RAJA Trains run a fairly comprehensive internal
rail network. Major intercity trains oeprate on
five main regional routes; Azarbaijan route (Tehran
Jolfa); Golestan route (Tehran Gorgan); Hormozgan
route (Tehran Bandar-e-Abbas); Khorasan route
(Tehran Mashhad) and Khozetan route (Tehran Khorramshahr).
There are many areas in the mountains and the
desert which can only be reached by rail. There
are some air-conditioned trains, and sleeping
and dining cars on many trains. For further details
contact RAJA Trains (c/o Iranian Islamic Republic
Railways) (see Travel International section) for
Available in all cities. The urban taxis (orange
or blue) will carry several passengers at a time
and are much cheaper than the private taxis which
only carry one person. Unofficial taxis should
be avoided; use only legitimate taxis or those
ordered through legitimate agencies. Group taxis
for up to ten people are available for intercity
travel. Prices are negotiated beforehand and tipping
is not necessary
Widespread, cheap and comfortable, although services
tend to be erratic.
Available in most cities and from airports.
Documentation: An International Driving Permit
is recommended but it is not a legal requirement.
Personal insurance is required. All motorists
entering Iran must possess a Carnet de Passage
en Douane and an International Certificate of