Transportation in Iran has a long history, Iran has a long paved road system linking most of its towns and all of its cities. Dozens of cities have airports that serve passenger and cargo planes. Iran Air, the national airline, was founded in 1962 and operates domestic and international flights.
All large cities have mass transit systems using buses, and several private companies provide bus service between cities. Tehran, Mashhad, Shiraz, Tabriz, Ahwaz, and Esfahan have underground mass transit rail lines, in different stages of operation and construction. Stay with us to find more about the Transportation system in Iran.
Iran handles about 50 million passengers annually (2016). Iran’s airports are improving their international connections. In May 2007 international flights into the capital, Tehran was moved to the Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKIA).
Imam Khomeini International Airport (IATA: IKA, ICAO, OIIE), is the primary international airport of Tehran, the capital city of Iran, located 30 Kilometers southwest of Tehran. All International flights in Tehran are currently served by this airport and all domestic flights are served by Mehr –Abad Airport, the airport has served about 8 million international passengers.
Public transportation from Imam Khomeini Airport
Metro train stations with the same name are open. Also, a taxi is another available option Grabbing a taxi is nothing complicated. You’ll be ambushed by drivers offering you a ride as soon as you step out of the airport. In most airports, there are taxi stands in the arrival hall where you can hire a taxi. Just make sure you and the driver agree on a price before you get in.
Mehr – Abad International Airport
Until 2007 Mehr –Abad Airport (IATA: THR, ICAO: OIII) was the primary airport of Tehran in both International and domestic Passenger traffic but has been replaced by the new Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport for all of its scheduled international traffic and now it is the primary airport of Tehran in domestic flights.
Known as a ‘’Ghatar’’ in Persian, trains are probably the cheapest safest, most reliable, and easiest way to travel around the country. Trains are frequently delayed so leave plenty of time between destinations. Tehran is the main hub and most services begin or end in the capital.
The rain network comprises three main lines. The first stretches east to west across the north of the country linking the Turkish and Turkmenistan borders via Tabriz. Tehran and Mashhad. The second and third extend south of Tehran but split at Qom, One line connects to the Persian Gulf via Ahvaz and Arak, while the other traverses the country’s center linking Kashan, Yazd, and Kerman.
The Iranian domestic bus network (Between Cities) is extensive and very cheap. The only major difference between the various bus companies is the frequency and availability of their VIP services. Major companies operating out of big cities usually provide more VIP services than Normal ones, and the biggest companies don’t offer Normal tickets in major cities at all.
You can buy tickets online, from the bus terminals, or ticket offices up to a week in advance, but you shouldn’t have a problem finding a seat if you turn up at the terminal an hour or so before your intended departure times, although you might not be able to find a ticket this way in major cities such as Tehran, especially on holidays or other travel – prone times. It is best to book tickets online, where you can choose your seat. More than 20 bus companies offer thousands of services on buses that are cheap, comfortable, and frequent.