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Air

Kish Air flies to Tehran (IR1,292,000, twice weekly). ATA flies to Mashhad (IR2,020,000). Tickets are sold by Ali Sadr Travel Agency.

Bus

All long-distance bus services start from the Tehran terminal, but some companies have city-centre ticket offices (generally open 7am to noon and 3pm to 7pm) near Imam Khomeini Sq: Seiro Safar is next to the Ordibesht Hotel, Iran Alvand around the corner.

Tehran buses take the expressway via Takestan or the more direct road via Saveh, but few go via Qazvin. Expect delays after fresh snow.

Buses from Hamadan

Ahvaz

Fare (IR)

520,000

Duration (hr)

11

Departures

6-7pm

Esfahan

Fare (IR)

440,000

Duration (hr)

8

Departures

8am, 10.30am, 9pm, 10pm

Mashhad

Fare (IR)

950,000

Duration (hr)

21

Departures

9.30am

Orumiyeh

Fare (IR)

350,000

Duration (hr)

9

Departures

1.30pm

Qazvin

Fare (IR)

140,000

Duration (hr)

Departures

2pm

Rasht

Fare (IR)

240,000

Duration (hr)

7

Departures

9.15am

Tehran

Fare (IR)

220,000

Duration (hr)

5

Departures

frequent

Zanjan

Fare (IR)

150,000

Duration (hr)

4

Departures

3.30pm

Minibus & Savari

There are two minibus terminals. Use the Main Minibus Terminal, northeast of the centre, for Kermanshah, Sanandaj (maybe changing in Qorveh), Bijar (at 11am and noon via Qorveh) and the Ali Sadr caves (several daily). Use Terminal Qadim for hourly minibuses to Tuyserkan, more frequent services to Malayer (and thence Nahavand or Borujerd and on to Khorramabad), and to Asadabad (for Kangavar). Savaris to Malayer wait outside.

Savaris to Kermanshah (IR200,000), Sanandaj (IR200,000) and Tehran (IR700,000) leave from relevant points near Sepah Sq. The Tehran savaris are well organised by a sign-up booth.

Savaris for Ali Sadr (IR150,00) are harder to come by midweek, so, unless you like crowds, you might have to go dar bast (IR1,000,000 return including waiting time).