Trains in Iran
Currently, there are 12 train companies working in Iran, offering railroad transportation to many destinations all around Iran. Raja, Fadak, Joopar, Bon Rail, Mahtab, Saba, Hastia, Noor Reza, Pars, Ra`ad, Kosar and Vania Rail are Iran train companies. Some of the companies like Joopar offer rail freight transport. Here is a brief description about the most important Iran train companies.
Raja Trains include Simorgh, Sabz, and Ploor trains. All of these trains consist of compartments with four beds and have TV, air conditioner and charging sockets in each compartment. Bedding services containing bed sheets, pillow and blanket are provided for all passengers.
Other Raja trains are called Bus Trains because the arrangements of seats in each wagon is like a bus and there are no private compartments. Bus trains are usually faster than other trains and they are mostly used between Tehran and Mashhad.
Some Raja trains like have 6-bed compartments. These trains usually do not have a TV in the compartments. Air conditioning and Charging socket are available. Each wagon has a Toilet. passengers can order hot drinks like tea and coffee.
Fadak trains are the most luxurious train in Iran. there are business and economy tickets available. Passengers are served with drinks and food while enjoying their time in the high class designed compartments. Fadak trains have 4-bed compartments, each compartment has air conditioner, charging socket and TV. Fadak trains are available on Tehran-Mashhad, Tehran-SHiraz, Tehran-Isfahan, Qom-Mashhad, Zanjan-Mashhad, and Tehran-Ahwaz. Passengers of Fadak trains are served with different luxury services depending on their ticket class such as business and economy.
Joopar Trains is another train company that transfers many passengers daily between different destinations. Joopar has two types of trains; Kavir trains which have 10 compartments with 6 beds in each wagon and Mahan bus trains. Nowadays Joopar compartment trains are available between Tehran-Mashhad, Tehran-Kerman, Tehran-Zahedan, Kerman-Mashhad and Tehran-Bandar Abbas. All Joopar trains have air conditioning, charging socket, restaurant, toilet. Bedding services containing bed sheets, pillow and blanket are provided in compartment trains.
Train Ticket Price in Iran
Trains are an affordable choice for traveling in Iran. Depending on the distance, time of travel, and type of the train, ticket prices vary between 7 to 50 EURO. Also, you can choose to include meals on your ticket which affects the price.