Tehran Travel FAQ

Tehran Travel FAQ (Common Questions Answered): Tehran, the capital of Iran a lively city with hospitable people and also full of history and culture is a suitable place to visit. This city has a modern part and also you can visit the historical area in the heart of the capital.

Before Traveling to Tehran, there are some important questions that you should know about them.

What are the visa requirements for visiting Tehran as a tourist?

The first thing that you need for your travel is a Visa. Tourists typically need to obtain a tourist visa to visit Tehran. The specific requirements vary depending on your nationality. You  need to apply for a visa in advance and it is very easy you can check this link and apply for your visa online, just fill in each part correctly and with details:

Is Tehran safe for tourists?

Tehran is generally considered safe for tourists. However, like any major city, it’s important to exercise caution and be aware of your surroundings, especially in crowded areas and tourist spots.  Avoid political gatherings and demonstrations, and respect local customs and laws to ensure a safe and enjoyable visit.

What languages are spoken in Tehran?

The official language of Iran is Persian (Farsi), but English is also widely spoken, especially in tourist areas, hotels, and restaurants. Learning a few basic Persian phrases can be helpful and appreciated by locals, but you should be able to communicate in English in most situations.

What currency is used in Tehran, and where can I exchange money?

The official currency of Iran is the Iranian Rial (IRR). Foreign currencies such as US dollars and euros are not commonly accepted, so it’s advisable to exchange money at currency exchange offices, or authorized exchange shops.

Also, our office can exchange your money and during your trip, you can ask us to do it for you, due to sanctions you can’t use your own Credit cards here, so it’s recommended to carry sufficient cash for your expenses.

What are the transportation options in Tehran?

Tehran has a comprehensive public transportation system, including the metro, buses, and taxis. The Tehran Metro is efficient, safe, and inexpensive, with stations conveniently located near major attractions.

Taxis and ride-sharing services are also readily available and relatively affordable. Traffic congestion can be a challenge during peak hours, so plan your travel accordingly. You can also hire a private car with a good price and enjoy your trip.

What are the best areas to stay in Tehran for tourists?

Popular areas for tourists to stay in Tehran include central districts such as Tehran Grand Bazaar and other places near historical monuments. These areas offer easy access to major attractions, restaurants, and shopping centers.

For accommodation, you have different options ranging from hostels to luxury hotels, but we suggest you stay in a hotel which is very safe and has good options like a private bathroom and hot water and includes breakfast as well.

How is the climate in Tehran?

Tehran experiences a continental climate with hot summers and cold winters. Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are considered the best times to visit, with mild temperatures and pleasant weather.

Summers can be hot, especially in July and August, while winters are cold and snowy, particularly in the mountainous areas surrounding Tehran.

What are some cultural norms and customs I should be aware of when visiting Tehran?

It’s important to respect Iran’s Islamic culture and observe local customs and etiquette. Dress modestly, especially in public places and religious sites, by covering your shoulders, arms, and legs. Avoid public displays of affection, and refrain from drinking alcohol in public, as it is prohibited in Iran.

When interacting with locals, greet them politely and show respect for their traditions and beliefs. Iranian people are very famous for their hospitality and you can easily talk to them and have a cup of coffee or tea with locals.

What are the must-see attractions and landmarks in Tehran?

Some of the top attractions in Tehran include the Golestan Palace ( UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES), National Museum of Iran, Tehran Grand Bazaar, Azadi Tower (Symbol of Tehran), Milad Tower (the sixth tallest tower in the world), and lots of historical monuments and also modern places as well.

Don’t miss the chance to explore Tehran’s vibrant street art scene, historic neighborhoods like Darband and Tajrish, and the scenic parks and gardens scattered throughout the city.

What are some traditional Iranian dishes and local specialties I should try in Tehran?

Iranian cuisine is diverse and flavorful, with dishes like kebabs, rice pilaf (Chelow), stews (khoresht), and savory pastries. Don’t miss trying Persian delights like Chelo Kebab, Ghormeh sabzi, Tahchin, and Fesenjan. Street food markets, local eateries, and traditional restaurants offer a wide variety of delicious dishes to satisfy your culinary cravings.

Is Health Travel Insurance required for traveling to Tehran?

It is required to have travel insurance before traveling to Iran and Tehran, by clicking on the link below you can get your travel insurance even 6 months before your trip.

Is there reliable internet access in Tehran?

Internet access is available in Tehran, but it may be slower and less reliable compared to Western countries. Wi-Fi is commonly available in hotels, cafes, and restaurants, but you may experience occasional disruptions.

You can purchase a local SIM card for your phone upon arrival, which provides access to mobile data networks for internet connectivity. Major cellular providers in Iran offer affordable data plans for tourists.

Just keep in mind that social media like Instagram, Facebook, Whats app, and Telegram are filtered here and you need a VPN to use these apps but no worries about it our company can provide it for you to have an enjoyable trip and contact your friends and family.

Do I need a guide in Tehran?

If you are from the US, the UK, or Canada you need to have a guide who accompanies you during whole your trip as a rule but for other citizens from all over the world, it is not a rule but it is better to have a guide to explore the city completely and more easily.

Can I buy souvenirs and Persian carpets in Tehran?

Of course, you can buy beautiful and traditional souvenirs for your dearies in local markets in Tehran, and for buying Iranian carpet it is better to ask your guide to take you to some places where you can buy real ones and not fake ones.

Can I take photos of historical monuments and people?

For monuments, you need to pay attention to the signs but in most places, it is allowed to take a photo and if you want to take a photo of local people it is better to get permission and then do it.

Can I use my cellphone in Iran?

Yes, you just need to buy a SIM card then you can use the Internet and contact everywhere.

If you want a daily Tehran Tour you can book it in advance at any time that you want just click at the bottom.

For further information or to get a free consult you can contact us.