It’s nice hearing you planning to travel to Iran , a country filled with breathtaking attractions and history to be visited, following is a guide to traveling inside Iran which has become more easy compare to years ago, we have updated a handy guide on traveling via Bus, Train and or flight.
Air travel in Iran
Most of the major, and even the more minor, destinations boast airports while there are several domestic airlines from which to choose. Iran Air, Aseman, Mahan and other airlines have several flights daily from Tehran to Shiraz, Esfahan, Mashahad, Kish and Qeshm Island and other destinations.
There are a number of other airlines in Iran that seem to flying to most of the Iranian cities as well as international destinations. However, Aseman, Mahan, Kish Air are apparently few of the other Iranian airlines that you are able to book flights in a well in a head of time too.
Train travel in Iran
Train traveling inside Iran is an inexpensive and very safe way to get around the country, many travelers whom approach their rare rail trips with some excitement. Iran’s first line was the trans-Iranian railway, built in the 1930s to connect the Caspian Sea at Bandar-e Torkaman with the Persian Gulf at Bandar-e Imam Khomeini. Passing through mountains and passes, it is one of the great engineering achievements of the 20th century. It will soon be joined by other engineering marvels. First among them is the track between Esfahan and Shiraz, which will quite literally bore its way through the Spartan mountains capes of the Zagros as it links these two historic cities.
The line is part of an ambitious program to expand Iran’s rail network. Recently completed lines include Qazvin to Astara via Rasht and Mashhad to Bafq in Yazd province. The long-awaited Bam to Zahedan stretch is set to open late 2008, and other lines either being built or proposed by Raja trains, the national rail network, include Arak to Kermanshah and Khoramshahr to Basra, in Iraq.
Tehran is the main hub and most train routes begin or end in the there. There is at least one daily service to Mashhad, Esfahan, Tabriz, Bandar Abbas and Kerman. Trains usually depart on time, but departure and arrival times for stops en route are often in the middle of the night.
The average age of passenger carriages is 26 years but they’re still fairly comfortable, efficient, reasonably fast and always cheap. For overnight trips a 1st-class sleeper is a delight, and while they cost a bit more than a Comfortable V.I.P bus, the comfort level is about 10 times greater. And, of course, trains are much safer than buses.Train Travel in Iran on most 1st-class services meals are served in your compartment and aren’t too bad. Long-distance trains also have a restaurant car, and iced water is available. Security is better than in most other countries in the region, but it’s worth asking someone to look after your luggage (or chaining it to something solid) before leaving your compartment.
Traveling inside Iran by bus
Bus travel is considered as the easiest, cheapest and of course most popular way to travel in Iran. The buses, operated by dozens of Bus companies are modern and comfortable, with air conditioning, entertainment (a steward to bring you snacks and drinks), there are free Internet connections in bus terminals. Buses in Iran are not usually equipped with on-board toilets, so use the facilities in the bus stations and or at stops along the way, drinks, snacks and meals are available at the rest area. Also smoking are not allowed inside the bus.
The departures times are frequent, and fares are low to moderate. There’s even Buses leaving from Isfahan, Tehran, Tabriz and Orumia to Turkey, Armenia and to Iraqi Kurdistan region, and buses to Herat in Afghanistan via Mash’had.
Frequent Buses depart between Tehran and Isfahan to Shiraz, Yazd, Kerman, Rasht, Mash’had and other major cities about every hour while buses depart from Tehran to Isfahan and vice-versa every 20 minutes.0