Tehran international airport of Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA) is one of the places that you probably meet during your trip to Iran. The airport hosts all the foreign flights at Iran’s capital, Tehran.

Here you can find detailed information about IKA airport and the facilities available at this place. So read on to know more about Tehran international airport:

General information about Tehran international airport

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Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport

Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport launched in 2004. It is the largest airport in Iran. It has flight connections to 40 different destinations worldwide.

All international flight except Haj charter is hosted by the IKA while all domestic flights are landed at Mehrabad International Airport.

Tehran airport has two passenger terminals; Terminal 1 and Salam Terminal (Terminal 2).

At Terminal 1, you can find ATMs, banks, exchange, duty-free shops, information desk, medical services, mobile charger, prayer room, supermarket, luggage wrapping, lost & found, smoking lounge, and children’s play area.

Terminal 1 has arrivals and departures areas. Novotel Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport, with 296 rooms, and Ibis Hotel, with 196 rooms, are near Terminal 1.

You can book a room in Novotel or Ibis hotel by click here.

Salam Terminal is newly established at the Tehran airport. It is the sole international terminal in the Imam Khomeini International Airport. There are 52 service counters and nine boarding gates. ATMs, banking services, exchange, duty-free stores, medical facilities, prayer rooms, and mobile chargers are available at the terminal.

Airlines in IKA

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There are several airlines in the Tehran airport.

According to the latest update, there are 27 airlines available at the airport.

Aeroflot, AnadoluJet, Armenia Airways, ATA Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Bravo Airways, Buta Airways, Cham Wings Airlines, Emirates, Flydubai, Iran Air, and Iran Aseman Airlines are some of the airlines.

The others are Iraqi Airways, Kuwait Airways, Lufthansa, Mahan Air, Meraj Airlines, Nordwind Airlines, Oman Air, Pegasus Airlines, Qatar Airways, Qeshm Air, SalamAir, SunExpress, Taban Air, and Turkish Airlines. You can read the article on the Iran flight status for more information.

Transportation at Tehran international airport

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Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA)

IKA airport is 40 km of Tehran-Qom Freeway in the southwest of Tehran. A separate access road leads to the airport.  

There you can find public transportation including taxi, shuttle, as well as the metro station.

Outside the terminal, you can find fixed-rate taxis. You can also reserve a taxi in advance. The rate of taxi depends on its model.

If you want to travel around Tehran by flight, you should continue your trip via Mehrabad International Airport in the western part of Tehran. There are shuttle buses at the IKA that you can take to the Mehrabad airport.

The line 8 Tehran metro connects Tehran international airport to Tehran. The line connects south to north.

You can also rent a car. We at Exotigo provide you with car rental services. In this way, you can continue your trip with your vehicle. You can also ask to deliver your car to the airport.

Facilities of Imam Khomeini Airport

Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA)
Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA)

At the information desks in the terminal building, you can find English-speaking staff.

At the airport, there are banks on the airside and landside. There are some exchange offices at the airport as well. As you may know, international credit cards are not available in Iran. So you should bring your money in cash or you can also provide a credit card in Iran.

. With an Iranian credit card in your hand, you do not need to exchange your money. Besides, you can use POS and ATMs.

The representatives of Iran’s largest phone providers Hamrah Avval and Irancell, you can also buy an Iranian SIM card. If you have an Iranian SIM card, you can book car-hailing apps like Snapp and Tapsi.

At the airport, there are restaurants, snack bars, and coffee shops as well. There you can find Persian foods and others.

There is also a duty-free shop, however, alcohol is not available. Outlets of Iranian souvenirs and spices are also available at Tehran airport.

You can enjoy free Wi-Fi access in the terminal building and departure lounge.

Things to do at Imam Khomeini Airport

You can enjoy your time at IKA airport spending your time in café and restaurants of the airport.

There you can also find some facilities like Iranian SIM card, exchange, and also banks. You can also find some souvenirs from different cities of Iran at gift shops and other renowned brands.

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