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There are 6 ways to get from Istanbul to Tehrān by plane, bus, train, taxi or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Tehran Imam Khomeini  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Tehran Imam Khomeini (IKA) IST - IKA

$95 - $276

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Bus  •  36 h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Tehran Beyhaghi Terminal

$50

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Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Tehran Mehrabad  •  13 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Tehran Mehrabad (THR) IST - THR

$98 - $414

Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Tehran Imam Khomeini  •  8 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Tehran Imam Khomeini (IKA) SAW - IKA

$77 - $202

Bus, train, taxi  •  2 days 8 h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Gebze
  2. Take the train from Gebze to Ankara Yht
  3. Take the train from Ankara to Tatvan
  4. Take a taxi from Tatvan to Van
  5. Take the train from Van to Tabriz
  6. Take the train from Tabriz to Tehran station 489

Drive  •  31 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Tehrān 1561.7 miles

$320 - $470

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The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Tehrān is to bus which costs 284 ₺ and takes 36 h.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Tehrān is to fly which costs 500 ₺ - 1.600 ₺ and takes 7 h 16 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Istanbul and arriving at Tehran Beyhaghi Terminal. Services depart once a week. The journey takes approximately 36 h.

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The distance between Istanbul and Tehrān is 2040 km. The road distance is 2498.7 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Tehrān without a car is to bus which takes 36 h and costs 284 ₺.

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It takes approximately 7 h 16 min to get from Istanbul to Tehrān, including transfers.

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Istanbul to Tehrān bus services, operated by Seiro Safar, depart from Istanbul station.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Tehrān is to fly which takes 7 h 16 min and costs 500 ₺ - 1.600 ₺. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 284 ₺ and takes 36 h.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Tehran Imam Khomeini Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 55 min.

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Istanbul to Tehrān bus services, operated by Seiro Safar, arrive at Tehran Beyhaghi Terminal station.

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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Tehrān.
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  • Distance: 1275.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 16 min

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

Turkish Airlines, AtlasGlobal and three other airlines fly from Istanbul to Tehrān every 3 hours. Alternatively, Seiro Safar operates a bus from Istanbul to Tehrān once a week. Tickets cost $50 and the journey takes 36 h.

Airlines
Iran Air
Website
iranair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Tehran Imam Khomeini
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Tehran Mehrabad via Tabriz
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Tehran Mehrabad via Esfahan
Ave. Duration
13 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Tehran Mehrabad via Ahwaz
Ave. Duration
14 h 50 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Tehran Mehrabad via Shiraz
Ave. Duration
15 h 35 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Tehran Mehrabad via Mashhad
Ave. Duration
16 h 40 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Tehran Imam Khomeini
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Tehran Imam Khomeini
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Tehran Imam Khomeini
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $500
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Tehran Imam Khomeini
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Mahan Air
Website
mahan.aero
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Tehran Imam Khomeini
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Iraqi Airways
Website
iraqiairways.com.iq
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Tehran Imam Khomeini via Najaf
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Tehran Imam Khomeini
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Train operators
Turkish Railways (TCDD)
Phone
+90 444 8 233
Website
tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr
Train from Gebze to Ankara
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Train from Ankara to Tatvan
Ave. Duration
25 h 14 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Train from Van to Tabriz
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$4 - $13
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Raja Rail Transportation Co.
Phone
021- 55122417
Email
info@raja.ir
Website
raja.ir
Train from Tabriz to Tehran station
Ave. Duration
10 h 52 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
raja.ir
Bus operators
Seiro Safar
Website
seirosafar.ir
Bus from Istanbul to Tehran Beyhaghi Terminal
Ave. Duration
36 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50
Schedules at
seirosafar.ir
MetroTurizm
Phone
0850 222 34 55
Email
iletisim@metroturizm.com.tr
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Gebze
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Pamukkale
Phone
0 850 333 35 35
Email
info@pamukkale.com.tr
Website
pamukkale.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Gebze
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
pamukkale.com.tr
Other operators
Taxi from Tatvan to Van
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Estimated price
$45 - $60

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Tehrān is 30 min ahead of Istanbul. It is currently 8:56 AM in Istanbul and 9:26 AM in Tehrān.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Tehrān is 2499 km. It takes approximately 31 h 35 min to drive from Istanbul to Tehrān.

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Iran Air, AtlasGlobal, Mahan Air and two other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Tehran Imam Khomeini Airport.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is to Metro which takes 34 min and costs 4 ₺.

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