The whole of Iran is really well-connected by a super-effective and efficient bus network, so it is the most popular method of transportation among independent travelers.
Buses are the way to go in Iran – They go absolutely everywhere and are the preferred choice for locals. There are two kinds of buses, the budget one and the VIP.In order to travel more safely, you should get the VIP one, as it only costs 20-30% more, since they are newer and bigger, they are definitely safer.
Train is also an option – Some cities have train stations. They are almost highly cool but not all cities have train stations plus they run less frequently than buses.
Alternatively, if you want to avoid traveling by road, since distances in Iran are huge, you should consider taking domestic flights, For those who are short on time, there are a lot of domestic flights, connecting most cities in the country. Get Snapp for taxis – Snapp is like the Iranian Uber and, as far as I know, it works in Tehran, Esfahan and, perhaps, in other big cities, as well. By default, it is cheaper than regular taxis plus you save all the negotiation hassle.
Tehran, Esfahan, Shiraz, and Mashhad have metro lines. They are cheap, fast and reliable!
Get Snapp for taxis
Snapp is like the Iranian Uber and. it works in Tehran, Esfahan and in other big cities, as well. By default, it is cheaper than regular taxis plus you save all the negotiation hassle. Snapp is the Iranian Uber and a cheaper way to get to the center of cities. Get an Iranian Cell SIM Card at the airport and order a taxi. The app is available for both iPhone and Android.
Driving in Iran
You can self-drive in Iran, no problem, but just be aware that, like in all the Middle East, people drive like crazy.
Crossing the streets in Iran
The worst thing about Iran is that many drivers pays no attention to the pedestrian paths across the street . You should know that, when you cross the street, even if you go over a pedestrian crossing, cars will never slow down but will just dodge you. It’s crazy. You should always cross sticking close to a local.