Iran Train Journeys
Iran Railway Train Tours

Iran Train Journeys

Explore Iran’s most popular destinations with Iranian trains

Iran Train Journeys is one of the special interest tours that attracts many visitors. As you may know, there are numerous railroads in Iran in each corner of the country. The trains can take you everywhere you may wish to go. There are a lot of stations along the railway line, where you can either get on or off the train to visit the area. In addition, Iran has very high-quality daytime and night trains which cover most of the popular routes. Exactly seven main railroad tracks going in different directions, starting from Tehran, covers the country. Other major cities also connect with each other via these railroad lines.

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Kilometers of railroad network

Traveling by train in Iran is not only a transportation method to travel between two cities. The Iranian railroads pass through very interesting places and enable you to visit the amazing Iran plateau which has beautiful deserts, agricultural and rural regions, and the ability to see different people with different lifestyles. It almost looks like a live documentary of the country.

Iranian railway is among the popular modes of transportation amidst locals. It is stretched across country crossing almost all the main cities in Iran with stations in populated cities in every region. With most trains being sleeper trains with long hours of travel, trains can bring a laid back style to you trips. You can enjoy sceneries (which are breathtaking) along the way, with a comfortable transfer and service. Meeting locals and engaging them might be another attraction of this mode of traveling and recently one of the most popular routes of Iran dubbed the  TRANS IRANIAN RAILWAY joined the UNESCO world heritage sites of Iran.

Railways have a rocky history in Iran, especially during the start of it. There have been failed attempts beside successful ones too but it was about 1926 that the first bill for a national railway was accepted and a year after that the built was started officially.

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If you have a plan to book a Train Journey in Iran or book your train tickets for your travel to Iran, you have to know about Iran Public Holidays and also be aware of the Iranian Busiest Travel Dates. Please check out the below links to get more information to have better holiday in Iran.

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Iran Train Journeys
Train Travel in Iran

Train Traveling in Iran

Iran Train Journeys is one of the special interest tours that attract many visitors. As you may know, there are numerous railroads in Iran in each corner of the country. The train traveling in Iran will allow you to enjoy both exciting adventures as well as amazing attractions across the country. The trains can take you everywhere you may wish to go. There are a lot of stations along the railway line, where you can either get on or off the train to visit the area. In addition, Iran has very high-quality daytime and night trains that cover most of the popular routes. There are seven main railroad tracks going in different directions, starting from Tehran. Other major cities also connect with each other via these railroad lines.

The first Iran train track was from Tehran to Gorgan city going to the north and southeast of the Caspian Sea. This route is one of the most beautiful of Iran’s railroads, which passes through spectacular landscapes, canyons, the stunning Alborz Mountains, and the Hyrcanian Forests.
The second route is from Tehran to Mashhad city in the northeast. As Mashhad is one of the principal cities of Iran, as well as a religious destination, many pilgrims and locals use this train track throughout the year.
The third railroad track is to the northwest of Iran, between Tehran and Tabriz city, which conveniently connects to the Turkish railroad.

Iran Railway International connection Train Route Map

The fourth route to the southwest runs from Tehran to Khorramshahr city. This train passes Ahvaz city, the capital of Khuzestan province, and is one of the earliest rail routes in Iran. This city was also home to one of the oldest and major oil reserves. To make this train journey even more interesting and appealing, it passes through the famous Iran route of Andimeshk and Dorud.
The fifth route is Tehran to Shiraz which runs south. On the way, the train passes Esfahan city. This route boasts a daily luxury night train running in both directions. This is by far the best means of transport for those who choose Iran’s classic route.

Trans Iranian Railway - train in Alborz Mountains range

The sixth railroad is Tehran to Bandar Abbas, in the south, connecting the capital to the Persian Gulf. This is one of the longest rail routes from Tehran, which is about 1,300km. Depending on the type of train, it takes between 18 – 20 hours. This route is the most popular one for those traveling to the Persian Gulf and Iran’s main islands such as Qeshm, Hormuz, and Hengam.
The seventh route is between Tehran and Zahedan city going east, close to the border with Pakistan and Afghanistan. This railroad also passes Kerman city, another main Iranian city, which is located southwest of the Lut Desert.

What is more, there are many complementary minor lines connecting small cities, or even towns, which are not on the list of trains at the ticket offices. Most travelers use the train network to transfer from one destination to another. Unfortunately, there is not too much information about Iranian trains in English. Moreover, as Iran has not been in the public eye as a country for traveling in, there is not yet a lot of demand for train travel. We, at Adventure Iran, are working hard to put this right. We are well aware of the many adventurers who would have an enormous interest in such journeys. Iran Train Journeys is one of the missing Iran tours which we are promoting.

Iranian Train - Trans-Iran Railway
Some of our trips are not only by train. We vary our transportation with trains to make these trips more attractive and to create a memorable and exceptional experience for our customers. One of the most popular Iran train tours that we conduct is the Iran Classic Tour by Train which includes Iran’s main UNESCO sites of Tehran, Kashan, Esfahan, Yazd, and Shiraz. Another special Iran train trip is the North-West of Iran by Train. For more information about our Train Journeys, please contact us.