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Chennai Intl. Airport

Transportation to Ahmedabad Airport from the City Center

You can get to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport from Ahmedabad city center by using the means of public transportation. Four different bus routes carry passengers to the airport. Since buses are very crowded, you can rent a car or rent a car if you want a more comfortable means of transportation. Since the buses can be very crowded, you can prefer getting on a taxi or renting a car if you want a more comfortable travel.

Taxi

You can always find a taxi in the city center. However, you should remember that most taxis don’t have a taximeter. Make sure to bargain and agree with the driver about the fare before getting on the taxi. For a reliable taxi, you can ask for help from your hotel. You can travel from Ahmedabad city center to the airport by paying approximately 300 INR. The travel lasts about 20 minutes.

Car Rental        

There are many car rental companies in the city center and most of them are local companies. Driving in the city can sometimes be difficult for foreigners since Ahmedabad traffic is busy most of the time and many drivers do not obey the traffic rules. For this reason, tourists are generally advised to rent a car with a driver. If you will still drive the car yourself for going to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, you should cross over the Sabarmati River and then follow the Airport Road after driving northward along the river. You can reach the airport in approximately 20 minutes.

Bus

Bus routes are operated by both municipality and private companies in Ahmedabad. There are four bus routes carrying passengers to the airport. You can get to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport by using the bus routes 105 and 101 departing from Lal Darwaja Bus Station or the bus routes 16 and 06 departing from the main railway station. The travel lasts about 20 minutes under normal traffic conditions. Since the buses can be very crowded, passengers with heavy luggage aren’t advised to use the bus option.

Airport Information

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, which was built in 1937 and has been organizing international flights since 1992, is located about 9 kilometers north of the city center. The airport offer service to both Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar regions.

At the airport, there are various stores and duty-free shops as well as the areas where handmade local products are sold. There are various cafes and restaurants if you want to eat something while you are waiting for your flight. The airport also has 2 separate lounges for a more comfortable waiting process.

Last Updated: 23 Oct 2016

Transportation to Chennai City Center from Airport

The distance between the airport and the crowded Indian city Chennai is approximately 21 kilometers. After landing at the airport, you can find many transportation alternatives for travelling to the city center. You can benefit from many options for travelling to the city center such as taxi, train or bus. You can also rent a car for a more comfortable transportation during your stay in the city.

Train

The railway system of the city is one of the most preferred transportation options. Although there is not a station in front of the terminal of Chennai Airport, you can reach the Tirusulam Railway Station, which is located 2 kilometers away, by walking or using a rickshaw. The cost of the auto rickshaws parking outside the domestic terminal of the airport is 30 Indian Rupee for 2 kilometers but this amount increases at night hours.

If you don’t have any luggage and think that you can find a place for yourself in the crowd, you can prefer this travel which will last 30 minutes. The wagons are clean and air-conditioned. The trains operate from the early hours of the morning until the midnight and you don’t wait too much at Tirusulam station. The ticket price is around 40 Indian Rupee and you can buy your ticket at the station.

Bus

When you go out of the Chennai Airport terminal, you will see the air-conditioned buses of the route 1B which will take you to the city center. The cost of travelling to the city center with these buses departing every 5 minutes is 45 Indian Rupee.

You can get information about the timetables of the bus route 18A, which goes directly to Chennai city center, by visiting the airport information desk. Travelling to the city center by using these buses which depart every hour takes about 40 minutes and it has the same price with the bus route 1B.

Another alternative is getting on one of the buses passing through the highway in front of the airport. You can signal for these buses which do not stop everywhere. You need to get information about the prices from the driver.

Taxi

The most practical and fastest way to get to the city center from Chennai Airport is using a taxi. You can travel to the city center by paying a fare between 200 and 300 Indian Rupee without being subject to a price tariff other than the standard when you get one of the prepaid taxis at the airport. You can make a reservation in advance for using these taxis and pay the fare to the counters found at the arriving passenger gate. You can also get on a taxi outside the terminal and this alternative can cost minimum 350-500 Indian Rupee. The majority of the taxis offering service in Chennai and its surrounding consists of the taxis belonging to the taxi stands like City Taxi (+91 82972 82979), Meru Cabs (+91 44 4422 4422), Aviation Express Taxis (+91 44 2256 2193) and Fast Track (+91 44 2888 9999).

The estimated fares of the taxis that you can use for travelling from Chennai Airport to the city center vary from INR 350 to 500. Note that there can be a slight difference between the domestic and international terminals in terms of the fares. The travel lasts about 30-40 minutes.

Car Rental

You can see the offices of many international car rental companies like Avis, Europcar and Hertz at the arriving passenger section of Chennai International Airport. In addition to these companies, there are also local car rental companies offering service at the airport such as Mary Matha Cabs (+91 98844 69469) Zoomcars (+91 08 4339 37107 / +91 08 4339 37108), Aviation Express (+91 44 2435 4073). However, if you want to benefit from the discounts and have a more budget-friendly travel, you can make an online reservation before your flight.  

Since India is a hot country, we advise you to rent an air-conditioned car even if it is a little more expensive. While renting a car, you don’t need to get insurance and pay an additional amount for this.

Ride-Sharing

You can find another passenger going to the city center from the airport and use Uber or taxi together in order to pay less for this travel. Ride-sharing is among the best methods for travelling to the city center as well as being an economic and fast way.

Last Updated: 08 Aug 2018

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For Ahmedabad-Chennai flights, you can use Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Intl. Airport as departure airport, and Chennai Intl. Airport for arrival.

How many kilometers is the flight distance from Ahmedabad-Chennai and how long does the flight take?

The flight distance between Ahmedabad-Chennai is 1371 kilometers in total. The flight between the two cities takes 1 hour 40 minutes.

Which day is the most convenient for Ahmedabad-Chennai flights?

When the average prices are examined, the most suitable day for Ahmedabad-Chennai flights is Sunday.

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