Iran Train Tickets
Rail transport is available to most of the major cities in Iran. But given its
immense popularity, most tickets are sold out days (and sometimes weeks!) prior
to the departure time. That is why online reservation isn’t only an advantage
but a necessity. While buying Iran train tickets online, you have many option.
You can opt for a single bed or private compartments (in which you have to pay
for all the beds in the compartment). There is also the possibility of booking a
women-only Iran train ticket. You can also buy train tickets to Iran from at
least four countries (Azerbaijan, Turkey, Pakistan and Turkmenistan). Among the
domestic trips in Iran, train tickets from the capital to major cities across
the country draws much interest. Some of these routs offer different types of
trains such as departures from Tehran to Shiraz and Isfahan. Other much
sought-after train routs are Mashhad-Tehran and Yazd-Tehran lines which are
among the busiest routes. Finding vacant compartment in these overnight trains
could be a challenge. However, if you plan your itinerary earlier and use the
services offered in Iran train booking sites in advance, you will enjoy some of
the best of Iran transportation facilities. You may wonder how you could buy an
Iran train ticket online without a valid Iranian debit card. You don’t need to
worry about that since our group will take care of your reservation. On
the homepage of our website, you will enter your general information and the
details of your intended trip. Our team will check your information and if
everything is confirmed, you will receive a payment request
through your email. After
paying the cost of the ticket, you will get your ticket(s) in PDF format. The
same procedure also applies to Iran bus tickets and
Iran flight tickets. For
knowing the details of your train ticket in Iran, you will need to have access
to an official and eligible timetable.
Iran Railway Timetable
As mentioned above, there are more than twenty routes in Iran railway transport
system. Tehran, Mashhad, Isfahan and Ahvaz appear on many of the routes in Iran
railway timetable. The busiest destinations (with the largest number of
passengers) on Iran train timetables are Tehran, Mashhad, Tabriz, Yazd, Isfahan,
Shiraz and Ahvaz. Online booking for tickets to and from these cities at least a
week before the time of departure is absolutely crucial. Iran railway timetable
varies slightly during the year specially on religious red days and Iranian new
year. Therefore, it is vital to check the latest update of Iran train timetable
before making reservation or planning your itinerary.
Iran Railway Map
As shown in Iran railways map, routes are scattered all over the country. From Razi and Jolfa in the northwest to Mirjaveh in the southeast, Iran railway
network spans over vast areas of deserts, forests and mountains. You have the
rare opportunity of crossing two searing deserts on the spectacular train trip
to Zahedan in the southeast of Iran. The other amazing journey takes you to the
southeast coast of the Caspian Sea, to a magical body of water called Gorgan
Gulf. Starting your journey from Bandar Torkman train station in Golestan
province, you will travel from one side of the gulf to the other side to the
coast of the Caspian Sea in Amir Abad in Mazandaran province. The other exciting
fact shown in Iran train map is that you can travel from the coast of the
Caspian Sea in the far north of Iran to the golden shores of the Persian Gulf in
the south by train!
Iran Railway Stations
There are more than 140 train stations on more than twenty routes in Iran.
Tehran railway station in Rahahan Square is undoubtedly the busiest of them all.
It appears in more than half of all railway routes on Iran’s railway map.
Mashhad railway station and Tabriz railway station come next in the number of
weekly departures and arrivals. The former is the largest station in the east of
Iran and welcomes thousands of pilgrims each year. The latter is the busiest
station northwest of the country. There is also a popular line from Nakhchivan
in the Republic of Azerbaijan to Mashhad in Iran. There are five stops on the
way, including stops in Tabriz and Tehran.
Types of Rail Transport in Iran
1. Four-Berth Compartment Overnight Trains
These are the most popular options in Iran’s rail transport offering a wide
range of facilities and services different according to the type of the trains
and their level of luxury. Four classes of trains are available: a. VIP (Zendegi,
Simorgh and Sabz all exclusively on Tehran-Mashhad route) b. First-Class (Ghazal
and Polour Sabz) c. Second-Class (Lux and Alborz) d. Third-Class (Persian Gulf).
2. Six-Berth Compartment Overnight Trains
These are the best-known forms of budget rail transport. These are also divided
into three classes: a. First-Class (Milad) b. Second-Class (Parsi, Zagros) and
3. Passenger Trains
Considered as the cheapest option of rail transport in Iran, passenger trains
have various categories including: a. Premier Class (Pardis Highspeed Intercity
Train) b. First-Class (Saba Double Deck) c. Second-Class (Saba and Eram) and
Third-Class (Railbus and Regional Trains).
Iran Railway History
Iran’s national railways is the oldest means of modern transportation in the
country. The first appearance of railways in Iran dates back to Qajar era in the
19th century when a meter gauge railway was established in the capital, Tehran.
Three other railways were added in the beginning of the 20th century before the
second world war. The Anglo-Soviet invasion of Iran, (ironically!) expedited the
development of the railways in Iran as the foreign occupying forces needed what
they called the Persian Corridor to provide the Soviet Union, then in war with
German forces, with supplies. After the end of the war, the new railways
appeared one after the other and the process has continued until the present
time. Iran’s national railways include 21 domestic railway lines and seven
railway links with other countries. Trains are very popular with the
Iran. Families usually travel together in their exclusive compartments and have
loads of fun on the way.
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