OverviewPublic transportation from Chennai Airport: (Taxi fares are government-fixed; prepaid taxis -at counters in both terminals -are available 24/7.
The Airport station connecting to the suburban railway network is 'Tirusulam': The Southern Railway (tel: (044) 600 003 - or visit: indianrail.gov.in ) suburban railway station Tirisulam is just outside of the Airport.. Trains connect there to Egmore Station in Chennai, departing every 20 to 40 minutes - early morning to late evening. The trip takes about half an hour.
Soon - by mid-year partially & by year-end 2014 -the Metro Rail system will connect the airport with other Chennai locations, and thereafter the Tirusulam surburban trains will merge with the Metro to the Airport.
The bus stop for public Bus 18A departing frequently to Central Chennai (a 45-minute trip) is located outside of the airport gate - a lengthy walk. Bus 18A departs frequently for central Chennai.