Crowded But Adventurous

Welcome to Tehran

A dynamic, crowded, multi-cultural city that counts approximately 14 million inhabitants including Persians, Kurds, Azeris and other ethnic groups in Iran. The biggest city and capital of Iran is probably not the first destination you think about whenever you plan a trip to Iran. In fact, Tehran has many cultural and particular sights like palaces such as Golestan and Saadabad Complexes, endless gardens and parks such as Chitgar, Mellat and Pardisan and one of the oldest bazaars in the world. Explore this metropolis, spot modern young Tehranis in the northern parts of the city with a marvelous scenery of the Alborz mountains behind. Or visit a great number of galleries and museums the city owns. This Tehran Travel Guide helps you with making right choices during your stay.

What to do in Tehran?

Your trip to Tehran could be totally filled up the way you like to see the city. You could visit numerous museums like the National Jewelry Museum, Carpet Museum or Time Museum. Visit Milad Tower, and have a look at Golestan Palace, the UNESCO World Heritage Site, in the heart of the city which has been used for centuries by several shahs. Or order a hookah or tea in Darband. When there is a nice temperature (spring/summer nights), it is a recommendable place to go. Darband is actually the place you start for a hike towards the Alborz Mountains. Or just go toward Velenjak neighborhood, from where you can go to Bam-e Tehran, or roof of Tehran, with an incredible view over the city! Or even better, from here you can take a telecabine up to Tochal. Which is one of the most famous ski resorts of Iran! Rent a snowboard and enjoy the slopes! Also, Tehran is the center of art, and famous as an important art spot in the Middle East. Over the city you can find galleries and places where Tehrani artists come together. Just explore it by yourself, Tehran is a city with bright possibilities for a visit for everyone!

Where to Stay in Tehran?

Are you planning to stay in Tehran? Apochi offers you the best hotels with best rates. Tehran accommodation includes everything from luxury to cheap hotels. There are so many hotels in Tehran which makes it difficult to decide where to stay. Hence, discover the best hotels in Tehran that suit your needs best by Apochi! In short, if you are looking for luxury hotel, we recommend you Tehran Espinas Palace Hotel and if you are looking for a budget hotel in the city center of Tehran, we can offer Golestan Hotel.

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How To Get To Tehran?

By Car

Tehran is reachable from all directions. The routes from the Persian Gulf cities to Tehran are roads 71 and 65. From the north (Caspian Sea) to Tehran by road 77. From the west (Tabriz and the border with Turkey) to Tehran is by road 32 and 38. From the eastern provinces like Razavi-Khorasan from road 22 (border Turkmenistan), road 36 (border Afghanistan) and road 44 highway from Mashhad to Tehran are possible routes. Also from Mirjaveh (border Pakistan) to Tehran are connected road-routes by road 71 and 84. From Khorramshahr (border Iraq) to Tehran is possible by road 37.

By Bus

From abroad: There could be taken busses from neighboring countries like Turkey, Iraq, Armenia and Azerbaijan to Tehran directly. Even from a far corner like Istanbul are buses leaving to Tehran daily. In Iran: from all provinces in Iran there are busses available which leave directly to Tehran. Domestic busses could be reserved in advance by apochi.com. Just ask our life service chat to inform you about the possibilities for booking bus tickets.

By Plane

From abroad: Air France/KLM British Airways Lufthansa, China Southern Airlines and Thai Airways frequently started providing new flight routes between Europe, Asia and Iran. In Iran: Tehran is the capital of Iran, all regions in Iran offer domestic flights from and to the capital. No matter where you are, there’s almost always a city nearby from where you could fly to Tehran.

By Train

From abroad: Trains are available from Ankara (via Tabriz) to Tehran for just 43 euros one way. This train is called the Trans-Asia Express. From Istanbul you can book your train ticket get to Tehran too, but then you have to switch your train in Ankara for Tehran. The train from Ankara leaves every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. In Iran: from the direction Tabriz, Mashhad and Isfahan there are trains available to Tehran every day

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Travel Notes For Iran

Planning your first trip to Iran? Feeling a little nervous? Don’t be! Travel to Iran can be a breeze, as long as you’re prepared. Here are 5 essential things to prepare before going to Iran.
Should be arranged in advance before entering Iranian national borders or airports.
Something what is really necessary to bring with you due the fact that ATM doesn’t work in Iran. Dollars and Euros could be changed in all major cities.
Women: A loose headscarf, long sleeved shirts (manteau), legs covered down till ankles, skinny jeans, sandals / slippers are allowed depending on the weather.
Men: No shorts, t-shirts are fine, slippers are allowed.
You certainly need an application when you want to check your Facebook in Iran or any other blocked / filtered website!
There should be an in advanced made reservation from a hotel whenever you pick up your visa on arrival. Apochi.com gives you the opportunity to book your hotel online before getting to Iran!