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Check-in Counter

New International Terminal 2

(Check-in counters are closed punctually 40 minutes before scheduled departure time)


BICA Lounge

Location: Airside
Opening Hours: 3 hours prior to flight departure.

Clipper Lounge and Le Royal Meridien Lounge

Location: To be confirmed

Airport Facilities

For further information, click on the website of Chennai International Airport.


International flights depart from New International Terminal 2 and all domestic flights depart from New Domestic Terminal. Passengers arriving may use the shuttle provided by Air India for transfer to the New Domestic terminal.

Passengers connecting on to Jet Airways or Air India flights either on the outbound or inbound can check through to their final destination. For other domestic carriers, passengers will need to check in separately with the chosen carrier.

Please note that for passengers arriving into India, customs and immigration clearance must be done at Chennai. Contact our India offices for further details.

Airport Transfer

To city centre: Taxi: 750 INR
(16 km / 10 miles)

Customs Allowance

Goods up to the value of 35,000 INR for passengers of Indian origin (of and above 10 years of age and returning after staying abroad for more than 3 days); 8,000 INR for foreign tourists; 6,000 INR for passengers arriving from Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar and China.

Tobacco Products: 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250g tobacco

Alcoholic Beverages: 2 litres of spirits

Jewellery: Any Indian passenger who has been residing abroad for more than a year is allowed to bring jewellery free of duty, up to an aggregate value of 20,000 INR for female passengers and 10,000 INR for male passengers.

For any further information refer to WWW.CBEC.gov.in.