Transportation - Get In
Mashhad International Airport (Shahid Hashemi Nejad Airport) is located just a few kilometres South of the city centre. A taxi from the Holy Shrine area to the airport should not cost more than 150,000 Rials.
Being Iran's second largest city, Mashhad is connected to all Iranian cities that have an airport. On the busier routes, there are several options per day. However, during the peak season(s) of pilgrimage, tickets sell out early.
Mashhad is also connected internationally, as it features on the timetables of all the larger Middle Eastern airlines. There are flights to Bahrain,Damascus, Dubai, Kuwait, Bishkek, Beirut, Jeddah, Dushanbe, Kabul, Doha,Almaty, Lahore and Istanbul.
The railway station is located just North of the Holy Shrine area. There are several regular trains from Mashhad to Tehran, both day trains and overnight trains. They vary in speed, price and quality, the fastest do the trip in 8 hours. There are night trains to Isfahan (one or two per day, 18 hours) and many other destinations.
You get here from Turkmenistan. There are trains from Ashgabat and Mervto the Sarakhs border. And at the other side of the border there is a daily train from the Sarakhs border to Mashhad.
There are mostly night buses to Mashhad from other important cities. There are NO international buses from Ashgabat or anywhere in Turkmenistan.
Transportation - Get Around
Mashhad has a rapid transit system, which opened in 2012.
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