Shiraz Transportation

  • Gate of All Nations
    Gate of All Nations
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    Shiraz bus terminal
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    scenery on our way to shiraz
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    Good Quiet Gateway Airport

    by Orchid Written Apr 3, 2013

    We had decided for a number of reasons not to visit Teheran, so it made good sense to make Shiraz our entry point to Iran.

    There are many flights from Dubai and other Persian Gulf States to to Shiraz. Though we were almost derailed when our Gulf Air flights from Bahrain were cancelled during the Arab Spring.

    We were rebooked on Iran Air, but missed that flight due to an unexpected diversion to Chennai with engine trouble en route from Australia.

    In the end we could get an Iran Aseman flight from Terminal 2 at Dubai. No crowds on arrival, no queues at Immigration, a most relaxed feel. So quiet the we had to get some rials from the coffee shop as the bank was closed!

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    Day Trip to Persepolis

    by Orchid Written Mar 28, 2013
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    Talk with the staff at your hotel to arrange transport to Persepolis if you are not keen on a tour. We prefer to get transport only, and not endure a 'listen to me'.

    The cost is about $US50, and included the close by sites of Nagsh e Rajab and Nagsh e Rostam.

    We had plenty of time to enjoy Persepolis at our own pace, and wer back in Shiraz in time for a late lunch.

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    Bus from Kerman to Shiraz (O/N)

    by Sambawalk Updated Jul 20, 2008

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    Shiraz bus terminal

    To save time, I took overnight bus from Kerman to Shiraz. The journey was 8 hours, departing 9pm and arrived at 5am in Shiraz. I took volvo bus, costing IR55,000 (May 2008). The seating was alright, but I could not really sleep.

    As I arrived early and no point to search for hotel at that hour, I chose to sleep on the bench inside the bus terminal for 1.5 hours. It was safe as long as you keep the valuable under your head or hold them tight. I found it is a good strategy to sleep in bus terminal for 1-2 hours to wait for dawn if your bus arrives in wee hours. Just sleep till 6:30am /7am before you move to hunt for hotel.

    I took taxi from Akhavan Hotel, Kerman to bus terminal IR10,000 (May 2008). In Shiraz, I took taxi from bus terminal to Anvari Hotel and paid IR10,000, despite the taxi driver asked for IR20,000. From Anvari Hotel to bus terminal, taxi costed IR5,000.

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    by car and by plane

    by call_me_rhia Updated Jun 13, 2008

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    scenery on our way to shiraz
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    We reached Shiraz from Isfahan by car... all the flights were booked and we tought it would be interesting to enjoy the scenery along the way and stop for photos here and there - so we asked the guesthouse owner if she could organize a car with driver for us.

    The drive to Shiraz took about 6 and a half hours and we paid roughly 70 US dollars; which is about the same price we would have paid by plane - the scenery was not as stunning as we had thought... most of the way it was a bit monotonous and barren, so we stopped only twice.

    Returning to Isfahan we managed to find seats on an Iran Air flight and it was a lot faster, if not exactly comfortable: flying through a desert storm is not exactly my idea of a fun flight. As far as I know, there's only one flight a day on a Fokker100, leaving in the late afternoon. The flight takes just over an hour - and continues to Tehran afterwards.

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    Car from Shiraz to Yazd via Pasargadae

    by js77 Written Dec 24, 2006

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    I rented the car in Pars tourist office - http://www.key2persia.com/. I paid for 60 usd for the trip. The driver was very nice man speaking average English. In Pasargade he explained some facts about the places we visited. He even made a quick stop in Abarqu, so I was able very quickly to see few interesting places there.

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    Car from Shiraz to Persepolis and Naqsh-e Rostam

    by js77 Written Dec 24, 2006

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    I rented the car in Pars tourist office - http://www.key2persia.com/. I highly recommend dealing with this company as they are highly professional and honest. I paid 32 usd for a half day individual tour with guide to Persepolis, Naqsh-e Rostam and Naqsh-e Rajab. The guide was perfect in his knowledge about Persepolis and spoke perfect English. My advice is not to save money for the guide - this is not the case you need to stick to your tight budget.

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    Bus from Bushehr to Shiraz

    by js77 Written Dec 24, 2006

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    From Bushehr to Shiraz I went by bus. It cost 25 000 rials for 5 hour journey in very good Scania bus. There were very good sceneries along the road when entering Zagors mountains. Also you can see a lot sheeps in this region.

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    Tour to Qal'eh-e Doktar and Ardeshir's Palace

    by MalenaN Written Sep 11, 2006

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    In Bagh-e Eram

    From Shiraz I took a tour to Qal’eh-e Doktar (Maiden’s Palace) and Ardeshir’s Palace near Firuz Abad. I know I could have arranged it from Anvari Hotel but went to Pars Tourist Agency to book a bus ticket for Yazd. At the same time I asked for the tour and it sounded to be good. It was IR 320 000 (35 dollars) and that included both a driver and a guide. The guide spoke good English and that was good as there was not much information about the sites in the guidebook.

    Before leaving Shiraz we first went to a shoemaker who could repair my shoe. Then we went to Qaleh-e Doktar first and after to Ardeshir’s Palace. On the way back we stopped to see a Sassanian bas-relief and by it there was the remains of an old bridge. In other seasons they also visit the nomads.

    We left Shiraz in the morning and I was back some time in the afternoon.

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    Tour to Persepolis and Pasargadae

    by MalenaN Written Sep 9, 2006

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    In Bagh-e Eram

    In Shiraz I asked at the hotel for a tour to Pasargadae, Persepolis, Naqsh-e Rostam and Naqsh-e Rajab. They called a driver, who picked me up outside the hotel at 8.00 the following morning. The driver talked non-stop all the way about his life and life in Iran. It was very interesting, but I missed the scenery along the road. At the sites he asked if I wanted him to come along to guide, but I prefer to walk around alone.

    We first drove to Pasargadae, which is more far away. In Pasargadae it is good to have a car as the ruins are spread out. At Naqsh-e Rajab it took about 15 minutes and at Naqsh-e Rostam I got 30 minutes (had to hurry back). I got two or three hours at Persepolis (can‘t remember), but if I wanted to stay longer I was going to pay more. For the tour I paid IR 350 000 (July 2006).

    In Yazd I met some people who had taken a tour from Shiraz in the morning and during the day visited all four sites and after drove on to Yazd. The price was IR 500 000 (July 2006), and I heard it was the same going the other way round.

    Seeing the sites along the way between Yazd and Shiraz, instead of making a daytrip from Shiraz and another day take a bus between the cities, will save you a day.

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    From Shiraz to Yazd

    by MalenaN Written Aug 20, 2006

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    Fields ready to harvest

    I booked my bus ticket for Yazd via Pars Tourist Agency, which was very easy and it didn’t cost any extra. I took the morning bus, which leaves at 7.30 from Carandish Bus Terminal. It was an old Merzedes bus without air-condition (the 2pm bus is a better bus) the price was IR 18 000 (July 2006). Unfortunately I got a seat on the sunny side and not close to a window that could be opened. It was a very hot journey! During the seven hours the trip took the bus stopped only once for passengers to go out and buy things and visit the bathroom.
    A taxi from the bus terminal in Yazd to Silk Road Hotel was IR 10 000.

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    To Shiraz from Busher

    by MalenaN Written Aug 19, 2006

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    Karim Khan-e (Zand Blvd)

    There is a small older bus station in the centre of Busher, and that’s where I went to buy a ticket for the 13.00 bus to Shiras. It was an air-conditioned Volvo bus and the ticket was IR 25 000 (July 2006). The bus left from the big bus station outside town (Terminal Bozorg). To go there I paid 10 000 for the taxi.
    On the bus I got a seat next to a man, which surprised me. I said I thought men were sitting next to men and women next to women. They said they were going to sort it out when the bus was leaving, which they didn’t. The bus left the terminal 13.30. Once the bus stopped for the passengers to get something to eat or go to the bathroom. The bus journey took about 5 hours. In Shiraz the bus arrived at Amir Kabir Terminal and from there I took a taxi to the hotel. The taxi driver wanted IR 15 000 ( I hadn’t negotiated about the price before arriving to the hotel, which I should have done).

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  • To Persepolis

    by jkseddon Written Sep 25, 2004

    Go to the Carandish Bus terminal to get to Persepolis. If you take public transport you will have to either hitch, walk or hire an expensive taxi to get the final few kilometers. The alternative is to hire a taxi but I was alone in Shiraz so it wasn’t really an option for me. It was a long and hot walk out after I saw Persepolis.

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