Flights to Tehran (IKA) will land you in the social and political heart of Iran...
The capital of the oil rich country of Iran, Tehran has a population of more than 8m people. Set at the foot of the Alborz mountain range, Tehran offers a wealth of sightseeing opportunities. The splendid complex of buildings and manicured gardens that make up the Golestan Palace will remind visitors of the glories and excesses of the Qajar rulers.
The National Jewels Museum is a must for visitors, where you can marvel at the incredible jewellery on display. Other sites of interest to visit include the US Den of Espionage, Ivan-e Takht-e Marmar, the National Museum of Iran, the Reza Abbasi Museum, the Carpet Museum, Sarkis Cathedral and the Museum of Contemporary Art.
Park e Laleh offers a tranquil green space away from the bustling metropolis and is a great place for people watching. For modern architecture there is the Azadi (Freedom) Tower and the Milad Tower, the tallest tower in Tehran. If you have time, the White and Green Palaces, Museum of Islamic Period, Walsk at Park-e Jamshidiyeh and Darabeh are all worth visiting.
On the outskirts of Tehran, Darband offers walking trails into the mountains and there’s also a chair lift for non-walkers to enjoy the spectacular views.
Tehran offers a multitude of enriching cultural experiences for visitors, so book your flight soon. Find cheap flights to Tehran by using TravelSupermarket's price-comparison tool.
Flying to Iran means travelling via a stop in Europe or the Middle East, with the exception of one service from the UK capital...
The Iranian capital can be reached in as little as seven to eight hours with Iran Air on non-stop flights from London Heathrow.
All other flights from the UK are via a hub airport. Austrian flies from London via Vienna, Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines from London, Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh via Frankfurt and Istanbul respectively.
Emirates has flights via Dubai from London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle and Glasgow; Qatar flies from London, Manchester and Edinburgh through its base in Doha.
One stop flights take upwards of 11 hours, dependent upon the connection time.
When you’ve found your cheap flight to Tehran, plan your journey from the airport and then read on to find out where to stay...
International Tehran flights land in the new Imam Khomeini International Airport. The airport is located around 30 miles south-west of the city centre.
The best way to get to central Tehran from the airport is by taxi. Taxis are also good for getting around the city. There is a fixed price of 400,000 Iranian rials (about £9) for taxi journeys from the airport to the city centre.
If your budget is tight, you could take a taxi to a nearby metro station and journey further into the capital from there. Regular bus services also connect the airport and the city centre.
Car hire is also available. Collecting your pre-booked vehicle at the airport will save on the cost of city transfers, as well as giving you the freedom to see more of Iran.
With a sublime mountain backdrop, the city of Tehran is an enchanting place to stay...
The capital of Iran is located at the foot of the Alborz peaks, in the north of the country. As the powerhouse of the nation – and simply a pleasant place to visit – there’s a good range of hotels catering for all kinds of visitors.
Most hotels in Tehran are located in the central areas of the city, where markets and museums lure curious visitors. There isn’t a huge number of hotels, so it’s wise to book early to get the best rates.
You can find rooms in comfortable four-star hotels as well as mid-range and budget hotels, though the cheapest hotels don’t have the most attractive locations.
Outside Tehran, Shemshak and Dizin are ski resorts in the Alborz mountains, both about an hour from the city. In winter, they buzz with adrenaline-hungry visitors and the hotels are all busy.
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