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Sleeping at Chennai International?

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1. Posted by Budai (Respected Member 506 posts) 8y

Hi all,

Arriving at Chennai at around 10 at night, so by the time i clear immigrations it would be around 11+. Whats my best option? Getting a cab into the city around midnight doesnt sound very appealing to me, but neither is sleeping over at Chennai airport....

What do you recommend?


2. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 8y

why not getting a taxi into the city. its better than staying in the airport all night. u probably pay some extra for the taxi to drive at night but its worth it. the low budget accomodation is as i remember around the egmore trainstation and that is abt 15-20 kilometres from the airport (maybe u even can get a local train from there but i am not sure). the hotels in india are so easy. there is usually someone sleeping in the lobby in case someone is arriving late.

3. Posted by Hien (Travel Guru 3906 posts) 8y

Check this out: Sleeping in Chennai Airport

4. Posted by Budai (Respected Member 506 posts) 8y

Thanks, i was looking at some guesthouses around the train station too as there are quite a few around there so i wouldnt be stranded when one is full... So i take it that taxis at night in India are generally safe?

5. Posted by Budai (Respected Member 506 posts) 8y

Quoting Hien

Check this out: Sleeping in Chennai Airport

Oh thanks for the link Hien. You definitely made my mind up for me. Taxi it is, safe or not

6. Posted by drabanerje (Budding Member 12 posts) 8y

Taxis in India at night are generally safe except a few cities. Chennai is having a good reputation regarding traveller's safety. Take a pre-paid taxi from airport booth. Believe me it's safe. You can also book a hotel at the airport counter. Many hotels provide free shuttles.

7. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 8y

Don't use the metered taxi's/autoricksaws in Chennai (they will first drive a few times in circles before take u to your destination), always negotiate a price beforehand.

8. Posted by Budai (Respected Member 506 posts) 8y

Thanks for the advise guys

9. Posted by stokesy (Budding Member 76 posts) 8y

There are rooms at the airport, just outside the entrance, we paid 400 rupees there a couple of years ago, t.v. and bathroom, run by the airport you have to enquire at the desk. stokesy

10. Posted by Ronniebhai (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y

To be very Honest mate.... there aint much you could do in Chennai in the night...... Its safe allright but its no fun travelling at night, all you'll get to see is the myriad lanes and bylanes.....