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Kalakshetra, Theosophical Society and Elliots Beach - 'A trip to were nature meets with arts and historic significance in Chennai'

Kalakshetra, Theosophical Society and Elliots Beach -
2 to 5 hrs
USD 17.50
Get a unique perspective in Chennai by walking around of this below historically famous attractions which has beautiful surroundings of nature<br /><strong>Theosophical Society</strong><br /><strong>Kalakshetra</strong><br /><strong>Elliots Beach</strong>

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Visit Top 5 Sacred and Religious Sites of Chennai
5 hours
USD 27.50
This cultural city has many attractive temple's within it, especially when it comes to sacred &amp; religious sites, these below list are the 'Top 5' ratings and reviews;<br /> <strong>Kapaleeshwarar</strong> <strong>Temple</strong>, <br /><strong>Shirdi</strong> <strong>Sai</strong> <strong>Baba</strong> <strong>Temple</strong>, <br /><strong>Sri</strong> <strong>Parthasarathy</strong> <strong>Temple</strong>, <br /><strong>Vadapalani</strong> <strong>Murugan</strong> <strong>Temple,</strong> <br /><strong>ISKCON</strong> <strong>Chennai (Sri</strong> <strong>Sri</strong> <strong>Radha</strong> <strong>Krishna</strong> <strong>Temple)</strong>

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Official Chennai Airport Taxi Recommendations

IHateTaxis.com recommends the official Chennai Airport taxi service.

A pre-paid Chennai Airport taxi is a convenient option.

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** Be aware that unofficial or pirate taxis operate at Chennai Airport and we have given them different safety recommendations as discussed below.

Official Chennai Airport Taxi Rates & Fares

Chennai Airport taxi rates given here are in the local currency (INR or Indian Rupee). Use our currency converter or the cheat sheet to the left if you would like to convert to your currency. Note that Chennai Airport taxi rates given here are for official taxis and unofficial or pirate taxis (discussed below) may be different.

  • A taxi from Chennai Airport fare to the city runs between INR 350-500 with travel time of 25-30 minutes.

Chennai Taxi Payment: Cash only
Chennai Taxi Tipping Recommendation: Tipping optional, Round up to next bill/large coin

Official Chennai Airport Taxi Details

Chennai Airport Taxi

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For Chennai Airport taxi services, we recommend using one of  the pre-paid taxi from Chennai Airport services to get to the city. Each terminal has several Chennai Airport taxi booths representing the taxi companies and they are located at the exit of the Chennai Airport Arrivals Hall.

Aviation Express has the best reputation of all the Chennai Airport taxi services and costs about INR 450 to the city centre for a Toyota Innova or equivalent. The taxi from Chennai Airport fares are different for the domestic and international terminals though the terminals are next to each other. You can also choose the standard Chennai Airport taxi services (Black with Yellow tops), which are usually the older Ambassador cars or the private call-taxi (which can come in any model and in any colour).

It is better to keep small change in hand while paying at the counters. Always note the Chennai Airport taxi number written on your charge slip, one copy is for the passenger and the other is for the driver to collect the fare from the counter. Make your way to the Chennai Airport taxi stand and get the taxi number allotted at the designated desk. The helpful drivers offer to take your luggage and guide you to the taxi that drives up quickly near the allotment desk.

Arrive or depart stress-free at the Chennai Airport by pre-booking your private Chennai Airport transfer.
See our Chennai Airport private transfer options page for more information and pricing.

 Pirate Chennai Airport Taxi Serivce


If you bypass the official Chennai Airport taxi counters then you are likely to be approached by people offering taxi rides.

IHateTaxis.com does not recommend the pirate Chennai Airport taxi service.

These are both unsafe and you will likely pay a lot more than using the official taxi companies.

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Last Updated: 16 May 2018