shorter distance commute.

Metro connectivity from Chennai airport

Chennai airport is served by Chennai Airport Metro connectivity. Metro transit can be availed from Chennai Airport Metro Station into the hearts of Chennai city or till city outskirts.

Railway connectivity with Chennai Airport

Chennai Suburban Railway Station nearest to Chennai airport is Tirusulam Station at a distance of 2 km from the airport. Chennai Beach line is available from Tirusulam that provides commute up to Park Railway Station, city centre Chennai. Trains can be availed from city centre Park Railway Station to Chennai Central Railway Station. The frequency of trains is good, and available from early morning till late evening at a frequency of every 20 to 40 minutes. Travel time from Tirusalam to Park Railway Station and Chennai Central is only 30 minutes. However, total travel time can be 1hr to 1 hr 30 min due to changeovers.

Chennai airport domestic flight services

All major airports of the country have connectivity to Chennai airport through scheduled flights operated from the airport domestic terminal complex.

Delhi to Chennai Flights:

If you are travelling from Delhi to Chennai, then avail direct non-stop flights between the two cities as per your schedule and preference.

Note: Flight cost estimates for bookings made on April 22, 2019, for Sat June 1, 2019. Short booking periods can attract higher costs.

Delhi to Chennai Flights by Air India

Air India flights are available for domestic airport destinations of Coimbatore, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Delhi, Hyderabad, Goa, Kolkata, Kochi, Mumbai, Madurai, Port Blair and Thiruvananthapuram. Air India also serves transport to international airport destinations of Dubai, Muscat, Colombo, Sharjah and Singapore. Air India runs five non-stop flights from Delhi to Chennai:

Flight name/details Departure time Arrival time Stoppages Duration Cost (Rs)
Air India 6:05 am 8:55 am Nonstop 2 hr 50 min 6409
9:45 am 12:40 pm 2 hr 55 min 3679
12:30 pm 3:35 pm 2 hr 55 min 6409
5:20 pm 8:00 pm 2 hr 40 min 6619
8:40 pm 11:35 pm 2 hr 55 min 5359

Delhi to Chennai flights by SpiceJet

Domestic airport destinations served by SpiceJet include Ahmedabad, Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Bhopal (May 11, 2019, onwards), Coimbatore, Delhi, Goa, Kochi, Kolkata, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kozhikode, Madurai, Mumbai, Patna, Tuticorin, Shirdi, Port Blair, Pune, Vijayawada, Varanasi and Durgapur.

At present, Colombo, an international destination, is served by SpiceJet.

There are three non-stop SpiceJet flights from Delhi to Chennai:

Flight name/details Departure time Arrival time Stoppages Duration Cost (Rs)
SpiceJet 6:05 am 9:00 am Nonstop 2 hr 55 min 5077
3:00 pm 6:00 pm 3 hr 0 min 9981
8:25 pm 11:20 pm 2 hr 55 min 4711

Delhi to Chennai flights by Indigo

Domestic airport destinations connected by Indigo include Ahmedabad, Bagdora, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Coimbatore, Delhi, Guwahati, Hubli, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kannur, Kochi, Kolkata, Kozhicode, Lucknow, Madurai, Mangaluru, Mumbai, Nagpur, Port Blair, Pune, Raipur, Rajahmundry, Surat, Thiruvananthpuram, Tiruchirappalli, Tuticorin, Udaipur, Vijaywada and Vishakhapatnam

International airport destinations connected by Indigo include Bangkok, Colombo, Doha and Dubai.

Indigo runs eleven non-stop flights from Delhi to Chennai.

Flight name/details Departure time Arrival time Stoppages Duration Cost (Rs)
Indigo 2 am 4:55 am Nonstop 2 hr 55 min 6306
3:45 am 6:40 am 2 hr 55 min 8372
6:20 am 9:15 am 2 hr 55 min 5184
7:20 am 10:15 am 2 hr 55 min 4764
8:25 am 11:20 am 2 hr 55 min 9505
9:55 am 12:45 pm 2 hr 50 min 6558
2:55 pm 5:45 pm 2 hr 50 min 4764
4:20 pm 7:15 pm 2 hr 55 min 9505
6:05 pm 8:55 pm 2 hr 50 min 6558
8:35 pm 11:30 pm 2 hr 55 min 5629
9:45 pm 12:40 am 2 hr 55 min 5184

Delhi to Chennai flights by Vistara

At present, Vistara serves connectivity to domestic airports of Delhi, Kolkata and Port Blair. Two direct non-stop Vistara flights can be availed from Delhi to Chennai.

Flight name/details Departure time Arrival time Stoppages Duration Cost (Rs)
Vistara 7:15 am 10:05 am Nonstop 2 hr 50 min 5481
8:35 pm 11:20 pm 2 hr 45 min 5481