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Chennai Metro Train Timings: Complete Guide for Koyambedu to Airport Metro

The newly opened metro line connecting Koyambedu to Chennai Airport is the fastest and most convenient way to get to the airport. This metro route reduces travel time to just 45 minutes compared to 1.5 hours by taxi or bus, saving you both time and money.

This comprehensive guide provides full details on train timings, fares, facilities, and everything you need to know to take the metro from Koyambedu to Chennai Airport.

Chennai Metro Route Map

The Koyambedu to Airport metro line is 29km long with 10 stations as shown on the metro route map below:

Chennai Metro Route Map

Source: Chennai Metro Map

The stations on this line are:

  1. Koyambedu
  2. CMBT
  3. Arumbakkam
  4. Vadapalani
  5. Ashok Nagar
  6. Ekkattuthangal
  7. Alandur
  8. Nanganallur Road
  9. Meenambakkam
  10. Airport

Train Timings from Koyambedu to Airport

The metro operates from 5:30 am to 11 pm daily with train frequencies varying during peak and non-peak hours. The first and last train timings from Koyambedu to Airport are:

StationFirst TrainLast Train

On weekdays, trains run every 7 minutes during peak hours and every 10 minutes during non-peak hours. Weekend timings vary slightly with 8-12 minute frequencies.

Chennai Metro Ladies Special trains operate on all days from 6 am to 9 pm between Washermanpet and Chennai Airport stations.

Metro Fares from Koyambedu to Airport

The ticket prices from Koyambedu to Airport are:

StationDistance (km)Fare
Ashok Nagar5.7₹30
Nanganallur Road10.4₹40

Smart cards offer a 50% discount on these fares. Also, the Chennai metro fare list offers additional discounts for senior citizens.

How to Get to Koyambedu Metro Station

Koyambedu metro station is well connected to all parts of Chennai through various transportation options:

  • From CMBT Bus Station: Take a bus or auto to Koyambedu metro, 10 mins.
  • From Chennai Central Railway Station: Suburban train to Koyambedu, 15 mins.
  • From Egmore Railway Station: Auto rickshaw to Koyambedu, 30 mins.
  • From T Nagar: Bus or auto to Koyambedu, 20-30 mins.

The metro station has parking facilities for two-wheelers and cars if you prefer to drive. Share autos and call taxis like Ola and Uber also provide easy connectivity.

Buying Tokens and Smart Cards at Koyambedu

Chennai Metro Rail sells tokens and smart cards at the ticket counter in Koyambedu metro station. Tokens are valid for a single journey while smart cards can be topped up and recharged for multiple trips.

The minimum amount for a smart card is ₹100 which can then be auto-topped up as needed. Senior citizens get a 50% discount on smart cards.

Onboard Facilities and Services

The Koyambedu to Airport metro offers clean, comfortable, and hassle-free travel. Some of the onboard facilities are:

  • Airport-style security screening of luggage and passengers.
  • Availability of escalators and elevators for the physically abled.
  • Air-conditioned coaches.
  • Mobile/laptop charging points in all trains.
  • Free WiFi service.
  • Food and beverages are allowed except for alcohol.
  • Clean bathroom facilities at major stations.
  • Train announcements in English, Tamil, and Hindi.

Arriving at the Airport Metro Station

The Airport metro station is located opposite the airport parking lot, a short walk from the domestic and international terminals. The walking time from the metro station exit to the terminals is around 10-15 minutes.

Paid airport trolley services are also available to carry your luggage from the metro station to the airport entrance. For the domestic terminal, you can also take the free airport shuttle from the metro station. Look for clear signboards directing you to the arrival terminals.

Key Metro Timings for Other Routes

Some other important Chennai metro timings from Koyambedu are:

RouteFirst TrainLast Train
Koyambedu to Chennai Central06:1022:30
Koyambedu to Egmore06:1422:34
Koyambedu to Vadapalani06:1422:34
Koyambedu to CMBT06:1022:30

Timings for other stations like Nehru Park, Kilpauk Medical College, Pachaiyappas College, Shenoy Nagar, Anna Nagar, and more are available on the Chennai Metro Website.

Hospitals near Metro Stations

Major hospitals located near each Chennai Metro station from Koyambedu to the Airport with their specialty and approximate distance from the station.


  • MIOT Hospitals – Multi-specialty hospital, 1km.
  • Ramachandra Medical College – Multi-specialty hospital, 2km.


  • Apollo First Med Hospital – Multi-specialty hospital, 500m.
  • Vasan Eye Care – Eye hospital, 100m.


  • Vijaya Hospital – Multi-specialty hospital, 1.5km.
  • Sankara Nethralaya – Eye hospital, 2km.


  • Vijaya Hospital – Multi-specialty hospital, 1km.
  • Sankara Nethralaya – Eye hospital, 1.5km.

Ashok Nagar

  • Apollo Proton Cancer Centre – Cancer hospital, 1km.


  • Venkateswara Medical Centre – Multi-specialty hospital, 1km.


  • Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre – Multi-specialty hospital, 1.5km.

Nanganallur Road

  • Kanchi Kamakoti Childs Trust Hospital – Children’s hospital, 1km.


  • Apollo Health City – Multi-specialty hospital, 3km.


  • Apollo Emergency Centre – Emergency and multi-specialty hospital, 1km.
  • Vijaya Hospital – Multi-specialty hospital, 2km.

Compare Metro vs Taxi/Auto Fares

Taking the metro is significantly cheaper than going by taxi or auto rickshaw. The approximate fares are:

  • Koyambedu to Airport by Metro: ₹50.
  • Koyambedu to Airport by Taxi: ₹600.
  • Koyambedu to Airport by Auto: ₹400.

Chennai Metro Contact Information

For queries, complaints, or assistance, customers can contact Chennai Metro:

Directions from the Airport to the Metro Station

To get to the metro station from the airport arrival area:

  • Domestic Terminal – Exit gate 5 and follow signs for the metro, 10 10-minute walk.
  • International Terminal – Exit gate 10 and take the pedestrian walkway to the metro.
  • Terminals 1, 3 & 4 – Take the inter-terminal shuttle to the Domestic Terminal.

Airport Check-In at Metro Stations

Chennai Airport check-in facilities are available at Alandur Metro Station for the below airlines:

This allows you to check-in early before taking the metro to the airport.

Closest Metro Exits at Koyambedu

At Koyambedu station, the closest metro exits for various transit options are:

  • Bus Stand: Exit Gates 1 and 2.
  • Suburban Train Station: Exit Gates 3 and 4.
  • Taxi Stand: Exit Gate 5.
  • Auto/Share Auto: Exit Gate 6.

Airport Shuttle Services

Airport shuttles and AC buses provide transport from the Airport metro to the terminals.

Shuttle services run 24×7 and charge a nominal fee of ₹20.

Chennai Metro App

Download the Chennai Metro app for live updates on train schedules, delays, or breakdowns. It also allows planning routes and checking fares.

Tips for Airport Travelers

  • Reach the airport metro station at least 45 minutes before flight departure time.
  • Avoid taking the metro during evening rush hour (5 pm – 8 pm) for airport journeys.
  • Carry less hand luggage for quicker security screening.

Wheelchair and Support Services

Wheelchairs can be rented and emergency medical assistance availed at metro stations. Contact 044 23600960.

Nearby Tourist Spots and Landmarks

Major tourist attractions and landmarks near each metro station are:

Alandur: St. Thomas Mount Basilica (2 km)

Guindy: Raj Bhavan, IIT-Madras, Guindy National Park

Egmore: Government Museum, Connemara Library

Nehru Park: Birla Planetarium, Valluvar Kottam

Walking Directions from Metro Stations

Some suggested walking routes and distances from metro station gates:

  • Nanganallur Road – 200m walk to Nanganallur Bus Terminus from Exit Gate 1.
  • Meenambakkam – 500m walk via Rangarajapuram Main Road from Exit Gate 3 for bus connectivity.
  • CMBT – 350m walk via Jawaharlal Nehru Road from Exit Gate 2 to Mofussil Bus Terminus.

All Train & Metro Station Details from Koyambedu

  Chennai Metro Timings from Airport to Koyambedu
  Metro Timings from Koyambedu to Chennai Central
  Metro Timings from Koyambedu to Egmore
  Metro Timings from Koyambedu to Nehru Park
  Metro Timings from Koyambedu to Kilpauk Medical College
  Metro Timings from Koyambedu to Pachaiyappas College
  Metro Timings from Koyambedu to Shenoy Nagar
  Metro Timings from Koyambedu to Anna Nagar East
  Metro Timings from Koyambedu to Anna Nagar Tower
  Metro Timings from Koyambedu to Thirumangalam
  Metro Timings from Koyambedu to Koyambedu
  Metro Timings from Koyambedu to CMBT
  Metro Timings from Koyambedu to Arumbakkam
  Metro Timings from Koyambedu to Vadapalani
  Metro Timings from Koyambedu to Ashok Nagar
  Metro Timings from Koyambedu to Ekkattuthangal
  Metro Timings from Koyambedu to Alandur
  Metro Timings from Koyambedu to St Thomas Mount
  Metro Timings from Koyambedu to AG-DMS
  Metro Timings from Koyambedu to Teynampet
  Metro Timings from Koyambedu to Nandanam
  Metro Timings from Koyambedu to Saidapet
  Metro Timings from Koyambedu to Little Mount
  Metro Timings from Koyambedu to Guindy
  Metro Timings from Koyambedu to Nanganallur Road
  Metro Timings from Koyambedu to Meenambakkam
  Metro Timings from Koyambedu to Airport
Source: Metrotraintimings

Chennai Metro Train Timings of all the stations. Metro Rail First & Last Train from stations AG-DMS, Airport, Alandur, Anna Nagar East, Anna Nagar Tower, Arumbakkam, Ashok Nagar, Chennai Central, CMBT, Egmore, Ekkattuthangal, Guindy, Kilpauk Medical College, Koyambedu, Little Mount, Meenambakkam, Nandanam, Nanganallur Road, Nehru Park, Pachaiyappas College, Saidapet, Shenoy Nagar, St Thomas Mount, Teynampet, Thirumangalam, Vadapalani.

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