Tehran Transportation

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    To Tehran from Zanjan

    by MalenaN Written Sep 8, 2006

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    Along 15 Khordad Avenue

    There is a bus station in Zanjan, about 2 km from the city centre. But most buses arrive at, or leave, from the corner of Beheshti Street (Khayyam Street) and Ferdosi Street. That’s where I went when I was going to Tehran. There was a bus standing there, not the best one, but it was okay. I didn’t have to wait long and the bus left at 8.30. It didn’t take the highway but a smaller road. During the trip the bus only stopped to pick up passengers or let passengers off. There was no food brake during the 4 - 5 hours the journey took. In Tehran the bus stopped at the Western bus station (Terminal-e gharb). From there you can take a taxi or walk towards the Azadi Monument for a local bus or shared taxi..
    The price between Zanjan - Tehran was IR 25 000 (June 2006).

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    Airplane to Kish

    by MalenaN Written Sep 5, 2006

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    Imam Khomeini Street

    From Tehran it takes 1,5 hours to fly to Kish. Both Iran Air and Kish Airlines are flying every day from Mehrabad Airport. I flew with Kish Airlines, which left 6.30 in the morning. You should be at the airport one hour before departure, to check in and go through security. There are different lines through security for men and women. The line with men is much longer than the women line.
    On the plane they served breakfast.
    I bought my ticket only two days before, for 50 dollars. The plane was almost full.

    In Tehran I took a taxi from the hotel to Mehrabad at 5am (they had called for it the day before) and I paid IR 40000. From the airport on Kish to my hotel I paid IR 20000.

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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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    The Subway

    by sarahshm Written Feb 9, 2008

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    The subway (metro) is the best way of transportation for people in Tehran...the traffic in tehran is terrible...so people some of the people prefer to use subways,they're fast...so they're getting more crowded everyday.
    But it's the best way to go around Tehran...specially if u want to go the south parts...
    and again it'll be crowded sometimes...VERY crowded

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    Taxi

    by sarahshm Written Feb 14, 2008

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    Taxi meter
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    The best and the safest way of transportation! but ofcourse you have to pay more for that.
    The hotel can take u one easily.
    There are 2 kinds of taxi in Tehran :
    1. Real taxi : it's totally clear that they are taxi, they have special colors (as u see in the pictures) yellow or green, with orange band on them. You can see them in the streets.
    and u can call some of them , everywhere u are, and they'll pick u up.
    And there are some taxi s that are only for women, the drivers are women too.(they are all green and u can see that the driver is a woman) if u wanted to call them to pick u up where ever u are, use this telephone number : 021-1821

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    From Tehran to Baku (Azerbaijan)

    by MalenaN Written Nov 17, 2006

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    Street in Tehran

    My first intension was to apply for the Azeri visa at the Azeri embassy in Tehran, but arriving to Tehran on a Friday and knowing it took about three days to get the visa issued (and not knowing if the embassy was open every day except weekends) I decided to buy a plane ticket from Tehran to Baku, as you can get the visa at the airport, but not at the land border.

    I went to a travel agent in Nejatollahi Street where I bought a ticket with Iran Air for IR 1390000 (about 150 dollars).
    The plane left from the new Imam Khomeini Airport at 13.45. I think it took about 1,5 hours to fly to Baku (or less). Not until I went off the plane in Baku did I take off the scarf, as only one woman had done so in the plane.
    Getting the visa and going through the passport control was easy. I had already filled in two application forms, which I had downloaded from Internet and I also had two passport photos with me.

    To Imam Khomeini Airport in Tehran I took a taxi from Qazvin for IR 150 000. Arriving in Baku I shared taxi with two other people and paid 8 Manat to my hotel. Otherwise the fixed price from the airport was 20 Manat (July 2006).

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    Taxi 2

    by sarahshm Written Feb 14, 2008

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    2. beside those taxis, some of the normal people work as taxi driver too.their cars aren't any special color...like all of the cars in the street...actually the main job of the drivers isn't "taxi driver"...they have another job but sometimes they carry passegers too...they're a bit cheaper than real taxi but not as safe as they are.
    The government is trying to manage these taxis in order to make them safe...

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    Taxi

    by grets Written Jun 11, 2007

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    One of the easiest ways of getting around Tehran, is by taxi. There appears to be three different types of taxi – the yellow metered ones in picture one (make sure the meter is switched on before you commence the journey), the shared white non-metered ones in picture two (agree a price before getting in) and private cars taking passengers. The shared taxis will ply certain routes, almost like a bus. The private cars are mostly run by government workers in the spare time to supplement their income.

    Taxis are almost impossible to find when it rains!

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    The Bus

    by sarahshm Written Feb 9, 2008

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    u can see the poor bus is exploding

    U can use bus to go everywhere u want in Tehran...but at some special times of the day like 7 till 9 AM and 6 till 8 PM, most of them are really crowded...but except from that times, if u exactly know the address u can use bus...they're really cheap.
    In the pictures u can see one of those poor buses that is exploding...as u see students are going back home.

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    AIRPORT:

    by omidamini Updated Oct 29, 2007

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    Tehran have two Airport , Mehrabad near Azadi Sq for local fly and Emamkhomeini for abroad , for take ticket is better use from travel agency in city because in airport you can not find ticket . but i must say one note to you : Iran airliner is old and i think is better you travel with Bus and railway .

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    Tehran Metro

    by grets Written Jun 11, 2007

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    Tehran Metro was a great way of getting from A to B within the city quickly, cheaply and painlessly. The station names are in English so it is easy to find your way round, and the whole system in clean and efficient. There are women only carriages, but women are permitted to travel in any of the carriages. Maps on the wall showed you the routes (picture 3). In picture five you can see the sign to look out for when trying to find a station.

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    Another anonymous airport

    by CliffClaven Written Nov 16, 2006

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    The recently opened Imam Khomeini International Airport is like new airports all over the world: lots of glass and steel and miles from anywhere. When you leave the airport, you drive for nearly an hour before you even reach the traffic jams. Immigration and customs checks are swift and courteous, and there is a small but efficient exchange counter. But do not expect much in the way of facilities: better to bring a good book to pass the time when waiting for departure.

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    Taxi

    by omidamini Updated Oct 28, 2007

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    In Tehran when you like take Taxi really dont have problem because personal car like Taxi transfer people in City , but for more information in Tehran is some sort Taxi , Orange and white , Blue and white , yellow , Green , but alles transfer traveler , but i think orange and white is better and cheaper , in Tehran now is around 600 women Taxi ,

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    VISA AFFAIRS

    by omidamini Written Jul 17, 2005

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    For all visa affairs, particularly if you have any problems, get in
    touch with your consulate However, some helpful Iranian offices to take
    care of your requirements in this area are Foreign Affairs Ministry 3211
    Foreign Citizens Affairs 3202474
    Passport Office 939595

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    Air Agents inside

    by omidamini Written Jul 17, 2005

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    I. Ferdowsi Office 8826532.
    2. Hotel Homa Office 2269026
    3. Mehr Abad Office (Terminal 4) 9112546.
    4. Mehr Abad Office (Terminal 2) 9112566.
    5. Nejatollahi Office 8829080.
    6. Taleghani Office 6468342.
    Most of the airline offices and air agents are in or very near Ostad
    Nejatollahi Street. Foreign airline offices are generally open from 9 am
    to 4 PM, Saturday to Thursday, except Iran Air which opens from 9 am to
    4.30 PM, but only the Head Office is open on Friday. Aseman Air is open
    from 9 am to I PM.

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