You are a traveler to Iran and you plan to visit every sight and must-see places in every city you go. You do not want to waste any time to get there, and you do not want to lavish so much money on transporting either, because you have other essential expenses. So what will you do?
One of the solution to save time and money is public transport means; although not all kinds of public transportation. But especially Bus Rapid Transit Network in Iran. (or simply BRT)
To know what is BRT and how it works in Iran, follow this Iran travel guide article.
What is BRT
Bus rapid transit network in Iran is a bus-based public transport system that is in use in some cities to speed up bus transition.
This system is cheaper than other transportation means and has its own fast track routs.
Short waiting time and availability are the other merits that encourage people to use it more often.
“The mission is to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and innovation for increasing speed, efficiency, and reliability of high-capacity bus service through the implementation of BRT.”
National BRT institute
How to Use Bus Rapid Transit Network in Iran?
In order to use the BRT system, you need to acquire a credit card from the ticket booths at terminals, or from the metro stations.
These credit cards are rechargeable and when you are done with them, you can return them and refund the remaining amount of money left in them.
You have to use this card in order to enter the BRT stations, and then board your bus.
With bus rapid transit network in Iran (BRT), the arrangement of the seats is exactly opposite of the regular buses, where ladies seat at the back and the gents at the front.
In BRT (bus rapid transit network in Iran) ladies have to board the front port of the buss, and the gents the back part.
BRT lines in all the cities with bus rapid transit except for Tehran and Mashhad operate only in two lines, mainly at the city center. Here we represent you with all the lines of those two larger cities:
BRT in Tehran
It has 11 running lines and it’s the biggest cities with bus rapid transit (BRT)
Path: Tehranpars intersection to Azadi terminal. First bus will be in the station at 5 A.M and the last bus will leave at 9:55 P.m
Path: Khavaran terminal to Azadi terminal. First bus will be in the station at 4:30 A.M
And the last bus will leave at 9 P.M
Khavaran terminal to Elm-o-Sana’at terminal
First bus will be at the station at 5:30 A.M and the last one will leave 9:55 P.M
Jonub terminal to Shahid Afshar terminal
First bus will be at the station at 4:35 A.M and last one will leave the stations at 9:50 P.M
Beyhaghi terminal to Elm-o-sana’at terminal
First bus will be at the station at 5:30 A.M and the last bus will leave at 10 P.M
Laleh terminal to Shahid Afshaer terminal
First bus will be at the station at 5.30 A.M and last one will at 9:30 P.M
Rah-Ahan terminal to Tajrish terminal
First bus will be at the station 5:30 A.M and last one will leave 9:45 P.M
Khavaran terminal to Jonoub terminal
First bus will be at the station 5:20 A.M and last one will leave at 9:40 P.M
Javanmard Ghassab metro to Laleh terminal
First bus will be at the station 5:30 A.M and last bus will leave at 9 P.M
Oloum-o-Tahghighat university to Azadegan terminal
First bus will be at the station at 5:30 A.M and last one will leave 9:30 P.M
Moein terminal to Vey park
First bus will be at the station at 5:30 A.M. and last bus will leave the station at 9 P.M
Attention: These arrivals and departures time is for working day and not for holidays. In the lines map you can see the intersections of the lines and also you can see the schematic path that shows you where the line begins and where it ends.
BRT in Mashhad
Mashhad is another city with bus rapid transit in Iran.
First line of this transportation system (BRT 800) starts from Emam Reza terminal and ends at Tabarsi terminal
Second line of BRT (800/1) begins from Emam reza terminal which leads into Beytol Moghads terminal
Third line (BRT 800/2) starts from Tabaresi terminal and ends at Haram-Motahar (holy shrine)
Fourth line (BRT 830) starts from the end of Shahid Bahonar town and ends at the end of Emamie
Fifth and last line of Mashhad BRT (BRT 831) begins from Elahie terminal and ends at Mosala Terminal