Rent a Car in Iran
Car rentals are quite a modern phenomenon
earliest car rentals emerged at the very beginning of the 20th century. The
small-scale industry of the 1910s and 1920s soon flourished and underwent
various mutations. Technological advances in automobile manufacturing and the
ever-shifting demands of the market were among the contributing factors of these
changes. Today the range of services available on the world’s famous car rental
chains include modern cars, vintage cars, vans and even motorcycles and
scooters. Currently, you can rent a car in over 150 countries in the world and
Iran is one of them. In countries like Iran that the price of gas is
considerably low, renting a car could be very rewarding. Filling up your tank
will cost between 5 to 7 USD in regular cars which is next to nothing in
comparison with the dear cost of fuel in the West. You can find a car rental in
most of the major cities in Iran. If you are traveling by air, car rentals are
available in Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport. It is possible to
drive from the airport to other major cities such as Shiraz and Isfahan provided
that you return the car at the appointed time. Other services abound in major
cities such as luxury and budget car rental. The latter is a popular option and
you can refer to these cheap car rentals in Tehran and other tourist
destinations such as Shiraz and Isfahan. If you don’t fancy to drive a car and
mind all the complexities of the roads in Iran, you can rent a car with a
driver. Although this will cost more, it is probably the most convenient option
in Iran’s car rental services.
Rent A Luxury Car in Tehran
There are many reasons for renting a luxury car. You might desire the premium
facilities of classy cars or you might just want to travel on flashy wheels.
Luxury services in car rentals in Iran are only
available in Tehran. As a matter of fact, the largest
number of car rentals in Iran are located in Tehran. They offer a wide range of
services, from budget cars to fancy automobiles. The only difference between
these services is that for renting a luxury car in Tehran, the amount of
required cash deposit might be a bit higher than regular cars. The choice of the
car differs depending on the place you choose to rent it. But you
will most likely find a superb deal in the list of cars provided by
Most of the luxury car rentals in Tehran lie in the city’s uptown.
Rent A Car in Shiraz
Shiraz is one of the top-rated tourist destinations in Iran. Besides the
abundance of wonderful city sightseeing spots, Shiraz owes much of its renown to
its extraordinary array of historic sites. Some of the most significant of these
sites, such as Persepolis and Necropolis, lie outside the domain of the city.
That’s why renting a car in Shiraz is very common among the tourists who want to
visit the city’s wonders at their own pace and not in accordance with the
dictates of a tour guide. You can even use the services provided by car rentals
in Shiraz to travel to other cities in Iran. Trips from Shiraz to Tehran and
vice versa are especially popular.
Driving Laws in Iran
Driving laws in Iran are pretty much the same as the
international driving laws. Traffic can be
a hassle in big cities but if you exclude the rush hours (5-8 pm), it
is sufficiently smooth. As for the streets, they are well-kept and constantly
monitored by traffic cameras and radars. Highways and intercity roads are under
constant police surveillance especially during holidays when any deviation from
driving rules in Iran is met with fines and even driving bans for reckless
drivers. You won’t have any problems reading the signposts since they are
rendered in standard English. Even on the rare occasion that you lose your way
on the road, people will generously help you find the correct route.
Driving in Iran
You have probably come across a load of negative remarks on driving culture in
Iran. But the truth is that much of these caustic comments about
driving in Iran
are greatly exaggerated. Yes, it is true that people sometimes don’t observe the
speed limit and when they are caught in traffic, they might lose their temper
and honk like crazy. These happen more or less everywhere and it isn’t the
typical driving culture in Iran. But lawbreakers and daredevils are everywhere,
so you have to be careful with the drivers who don’t use flashlights and pass a
whole line of cars where overtaking isn’t allowed. Extreme caution is
recommended regarding driving on the country roads. Be sure that you know your
way around before commencing your journey on a winding country road, especially
if you are driving late in the evening.
What Do You Need to Rent a Car?
Now that we have put some general matters into perspective, it is the time to
address the question: What do you need to rent a car in Iran? In what comes
below we have enumerated and discussed the car rental requirements in Iran.
Remember that you must offer all these documents and the cash deposit before you
could rent a car.
1. A copy of your passport
2. A copy of your visa
3. 800 USD as cash deposit (You'll get it
back upon the return of the car)
4. An international driver’s license with the validity of at least 2 months.
The process takes only a couple of minutes at the end of which you are given
the key to the vehicle of your choice plus the official registration certificate
and the car insurance. You should present these documents to the traffic police
or highway patrol in the event of an accident or a regular stop at a police
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