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Flight destinations include:

Tehran (IR1,500,000 to IR3,500,000) At least twice daily

Esfahan (IR1,980,000) Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

Mashhad (IR1,880,000) Wednesday and Sunday

Shiraz (IR1,500,000) Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday

Bus, Minibus & Savari

The new bus terminal is well out of the centre in the southwest of Kerman, but some major bus companies have offices around Azadi Sq, including Taavoni 7 and Seiro Safar. Travel agencies such as Parse Owj can also book buses on your behalf.

For Shahr-e Babak, either take a direct bus from the main bus terminal or go via Sirjan in savari hops, starting from Azadi Sq.

To Shahdad (for the Kaluts) a handful of savaris (front/back seat IR120,000/100,000, 1¾ hours) wait on a small patch of ground behind the Torse'e Ta'avoni Bank building (near the Imam Khomeini junction). Continue south down Mirza Reza Kermani St to Khaju Sq to find savaris to Mahan (per person/car IR40,000/160,000, 40 minutes). Or cross the street and take a city bus for the 5km ride out to Sarasiyab Sq, where you'll find transport to Rayen (bus/savari IR60,000/120,000 1¼/1½ hours).

Buses from Kerman Terminal

Bandar Abbas

Fare in IR (VIP/mahmooly)

370,000/250,000

Duration (hr)

7-8

Departures

10.15am, 11.30am, 2.30pm, 9-11pm

Birjand

Fare in IR (VIP/mahmooly)

–/250,000

Duration (hr)

10

Departures

8.30pm

Esfahan

Fare in IR (VIP/mahmooly)

490,000/280,000

Duration (hr)

9-11

Departures

noon, 5pm, 9-10.30pm

Mashhad

Fare in IR (VIP/mahmooly)

690,000/420,000

Duration (hr)

13-15

Departures

2pm-8.30pm

Shahr-e Babak

Fare in IR (VIP/mahmooly)

–/110,000

Duration (hr)

3-4

Departures

8.30am, 12.30pm, 2pm, 5pm

Shiraz

Fare in IR (VIP/mahmooly)

490,000/215,000

Duration (hr)

8

Departures

6.15am, 7.15am, 8.30pm, 9.30pm

Tehran

Fare in IR (VIP/mahmooly)

690,000/420,000

Duration (hr)

14-16

Departures

frequent 2.30pm-10pm

Yazd

Fare in IR (VIP/mahmooly)

280,000/160,000

Duration (hr)

4-5

Departures

regular 5am-5pm

Fare in IR (VIP/mahmooly)

Duration (hr)

Departures

Train

Trains to Tehran leave daily at 3pm (IR503,000, arrives 5am) and some days at either 4pm (IR930,000, arrives 7am) or 11.45pm (IR429,000, arrives 2.20pm). The 3pm and 11.45pm services stop at Yazd (IR215,000, 6¼ hours) but not Esfahan.

To Mashhad (IR640,000 to 810,000) trains depart at 1.10pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays, arriving at 4.40am.

Buying tickets from a travel agency saves a long trip to the train station which is 8km southwest of town (it's IR80,000 by private taxi from Azadi Sq).