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Chennai Airport Taxis and Transfers

Personalised Chennai Airport Taxi


Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


24/7 Email & Phone support

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  • 20 minute gap between transfers

    Following each ride, our drivers have at least 20 minutes to thoroughly clean the surfaces of the car and ventilate the cabin.

  • Regular Car Sanitisation

    Our drivers thoroughly sanitise and disinfect cars according to Welcome Safety Protocol

  • Contactless ride

    When you book, you can request to have zero contact with the driver during the transfer with just one click. In this case, the driver won’t help you with your luggage or shake hands.

  • Sanitiser in every car

    We provide hand sanitisers and hand wipes for all our travellers. Our drivers have their own sanitiser, which they use before and after every ride

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Reliable and Personalised Taxi Service in Chennai Airport

Chennai International Airport is among the busiest airports in India and serves the city of Chennai, Tamil Nadu and its metropolitan area. With over 8 million passengers arriving at Chennai Airport annually, you can make plans in advance to skip at least one of the long queues that will surely form up; the one at the taxi rank. Pre-booking your Chennai airport taxi with Welcome Pickups will help you save valuable time, ensuring reliable, personalised, and stress-free transportation to your accommodation.

Welcome is all about making travel easier for everyone, all the way from the booking process until your driver drops you off at your destination in Chennai. It only takes a couple of minutes to pre-book your transfer and you instantly can forget long lines, train or bus schedules, and currency exchange. Your professional, trained, English-speaking driver will be there to greet you warmly as soon as you land and your transfer will be pre-paid; nothing else for you to do but sit comfortably and relax until you reach your accommodation.

The reason Welcome drivers are handpicked is so that you won’t only get reliable transport but also a friend on the ground who will make you feel at home. If it’s your first time visiting Chennai, your driver will be happy to recommend great places to eat and lesser-known attractions that you might not find in travel guides; that’s the benefit of meeting with a local as soon as you land. If you wish to enjoy the same level of service on the way back to the airport, your driver can help you by arranging a Welcome Pickups transfer back for you on the day of your departure; simply ask them before they drop you off!


Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


24/7 Email & Phone support

How much does a taxi cost?

Taxi prices
Day time
(05:00 - 24:00)
Night time
(00:00 - 05:00)
19 €
23 €
50 MIN
29 €
35 €
84 MIN
85 €
102 €
160 MIN

Chennai Airport Taxi Fleet Operated by Welcome

No matter how big or small your travel party is, the first moments at a new destination are always exciting, and staying together adds up to the whole experience. Welcome’s Chennai Airport taxi fleet can accommodate different needs to ensure personalised and reliable taxi service. Our modern sedans are perfect for up to 4 passengers with light luggage, while our spacious minivans will comfortably fit more luggage and up to 8 passengers. Both options are perfectly safe for young children; you can either use your own baby/child seat or request one upon booking and we’ll provide it for you.

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Getting to Chennai City Centre with your Chennai Airport Taxi

Chennai Airport is located approximately 20 kilometres southwest of Chennai city centre and getting there by taxi takes about 40-50 minutes depending on traffic. There are different routes that your driver can follow to get you to your destination and they will find the best one according to the traffic conditions at the given time.

One of the options is to head northeast on Service Rd toward Airport Rd right after exiting the airport parking and make a slight left onto Chennai – Nagapattinam Hwy/Chennai – Theni Hwy/Chennai – Trichy Hwy/Grand Southern Trunk Rd. You will continue for about 5 kilometres and use the left two lanes to turn slightly left and merge onto Chennai – Nagapattinam Hwy/Chennai – Trichy Hwy. You will then continue straight onto Anna Salai/Chennai – Nagapattinam Hwy/Chennai – Trichy Hwy/Mount Rd, keep right and then use the left three lanes to turn slightly left onto Anna Salai/Chennai – Nagapattinam Hwy/Chennai – Trichy Hwy/Mount Rd. For the next 7.5 kilometres, you’ll continue straight past Tamil Nadu Forest Dept to stay on Anna Salai/Chennai – Nagapattinam Hwy/Chennai – Trichy Hwy/Mount Rd and make a slight left after Hotel Sangam, which is on the right. You’ll then turn left onto Adithanar Rd, right onto Langs Garden Rd and you’ll start making your way to the city centre. The driver will then follow local roads depending on the exact location of your accommodation.

Why Choose a Welcome Airport Taxi in Chennai

Chennai Airport is very busy all year long receiving both local and international travellers so don’t be surprised by the crowds during peak hours, especially in public transportation. Pre-booking your airport taxi in Chennai with Welcome Pickups guarantees comfortable, private, and fast transportation to your accommodation to start your trip in the best way possible.

Even if your plans eventually change, your booking remains flexible to cancellation; you can plan everything as early as you like and have one less thing to worry about as your trip approaches. Having your booking pre-paid will also save you the trouble of changing currency as soon as you land and carrying cash in case taxis don’t accept card payments. The greatest benefit you’ll enjoy with Welcome is peace of mind, which is crucial for a memorable travel experience. Even in case of an unexpected flight delay, your driver, who will be monitoring your flight, will adjust your pickup time accordingly. Not only that, but you also get 60 minutes of free waiting time; that way you don’t have to rush through passport control or baggage claim; you’ll get to enjoy unbeatable personalised door-to-door taxi service in Chennai Airport instead.

Fare for an Airport Taxi in Chennai

The taxi service in Chennai is regulated but there aren’t fixed fares for airport transfers and most taxis aren’t metered. However, taking a taxi from the airport is perfectly safe; just make sure to ask how much the ride will cost before you get in. The average fare from Chennai Airport to the city centre is about €‎6 (INR 530) for up to 4 passengers. To ensure a flat rate that you’ll know in advance, you can pre-book your Chennai airport taxi with Welcome Pickups and enjoy a set cost with no hidden fees, professional service and peace of mind.

Frequently asked questions

Do Chennai Airport taxis operate with fixed fares?

Taxi service in Chennai is regulated but there aren’t fixed fares for airport transfers. You might come across some operators that offer metered rides with set rates but this isn’t the general rule. The average fare from Chennai Airport to the city centre is about €‎6 for up to 4 passengers but it’s best to ask the driver before you get in the taxi.

Where will I meet my Welcome driver?

Your Welcome driver will be waiting for you in the arrivals hall after passport control and baggage claim. It should be easy to spot them among the crowd as you’ll have received an email beforehand with their photo and they’ll be holding a sign with your name on it.

What should I do if my flight is delayed?

With Welcome Pickups you don’t need to worry about flight delays; your driver will monitor your flight and be there to pick you up at the new arrival time. All you need to do is fill in your flight number when you make your booking to ensure that your driver has the right information and reschedule your pickup time if needed.

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