Getting there & away
Many travellers take tours or hire taxis, but it’s not difficult to get to Persepolis by a combination of bus and local taxi from Shiraz. Take a minibus (IR4000, 42km, hourly) or savari (IR8000, or IR40, 000 for the whole car to Persepolis) from the southern edge of Carandish Terminal to Marvdasht, where they stop at Basij Sq. From here you should be able to find a shuttle taxi (IR3000, 12km) or private taxi (IR15, 000) to Persepolis. Alternatively, drivers in Marvdasht told us they would go dar baste to Persepolis and Naqshe-e Rostam, then back to Shiraz for IR120, 000, including a couple of hours waiting time. Returning from the site, there are always plenty of vehicles lurking outside the entrance (about IR80, 000 per car to Shiraz), or try hitching.