Tehran Transportation

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    This is how we fly (we don't fly)

    by dj_kam Written Jun 15, 2005

    The flights from to/from Tehran to other cities in Iran are highly crowed and classified unsafe by most international standards. But if you must travel, plan ahead (at least a month in advance) and what ever you do, DO NOT fly with the Russian Tupolov (TU5) planes under any circumstances. It is also well advised to avoid flying Saha airlines at all cost and Kish Air for the most part; these two carriers have had many crashes or almost crashed due to lack maintenance. If fly is a must go with Iran Air (the national carrier) and fly with the any thing other then TU5 making.

    I have a better idea, for those of you that have some free time and might want to enjoy a relaxing trip with out the usual Dive Bomb or mid air fire, try the train it is much better for your mental and physical health.

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    Take taxis

    by iwys Updated Dec 24, 2004

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    The streets of Tehran are crowded and confusing, so I would advise any visitor not to hire a car, but let someone with local knowledge do the driving for you. Use taxis to get around. They are relatively inexpensive, when compared to most big cities in the world. Establish the fare before you set off. You can share the cost with other people. Avoid the minibuses as they get too crowded and stop too often.

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    Paykan Taxi

    by kiwigeo Written Nov 26, 2004

    This photo was taken on a early January morning travelling on Vale Asr Ave - one of the main arterial routes in Tehran. The traffic doesn't look particularly bad here, but it is quite often horrific. Most of the old cars on the road are taxis as the public transport system is diabolical. Shared taxis are very cheap, but if you don't speak Farsi you are stuffed.

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    BUS Tehran-Istanbul Iran to Turkey

    by johnsakura Updated Oct 17, 2004

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    This is the cheapest way you have to go from Iran to Turkey and its quite simple to pass the border if you choose to go by bus. I took the SimaSadar International Bus Company in Tehran Bus terminal near Azadi Square.

    The trip costed 220.000 Rials for students, the normal price is 250.000Rials. Not all companies make you the special student price. 220.000 is about 22 euros for a 2 day trip on 2500km: 48hours!

    For more information contact SimaSafar International Transport in West Terminal, Azadi Sq. Theran, Iran

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    Tehran South Terminal

    by johnsakura Written Oct 17, 2004

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    From this terminal in the Southern part of the city you can get buses to all the southern part of the country. Qom 2000Rials, Yazd 5000Rials and Bandar Abbas 10000Rials. You also have buses to the border city with Pakistan Zehadan.
    You can get here from the city centre in a taxi motorcycle for 15000Rials up to 20000, for sure tourist price but even tough is at least 20 minutes going on a motorcycle.

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    BUS Theran-Persian Gulf

    by johnsakura Written Oct 17, 2004

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    BUS Tehran to Bandar Abbas:
    This bus ride costs 10000Rials (1 euro) and takes 22 hours. Usually fot his big trips buses are very good quality ones, the same we have in europe.

    People are just great as they try their best to be nice to you and make you enjoy the trip as it can get a bit tyring for som many hours inside a bus. We had many stops until we actually arrived in Bandar Abbas. I remember my self changing place to stand aside the driver as he invited me to talk to him, no Farsi cos i dont know, no english cos he didnt know, but a bit of arabic known just a little bit by both.

    The bus left 9am from Tehran and got to Bandar Ebas 7am.

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    Motorcycle Taxis

    by johnsakura Written Oct 17, 2004

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    This transportation in Iran is one of the fastes and fights back the intense car traffic in the cities as you can get to places faster ust paying a bit more than the normal taxi. These guys will pass everthing speeding so grab on yourself really tight to the driver.
    The normal price for a short trip in the city will cost you from 5000Rials up to 20000 if you make 10km for example. I went from centre teehran to the bus terminal 10km away and had to pay 20000. For sure Tourist price but 2 euros for this trip was very cheap. Its also the most amazing transpotation adventure you can have while in Iran, please dont miss it!

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    Getting around Tehran

    by johnsakura Written Oct 17, 2004

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    Tehran is very easy to travel around. Altough this city is huge you can easily get around with its easy to fint easy to get taxis and buses. Taxis usually cost around 2500Rials for a single trip, and public buses cost around 500Rials up to 1000Rials if you're heading the city outskirts.

    Subway is also a very easy to use transportation and can easily and efectively take you from one part of the city to another just paying 1000Rials.

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  • Tehran Metro

    by jkseddon Written Sep 25, 2004

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    There is a good metro system in Tehran, which has a website at www.tehranmetro.com . Unfortunately it doesn’t go all the way to north Tehran so to get there you’ll have to take a bus. Emam Khomeini square’s metro station has two lines. From any bus station or train station just try to get to any metro line and then get to Emam Khomeini station in order to get oriented.

    The metro is quite modern and is being expanded constantly. The first car is reserved for women travelling on their own (which makes for a neat sight when the train pulls into the station -- the first car is full of women, mostly all clad in black)

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  • A clear route trough caos

    by global_explorer Written Jul 29, 2004

    Getting from Khomeini square to the Terminal e Sharg (eastern busterminal), can be straightforward. First take the bus to Emam Hussein, from the oposit side of Hussein square there is a trolleybusline running all the way to the terminal.

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    Buses to Mashhad and Esfahan

    by Nourin Written Dec 13, 2003

    The newer buses going to Esfahan takes about six hours and cost 2250 per person. The older buses probably takes a little longer, but are 1800 toman. The bus to Mashhad takes about 13 hours and cost max. 5000 toman. The southern bus station (Terminal-e jonob, easily reached with metro) in Tehran is good for catching the bus to Esfahan and to Mashhad you should go to the central bus station (By Arzhantin sq.).

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    Public transportation

    by Nourin Updated Dec 13, 2003

    The local buses are great for getting around in Tehran. Cheap and cover most of the city. 16 tickets cost 100 toman and you use two per trip.

    The metro is even faster and more comfortable, 65 toman per trip, but you don't get to see as much of the city.

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    Traffic, traffic, traffic...

    by allouc Updated Nov 15, 2002

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    You will hear locals complain about traffic but you might not believe them. They are not exagerating. What might take 15 minutes with no traffic can become an hour and a half if you get cought at the time everyone decides to leave the city. I guess that's what happens when population growth outpaces planners.
    Be careful with timing your movements.

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    when I was in iran,tourists...

    by fabrice Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    when I was in iran,tourists were not permitted to visit iran;I managed to get a transit visa from turkey to pakistan;I travelled from bazargan(turkish border) to maku by mini-bus;then maku-tabriz by private car(I gave 10000 rials to a poor guy to drive me to tabriz),then tabriz-teheran by regular bus.
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    Bus, Orumiyeh - Tehran

    by Behi Written Jul 21, 2009

    Orumiyeh - Tehran by Seiro Safar co.
    Leaves Tehran to Orumiyeh every night on 19:00, 20:00, 20:45
    costs 100,000 IR, 12hours.

    in the year 2009/88

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