Another recently popular means of transportation in Iran are trains. Iran trains offer safe, reliable and comfortable connections to almost every major destination in the country. For booking train ticket in Iran, consider Iran is an extensive country and distances of hundreds kilometers is between the major cities. Based on this distribution; railways have mainly long distance connections, with usually at least one overnight train per line and a few daytime connections on some lines. Private companies offering competitive and comfortable train ticket in Iran with different standard from average to highest classes. Fortunately, Iran’s rail system is developing gradually and renew by European coupes. Iran Traveling Center provides you with reliable reservation system for booking train ticket in Iran for all available domestic or international destinations.
How to Book Train Ticket in Iran:
Transportation by train in Iran is newer than airplane and bus, demand is higher. So, booking train ticket in advanced is mandatory. For booking train ticket in Iran you should apply as soon as possible. Because some destinations get fully booked even three weeks prior to departure. If you have little time, its better to book your train ticket sooner by filling in the following form before you start traveling to Iran. For more details, latest timetable, rate and updates; consult with Iran Traveling Center reservation team.
Map of Railway in Iran:
Iran’s Top Train Routes:
Iran Traveling Center can help you booking train tickets in Iran among the available domestic and international routes offered by Iranian Railway System.
Domestic Train Service in Iran:
The railway network converges on Tehran and connects all major parts of the country. Usually most services begin or end in the capital. An amazing way of getting to Sari or Gorgan from Tehran, beside forest and mountainous scenery is the Veresk Bridge which is one of the great engineering achievements of the 20th century. Isfahan to Shiraz and vise versa also passes through Zagros Mountain route. Tehran is the main hub and There is at least one daily service to Mashhad, Isfahan, Tabriz, Bandar Abbas and Kerman. Domestic trains in Iran usually depart on time.
Available Trains in Iran:
Pardis High-Speed Trains:
These are high quality, fast and reliable express trains at a speed up to 160 km/h. There are two-seat coupes with a single table and four seat coupes with large table at the center. Drinks and snacks are available and meals may be ordered to the seat.
High-Quality Long Distance Trains:
Overnight distances are covered by some of the most luxuries trains of Iran. Meals are served in each coupe on request. Compartment are comfortable with air conditioning system, which can booked for two persons or a single.
Ordinary Long Distance Trains with Beds:
They are available as first class with four or six bed/seats compartments and as second class with six bed compartments. First class trains have air conditioning system while second class usually doesn’t have. Bed standard of these trains is similar to sleepers on European railways. Meals are not available on these trains but tea and snacks are served in each car. Of course fist class trains are much more suggested.
They offer fairly good standard with low floor entrances, air conditioning system and comfortable chairs. As these trains are considered for commuter hours around some main cities, their services are limited.
International Train Service in Iran:
In order to improve regional cooperation in tourism industry; Raja Rail Transportation Co and Turkey has managed to extend their railway connections with a safe, modern and comfortable weekly train from Ankara to Tehran called the ‘Trans-Asia Express’. It is actually two trains, a Turkish one from Ankara to Tatvan pier, then a ferry across Van Lake, and finally an Iranian train from Van pier to Tehran. Only one baggage van actually goes all the way, being ferried across Van Lake on the ferry. Both Turkish and Iranian trains have modern air conditioning system, first class 4-berth couchettes and an elegant restaurant car. Turkey train has five railroad cars and Iran train has six ones which are express four beds. European and Australian groups start to travel to Iran by using Trans-Asia Express and are satisfied with this amazing experience.
First route is Ankara-Tehran and Tehran-Ankara train. It leaves Ankara on Wednesday morning and arrives to Tehran in Friday evening. For return, train leaves Tehran at Wednesday night and return to Ankara on Saturday morning. The travel duration is 60 hours.
And the second route is Van-Tabriz and Tabriz-Van train. Which has shorter distance, it leaves Van Tuesday night, enter Tabriz on Wednesday morning. Return from Tabriz is at Monday night, enter van on Tuesday morning.