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 to Tehran Imam Khomeini  •  7 h 6 min

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

$97 - $278

Cheapest option

Bus  •  36 h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Tehran Beyhaghi Terminal

$50

4 alternative options

Fly Istanbul to Tehran Mehrabad  •  7 h 8 min

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

$68 - $365

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

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

$80 - $204

Bus, train, taxi  •  2 days 8 h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul Otogari 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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Tehrān is to bus which costs 240 ₺ and takes 36 h.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Tehrān is to fly which costs 460 ₺ - 1.400 ₺ and takes 7 h 6 min.

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

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It takes approximately 7 h 6 min to get from Istanbul to Tehrān, including transfers.

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

Iran Aseman, Mahan Air and six other airlines fly from Istanbul to Tehrān every 2 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 to Tehran Imam Khomeini
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $900
Flights from Istanbul to Tehran Mehrabad via Ahwaz
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Istanbul to Tehran Mehrabad via Tabriz
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Istanbul to Tehran Mehrabad via Urmieh
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Tehran Imam Khomeini
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Tehran Imam Khomeini
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Tehran Imam Khomeini
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Iran Aseman
Website
iaa.ir
Flights from Istanbul to Tehran Imam Khomeini
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Istanbul to Tehran Mehrabad via Tabriz
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Mahan Air
Website
mahan.aero
Flights from Istanbul to Tehran Imam Khomeini
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
AtlasGlobal
Website
atlasglb.com
Flights from Istanbul to Tehran Imam Khomeini
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Istanbul to Tehran Imam Khomeini via Izmir
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Iran Airtour Airline
Website
iat.aero
Flights from Istanbul to Tehran Mehrabad via Tabriz
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Meraj Air
Website
meraj.aero
Flights from Istanbul to Tehran Imam Khomeini
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Iraqi Airways
Website
iraqiairways.com.iq
Flights from Istanbul to Tehran Imam Khomeini via Najaf
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Azerbaijan Airlines
Website
azal.az
Flights from Istanbul to Tehran Imam Khomeini via Baku
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
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
$5 - $7
Website
tcdd.gov.tr
Train from Ankara to Tatvan
Ave. Duration
25 h 14 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$10 - $13
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
Website
metroturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul Otogari to Gebze
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
metroturizm.com.tr
Other operators
Taxi from Tatvan to Van
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70

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