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About Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA)

Opened in 2004, Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport is the largest airport in Iran and is located near the capital city, Tehran. Our guide to the airport includes information on public transport routes, terminal facilities and airport contact details.

Airport news:

The construction of a second terminal is currently at the planning stage.


There are information desks within the terminal building. English-speaking staff are available.


Driving directions:

From central Tehran, follow the Tehran-Qom Freeway (Route 7), which is directly linked to the airport by a separate access road.

Airport Info


Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport

Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport is located 30km (19 miles) southwest of the city centre.

No. of terminals:

+98 21 5100 6015.

Public Transport

Public transport road:

Bus:Regular buses to the city centre are available from outside the terminal. However, a taxi is the recommended option.

Shuttle:Shuttle buses link Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport to the nearest metro station and also with the domestic airport: Mehrabad International Airport, which is within the city boundary.

Taxi:Fixed rate taxis are available outside the terminal – the journey time to central Tehran is around 90 minutes, depending on traffic, and the fare is set at Rs.400,000 for a basic vehicle. Taxis can be booked in advance from Airport Seiro Safar (

Terminal facilities


Banks are available both airside and landside. There is also a bureau de change. Credit cards are not widely accepted in Iran.


There is a restaurant offering traditional Persian dishes, plus coffee/snack bars.


Duty-free shopping is available (no alcohol), along with outlets selling speciality Iranian foods, giftware and spices.


There is no left luggage facility within the airport. For enquiries about lost or found items, please visit one of the information desks within the terminal or contact the airport police (tel: +98 21 5100 7328).


Among the other facilities at Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport are first aid services and prayer areas.

Airport facilities

Conference and business:

There are no meeting or conference facilities at Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport, but there is a CIP lounge for premium passengers, which offers snacks and drinks. Meeting facilities are available at the larger city hotels.

Disabled facilities:

The terminal is accessible to disabled travellers – lifts and disabled toilets are available. Passengers requiring wheelchair assistance should contact their airline in advance of travel.

Car parking:

Short-term parking is available adjacent to the terminal building, while the long-term car parks (2 and 3) are connected to the terminal by a free shuttle bus service.

Car rental:

Car hire is not available at the airport, however Europcar can arrange a meet and greet service booked in advance.