Accessing to Iran with Hashemi Nejad Airport of Mashhad

Accessing to Iran with Hashemi Nejad Airport of Mashhad

Mashhad Airport also called Hashemi Nejad Airport has highest number of domestic and international flights in Iran, and thus it has a higher rank than Imam Khomeini Airport. In this article, we will introduce the terminal and various facilities of this international airport. Be with us.

An Introduction to Mashhad Airport

Hashemi Nejad is located in the southeast part of the city, has 8 kilometers distance from the railway station and Imam Reza shrine. Due to the fact that this airport is located in a crowded city as Mashhad, its high rank among other airports of Iran is not surprising. Now that this article is being written, the airport has an annual capacity of 8 million passengers.

It is interesting to know that in the year 1330, when this airport was newly established, there was only one flight from Mashhad to Tehran daily and vice versa, and many parts of the airport were used for training and military flights.

However, with the arrival of Airbus and Boeing, the conditions changed, they added numerous facilities to this airport and tried to develop it day by day.

Mashhad Airport has two separate terminals, one for domestic flights and one for international flights.

Terminal 1

The terminal covers an area of ​​38,000 square meters and is dedicated to domestic flights. If you want to check-in and get your boarding pass, you must visit the eastern side and the western side of the terminal.

Terminal 2

This terminal is dedicated to foreign flights and has an area of ​​approximately 22,000 square meters.

Active Airlines at Hashemi Nejad Airport in Mashhad

Because the airport is operating in both domestic and international flights, thus the active airlines at this airport are included in these two following categories:

Mashhad airport
Hashemi Nejad Airport
Foreign airline companies
  • Afghan jet
  • Kuwait Airways
  • Air Arabia
  • Ariana
  • ATA
  • Emirates
  • Fly Baghdad
  • Fly Dubai
  • Iran Air
  • Aseman
  • Iraq
  • Meraj
  • Comair
  • Mahan
  • Oman Air
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Zagros
  • Shaheen Air International
  • Qatar Airways
Domestic airlines
  • Zagros
  • Taban
  • Meraj
  • Qeshm
  • Mahan
  • Kish Air
  • ATA
  • Atrak
  • Caspian
  • Iran Air
  • Iran Airtour
  • Aseman
How to reach Mashhad Airport:

You can use one of these four options to get to the airport:

Personal car (from the 15th Khordad Square to the Jomhori Blvd. and then go toward Shahid Hasheminejad Blvd.)


The bus (line 77 – it is approximately about 20 minutes away from the airport).

Metro (line 1) Vakilabad metro station to Ghadir station (same as Mashhad airport station) works from 6:00 to 22:30 night!)

Facilities of Hasheminejad Airport in Mashhad

Mashhad airport’s parking is a vertical parking with a capacity of 1000 cars.

CIP services

If you need to wait a long time for the next flight after arriving at the Mashhad Airport, you can use the CIP service. In this lounge, in addition to free internet, you will have access to other amenities. In addition, airport staff can prepare the necessary documents for your next flight without doing anything yourself.

Mashhad airport
Mashhad airport
Keeping the load

If you wish, you can lend the baggage you have brought into the airport to the safe box and take them back whenever you want.

Packing the baggage

Passengers who are not familiar with the baggage-packing can let the airport staff do it for them.


The Emergency of Mashhad Airport has 24-hour services to the passengers.


There are numerous branches at the airport that makes it easy to access them.

Currency exchange

You can make a currency conversion before or after your trip using the airport currency.

Free Internet

There is a free internet connection in the airport for everyone.


If you feel that the fatigue of the trip has had a negative impact on your appearance, then it is a good option to get help from the hairdressers who are at the airport!

Hotel booking office

If you have not reserved your residence before your travel, do not worry. You can choose and book your hotel by using services of hotel booking offices at the airport.

Mashhad airport
Hashemi Nejad Airport
Commercial stands

If you do not find souvenirs before traveling, do not worry, as there are dozens of stores at the airport that will allow you to find and buy souvenirs for yourself!

Car Rental

If you need a vehicle for the while you are in Mashhad, you can use the car rental service that you can find outside of the airport.


If you have to spend a lot of time at the airport, it is better to entertain yourself with delicious and tasty dishes that are served at the airport.

Services for Disabled People

One of the best features of this airport is its facilities for disabled people like exclusive route, wheelchair and etc. It is among the extra facilities of this airport.

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I think losing your travel documents, money, and your phone in a foreign country is on the top place in the list of top things you must be scared of when you go abroad. You can google the list of the cities famous for their pickpockets and purse-snatchers. Now, if you’re coming to Iran, hearing the financial news in Iran might worry you a little; and in fact, the tourist centres and crowded areas are no exception in this case. But statistics show that Iran is almost a lot better and safer than other countries in this case. But, only in case you want to travel with peace of mind, keep these points in mind: • You don’t have carry your passport with you to everywhere you go; only a copy of that would suffice. No one usually asks for it. • You will need cash, but you shouldn’t carry all the cash you have with you. • I suggest you to put your eggs in different baskets, I mean split your money and put it in different places so in case you get robbed, you will have some money left. • It’t better to use bags and handbags instead of backpack in crowded places like bazaars; so you can always watch the zippers. • And always keep an eye on your phone!