Tehran is a very large city surrounded by tall mountains and has a city population of about 9 million people. Its urban concrete layout is interspersed with numerous parks and historic attractions, which include palaces, museums, towers, and food markets (bazaars) rich in spices and local delicacies.
Tehran is a bustling city and getting about can be time-consuming and somewhat chaotic – especially during rush hour. Tehran (Imam Khomeini) airport is located 55km south of the city and there are two main transport options linking the airport to the city centre. The public transport option involves taking Line 1 of the Metro rail network, which also links to other metro lines that travel to different city districts. An irregular bus service from the airport is also available, however, it stops on the western outskirts of the city (Azadi Square) which then requires a 40-minute taxi ride to get into the city centre, so it is not recommended. The other option which is also the most practical way to travel to Tehran city centre is to take a Tehran airport taxi.Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Tehran at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.