Getting Around

There are plenty of transport options to get around Tehran. The city has a modern metro system connecting various parts of the city, and it serves as the best way to get around for newcomers, as it avoids major traffic congestion. From Tehran's central railway station, visitors can catch a train to other major destinations in Iran.

The Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) serves the buses in Tehran, with inexpensive travel possible to almost anywhere in the city, but it's difficult to determine where and when to disembark without knowledge of Farsi or asking for help from locals. There is also gender segregated seating on trains, buses, and taxis.

Travelling by taxi is a comfortable way to get around the city but visitors should ask their hotel to book them one with a reputable company. It is also possible for female passengers travelling alone to request a vehicle with a female driver. It is best to negotiate fares upfront and they are also usually more flexible with gender-segregated seating.

Driving in Tehran will be a challenge for new arrivals, as local driving is sometimes erratic and dangerous. However, visitors who decide to hire a car will have the option to have a local driver accompany them, which is advisable. There's also a bike-share scheme for cycling in Tehran, consisting of docking stations where commuters can pick up or return borrowed bikes throughout the city.

Airports

Mehrabad International Airport

The airport is located five miles (8km) from Tehran's centre.

Mehrabad International Airport (THR)

Overview

The airport is connected to the city by the metro and buses. Visitors will also find taxis.

Location

The airport is located five miles (8km) from Tehran's centre.

Getting to the city

The airport is connected to the city by the metro and buses. Visitors will also find taxis.

Time

GMT +3.5 (GMT +4.5 between March and September)

Car rental

Car rental agencies operate at the airport.

Airport Taxis

Passengers can opt for taxis.

Facilities

There are lost luggage facilities, as well as shops and a restaurant.

Parking

Long and short-term parking is available.

mehrabad.airport.ir/

Tehran International Airport

The airport is located 31 miles (50km) south of Tehran city centre.

Tehran International Airport (IKA)

Overview

There are buses between the airport and the nearest subway station, from where passengers can connect to the city.

Location

The airport is located 31 miles (50km) south of Tehran city centre.

Getting to the city

There are buses between the airport and the nearest subway station, from where passengers can connect to the city.

Time

GMT +3.5 (GMT +4.5 between March and September)

Car rental

It is possible to rent a car at the airport.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available but tend to be costly.

Facilities

Travellers will find banks and ATM facilities, a tourist information centre in the arrivals hall of the airport, as well as restaurants, prayer rooms, shopping facilities, VIP lounges, postal services and a lost and found service.

Parking

Parking is available at the airport.

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