flights to Mashhad (MHD airport) exist from most countries with a connecting flight in
Istanbul (Turkish Airline), Dubai (Emirates), Doha (Qatar Airways) or one of
the other middle eastern countries. The transfer time is usually quite short.
International flights to Tehran (IKA airport) are more common and there are
direct flights from many countries. Mashhad is about 900 km
far from Tehran and is accessible via flights, trains and buses. For taking
flights you must switch to THR (Mehrabad) airport. IKA and THR airports are connected by airport
taxicabs which service 24/7 (around 18 €; reservation NOT needed). Round
trip ticket to Mashhad costs approximately 100 € with the flight time of 1h15.
Train tickets are half cheaper but they are usually packed and need to be
booked well in advance. Traveling time via railways is about 10 hours. The IKA
airport is connected to the train station by airport taxicabs (costs around 20 €; reservation NOT needed). Traveling by public bus is the cheapest but
unexpected events may happen (delay, cancelling, etc.). Car rental is not that
common in Iran; it is expensive and the process is quite complicated.
In case you arrive to Tehran, we will arrange to send
someone to the airport to help you with airport transfer. When you get to
Mashhad, our welcoming
committee will pick you up from the airport and accompany you to
hotel/conference hall (free of charge). The same will be arranged for your
N.B. local tickets (Tehran-Mashhad-Tehran) cannot be
booked via International credit/debit cards and the reservation should be made
via national bank cards. Please communicate with us (to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com) your dates
of arrival and departure and we will book your local tickets with the lowest