Traveling in Iran by Train - Book Online
Iran railway system provides a safe and comfortable connection to the main destinations in Iran. With more than 10000 Kilometers railway, there are daily trains leaving/arriving Tehran, Mashhad, Bandar Abbas, Shiraz, Isfahan, Kerman, Ahwaz, Yazd, and other cities. Usually, there are several stops on the way to the main destinations. Different companies offer trains with different classes and amenities such as air conditioning, meals, TV, and etc. Guest attendees are ready to help passengers in most of the trains.
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Trains in Iran
Currently, there are 12 train companies working in Iran, offering railroad transportation to many destinations all around Iran. Raja, Fadak, Joopar, Bon Rail, Mahtab, Saba, Hastia, Noor Reza, Pars, Ra`ad, Kosar and Vania Rail are Iran train companies. Some of the companies like Joopar offer rail freight transport. Here is a brief description about the most important Iran train companies.
Raja Trains include Simorgh, Sabz, and Ploor trains. All of these trains consist of compartments with four beds and have TV, air conditioner and charging sockets in each compartment. Bedding services containing bed sheets, pillow and blanket are provided for all passengers.
Other Raja trains are called Bus Trains because the arrangements of seats in each wagon is like a bus and there are no private compartments. Bus trains are usually faster than other trains and they are mostly used between Tehran and Mashhad.
Some Raja trains like have 6-bed compartments. These trains usually do not have a TV in the compartments. Air conditioning and Charging socket are available. Each wagon has a Toilet. passengers can order hot drinks like tea and coffee.
Fadak trains are the most luxurious train in Iran. there are business and economy tickets available. Passengers are served with drinks and food while enjoying their time in the high class designed compartments. Fadak trains have 4-bed compartments, each compartment has air conditioner, charging socket and TV. Fadak trains are available on Tehran-Mashhad, Tehran-SHiraz, Tehran-Isfahan, Qom-Mashhad, Zanjan-Mashhad, and Tehran-Ahwaz. Passengers of Fadak trains are served with different luxury services depending on their ticket class such as business and economy.
Joopar Trains is another train company that transfers many passengers daily between different destinations. Joopar has two types of trains; Kavir trains which have 10 compartments with 6 beds in each wagon and Mahan bus trains. Nowadays Joopar compartment trains are available between Tehran-Mashhad, Tehran-Kerman, Tehran-Zahedan, Kerman-Mashhad and Tehran-Bandar Abbas. All Joopar trains have air conditioning, charging socket, restaurant, toilet. Bedding services containing bed sheets, pillow and blanket are provided in compartment trains.
Train Ticket Price in Iran
Trains are an affordable choice for traveling in Iran. Depending on the distance, time of travel, and type of the train, ticket prices vary between 7 to 50 EURO. Also, you can choose to include meals on your ticket which affects the price.
Popular Train Routes in Iran
Iran Railways with more than 400 stations, provides connections between different parts of the country. Different trains travel from Tehran to east, west, north, and south. You can get to the most popular cities in Iran by train. The main train destinations in Iran are Tabriz, Mashhad, Isfahan, Shiraz, Bandar Abbas, Kerman, and Gorgan. there are several stations on the way to these main destinations. Here is a list of popular rail destinations in Iran.
Major Train Stations in Iran
Iran is a vast country and if you plan to explore Iran by train, there is a piece of good news that you can reach most of Iran attractions and UNESCO World Heritage sites using railways. From Tehran, You can book a train ticket to most of the cities and there are several stops between two main destinations. Here is a list of major train stations in Iran. In each page, you can find useful information that you need to know about each train station.
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Train in Iran: FAQs
In Iran, when you buy a train ticket, it contains your seat number. Basically you book your place at the same time you buy a ticket.
Train tickets for infants cost 10% of adults train tickets. Children between 2-12 years old will be charged for half of the adult`s ticket price.
Depending on train's class, amenities vary in trains. All the trains have a toilet and charging sockets. Catering service is also available on most of the trains and you can order food and drinks.
Although it's possible to scan tickets from your phone. It's recommended to print your ticket as it's written on all the train tickets you buy.