Flights to Tehran: practical information
Cheap airlines to Tehran
Planning a holiday in Tehran? The capital of Iran is waiting! Start planning your trip with cheap flights to Tehran's main airport, Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA). There are dozens of flights to Tehran from the UK onboard Pegasus Airlines, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Aeroflot, Etihad Airways, among others with 1 stopover.
When to book flights to Tehran
It's a good idea to book your tickets to Tehran at least 6 months in advance. Because the city is located a mile above sea level it tends to be a lot less hot than other Middle Eastern cities, so visiting in summer isn't too uncomfortable with average temperatures around 32°C.
- Peak season: Spring and fall are most popular, with less air pollution than summer.
- Low season: Winter and summer tend to see less foreign visitors.
Flights to Tehran take around 10 hours with stopovers.
Experience Tehran: what to see, what to do
Tehran is a buzzing metropolis with great parks, museums and markets. The locals are warm and friendly. The northern part of the city is the more modern, and most popular with visitors. Take a city tour, not missing the Azadi Tower, the National Museum of Iran or the Golestan Palace.
Essentials in Tehran
Azadi Tower: This has long been a symbol for the city. It was built to commemorate the 2,500 year anniversary of the Persian Empire and is a graceful blend of Islamic and Sassanid architecture. Entry includes admission to the museum.
National Museum of Iran: Iranian culture is rich in the decorative arts from ceramics to textiles. There are stone carvings and ceramics here dating to the 5th century. The museum has artefacts from Neolithic times all the way to present day.
Golestan Palace: This is the oldest historic monument in the city. The palace was once the Qajar's royal residence. The building is gorgeous but the gardens are really something spectacular, a lush and green oasis in the middle of the city.
Find more information on Tourism Board Iran.
Accommodation in Tehran
Looking for a cheap hotel in Tehran? Most visitors will stay at hotels in the northern part of the city. 4* hotels are not as pricey as their equivalents in other Middle Eastern capitals, so why not splurge on your holiday in Tehran?