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There are 4 ways to get from Ankara to Tehrān by plane, subway, bus, train or car

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Fly, line 1 subway

  1. Fly from Ankara (ESB) to Tehran Imam Khomeini (IKA)
  2. Take the line 1 subway from Shahed - Bagher Shahr Station to Saadi Station

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Train

  1. Take the Train from Ankara Garı to Tehran

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Ankara to Istanbul
  2. Take the bus from Istanbul to Tehran Beyhaghi Terminal

Drive

  1. Drive from Ankara to Tehrān

Ankara to Tehrān by train

The train journey time between Ankara and Tehrān is around 2 days 8h and covers a distance of around 2510 km. The fastest train normally takes 2 days 8h. Operated by Turkish Railways (TCDD), the Ankara to Tehrān train service departs from Ankara Garı and arrives in Tehran. Typically only one train runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Train route information

Average train time:
2 days 8h
Fastest train time:
2 days 8h
Train distance:
2510 km
Trains per week:
1
Cheapest price:
$14
Carbon emissions:
132 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
14:25
Last train departs at:
14:25

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Ankara to Tehrān train schedules

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran

There is widespread community transmission globally.
Some travel restrictions may still be in place within Iran. For the latest travel status, please check the official page for Iran.

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For the latest travel status, we recommend checking the official page for Iran.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

Border checks are being enforced in Iran to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Entry may be denied to international travellers.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Iran

There are currently lockdown measures within Iran to control the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Domestic travel within Iran may be affected.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Iran

Limited international flights leaving Turkey began to resume from August 1.

Last updated: October 18 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ankara to Tehrān is to Train which costs 130 ₺ - 160 ₺ and takes 2 days 7h.

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The quickest way to get from Ankara to Tehrān is to drive which costs 2.400 ₺ - 3.600 ₺ and takes 26h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Ankara Garı and arriving at Tehran. Services depart once a week, and operate Wednesday. The journey takes approximately 2 days 7h.

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The distance between Ankara and Tehrān is 1694 km. The road distance is 2073.3 km.

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The best way to get from Ankara to Tehrān without a car is to bus which takes 43h 56m and costs 540 ₺ - 580 ₺.

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It takes approximately 6h 47m to get from Ankara to Tehrān, including transfers.

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Ankara to Tehrān train services, operated by Turkish Railways (TCDD), depart from Ankara Garı station.

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The best way to get from Ankara to Tehrān is to bus which takes 43h 56m and costs 540 ₺ - 580 ₺. Alternatively, you can Train, which costs 130 ₺ - 160 ₺ and takes 2 days 7h.

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The quickest flight from Ankara Airport to Tehran Imam Khomeini Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 20m.

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Tehrān is 30 min ahead of Ankara. It is currently 2:25 AM in Ankara and 2:55 AM in Tehrān.

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  • Distance: 1693.9 km
  • Duration: 6h 47m

What companies run services between Ankara, Turkey and Tehrān, Iran?

You can take a bus from Ankara to Tehrān via Istanbul, Aksaray, Beyazit, and Istanbul in around 43h 56m. Alternatively, Turkish Railways (TCDD) operates a train from Ankara Garı to Tehran once a week. Tickets cost $14 - $18 and the journey takes 2 days 7h.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Ankara to Tehran Imam Khomeini
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $190
Flights from Ankara to Tehran Imam Khomeini via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $190
Flights from Ankara to Tehran Imam Khomeini via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $190
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Ankara to Tehran Imam Khomeini
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $190
Flights from Ankara to Tehran Imam Khomeini via Sabiha Gokcen
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $190
Mahan Air
Website
mahan.aero
Flights from Ankara to Tehran Imam Khomeini
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Train operators
Bus operators
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Ankara to Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6h 41m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
MetroTurizm
Seiro Safar
Website
seirosafar.ir
Bus from Istanbul to Tehran Beyhaghi Terminal
Ave. Duration
36h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50
Schedules at
seirosafar.ir

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Ankara to Tehrān train services, operated by Turkish Railways (TCDD), arrive at Tehran station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ankara to Tehrān is 2073 km. It takes approximately 26h 20m to drive from Ankara to Tehrān.

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Mahan Air, Pegasus Airlines and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Ankara Airport to Tehran Imam Khomeini Airport.

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The best way to get from Ankara to Ankara Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs 11 ₺.

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