Passenger guide - Tehran airport (IKA)  7.8

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Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport, opened on May 8, 2004, is the largest in Iran, concentrating most international flights in the area. It operates with destinations in the Middle and Far East and the main locations in Europe.

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Number of Terminals - 1 - Open 24 hours a day.
Annual passenger traffic: More than 8.8 million passengers went through it in 2017.
Tel: +98 215 100 118 / 96330. There are information and tourist desks near the elevators in the Arrivals and Departures areas and inside the transit lounge.



The airport is located 30 km (19 miles) southwest from Tehran.

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Europcar (Tel +98 215 100 7539) offers car rental services 24 hours a day.

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The airport has banks, ATMs, postal services, VIP lounges, chargers for mobile devices and free Wi-Fi access.

Food and Drinks- Traditional restaurants, fast food outlets and coffee shops.
- Duty-free stores on the Departures level, local goods, spices, souvenirs, flowers.
Baggage- The lost and found office is handled by the airport police and is located in the luggage reclaim area, on the Arrivals level (Tel +98 215 100 7328 / 7014 / 7897).
Other Services- Medical emergencies center, prayer rooms.


Bus - There is a service to Mehrebad Airport and Azadi Square, in the city centre, with stops in several metro stations from Haram-e-Motahar and Shohada. Buses depart from outside the Arrivals area.

Metro - The closest station is located in Haram. From there, line 1 travels to the city centre from 5:30 am to 11:00 pm. Intermediate stops include Mirdamad, Mosalla, Taleghani, Saadi, Molavi, Khazaneh, Shohada, Haram-e-Motahar. More information: Tel +98 216 674 7500. Timetable and fares

Taxi - A counter is available near the main arrivals gate, where you can hire a cab for a fixed price. The official operators are Garrison (Tel 1833), Tehran Wireless Taxi (Tel 1828) and Luxury Taxi (Tel 1891). The trip to downtown Tehran takes about 90 minutes.


Opposite the terminal are located the Novotel Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport (Tel +98 215 567 7900) and the Ibis Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport (Tel +98 215 567 7900). To find more accommodations you should get to central Tehran, where there are options such as: Mehrabad Hotel (Tel +98 214 463 1391), Taha Hostel (Tel +98 912 739 3531), Iran Hostel (Tel +98 935 725 2441), Golestan Hotel (Tel +98 216 671 1417), Shahryar Hotel (Tel +98 215 863 8596), Asareh Hotel (Tel +98 216 656 4555), Pasargad Hotel (Tel +98 216 642 4051), Ferdowsi International Grand Hotel (Tel +98 216 672 7026). Some hotels provide a shuttle service to and from the airport.


Different parking options available. More information: Tel +98 215 100 7199.

P1 - Covered, located next to the terminal, for short stays.
P2, P3, P4, P5 - Outdoor, long-term areas connected to the main building through free shuttles.


Passengers requiring wheelchairs or special assistance should contact their airline prior to their travel. The enclosure has ramps, elevators and adapted toilets.

Latest updates: May, 10, 2018
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