Information & Facts
There is no direct route from the city to the airport and a taxi
will take approximately an hour and a half to get there.
There are buses between the airport and the nearest subway
station, from where passengers can connect to the city.
There are two banks and a tourist information centre in the
arrivals hall of the airport.
The official language of Iran is Persian, also known as
Farsi. English is mostly spoken and understood by
The unit of currency is the Iranian Rial (IRR) which is divided
into 100 dinar but the
tomanis used by Iranians today as an amount of ten Rial.
Most Iranians state the value of things in toman instead of Rial.
Prices are most often marked in toman, with 1,000 or 1,000,000
toman equivalent to 10,000 or 10,000,000 Rial respectively. It is
best to travel with US Dollars, which can be exchanged upon arrival
in the airport or bank in big cities or at street rate in the
streets. Travellers are not advised to take travellers cheques
unless it is a necessity as they can only be exchanged at the Bank
Melli branches at the international airport in Tehran and in
central Tehran. An increasing number of mid-range hotels and all
top-end establishments accept Visa and MasterCard. Some of the more
expensive Iranian hotels charge in US Dollars.
Local time is GMT + 3.5.