How to Reach Tehran, Iran

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: 19.22 km Average time: 54.07 min

  • Car 47.57%
    Driving 47.31 min Walking 3.47 min Waiting 0.86 min Bus 0.31 min Overall average time for 22.16 kms 51.94 min
  • Bus/Trolleybus 12.62%
    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 4.85%
    Tram 35 min Walking 10.6 min Waiting 8.4 min Train 1.2 min Overall average time for 14.2 kms 55.2 min
  • Walking 12.62%
    Walking 26.38 min Driving 8 min Other 0.77 min Train 0.77 min Waiting 0.54 min Overall average time for 6.88 kms 36.46 min
  • Train/Metro 7.77%
    Train 48.13 min Walking 13.63 min Waiting 12.13 min Driving 3.13 min Tram 2.5 min Bus 2.5 min Overall average time for 28.75 kms 82 min
  • Bike 0.97%
    Bike 90 min Walking 10 min Overall average time for 10 kms 100 min
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