The cheapest way of getting from the
airport at Meenambakkam to the city is
to walk to Ninambakkan rail way station
(about 10 minutes) and take a commuter
train into the city. The train passes
through Egmore Station and the last stop
is Beach Station, opposite the GPO.
There are frequent trains from 4 am to
midnight. If you're heading for the
Youth Hostel then get off the train at
Saidapet Station and take a bus from
there to Adyar.
Alternatively there is an airport bus
for Rs 9 which stops at the major hotels
and at Egmore Station and terminates at
the Indian Airlines office on Mount Rd.
A taxi will cost Rs 30 plus.
If you're spending long in Chennai and
will be using city buses then a copy of
Chennai City Tourist Guide (Rs 2.50)
will be useful as it contains a full
list of all the city bus routes. Some of
the more useful buses include:
9 & 10 - Parry's Corner to Central and
Egmore Stations. Other buses which pass
through Egmore include 4D, 16, 17, 17D,
17E, 22, 23A, 27, 27B, 27D, 29A, 29D,
38B, 40, 43 & 71A.
11A & 18 - Parry's Corner to Mount Rd
(Anna Salai). Other buses which run
along the city end of Mount Rd include
3A, 4G, 5A, 11D, HE, 17A, 17C, 18, 18B,
18C, 18D, 18E, 19S, 23, 23B, 23C, 25,
25B, 27A, 27D, 36 &36A.
27D - Mount Rd to Egmore Station.