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Chennai Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Chennai Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

Security would only let me into the Visitor's gallery because my departure wasn't within 3 hours. The gallery was cold and the chairs designed specifically with metal separators so you couldn't lie across. - sophcotton

Airport Overview

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To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down of what travellers have reported to us during their time at Chennai Airport.

What to Expect

Where to Sleep

  • The end of the hall near past Gate 18 is quiet (Scott P, August 2015).
  • Visit the gazebo-like structure in the food court for padded benches.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are "Retiring Rooms" and a couple hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

Good to Know

  • Showers are available in the “Retiring Rooms”.
  • Economy class travellers can buy a pass to four airport lounges. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

For more information about the services and facilities available, scroll down to continue exploring our Chennai Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.


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Chennai Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

If you are an economy class traveller, you can enter these lounges at Chennai airport either by purchasing a lounge pass or through a membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details (ie. facilities, hours, pass and membership information):

  • Travel Club - Location: Domestic Terminal, Airside, 3rd floor, opposite Gate 5. Hours: 4:00AM - 9:00PM (Daily). Lounge Access: Book Online (£13.50).
  • Port Lounge - Location: International Terminal, Airside, 2nd Floor.
  • Travel Club - Location: International Terminal, Airside, opposite Gates 11 to 14. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Book Online (£18.50).
  • Travel Club - Location: New International Terminal, Airside, 3rd floor VIP lounge level, opposite Gate 7. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Book Online (£18.50).

» Buy a Lounge Pass

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Chennai Airport in the lounges.

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Chennai Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Retiring Rooms - Look for signs with “Retiring Rooms” on them. There is an affordable air-conditioned dormitory. There’s a bathroom with showers and quiet, dimmed sleeping. Security may only let you in if you have proper flight documentation. It is not possible to book in advance. In the Domestic Terminal, you must first go to the "Booking Office", located on the departure floor near Spice Jet. Show your ticket, passport and pay the fee. Take the elevator to the lower level. The rooms are located on the right hand side. Rate: RS700/night.
  • Radisson Blu Hotel Chennai - (Located less than 1.5 mile from the airport) Airport limo available for a fee
  • Trident Chennai- (Located less than 2 miles from the airport) Airport transportation available for a fee
  • Just Guest House - (10 min from the airport) Airport transportation available

To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels near Chennai Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • ATMs / Cash Machines - Yes
  • Child Care Room - Yes
  • Currency Exchange - Yes
  • Drinking Water - Yes, environmentally friendly cups area available.
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Yes
  • Luggage Trolleys - Yes
  • Massages and Spa - Yes
  • Mobile Charging - Yes
  • Pharmacy - Yes
  • Post Office - Yes
  • Showers - Yes, showers are available in the Retiring Rooms [ see Airport Hotels above ]

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Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Information not available.

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Last Updated: 07 January 2016

The information in this Airport Guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airport's and their web sites. The information above is subject to change without notice. Use it for informational purposes only to help you during your stay. To report errors, or to add/change any items mentioned in the guide, please email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.

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