Tehran, in the Middle East, may be an unlikely holiday destination, though there is plenty of history, museums and bazars to explore. The city is divided in two parts, the northern districts are modern with large shopping malls, international restaurants and luxury hotels. The southern areas are home to bazars, historical buildings and falafel stands. If you visit, be sure to check out the popular Golestan Palace.
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Visiting from Sydney to Tehran (Imam Khomeini)
When to visit
Tehran has a semi-arid, continental climate with dry, hot summers and cold winters. The best time to visit Tehran is during summer (June to August) with clear sunny days, low humidity and cool evenings. Temperatures average around 34°C. If you're after milder weather, spring (March to May) and autumn (September to October) are pleasant times to visit with perfect temperatures for sightseeing, around 21°C. Winters are very cold with snow, dropping to below freezing.
What is the main airport called?
Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA),Opens in a new tab or window also referred to as Tehran International Airport. It is the main airport in Tehran, the capital city of Iran. The airport is located 30km southwest of Tehran.
Arriving in Tehran
The helpful staff at Tehran Airport will greet you when you land and assist you with your travel needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are various transport options available to get you on your way.
Getting into Tehran from Tehran Airport
Getting into Tehran from the airport is easy, with a range of transport options available. Choose from taxi, metro, hotel shuttle or car hire. Taxi is a convenient option, taking 45 minutes to get to the city centre and are located outside the terminal. IKA airport is connected to the metro for a fast, easy and reliable mode of transport, taking around 35 minutes to get to town. It's possible to rent a car from the airport, to explore the city at your own pace. Another option is to organise a private transfer with your hotel.
Getting around Tehran
There are plenty of transport options to get around Tehran. The city has a modern metro system connecting various parts of the city, and it is one of the best ways to get around to avoid traffic congestion. From Tehran's central railway station, you can catch a train to other major destinations in Iran. There is a bus system, that is inexpensive, though it can be tricky to navigate. Taxis are a convenient way to travel around the city and can be recognised by the yellow and green colour. If you're staying in a luxury hotel, it’s possible to organise a private driver you take you around for the day. There are plenty of walkways and walking is a good way to see Vali-Asr. You can rent a car, though driving may be a challenge for travellers. There is a bike share scheme for cycling in Tehran, with docking stations through the city to pick up or return bikes.
Fly from Sydney
Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Sydney, there are a few things you should know so you’re prepared for your upcoming trip.
What is the main airport called?
Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD). Is an international airport in Sydney, Australia located 8 km south of the Sydney central business district, in the suburb of Mascot.
Passengers on Qantas flights from Sydney are allocated checked baggage. If you require extra luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online before departure.
Passengers travelling from Sydney, ensure you check-in online or via the Qantas App before you arrive at the airport from 24 hours before departure.
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