Tehran Railway Station is located at the center of Tehran city. It marks the beginning of Valiasr street, the longest street in the Middle East. This is the most crowded station in the country and runs services to most of the cities in the country.
Follow this article to learn more about Tehran Railway Station, Iran Railway Network, and how to get your hands on Iran Train Tickets when you decide to make your Iran travel.
Overlook of Tehran railway station
Accessibility: to get to the Tehran railway station, the heart of the Iran Railway Network, you can take line 3 of the Tehran metro and get off at the Tehran railway stop.
Or you can take the buses that head to the Tehran railway station bus terminal.
Phone number: 021 5149
Tehran railway station was the last piece of the railway puzzle that Reza Shah (the last king of Iran) had in mind. When it was constructed in 1930, it was a major step toward development for Iran. Still, this building is a sign of advancement after so many years.
The building was designed by a Ukrainian architect and constructed by a German Engineer. The building’s design was adopted from ancient Persian designs. It is supposed to manifest greatness and power. The tall doors, ceiling-to-floor windows, and a huge walkway in front of the building are other elements of this design.
There are numerous hotels and hostels available around Tehran railway station, which you can choose from according to your needs.
Choose Your Destinations to Travel to Iran!
Tehran railway station provides services to the following destinations; and, of course, these are only the final stations. All the cities and stations on the way are also serviced by the passing trains.
Iran Train Tickets
You have two choices to get your hand on Iran train tickets: go to a flight agency and ask for Iran train tickets OR go online and book your ticket.
You can find useful apps for visiting Iran by checking out the related article on the irantourism blog.
Traveling on the Iran railway network
Traveling by train in Iran can be a good choice regarding comfort and seeing nature on certain routes. But note that Iranian trains are very slow on most roads (except for Mashhad), so buses would be a much faster and better choice if you are in a hurry.
In the Iran railway network, it’s normal for people to ask the wagon master to pair single ladies and gentlemen in same-gender rooms. So if you find yourself a bit uncomfortable, you can easily request to be replaced.
The restrooms are on either side of the wagons; usually, one is in seating shape and the other in oriental form.
If you are a smoker, you are not allowed to smoke in the rooms, but you can do so on either side of the wagons, where the wagons are connected.
And usually, there is a restaurant car available on the trains to the destination, which takes more than 12 hours.
Aside from the scheduled stops to drop off the passengers, the trains usually stop once or twice more for 20 minutes so that the passengers can say their prayers. Be careful not to miss your train in these situations.
You will be served a small snack, such as a cake and a water bottle, during the ride. You can ask the train Host for other servings, dinner, or lunch to be done in your room.