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About Shahid Hasheminejad Intl. Airport

Shahid Hashemi Nejad Airport is also known as Mashhad International Airport and is an airport located in Mashhad, in Iran's Razavi Khorasan Province. Shahid Hashemi Nejad Airport is the third busiest airport in the country after Mehrabad Airport and Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran. The airport has flights to 57 destinations, 30 of which are domestic flights and annually more than 300 thousand passengers use the airport. From the airport, flights operate to many parts of the world and various projects are being implemented to accelerate the air traffic.

Getting to the City Center from Shahid Hasheminejad Intl. Airport

In Mashhad there is a common ticketing system for all public transport such as city trains and buses. In this ticket system you need to buy one way ticket "Man Card" or double way ticket if you want to benefit from public transport in Mashhad which offers visitors and local people two different options. Man Card tickets are valid only on city buses and suburban trains. If you buy Man Card, you can go to the spot that you want in the city at a reasonable price.

The city's two main transportation means, Mashhad buses and suburban trains, have separate websites and these sites have an English language option. Therefore, it is possible that you will be able to access the most up-to-date information about these means of transportation in a short time to facilitate your access. You can choose to take bus, taxi, and car rental or city train options to reach the city from Mashhad Airport, which is only 5.1 kilometers away from Mashhad city center.


In Mashhad, where the main railway station is located at Hejrat Square, there are suburban trains that serve the city as well as train services that go outside the city.

From Mashhad Airport you can get into the city in a very short time thanks to these trains. The most popular and economical means of transport within the city of Mashhad are suburban and express trains. The length of the Line 1 train line is 235 kilometers in total.

The Line 1 suburban line provides transportation between Nakhrisi, the eastern region of Mashhad, and Vakilabad, the western part of the city, and the journey lasts for a total of 30 minutes. Almost half of the stops on the route are underground, while the rest is on the ground.

Mashhad Airport is also on the Line 1 train line. The Line 1 line, which has 24 stations in total, serves between 6 am and 10 pm working hours with a daily capacity of 170 thousand passengers.

Mashhad is the only city in Iran with a suburban train / metro connection between the airport and the city center. The Mashhad trains, which will provide direct access to many more points with the completion of the Line 2 and Line 3 lines, are among the first preferences of tourists.


There are quite a number of city buses operating day and night in Mashhad, and all these buses provide transportation service to almost every point of the city. Each bus stop has a clear map of the city's road route, hang on the stop. With this map, it is very practical to go to the place you want by riding the correct bus.

If you buy "Man Card" which means "my card" in Turkish, you can benefit from both Mashhad buses and trains at any time. In the city, you must absolutely validate your card when get on or off  the bus.

It is quite simple to buy tickets because there are ticket vending machines at most of the stops, as well as at stations and terminals. Since the buses are extremely luxurious and modern, the name of the next stop is read aloud before coming to it, and it is also a great convenience to know where you are going clearly.


You can come across a number of private taxi companies waiting at the exit of the Mashhad airport terminal, as well as taxi companies operating under the airport management. Since the price tags of the ones operating under the airport management, you have the possibility to travel at more convenient prices. The taxi to the city center of Mashhad from the airport costs about 8-10 TL.

Car Rental

There are many car rental companies’ offices in Mashhad airport terminal. It is also possible for you to easily reach both the Mashhad and the nearby cities by renting your car in advance with a reservation or at the airport.

Last Updated: 12 Jul 2017
Getting to Shahid Hasheminejad Intl. Airport from the City Center

It is incredibly easy to get to Mashhad airport without a transfer thanks to bus or city trains in the modern city of Mashhad where bus transportation is very developed. In addition to buses and trains, which are the main means of transportation in the city, you can get a much faster and more comfortable service by taking advantage of taxi or car rental services.


There are many train services to nearby and big cities such as Tehran from Mashhad train station. The train journey from Tehran to Mashhad takes about 10-14 hours; Kerman-Mashhad takes 14-16 hours. The Mashhad railway station is located in the Azadi street north of Imam Raza Shrine. There are also suburban and express trains that provide transportation within the city of Mashhad, as well as trains going out of town.

Popular stops for urban suburban trains include Neyshapor, Shahrod and Semnan. The suburban or express trains that provide transportation within the city are also referred to as metro or city trains. Line 2 and Line 3 of the city train, where only one line (Line 1) is available, will be available soon. The Line 1 line provides fast and economical transportation services between the eastern and western part of the city.

Reza's Shrine, one of the most important central spots of the city, is one of the stops of Line 1 which is operating between Vakilabad with Ghadir st. (Nakhrisi). It is possible to get to Mashhad Airport, which is 5.1 kilometers from the center, within 10-15 minutes with Line 1 train from the city.


Mashhad main bus terminal is at the end of Imam Reza Boulevard. There are many bus routes within the city that provide transportation services. 17 different buses with different routes offer transportation to almost every part of the city. The bus, on south route number 84, departing from the stop next to Falakeh Ab, goes directly to the Mashhad main bus terminal. Buses 13, 62 and 94 also pass through Park Mellat, one of the most famous places of Mashhad. Another popular bus line is bus number 210 and its main stops are Nader Shak and Shohoda Sq.

At the same time, there are night buses in the city that provide transportation during certain hours of the evening. Especially bus no. 10 is one of the buses with the most popular routes but you have to pay twice the normal ticket price if you want to use the night bus.  


There are many private and shared taxis you can use within the city of Mashhad. If you prefer to take a taxi to Mashhad airport from any point in the city, you can call Central Taxi Org, one of the popular companies. The cost of transportation from city to Mashhad airport by taxi is around 8-10 TL.

Car Rental

For car rental companies, there are more options within the city of Mashhad compared to the airport. But if you rent your car from a known international company, you can deliver your rental car at the airport and continue without losing time.

Airport Information

Mashhad Airport, which is also known as Shahid Hashemi Nejad Airport, is located at the end of Bolvar-e Jumhuri-e Eslami, which is close to the city center; in Iran's Razavi Khorasan province.

The number of passengers served by Mashhad Airport, which is the second busiest airport after Iran's capital Tehran, is about 8.5 million.

Direct flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Mashhad Airport are available. Some of the facilities within the Mashhad airport terminal are car rental companies, travel agencies that you can find information on in-city transportation, and where you can get your tickets for the train or bus, food and beverage and recreation areas, banks and ATM machines, exchange office, tourist information counters, souvenir shops and duty free shops.

Last Updated: 13 Jul 2017

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