Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport Guide (IKA)

Airport info
Code: IKA
Address:
Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport, 40km from Tehran-Qom Road, Tehran, Iran
Location:

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

No. of terminals: 1 Dialling code: +98
Telephone:
+98 21 510 0118
Timezone: GMT ++03:30
Map:
Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport map

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.

Information

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.

Public Transport

Public transport rail

Metro: Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport is connected to Tehran via the metro line 8 (the red line). For more information, passengers can contact +98 21 6453 1312.

Public transport road

Shuttle: Shuttle buses link Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport to 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 60 minutes, depending on traffic, and the fare depends on the taxi model. Taxis can be booked in advance from Airport Seiro Safar (www.airportseirosafar.com).

Terminal facilities

Money

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

Communication

Free Wi-Fi access is available in parts of the terminal building, including the departure lounge.

Food

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

Shopping

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

Luggage

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).

Other

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

Europcar is the only company to provide car rental services (+98 21 5100 7539).

Hotels

There are only two hotels linked to Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport - the majority of accommodation is available in Tehran city centre. Some city hotels offer shuttle services to and from the airport.


Ibis Hotel

+98 21 5567 7900

Comprised of 196 rooms, this 4-star hotel provides inter-airport transfer services (to and from Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport to Mehr Abad Airport), on-site dining, a gym and juice bar.

Persian Gulf Highway, opposite the passenger terminal, Tehran, Iran

Novotel Hotel

+98 21 5567 7900

Located in Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport, this 5-star hotel features free airport transfer services, various meeting and conference rooms and on-site dining options. There are also two separate sections for men and women that include a sauna, spa, massage service and swimming pool.

Persian Gulf Highway, opposite the passenger terminal, Tehran, Iran
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