Flying to Iran

The national airline is Iran Air ( If travelling from the UK, you can fly to Tehran with Lufthansa ( via Frankfurt or Turkish Airlines ( via Istanbul. British Airways ( begins direct flights from the UK to Tehran in July 2016.

Flight times:

From London – 8 hours (including stopover); New York – 16 hours 30 minutes (including stopover).

Departure tax:

Included in the air fare.

Airport guides

Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport

Airport Code: IKA. Location: Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport is located 30km (19 miles) southwest of the city centre. Money: Banks are available both airside and landside. There is also a bureau de change. Credit cards are…
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Travel by rail

RAJA Passenger Trains ( operates passenger services from Tehran to Ankara in conjunction with Turkish Railways. Note: As of August 2015, this service has been suspended. 

Driving to Iran

For details of political conditions governing access, contact the embassy.

Getting to Iran by boat

The main port was Khorramshahr until its destruction during the war with Iraq. Following reconstruction, the port was reopened to ship traffic in 1992. Imam Khomeini is located in the northwestern edge of the Persian Gulf and near Iraq. The ports of Abbas and Bushehr are to be found in the Persian Gulf and Nowshahr and Anzelli on the Caspian Sea.


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