Iran by train

Trains - Tickets - Routes

A Travel Guide For Train Travel In Iran.

Here you will find information for Iran about trains, routes, tours, connections, where to buy train tickets, and more.

Useful Information

Population: 83 million

Currency: Rial / Toman

Language: Persian

Capital: Tehran

Country Code: +98

Time Zone: Iran Standard Time (IRST)

Train Companies

The rail network in the Iran is operated by the state-ownend Islamic Republic of Iran Railways (IRIR).

Train Tickets

Buy your train tickets for Iran online on Iranrails.com.

Rail Passes

There are no rail passes available for Iran.

TrAIN tYPES

Nour is a high-quality passenger train.

  • 1st class
  • Air-conditioned
  • 4-bed compartment
  • Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant car
  • Drinks and snacks are available

Pardis is a high-speed intercity train.

  • 1st class
  • Air-conditioned
  • Seats
  • Drinks and snacks are available

Negin

  • 1st class
  • Air-conditioned
  • 6-bed compartment
  • Restaurant car
  • Drinks and snacks are available

Negin VIP

  • 1st class
  • Air-conditioned
  • Seats
  • Drinks and snacks are available
  • VIP Service available 

Saba Double Deck is a first-class double-deck train.

  • 1st class
  • Air-conditioned
  • Seats
  • Drinks and snacks are available 

Saba Special Double Deck is a first-class double-deck train.

  • 1st class
  • Air-conditioned
  • Seats
  • Drinks and snacks are available
  • VIP Service available

Railbus

  • 1st class
  • Air condition
  • Seats 

First Class Train

  • 1st class
  • Air-conditioned
  • 4-bed compartment
  • Restaurant car
  • Drinks and snacks are available

Regional Train

  • 2nd class
  • Seats

 

Ghazal is a high-quality overnight train.

  • 1st class
  • Air-conditioned
  • 4-bed compartment
  • Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant car
  • Drinks and snacks available

Ghazal VIP

  • 1st class
  • Air-conditioned
  • 4-bed compartment
  • Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant car
  • Drinks and snacks available
  • VIP Service available

Polour Sabz

  • 1st class
  • Air-conditioned
  • 4-bed compartment
  • Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant car

Sabz

  • 1st class
  • Air-conditioned
  • 4-bed compartment
  • Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant car

Simorgh

  • 1st class
  • Air-conditioned
  • 4-bed compartment
  • Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant car

Ghadir Luxe

  • 1st class
  • Air-conditioned
  • 4-bed compartment
  • Restaurant car
  • Drinks and snacks available

Alborz

  • 1st class
  • Air-conditioned
  • 4-bed compartment
  • Restaurant car
  • Drinks and snacks available

Zendeghi is a luxury train.

  • 1st class
  • Air-conditioned
  • 4-bed compartment
  • Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant car
  • VIP Service available

Fadak is a 5-star train.

  • 1st class
  • Air-conditioned
  • 4-bed compartment
  • Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant car
  • VIP Service available

Routes

Frequently Travelled Routes In Iran

National

 
From > To
Duration (h)
Changes Transport
Tehran to Mashhad 5:15 Direct Train
Tehran to Isfahan 5:39 Direct Train
Tehran to Tabriz 13:27 Direct Train
Tehran to Qom 2:10 Direct Train

International

 
From > To
Duration (h)
Changes Transport
Tehran to Ankara, Turkey 59:00 Direct Train

 

Iran travel routes

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Main Train Stations

  • Tehran
  • Mashhad
  • Isfahan
  • Karaj
  • tabriz
  • Shiraz
  • Qom

 

Good to know

Best Time To Travel To Iran

We recommend travelling to Iran anytime in the spring or autumn to avoid icy, snow blocked mountain roads and staying clear of the extremely hot summer; however, in the winter months feel free to visit one of the amazing islands Iran has. Not often seen as beach and island destination, Iranian islands are incredibly diverse and unlike any islands you’ve visited before.

Whilst in Iran, enjoy the rich culture and tasty food that surrounds you wherever you go. There are plenty of festivals and celebrations throughout the year such as Nowruz (the Iranian New Year), and Ramadan. Keep in mind that during Ramadan eating and drinking in public is forbidden and strictly enforced. Another good thing to know is that Fridays are days of rest so Thursday and Friday are seen as the weekend and Saturday and Sunday are part of the normal work week.

 

Accommodation In Iran

Booking

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Hostelworld

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Guidebooks For Iran

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Travel Insurance

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