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How to get a ride from Chennai Airport
Request when you’re ready to walk outside
Choose a ride option that suits your group size and luggage storage needs.
Confirm your location
Type in your terminal so your driver knows where to find you.
Exit at the arrivals gate
Meet your driver near the pickup point selected. If you can’t find your driver, contact them through the app.
Chennai Airport map
Top questions from riders
- Do Uber driver-partners pick up at MAA?
- How much will an Uber trip to MAA cost?
The cost of an Uber trip to (or from) MAA depends on factors that include the type of ride you request, the estimated length and duration of the trip, tolls, and current demand for rides.
You can see an estimate of the price before you request by entering your pickup spot and destination in Uber’s price estimator above. Then, when you request a ride you’ll see your actual price in the app based on real-time factors.
- Where do I meet my driver for an airport pickup?
Pickup locations may depend on the type of ride you request and the size of the airport. Follow the instructions in the app about where to meet your driver. You can also look for signs that point to designated airport ridesharing zones.
If you can’t find your driver, contact them through the app.
Chennai International Airport visitor information
Chennai International Airport is the 4th-busiest airport in India by passenger numbers, serving around 20 million travelers annually. MAA is about a 30-minute drive in ideal road and traffic conditions from downtown Chennai, which is located 19 kilometers (12 miles) from the airport.
Chennai Airport terminals
MAA Airport has 3 main passenger terminals: a domestic terminal (Terminal 1) and 2 international terminals (Terminals 3 and 4), connected by a link building. A Chennai Airport lounge can be found in Terminal 4. You can plan your trip using the information below.
Chennai Airport domestic terminal
- Air India
Chennai Airport international terminals
- Air Arabia
- Air Austral
- Air India
- Air India Express
- Air Mauritius
- British Airways
- Hong Kong
- Thai AirAsia
- Travel Club
Chennai Airport international flights can be boarded from Terminal 4 (international arrivals come to Terminal 3). MAA Airport offers nonstop flights to more than 20 international destinations.
Dining at Chennai Airport
More than 18 Chennai Airport food options, including cafes, dessert shops, fast-food chains, and restaurants with table service, are located throughout the airport. Travelers can find a variety of food at MAA Airport, including traditional Indian fare, pizza, cookies, coffee, tea, and baked goods.
Getting around MAA
Travelers can go between the Chennai Airport international terminals and the domestic terminal by using a traveling walkway through the link building that joins the terminals. Passengers can also use complimentary golf carts, which run every 10 to 20 minutes.
Things to do at Chennai Airport
Chennai Airport shops range from dessert shops to garment stores. Duty-free shops are also available at the airport.
Currency exchange at Chennai Airport
Chennai Airport currency exchange offices are located in the domestic and international terminals.
Hotels near Chennai Airport
Whether you have a layover or an overnight flight delay, or you need a place to stay for a visit near MAA Airport, there are more than 20 hotels and accommodations nearby.
Points of interest near Chennai Airport
- Fort St. George
- Guindy National Park
- Marina Beach
- Valluvar Kottam
Find more information about MAA Airport here.