Imam Khomeini International Airport

Imam Khomeini International Airport

Imam Khomeini International Airport is the first international airport in Tehran, the capital city of Iran which is located 30 kilometers south of the city. Currently this airport includes 3 terminals which only terminal 1 is usable and terminal 2 (salam terminal) and terminal 3 (iranshahr terminal) are respectively being constructed and planned to be constructed. Central building of this airport includes 4 floors has the ability to serve all incoming and outgoing passengers.

Currently, there are about 8 million passengers a year using this airport, which according to evaluations, with launching of other terminals this statistics will be doubled. Terminal 1, now has the ability to manage 6.5 to 7 million passengers and something about 120 thousand tons of luggage.

Imam Khomeini International Airport
Imam Khomeini International Airport
Active Airways in the Imam Khomeini International Airport

Currently more than 40 airways are operating at the airport with more than 700 flights to 30 destinations worldwide. Some of them are:

Foreign Airlines
  • Air France
  • Emirates
  • Fly Dubai
  • Lufthansa
  • Qatar Airways
Iranian Airlines
  • Iran air
  • Zagros
  • Mahan
  • Kish air
  • Aseman
  • Caspian
Access to Imam Khomeini International Airport

With regard to that the airport of Imam Khomeini is the first and the main airport in Tehran, there are several ways to achieve it.

  • Subway (line 8)
    • Taxi (Snap or call numbers 1804, 1828, 1833 from anywhere in Tehran)
    • Private car (via Tehran-Qom Freeway and Tehran-Saveh Freeway)
    • Buses (using Mehrabad airport buses)

Note: No matter which method you use to reach the international airport of Imam Khomeini, be careful about the distance between airport from city and heavy traffic that always can be seen in the streets of Tehran!

Train from Imam Khomeini International Airport

Currently, the rail link from this airport to other parts of Iran has not been activated. But in the near future a Tehran-Qom-Isfahan Express train will be launched. Currently, the track is under construction.

Taxi from Imam Khomeini International Airport

Currently, transportation companies, Tehran taxi cabs and luxury taxis are serving the transportation of passengers. To use the services of each of these companies, you can go to the dedicated kiosk at the airport. Each of these companies has a different prices depending on the type of car (Toyota Camry, Volkswagen Caddy, Van and Toyota Rav4) and your destination. These taxis are operated 24 hours a day, with passenger insurance.

subway from Imam Khomeini International Airport

To get to  the airport , you can use the subway line8, which was recently launched in 1396. The first subway station is to get to the shahre aftab exhibition, which is about 35 minutes from the airport. The ticket price for this line from the subway per person is 7500 toman.

Imam Khomeini International Airport
Bus from Imam Khomeini International Airport

If you do not hurry to reach your destination, you can use the public bus transportation. Imam Khomeini airport buses run from Terminal 4 of Mehrabad airport every hour. This bus stops along its path in Azadi Square and the holy shrine of Imam Khomeini.

Imam Khomeini Airport Facilities
Free Internet

If you need the Internet, you can use the free Internet service provided across the airport.

CIP Services

If you need to wait a few hours at this airport until the next flight, you can use the airport CIP lounge and leave the preparations for the next flight to the airport personnel. In addition to free internet, you will have access to cafes, restaurants and luxury stores in the CIP lounge.

Airport hotel

If your stay is longer than you thought and on the other hand you do not have the time to go to the city and stay in a hotel in Tehran, you can use the airport hotels. These hotels offer all the facilities of the city hotels with free shuttle service.
The Ibis hotel airport, which operates from 3 years ago, has 7 floors and 196 rooms. The Novotel hotel is also 5 stars, with 296 rooms.

Imam Khomeini International Airport
Imam Khomeini International Airport
Other hotel facilities include:
  • Free internet
  • Café and restaurant
  • Parking
  • Full room service
Resting area

using of the resting area at the airport is open to the public. In this area you can enjoy foods and delicious Iranian and foreign and drinks!

Various stores

If you do not have enough time to buy souvenirs before traveling, do not worry because you can use various airport stores. No matter what sort of product you are looking for, delicious Iranian food or handicrafts of different cities are available that you can definitely find a product of your choice by browsing through the airport stores!

Imam Khomeini International Airport
Imam Khomeini International Airport
Restaurant and café

If for any reason you are delayed at the airport, it’s better to enjoy from delicious foods and drinks in restaurant and cafés instead of gnawing at yourself.


To convert currency, you can use 2 exchanges available at the entrance and exit hall.


currently, the Imam Khomeini Airport includes 2 types of parking: without roof and roofed. Totally 5 parking spaces of this airport have the capacity of 13thousand cars.

Note: If you intend to park the car for a long time at the airport, using roofed one otherwise without roof. Because the price for these two types of parking are different and the without roof parking is cheaper!


Medical and health services at Imam Airport are open 24 hours a day. So if you have any medical problems, you can use their 24-hour healthcare.

Imam Khomeini International Airport
Imam Khomeini International 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!