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Chennai International Airport (MAA)

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Meenambakkam,, Chennai
  • Gomi S.
    "departure hall"(16 Tips)
    Vibu N.
    "The new terminal and the new overhead access roads are great..."(12 Tips)
    Joe Z.
    "New airport is here, but as non functional as the earlier one."(9 Tips)
    Vani A.
    "Only book and food stores open at 5 ... Need to buy a blanket !?!?!"(6 Tips)
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  • Arvind M.
    Arvind MalhotraSeptember 4, 2014
    Absolutely a very uninterrsting airport if you are looking for shopping, enjoyments or anything, anything at all to eat or drink. But great fun if you want to look and talk to people from@all over the
  • Erizo G.
    Erizo García RiveraFebruary 22, 2014
    You'll have to show ur passport and flight reservation to go in, then u can check in. If you're given a tag at check in, it's for ur hand bag. You'll hand it when u pass security, and pick it up later
  • Gomi S.
    Gomi SuppiahFebruary 20, 2015
    Get in on time. Queues can be long. A great whole in the wall bookstore Higginbottoms located at departure hall is worth the visit as books are decently prices. Nothing else in this airport
  • Kishan K.
    Kishan KumarMay 25, 2014
    The New domestic airport had met all expectations.. it meets international standards in excellent service, decent security and ease of gate access. Lots of snack bars and places to chill !!
  • Indu P.
    Indu PDecember 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    If you have a domestic transit, follow the signs to Domestic Terminal and make sure you do not miss the elevator on the right that take you a level up to the Domestic terminal.
  • abhijeet m.
    abhijeet makhijaniFebruary 19, 2012
    If u have a long/late night transit (6+ hours), contact the passenger information desk. They have nearby hotels in all budgets with free pick-n-drop facility. Tried, tested and recommended.
  • Nitin B.
    Nitin BajajNovember 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    At domestic departures (Jet/AI/Spice), go up to the upper level security check, even if your gate is on the ground level. Much quicker and you can then take an elevator back the ground level.
  • francesco e.
    francesco eriNovember 30, 2011
    Really easy to go from the Airport to the city by train. The train station is just 5 min walking in front of the airport. I did it with no problem on 1st time in India, 5rupee at the counter to Egmore
  • Joe Z.
    Joe ZachariahMarch 18, 2014
    New airport is here, but as non functional as the earlier one. Some exterior beautification has been done, but still the people manning the booths are go about their chores in snails' pace
  • Сергей М.
    Clean, big airport. You can go to the city by bus 18A or 18B(bus stand outside the airport). Or train - turn right and go for 200 metres
  • Sunny
    SunnyApril 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    New upgrade has finally made it a decent airport, & the staff are more accommodating than in the past. Empty ur bottle before immigration and fill it up again near ur gate at the free water dispenser
  • Vani A.
    Vani AiyerJuly 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Certainly better than before ... No hassle in security, check in... Large wide spaces ... Only book and food stores open at 5 ... Need to buy a blanket !?!?!
  • Sanvedana ™.
    Sanvedana ™January 18, 2013
    Chennai International Airport is the primary airport serving southern Indian metropolis of Chennai.It is located on GST road in the neighbourhood of Tirusulam, within the Chennai Metropolitan Area.
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  • Peter V.
    Peter VineApril 25, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Pack wellington boots if you want to use the toilets, careful of the randomly smashing window panes and good luck trying to find a working power socket.
  • Ravi G.
    Ravi GroverNovember 30, 2012
    Domestic Terminal: Use the upstairs security check and stay up there until boarding time. No lines and no crowds! Seats are plentiful and the A/C is better too.
  • Rohit M.
    Rohit MonserrateNovember 13, 2014
    Theres nothing to do in this airport. The nicest thing that I've seen is the lounge that caters to every airline overall amazingly depressing
  • Rahul U.
    Rahul UnniOctober 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If there is a loooong queue for the security check on the ground floor, go to the first floor and come back down! Never a queue up there.
  • Tawseef K.
    Tawseef KhanSeptember 4
    Modern, small airport. Fast baggage service and good options to avail taxi services to the city.
  • Ravindranath P.
    Ravindranath PatilFebruary 24, 2012
    There is congestion at the airport particularly during morning hours. If u have to catch flight at 5 am, kindly reach at 3.30. Otherwise check in will be a pain.
  • Thomas K.
    Thomas KümmelAugust 10, 2014
    You'll find a smokers lounge close to Gate 15 in the old departure building.
  • Craig W.
    Craig WilkieFebruary 22, 2013
    Pretty grim place for a long layover. Spent 12 hrs once and vowed never again. Once you enter your particular terminal you may not leave again so don't go in until you have to.
  • Parthiban R.
    Parthiban RFebruary 23, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Hate their parking systems. Have to unload the luggage in the top floor and park the vehicle in the ground floor.. What the heck! An they charge whopping amount of 140rs per hour.
  • Gabrielle
    GabrielleJanuary 12, 2013
    Immigration takes a while to get through; the lines can be very long!
  • Ajith V.
    Ajith VijayanJune 1, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    If u take photos,some idiots come & shout at u"Don't take photos here".Of course, they r not t0da security or staffs,but da shop boys whom think airport owned by dem.Poor souls !!!!
  • Srivatsan G.
    Srivatsan GopinathNovember 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    There is no currency exchange agency once you get past security. And they don't let you out once you go through. So make sure you get your currency exchanged BEFORE entering the security check.
  • Vivek A.
    Vivek AnandJuly 18, 2016
    Terminal 4 is the international terminal for departure. Air India is the first gate although there is no mention. Unlike domestic no need for baggage screening here which is a relief.
  • Abhilash L.
    Abhilash L RSeptember 20, 2014
    Massive airport I have been to! Neat and clean. But as always the prices are too high within the airport.
  • Schmmuck
    SchmmuckNovember 11, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    The copper chimney restaurant is now an airport lounge but they haven't updated the signage .
  • Arun S.
    Arun SathiyaOctober 12
    Been here 10+ times
    Low cost food and water bottles available at the Maggi hotspot counter in Domestic terminal. Packaged mineral water bottles at Rs 10.
  • Anand V.
    Anand VergheseMay 3, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    When all airports have a fast track or an efficient system for security we don't seem to move an inch....this ain't hitech ))
  • Mukund B.
    Mukund BalasubramanianSeptember 7, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    The international terminal continues to be a mess. Some minor improvements like moving security downstairs but the new international terminal cannot come quickly enough...
  • Nimesh B.
    Nimesh BhatiaMay 4, 2013
    The new airport looks pretty awesome! Offcourse the people managing are still the same! :)
  • Paras N.
    Paras NathMay 19, 2014
    Nepalese planning to come here should get Passport instead of using Citizenship Card else you are going to have a lot of trouble.
  • Sanket K.
    Sanket KarveJuly 22
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice and clean. Decent smattering of duty free shops as well
  • Vibu N.
    Vibu NanthanApril 30, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The new terminal and the new overhead access roads are great addition. A much needed one.
  • Alan C.
    Alan CarnegieSeptember 1, 2016
    So far nothing good here. 20 min walk from domestic terminal, then one hour to get through immigration and security. Domestic arrival and transfer was fine coming in.
  • Ram R.
    Ram RajasekaranJanuary 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    This airport is run by an Indian Government outfit, with very little accountability. If you are dropping someone you will be charged a hefty fee unless you exit within 5 minutes(entry->exit).
  • Leo
    LeoJuly 15
    Been here 5+ times
    Wifi (free for 45 min only) available with a mobile phone to get the passcode. ANd this sucks with some roaming partners.
  • Sabharinath B.
    Sabharinath BalaDecember 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Are there no cleaning staff at the airport??? The check in area is a total mess with a lot of rubbish, spilled coffee, crushed coffee cups and what not. Travelers please help to keep the place clean
  • Rituparna D.
    Rituparna DasFebruary 28, 2013
    Must provide assistance to passengers in case there is a long queue before the entrance...
  • Ritika A.
    Ritika AggarwalMay 11, 2013
    Signage isnt the best.. There is nothing worthwhile to eat after security.. Overall, kinda sad airport.. May be it'll b better once completely ready..
  • Prem K.
    Prem K.ViswanathNovember 6, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Make sure you don't come hungry! The food here is nonexistent!
  • Sonik P.
    Sonik PorwalJuly 18, 2013
    Airline staff shout departure details in a maddeningly high pitched noise. Irritating because they keep at it relentlessly.
  • Woodland
    WoodlandAugust 26, 2011
    Hiking tip: On a steeper terrain, lock your back leg at the knee and pause briefly before taking your next step to reduce muscle fatigue.
  • ssk
    sskOctober 18, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    ensure your departure gate is on ground floor or 1st floor.l and tell in advance to cab / taxi
  • Varun K.
    Varun K PMay 3, 2013
    The international terminal is a nightmare. While the new upcoming terminal looks swanky, they should better manage the interim terminal. Word of advice - try spending as little time as possible here
  • Dean
    DeanNovember 6, 2011
    DO NOT come early - I was on an in transit connection w/6hrs between - there is SQUAT for setaing or things to do before check in - very limited services - everything is AFTER security/immigration.
  • Laco V.
    Laco VencelAugust 12, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Insufficient service in Tamil style. No restaurants, food court means one buffet, no seats. Insufficient seats on gate, smoking room announcing but does not exists and as usual, everything dirty...
  • Sandeep M.
    Sandeep MookharjeaFebruary 13, 2015
    The priority lounge close to gate 16 serves free liquor if you have the right pass.
  • Abdul K Habib | ع.
    Abdul K Habib | عبد الكريمNovember 7, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    This airport is definitely a test of your timing skills - arrive too early and be bored to death or arrive too late and miss your flight! Whom to blame for the squandered economic opportunity?
  • Karthik H.
    Karthik HariharanMay 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Do your security check upstairs, less crowded and hassle free.
  • Ashok K.
    Ashok KumarDecember 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Be prepared for heavy parking fees, which is not justified for the facilities provided
  • Sandeep M.
    Sandeep MookharjeaFebruary 13, 2015
    The travel lounge close to gate 16 offers unlimited free alcohol if you have the priority pass.
  • sachin q.
    sachin quadrosMay 23, 2013
    The domestic departure is on the level 2 of the new terminal. To the extreme right of the airport.
  • Alifah H.
    Alifah HassanJanuary 2, 2011
    Transit accomodation available-room and toilet are clean and well maintained.friendly staff.
  • Matthias C.
    Matthias CarcasonaJanuary 11, 2014
    Even with the new terminal, the concept of Indian airports still makes this one of the worst airports in the world. Not being allowed to enter the terminal 3 hours before the flight is just a no-go.
  • madan d.
    madan dagaJuly 29, 2013
    Tea at departure lounge Rs.70/-. When I sipped it, i asked it is tea or Coffee. So horrible.Looting the public.
  • Arindam S.
    Arindam SharmaMarch 21, 2013
    Try the chocolate shop Le chocolatier in the departure lobby
  • Amresh C.
    Amresh ChandranMay 21, 2016
    "Someone please work on the WI-FI issue" that's what my inner voice screamed. Other than that 👌
  • Woodland
    WoodlandSeptember 13, 2011
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  • Devanshu A.
    Devanshu AryaAugust 17, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    There are no loos for visitors outside the departure or arrival gates. So be prepared
  • Arun K.
    Arun KumaranJanuary 26, 2011
    Make sure you are early for a domestic flight. The security check always takes a long time.
  • Surendran B.
    Surendran BalachandranOctober 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the stall selling Tea leaves and bags near Gate 3.
  • Darren L.
    Darren LindleyMay 2, 2011
    Use toilets ONLY in case of dire emergency as they are filthy and stink to high heaven! Duty free is pretty Spartan and one tiny food shop that sells practically nothing. A disgrace of an airport.
  • Praveen M.
    Praveen MohanramFebruary 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The airport is under complete renovation with new terminals coming up. Hence the restroom is not up to the standard in the old terminal
  • Bharath G.
    Bharath GanapathyJuly 31, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't have your hopes high. A joke of sorts. Modernisation gone super bad. A disappointment for Chennai. Tax payer money down the drain. Wish they just followed the Hyderabad or Bangalore model.
  • Anoop A.
    Anoop AkJanuary 23
    While the layout is designed to exhaust every commuter, lack of information kiosks and signage as well as mediocre quality food outlets make it even worse.
  • Mridupawan P.
    Mridupawan PodderSeptember 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Aargh! Get the tags right atleast. This is an airport. Not an airport gate!
  • Eldhose J.
    Eldhose JoyOctober 31, 2013
    The new terminal seems good but surely demands better from an International Airport!
  • Woodland
    WoodlandJuly 5, 2011
    Enquiring about the transport patterns of cities before hand is really beneficial. #traveltip
  • Abijit R.
    Abijit RaghunathJanuary 11, 2013
    to/from Chennai international airport, no thanks - crazy ass rules (have to fill in immigration form to stand in immigration line), looooong lines & messy.
  • Jet Airways
    Jet AirwaysMarch 31, 2011
    Boarding gates close 25 minutes prior to departure for our domestic flights from Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata.
  • Herman T.
    Herman TheMarch 15, 2013
    Be careful! The guard on boarding gate won't allow you go without tag given when checkin attached and stamped on you luggage even hand carry bag
  • Sandrine S.
    Sandrine SainsonJanuary 11, 2014
    Enjoy food, snacks and souvenirs prior to security check as there is barely anything after. International airport? Even bus stations are better
  • romit m.
    romit mitraFebruary 23, 2010
    There are at least two general access bars in the airport - one before check-in and the other after on the 3rd floor
  • Anish V.
    Anish V VFebruary 12, 2012
    Inside the international departure, there are seats available for visitors. I saw lot of them sitting and sleeping over that after taking a ticket.
  • Sujith S.
    Sujith SunilOctober 16, 2013
    Nice art works here ,looking great
  • Amit A.
    Amit AgarwalFebruary 5, 2013
    Good collection of scotch at the duty free..
  • Harish T.
    Harish ThilakanAugust 31, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Women beware, all lavatories in the Domestic terminal feature only indian (squat) toilets.
  • Venkat J.
    Venkat JvMay 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Do NOT enter the departure gate unless you're absolutely sure that you don't want to come out again. The security won't let you out.
  • Anand V.
    Anand VergheseMay 3, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The business class or exec lounge is pretty small !
  • Aarti P.
    Aarti PillaiFebruary 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The so called new airport leaves much to be desired!
  • Nicola S.
    Nicola StewartDecember 20, 2014
    Hell on earth. Better since the new terminal opened, but still.
  • Kalpita S.
    Kalpita SharmaAugust 24, 2010
    Free wifi is available, just takes a while to get your login details & to finally login.
  • Aaron
    AaronApril 30, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Gates H1 and H2 do not connect to gates H3 and H4! Some one messed up the plan.
  • Amber V.
    Amber VaidyaNovember 26, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Go to the upper floors if you have time to spare. Nice views of the runway
  • Ajay K.
    Ajay KumarDecember 6, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Be prepared to wait and fight for a cab if you are landing late in the evening. This airport refuses to improve even after all the facade these guys have put in.
  • Ram R.
    Ram RajasekaranDecember 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    A few announcers on the PA system are hilarious with their English.
  • Mudit
    MuditJune 17, 2015
    Dont board a connecting international flight...the free shuttle service is pathetic...
  • Divya K.
    Divya KumarApril 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    New 5min drop off rule for vehicle, else u pay for parking.
  • Radek D.
    Radek DOctober 13, 2014
    Weird rules on Indian airports - dont come too early (min 3 hrs before departure) or they will ask you to wait outside the terminal building!
  • Jai C.
    Jai ChandraFebruary 2, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    This place is going down in quality, every time I visit here..
  • Ashish D.
    Ashish DeodharOctober 7, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    carry your morning coffee. The service here is nonexistent.
  • Paul C.
    Paul CanaguierOctober 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    New terminal is even worse than old terminal lol. I didn't know it could be possible. It's brand new and already everything is dirty and broken.
  • Siraj M.
    Siraj MohideenApril 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    New airport extension is pretty good!
  • Nynaive M.
    Nynaive M.B.December 30, 2014
    New experiences :-)
  • Vijay A.
    Vijay AnandAugust 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    If you are flying a domestic Air India through the international terminal, chances are you will fly out of the old wing. This airport is a mess.
  • Adithya P.
    Adithya PcOctober 1, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Its equivalent to an air conditioned koyambedu bus stand now that the renovation is going on.
  • Noel D.
    Noel Don ThomasAugust 1, 2012
    Bus stand + auto stand + house flies = Chennai International Airport.... No good restaurant, nor a good liquor bar......
  • Vikash J.
    Vikash JainApril 1, 2013
    The new terminal is beautiful
  • Inge
    IngeJune 27, 2013
    The business lounges are before security!!
  • Felix J.
    Felix JohnOctober 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Not the best airport, but serves the purpose and lot of room for improvement !
  • Tejas G.
    Tejas GadhiaMarch 4, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    TFS LOUNGE WiFi password is class@888
  • Rakesh K.
    Rakesh KDecember 6, 2014
    boarding pass says one gate, electronic display says another
  • Vani A.
    Vani AiyerApril 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Finally a spanking new airport, new rest rooms much awaited !!
  • Karthik H.
    Karthik HariharanMarch 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Wait for it, you'll watch the most insane baggage carousel ever - watch you bags topple off a freaking cliff.
  • Syamesh K.
    Syamesh KJuly 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    A clean toilet will be appreciated
  • Sudhir S.
    Sudhir SharmaSeptember 12, 2013
    Newest terminal , empty... No shopping except a smll shop for liquor
  • Elan D.
    Elan DavinFebruary 19
    Long way to go to uplift their service standard.
  • Mukund B.
    Mukund BalasubramanianJune 10, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    This continues to be the worst airport among major cities in India. The new terminals just can't come quickly enough!!
  • Edwin G.
    Edwin GomesJanuary 11, 2015
    OMG, where have I landed!! 😕
  • Ravishekar K.
    Ravishekar KrishDecember 11, 2013
    the entire terminal is good but the gate on the ground floor sucks
  • Relvin D.
    Relvin DesturaJanuary 23, 2013
    Very low rate for an international airport. Be prepared for multiple security checks.
  • Vikram K.
    Vikram KhoslaJuly 10, 2015
    Need a place for a bite - limited options to eat post check in
  • Himanshu B.
    Himanshu BhattOctober 30, 2014
    Reach early(90 min prior) to airport to avoid security check lines.
  • Dushyant A.
    Dushyant AroraNovember 2, 2011
    Pre paid taxi is good for any destination if you can live without AC..
  • Anand V.
    Anand VergheseMay 3, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    This terminal won't handle traffic....Chennai needs a world class airport!!
  • Mohanakrishnan G.
    Mohanakrishnan GAugust 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Indian Government needs to do something about this. Im Serious! As soon as a foreigner enters India (Chennai) through this Airport, I'm sure his/her first experience in Chennai will be Pathetic. :(
  • Riyaj J.
    Riyaj JayaprakashFebruary 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    don't u dare use the toilets.. !! Filthiest airport and u call this renovation??
  • Abhishek D.
    Abhishek DasMarch 22, 2014
    Nice but boring place. Get a book.
  • amERICa
    amERICaNovember 9, 2012
    Must be 45 minutes early for your flight. State law
  • NomadicV
    NomadicVDecember 10, 2012
    This airport makes African airports look swanky. It is such a disgrace for a city like Chennai. You can smell the itinerary stench all the way to the check-in counters. Disgusting!!
  • Euan M.
    Euan MooreJanuary 21, 2011
    This is about as pre-historic as an airport gets. Hopefully the renovation does something about this.
  • sachin q.
    sachin quadrosMay 24, 2013
    Come prepared to get worst service. Still under construction and not up to the mark. Basic passenger services missing
  • Eric H.
    Eric HennesseyMay 20, 2014
    Worst international terminal I've seen yet. No bars, no restaurants, just a few scattered snack bars and coffee bars. Avoid if you can.
  • Kanika G.
    Kanika GuptaFebruary 26, 2013
    Very badly maintained restrooms, and very less options to pass the time in the airport
  • Harish T.
    Harish ThilakanSeptember 9, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Jet Airways has 2 dedicated departure gates (5 & 5A). Very convenient.
  • Woodland
    WoodlandJuly 14, 2011
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  • Ahad A.
    Ahad AhmedJune 15, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Its a horrible airport. Cooling, cleanliness, infrastructure, etc are very poor despite constructing the new terminal.
  • Rajsekhar N.
    Rajsekhar NaiduMay 20, 2013
    Always write ur complete address in immigration form
  • Sundaravadhanam M.
    Sundaravadhanam MaruthavananOctober 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Emirates is world class
  • Eugene Y.
    Eugene YewMarch 15, 2011
    crappiest international airport i have ever seen in my entire life
  • Edwin G.
    Edwin GomesJanuary 20, 2014
    Get outta there as fast as you can!!!
  • belle tamang yayah
    belle tamang yayahNovember 7, 2010
    culture shock when I first arrived there. nonetheless, an experience.
  • Fadi S.
    Fadi ShumanNovember 8, 2013
    Get here early.
  • Shoieb A.
    Shoieb AhamedOctober 19, 2013
    Its like a new paint in an old building...
  • Varun C.
    Varun ChandranJune 10, 2013
    No much of options to eat..disappointed with the new Airport
  • Herman T.
    Herman TheMarch 15, 2013
    Uncomfortable airport, few shops, waiting on line for boarding for long time.
  • Andrew F.
    Andrew FinneganMay 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Awful toilets, the world's most expensive duty free ever and f**k all to do. Stay land side as long as you can.
  • Nandagopal I.
    Nandagopal IyengarOctober 3, 2013
    Free wifi for 20 minutes!
  • Monisha J.
    Monisha JDecember 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Worst international arrivals I've been to - There isn't a single officer sitting at immigration to let us in! I'm absolutely appalled.
  • Antique Jewellery
    Antique JewelleryAugust 1, 2013
    If you are flying to chennai, the first look of chennai at the airport
  • Rishi R.
    Rishi RajJune 5, 2011
    Literally the most untidy airport I've ever been!
  • Prasanna K.
    Prasanna KarmarkarNovember 22, 2011
    If you have an overnight halt, bring sleeping bags!
  • Mohamed A.
    Mohamed AslumFebruary 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Currently one of the worst in india. Pickup & drop off is a big hassel. No proper traffic or crowd management. However criminals like A.Raja get VIP treatment when he arrives & departs! Incredible Ind
  • Sarang B.
    Sarang BrahmeJuly 24, 2013
    No good places for a descent eat. Noodles is the only sane option. Sad.
  • Sibi H.
    Sibi HarshaNovember 22, 2012
    Just like any other Railway Station in India -_-
  • Dionysius A.
    Dionysius AlmeidaMarch 20, 2013
    Horrible domestic airport. The place is dirty, only a few chairs to sit and dirty restrooms..the dirtiest airport i've seen so far.
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew McCulloughApril 21, 2013
    Worst airport I've been to. Tip - best lounges are BEFORE security! Am
  • Vishal M.
    Vishal MMarch 5, 2011
    Maggie Outlet on domestic... Maggie 60 bucks fr a bowl !! Cheaters !!
  • Niranjan C.
    Niranjan ChavanMay 26, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    New structure clean
  • Terence G.
    Terence GasparMarch 18, 2012
    Well is ok now. No prob with bugging from security this n that or anything . Nothing to eat in here .. Let's see what néw terminal will do
  • Archana N.
    Archana NilaverNovember 9, 2012
    This place SUCKS! Its a blight on a so-called metro city. People can barely converse in english.
  • Sourabh S.
    Sourabh SharmaAugust 11, 2011
    Eat ur dinner outside the airport at Sangeeta. Inside there is nothing to eat except some bad sandwiches! Bad airport overall
  • Anand K.
    Anand KrishnanNovember 23, 2012
    No proper place to sit for sender's. Junk airport from outside
  • Kirushanth S.
    Its almost finished
  • James V.
    James ValentineNovember 28, 2013
    Try not to come too early, there is nothing to do here, really!
  • Chintan G.
    Chintan GadaApril 25, 2013
    Making a new airport without proper planning is total waste.
  • Ashok K.
    Ashok KumarApril 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Losing ur parking receipt will cost you another 500 rs as fine
  • Manoj K.
    Manoj KandasamyJune 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Only buying books here makes sense!
  • Jann C.
    Jann CamahalanMay 18, 2013
    Nightmare. That sums up my experience here.
  • Padma J.
    Padma JadavApril 7, 2015
    Nice Ambiance
  • Mervin J.
    Mervin JoshuaApril 25, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Lousy jet airways staff, flight full they allow 30kg check in. If flight less passengers they r strict on 20kg n make u pay. Beware.
  • Balaji K.
    Balaji KumarSeptember 15, 2013
    Can keep Airport clean
  • Rohan M.
    Rohan MDecember 7, 2012
    worse than a railway station food is so damn costly a small bottle of water costs 20 bucks u better not come early cos u ll b bored to death there is nothing inside of interest to pass ur free time
  • Harikrishnan P.
    Harikrishnan PillaiJuly 27, 2013
    Extremely impressive new look
  • Pamela A.
    Pamela AdrieanneAugust 15, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Goodbye India
  • Patty W.
    Patty WongOctober 9, 2011
    Careful your load baggage. It never cone back with same conditions...
  • Dhakshinesh
    DhakshineshFebruary 22, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Be in time for counter tickets 👍
  • Michael M.
    Michael MelsiDecember 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    May not be the world's worst major airport, but definitely top 10%.
  • Rahul K.
    Rahul KediaMarch 12, 2012
    Its just like any other RAILWAY STATION in India...
  • Sandeep K.
    Sandeep KumarJune 18, 2013
    Railway station is better than this, dirty toilets and dirty seats. No good snacks counter or food stall.
  • Johney V.
    Johney VasanthApril 9, 2013
    They don't have ATM's nor do they accept cards !!!!! Highly irritated !!!!
  • Hari S.
    Hari SankarJuly 13, 2013
    Too much air conditioning. Get a blanket!
  • Yoshita S.
    Yoshita SenguptaApril 23, 2013
    The new airport terminal is badly planned. Has no good places to eat. Don't bother looking for a smoking lounge, there isn't one.
  • Adam K.
    Adam KrajchirNovember 5, 2011
    Foreigners don't all have to go through the one immigration line.
  • Priya M.
    Priya MFebruary 22, 2013
    really really dislike this airport .. so dull and bare .. !
  • Naeem N.
    Naeem NasserSeptember 16, 2013
    New terminal ain't that bad!
  • Vaishnavi S.
    Vaishnavi SrinivasanMarch 25, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Gate numbers are messed up. Gate 14 and G 14 are in different terminals.
    JEYANTH KUMAR ROctober 27, 2015
    Cheapest airport
  • Ali S.
    Ali SolihMarch 3, 2013
    No place to sit here , after the gates , better check in at last minute
  • Michael M.
    Michael MelsiMarch 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Worst international airport I've ever been to. Filthy, inefficient, poorly laid out, highly bureaucratic, and completely incompetent security.
  • Leo
    LeoJuly 15
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't go there more than 4 hours before your flight; you are not allowed to pass the security checks before.
  • Arun N.
    Arun NedJuly 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Expect 30 mins wait at the immigration and another 30 mins for baggage claim.
  • Sanal C.
    Sanal CNovember 24, 2011
    waiting for the NEW LOOK,,,of Chennai International Airport,,,
  • Rose B.
    Rose BlakeDecember 2, 2013
    chennai international airport
  • OngAndrew 翁.
    OngAndrew 翁October 19, 2015
    Lacks of experienced staff
  • Ajmal K.
    Ajmal KhanAugust 11, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Back to Bangkok
  • Mohammed Tahseen S.
    Mohammed Tahseen ShaikhSeptember 26, 2011
    Nothing to eat :(No wifi :(I've been to railway and bus stations that provide better facilities.
  • Syed Mohsin R.
    Syed Mohsin RazaJanuary 17, 2011
    Book your (prepaid) taxi inside the arrival lounge.
  • Vipin A.
    Vipin AgarwalAugust 13, 2014
    v beautifulairport
  • Praveen S.
    Praveen SharmaOctober 30, 2010
    It's just like any railway station in india!!
  • Srinivas P.
    Srinivas ParthasarathyNovember 15, 2010
    Only premium parking is available in chennai airport.
  • K C C.
    K C ChakkaravarthyAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Landed today
  • Dileep Kumar K.
    Dileep Kumar KoppuAugust 16, 2013
    The airport sucks right now.I.e, on august 16th 2013. I d suggest avoiding this connection if possible
  • Chennai A.
    Chennai AirportMay 20, 2011
    The new airport is coming sooooon... so all bad mouthers please wait...
  • Abhigyan B.
    Abhigyan BanerjeeJuly 28, 2011
    Probably the worst airport I have been to. Still, gets the job done.
  • padmavathy m.
    padmavathy muniandiDecember 27, 2012
    hai friends
  • Khair A.
    Khair AbdullahDecember 16, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Not much option for food. They sell sandwiTch here.. So scary.. Lol
  • Paolo M.
    Paolo MarcheseMay 24, 2013
    Worst airport ever. Stinky, old and dirty. Toilets are terrible, nothing to eat and nowhere to go after security check
  • Aroon K.
    Aroon KumarMay 10, 2013
    No planning, toilets are not cleaned & bad in shape, no maintenance of amenities....
  • Nilakshi B.
    Nilakshi BarooahMarch 18, 2013
    Stinky airport. Air conditioner doesnt work. Toilets are dirty. Nothing to do here after security check.
  • rajeev k.
    rajeev kumarOctober 15, 2012
    abcdef abcdef abcdef abcdef
  • Anil Y.
    Anil YanduriOctober 9, 2011
    Its just more than a Railway station..
  • Balaji R.
    Balaji RamamurthyApril 7, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Useless airport. Worst food/restaurant options inside. Wifi never works.
  • Pradeep N.
    Pradeep NeelaNovember 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice airport
  • Chris C.
    Chris ChanMay 7, 2013
    People here works too slow
  • rajeev k.
    rajeev kumarOctober 17, 2012
    abcdefgh abcdefg abcdefgh
  • Amit B.
    Amit BanerjeeMay 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Obnoxiously long queues.
  • Kapil &.
    Kapil 'Kalhan'March 21, 2014
    Horrible airport! Especially if the flight is slated from gate #11. What a pain in the ass airport.
  • Darren L.
    Darren LindleyMay 2, 2011
    Parking area is a shambles. Total chaos.
  • Aditya G.
    Aditya GroverAugust 18, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
  • Christiaan O.
    Christiaan OlivierMay 23, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Toilets yes not clean
  • Sameer C.
    Sameer ChavanJune 7, 2013
    Worst airport. Totaly unplanned. No restaurants, no shops, no charging points, not much facilities. They have not even copied others.
  • Chennai A.
    Chennai AirportDecember 26, 2010
    Hopeful to see the renovated airport soon
  • Aysha H.
    one of the most inefficient airports ever.. sad state! rude staff!!!
  • kumar a.
    kumar awijeetDecember 11, 2013
    Have seen very few airports in my life but this one is the worst one...
  • Michael L.
    Michael LermaDecember 10, 2011
    Even the lounges are pretty big disappointments.. Needs a renovation badly
  • Tharanga C.
    Tharanga ChandrasekaraNovember 10, 2013
    Crappy place. Service is 0 and staff is not friendly at all!
  • Mohit G.
    Mohit GuptaAugust 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Service really pathetic. .. Security check takes a lot of time. ...
  • Nikhil M.
    Nikhil ModyJuly 26, 2011
    just wonder what to do, the most awfull airport
  • Anand U.
    Anand U VijJanuary 26, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Just a disorganized airport
  • Madhumita p.
    Madhumita pyneOctober 4, 2010
    Super filthy loos!
  • Ali S.
    Ali SolihMarch 3, 2013
    Toilets terrible, you don't want to go in there
  • Ajay P.
    Ajay PillayApril 23, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Nothing good. Very poor service all around in international. Better come via Mumbai or Delhi. Crappy
  • m.gouled m.
    m.gouled mohamedApril 3, 2011
    nothin much.. even lounges..
  • sucharith M.
    sucharith MenonDecember 21, 2012
    Never travel Air India
  • Shankar R.
    Shankar RSeptember 25, 2011
    No WiFi. Conditioned air is hardly felt. Thumbs down.
  • Ramya R.
    Ramya RameshJanuary 25, 2013
    Heavy traffic jam here;(
    SHITIZ SEHGALNovember 3, 2013
    Poor service , worse management and worst airport. Also nothing to eat. ...not worth visiting.
  • Sriram
    SriramAugust 25, 2013
    So boring at this airport!! No option to pass time..
  • Deepak C.
    Deepak ChanderAugust 30
    Been here 10+ times
    Not an international standard
  • Shobana T.
    Shobana ThambiduraiJanuary 24, 2014
    CCD capacinno is not good
  • anitha k.
    anitha krishnanDecember 26, 2011
    If u can... Avoid this airport
  • Chennai A.
    Chennai AirportDecember 31, 2010
  • Uday S.
    Uday SaulMay 31, 2013
    The toilets are too bad to take a dump in.
  • Thomas S.
    Thomas SchambergerMarch 19, 2014
    Lounges in the airport are awful
  • Juwon S.
    Juwon SeoDecember 5, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Welcome to the world's 2nd worst international airport. :(
  • evilemperorzeb
    evilemperorzebDecember 17, 2010
    Smoke at home...
  • Mukund B.
    Mukund BalasubramanianSeptember 16, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Is possibly going to continue being the worst airport in india until the refurbish completes.
  • Aroon K.
    Aroon KumarMay 10, 2013
    Bad toilets, no maintenance, stinks and horrible experience .....
  • Kapil R.
    Kapil RajuMarch 6, 2015
    Worst airport among all the metros. Lacks class
  • Raghu N.
    Raghu NathMay 6, 2011
    Really bad airport. Nothing to do, eat or see. Feels like 1992.
  • soren a.
    soren agerNovember 7, 2011
    Horrible airport.... everything is dirty.... dirty dirty dirty.... even the lounge is dirty...
  • Sreethala
    SreethalaAugust 7, 2014
    This is one of THE worst airports. Avoid if possible.
  • Abijit R.
    Abijit RaghunathJanuary 11, 2013
    That's it... Never again on Etihad - terrible customer service.
  • Ammo G.
    Ammo GKNovember 16, 2013
    Rude and bad service of imgration and airport crew..
  • Prashant G.
    Prashant GuptaJanuary 26, 2011
    Not clean, nothing much to eat!
  • Umem A.
    Umem AhadAugust 31, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Worst airport ever ! Travel at ur own risk 😏😏
  • imin
    iminOctober 28, 2013
    Pathetic airport no wifi nothing pathetic chennai
  • DJ J.
    DJ JasmeetFebruary 12, 2011
    Bad pick up n drop facility.
  • Mike W.
    Mike WendlandMarch 23, 2011
    Filthy, dirty airport. Inefficient. Smelly
  • Shankar R.
    Shankar RSeptember 25, 2011
    Coffee sucks big time in the International Airport's "Port Lounge". Stay away.
  • Pranav D.
    Pranav DhodapkarMay 8, 2011
    worst airport.. dont leave your airlines launge till time to fly
  • Chris B.
    Chris BillingtonMarch 1, 2011
    It's a dump.
  • Stephen K.
    Stephen KowalNovember 17, 2011
    This airport smells really bad.
  • Adí
    AdíJuly 28, 2010
    worst airport I've ever been to..
  • Fuyuhiko T.
    Fuyuhiko TakayaAugust 15, 2013
    到着口を出てからCirrusやPLUSのATMが(何処かにはあるんだろうけど)見つかりません。両替カウンターが到着口近くにあるので深夜に着く場合は最悪の事態も想定して現金もあった方が良いと思います。プリペイドタクシーだけどWIKIPEDIAにはエグモア駅までRs300と書いてるけどこの値段では行けないです。ロンプラにはRs500と書いてます。深夜だと割増?もあるかもRead more
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  • rajeevkumar k.
    rajeevkumar kumarOctober 17, 2012
    super super super super
  • Eugene M.
    Eugene MatyushkinJuly 8, 2016
    Ощущение странные, но все норм делая скидку на Индию. Для нашего однодневного посещения вполне норм.
  • Ira S.
    Ira ShustriFebruary 2, 2016
    Аэропорт явно не для длительного ожидания- слишком маленький . единственное развлечение выпить наконец то нормальный кофе. Не ведитесь на более дешевый Fresh, берите в Coffee Day, гораздо лучше.
  • Antonio B.
    Antonio BozalongoMarch 20, 2012
    Mejor venir comido, porque la oferta es tan pobre como el propio aeropuerto.
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    kaichiFebruary 27, 2015
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