In this section you will find tourist reviews about Tehran airport in Iran, as well as information about wireless Internet access, the presence or absence of rooms for rest, facilities and services … and yes, even the names of some hotels at the airport in case you decide that sleeping at the airport is unacceptable for you!
No one will object if you fall asleep on the floor, as sleeping on the floor in the mosque or on the grass in the park seems to be accepted all over Iran. — Jan.
To make it easier for you to plan a stopover or an overnight stay at this airport, we have compiled a small instruction based on the feedback from earlier tourists.
- Noisy modern single terminal of the international airport with a limited number of shops and restaurants. At the time of writing this guide, two additional terminals are under construction, and should be completed within the next three years.
- Check-in and security checkpoints can be long and slow during rush hours, so you have plenty of time to get to the airport!
- Cafes, restaurants are expensive. Have some food and drinks on hand to save money!
- Wi-Fi is available. See section below.
- Sleeping people are a common phenomenon, and although the reviews do not indicate any specific places to sleep, the tourists who spent the night slept quite comfortably. Extra comfort will be provided by a sleeping bag, a rug or a blanket for travel!
- Lounge chairs are near the exits and around the duty-free shop.
- For uninterrupted sleep, there is a hotel opposite Terminal 1. See the section “Hotels near the airport.” In the guide below.
- Economy class passengers can use the first class lounge for a fee. Currently there is no detailed information about this room.
- The currency exchange on the top floor is said to have the best rates.
For more information about the services available and the amenities of Tehran airport, scroll down. Send us your airport reviews to help us improve this information.
In the guidebook we will use the following terms: “common access zone” and “air zone”. The common access zone is a public area located in front of the pre-flight security control zone. Airside — the protected area of the terminal, where you get after passing pre-flight control.
If you do not want to stay overnight at the airport, you can use the following hotels6
- Novotel Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport — located opposite the terminal. Free airport shuttle is provided.
For a wider choice, use the list of hotels near Tehran airport on Tripadvisor, sorting them out by the necessary parameters.
Wi-Fi is available in the arrival and departure halls.
- ATMs / terminals — ATMs at the airport work only with local currency — rials.
- Banks — three banks offer currency exchange services at five locations at the airport: Saman Bank (departure lounge) • Sepah Bank (arrival lounge A) • Meli Bank (departure lounge 2, arrival lounge A, check-in area 2).
- Car hire — Europcar.
- Currency exchange — see “Banks” above.
- Food and Drinks — at the moment there is no information about the 24-hour food service points at this airport. Segafredo, Deli and Persian food are present.
- Information desk — opening hours: around the clock.
- luggage storage and lockers — no.
- Sockets for charging mobile devices — are available in the areas of arrival and departure.
- Prayer rooms — available to all passengers — in the departure, arrival and transit areas.
- Shopping — several shops are open around the clock, but from 11:00 pm to 7:00 am the choice is not rich there, only snacks and soft drinks. Except for 30 days a year (Ramadan), which currently falls in July. (Thanks to the reader for the information provided)
- Showers — no.
Works around the clock.