Safest VIP bus companies and fastest routes

Enjoy the countryside of one of the oldest living civilizations. Travel back in time as you travel in between each city. Book any Iran bus ticket and your ride is covered with our 24/7 live assistance.

  • Fill in the online request form
  • Pick the route and time you want to travel
  • Complete your payment
  • We will contact you with a list of options

Why should you book your bus tickets with us?

We help you decide on the best Iran bus transportation options. All bookings come with the following benefits:

Nationwide Routes

Ride anywhere within the country in under 12 hours

Flexible Payment

based on each case: credit card, bank transfer and cash

VIP Buses

We help you decide on the safest routes and providers

24/7 Live Assistance

Delays, ride rescheduling and ticket changes are covered

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50,000 Rials credit + 10GB internet

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Iran bus transportation routes

The estimated distance and duration of these popular routes. Iran bus transportation is the most preferred mode of intercity transportation.

RouteDistanceDuration
Tehran to Isfahan440 km (275 mi)6 hours
Tehran to Kashan245 km (155 mi)4 hours
Tehran to Shiraz920 km (585 mi)11 hours
Tehran to Qom150 km (95 mi)4 hours
Isfahan to Kashan210 km (130 mi)3 hours
Isfahan to Shiraz485 km (300 mi)7 hours
Isfahan to Yazd315 km (195 mi)6 hours
Shiraz to Yazd440 km (275 mi)7 hours
Tehran to Tabriz635 km (395 mi)9 hours
Tehran to Rasht330 km (205 mi)6 hours
Shiraz to Kerman570 km (354 mi)8 hours
RouteDistanceDuration
Kerman to Yazd370 km (230 mi)6 hours
Kerman to Isfahan685 km (425 mi)9 hours
Shiraz to Bandar Abbas575 km (360 mi)9 hours
Tehran to Qazvin150 km (95 mi)4 hours
Tehran to Mashhad900 km (560 mi)11 hours
Tehran to Ahvaz795 km (495 mi)11 hours
Tehran to Hamedan320 km (200 mi)6 hours
Tehran to Kermanshah505 km (315 mi)7 hours
Shiraz to Yazd440 km (275 mi)7 hours
Hamedan to Kermanshah190 km (120 mi)4 hours

Is Iran bus transportation safe?

We only work with the most reliable bus providers that operate hundreds of buses, per route, per day. In fact, buses are the most popular mode of intercity travel for local
Iranians. Roads are in great condition and well-maintained and drivers have to pass rigorous training and licensing. A large network of speed cameras and police checkpoints in each route ensure safety and adherence to traffic rules. Also, each bus comes with 2 drivers so that they can switch whenever they get tired. And lastly, you are required to wear a mask while on-board at all times.

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Iran bus ticket price

Book your nationwide Iran bus ticket price starting at 10€ for VIP buses. While buses take longer to get to each destination, you get to take in the diverse and colorful landscape of the countryside. All VIP buses come with the following amenities:

  • Reclining chairs with extra leg room
  • Water and snack assortment (chocolates, biscuits, juice)
  • 1 checked bag, 1 carryon
  • Ability to ship large items with you for a small fee.
  • Seat monitors (most buses)
  • Phone chargers (most buses)
  • Wifi (most buses)

Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about Iran bus

What are the most common Iran bus transportation routes?

The most commonly visited cities include Tehran, Isfahan, Kashan, Shiraz and Yazd. However there are Iran bus transportation routes to almost any destination. We can help you plan your exact stops to make the most of your travel time.

What is the average Iran bus ticket price?

The average VIP Iran bus ticket price is around €5.

What amenities do VIP buses have?

All VIP buses come with the following amenities:

  • Reclining chairs with extra leg room
  • Water and snack assortment (chocolates, biscuits, juice)
  • 1 checked bag, 1 carryon
  • Ability to ship large items with you for a small fee.
  • Seat monitors (most buses)
  • Phone chargers (most buses)
  • Wifi (most buses)

Are there toilets on the bus?

There are no toilets on the vehicle itself, but it does make frequent stops at public rest areas.

Do companies offer meals for long rides?

Meals are not included in bus tickets but buses make frequent stops at public rest areas with active diners and convenient stores.

How many days ahead can I book a bus?

You can book your ticket up to one month in advance. Because there are multiple buses from each operator in every route on the daily, you can almost always find a departing bus when you get to the bus terminal in each major city.

Can I book a bus ticket at the last minute?

Yes. There are an assortment of last minute options for almost all routes throughout each day of the week. The sooner you let us know, the sooner we can ensure you get to your destination on time.

Do ticket vendors or drivers speak english?

Not really. Most ticket vendors and drivers do not speak English, but you can always contact us for assistance in translation and purchasing.

Can I just book my own bus ticket at the bus terminal?

No one speaks English. There are multiple companies that offer VIP buses but they all defer in reliability and amenities. You can purchase your own ticket with Rials (cash) or with your Iran tourist card. Just make sure you get a VIP bus. The difference between VIP tickets and others is negligible and the experience is a lot better.

What documents do I need to get onboard?

Besides a mask, you really don’t need anything other than your bus ticket. It is recommended to have your passport and your insurance policy (or copies of both) with you at all times.

What is your cancelation policy on bus tickets?

The following is our cancellation and refund policy based on the time of your notice.

  • 24 hour notice: No refund
  • 1-2 day notice: 40% refund
  • 3+ notice: 60% refund

If you want to cancel your ticket, send us a message ASAP

Can I change my seat after booking?

You often can. Talk with the driver or just ask people if they are willing to switch. Just remember, it is frowned upon to sit next to the opposite sex if they are not traveling with you.

How much luggage can I bring?

The maximum weight for your checked bag is 50 Kg but you can always check in more items. You can check in large items such as carpets, bicycles and other items for a small fee based on volume.

Hand your baggage to the bus attendant and help him put it in the loading bay to make sure it is well placed. You can put your carry-on in the overhead bin and your backpack under the seat.

Are there providers with facilities for the handicapped?

Except for a few private buses or coaches, buses are not equipped with special facilities for disabled, handicapped or special-physical-needs travelers. Buses have 4-5 large steps to board and narrow walkways to walk down.

How do I book my ticket?

We help you pick the most comfortable rides, safest providers, and fastest routes. Ride comfortably anywhere in Iran with only 10 euros. Here’s how to book your bus ticket:

  • Go to tappersia.com/bus
  • Choose your bus route and departure time
  • Receive your pre-screened list of bus tickets within 24 hours
  • Book the bus ticket that’s best for your schedule

Are tickets printed in english?

Yes. If you book through TAP Persia, we will translate all crucial information on your ticket.

Do I have to print my ticket or just show it on my phone?

You can get your printed ticket at the bus terminal from the bus company.

How do I get to the terminal?

Bus terminals are highly accessible. There are multiple public transport and taxis that make their way to the terminal. If you’re in Tehran, the metro is also convenient. If you have an Iranian SIM card you can order rideshare through Snap (similar to Uber).

Are the bus rides comfortable?

Roads and buses are frequently serviced and maintained. All buses come with the following amenities:

  • Reclining chairs with extra leg room
  • Water and snack assortment (chocolates, biscuits, juice)
  • 1 checked bag, 1 carryon
  • Ability to ship large items with you for a small fee.
  • Seat monitors (most buses)
  • Phone chargers (most buses)
  • Wifi (most buses)

Is it better to fly or take the bus?

It’s almost always easier to fly to a major destination than to ride a bus. However, buses in Iran are comfortable, convenient and frequent. Buses also offer the opportunity to recline your seat and really see the landscape of the country as you ride towards your destination.

How often does the Iran bus ticket price change?

It does not change often. Buses are a very common mode of intercity travel so prices stay competitive and consistent.

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