How to Reach Tehran - The Easiest Way to Reach Tehran


  • By Plane: Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport is the city's international airport that has direct flights to European, Middle Eastern, Asian, and African countries. Since the airport is 55 kilometers away from the city center you have to make use of other transportations like buses and taxis. Tehran's Mehrabad airport is the domestic airport that helps in travelling internally. The domestic airport is easily accessible.
  • By Train: There are daily trains that connect Tehran with plenty of the Iranian cities like Tabriz, Mashhad, Kerman, Isfahan, Gorgan, Yazd, and Sari.
  • By Bus: The city of Tehran is well-connected to the other cities in Iran through the bus as hundreds of them pour in and pour out every day. Some of the bus terminals that serves the purpose in Tehran are Western bus terminal, Eastern bus terminal, Southern bus terminal, and Beihaghi bus terminal.
  • By Car: Thanks to the construction of tunnels and highways, Tehran can be reached easily from Turkey and the other cities in southern Iran by car.


  • By Metro: Tehran's Metro system has five lines that help to commute within the city far easily. However, they are heavily crowded during the peak hours. For tickets check Tehran Metro online and if you're going to travel in metro a lot, then get a contactless fare card.
  • By Bus: Tehran has an expansive bus network that serves the city but it can be confusing. Research prior to boarding a bus because while some require contactless prepaid card others require cash payment. And the buses in Tehran are partitioned into two sections, one for men and the other for women. The routes are mentioned in Persian, so seek the help of locals.
  • By Taxi: Tehran is well-served by private and shared taxis. While the private taxis are pricier, shared taxis are comparatively cheaper but are a little difficult to find. Travelling through Snapp and motorcycle taxis are some of the other ways to travel cheaper inside the city.

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Modes of Transportation in Tehran

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Tehran. The most preferred mode of transport in Tehran is Car.

Average distance: 19.25 km Average time: 54.73 min

  • Car 47.32%
    Driving 47.04 min Walking 3.68 min Waiting 0.79 min Bus 0.28 min Overall average time for 21.66 kms 51.79 min
  • Bus/Trolleybus 11.61%
    Bus 33.46 min Walking 9.15 min Waiting 7.85 min Other 6.15 min Train 1.92 min Overall average time for 17.23 kms 58.54 min
  • Tram/Streetcar 5.36%
    Tram 31.67 min Walking 9.67 min Waiting 7.83 min Train 1 min Overall average time for 12.25 kms 50.17 min
  • Walking 13.39%
    Walking 27.2 min Driving 6.93 min Bus 3 min Train 2.67 min Waiting 1.13 min Other 0.67 min Overall average time for 7.23 kms 41.6 min
  • Train/Metro 8.93%
    Train 48.3 min Walking 13.8 min Waiting 12.9 min Bus 2.8 min Driving 2.5 min Tram 2 min Other 1 min Overall average time for 32.3 kms 83.3 min
  • Bike 0.89%
    Bike 90 min Walking 10 min Overall average time for 10 kms 100 min

How to Reach Tehran from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Rasht to Tehran 230.09 km 3 hours 50 mins
Hamadan to Tehran 325.48 km 5 hours 25 mins
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