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Travelers usually depart from Sabiha Gökçen International, Istanbul Airport, Istanbul Bus Station, Istanbul - Alibeyköy, or Istanbul - Dudullu when they travel from Istanbul to Tehran. The distance between Istanbul and Tehran is 2054 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways, Pegasus, Lufthansa, and Fly Dubai. Istanbul and Tehran have 146 direct flights per week.

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Check-in for a flight from Istanbul to Tehran

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
Turkish AirlinesTHYTKYes0
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Qatar AirwaysQTRQRYes0
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PegasusPGTPCNoOpens 48 days before flight
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LufthansaDLHLHYes0
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Fly DubaiFDBFZYesNo

Iran COVID-19 travel restrictions

Your trip summary

Most travelers from Turkey with proof of full COVID-19 vaccination can enter Iran, but there are restrictions.

Departure

Visa requirements
  • No visa required

Forms and documents
  • Mandatory proof of vaccination for Iran

  • Mandatory health declaration form

Return

Travel restrictions
  • Travel is allowed

  • No proof of a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test required

  • No quarantine required

Visa requirements
  • No visa required

Information is provided as guidance only and accurate at the time of publishing. Always check government websites and airline materials before booking and traveling.

Learn more about COVID-19 restrictions in Iran in our dedicated Stories article.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Istanbul to Tehran?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Istanbul and Tehran takes around 3.0 hours.
What is the flight distance between Istanbul and Tehran?
The flight distance between Istanbul and Tehran is 2054 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Istanbul and Tehran?
Several carriers operate flights between Istanbul and Tehran. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Turkish Airlines, Pegasus.
What are the most popular routes to and from Istanbul?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Istanbul and London, Manchester, Birmingham, Kayseri, Antalya, Dublin, Northern Cyprus, Edinburgh, İzmir, Bodrum, Dalaman, Ankara, Nevşehir, Bristol, Glasgow, Athens, Dubai, Gaziantep, Newcastle upon Tyne, Baku.
What are the most popular routes to and from Tehran?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Tehran and London, Manchester, Toronto, Vancouver, Dublin, Montreal, Melbourne, Manila, Newcastle upon Tyne, Dubai, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Birmingham, New Delhi, Bangkok, Stavanger, Shiraz, Baku, Ho Chi Minh City, Kochi.
Which airports are there in Istanbul?
Istanbul is mainly served by Sabiha Gökçen International. But there are other airports nearby, including Istanbul Airport, Istanbul Atatürk.
What airports are near Istanbul?
The main airport in Istanbul is Sabiha Gökçen International. It is also served by Yenişehir, Anadolu, Tekirdağ Çorlu.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Istanbul and Tehran?
Yes, it's possible to combine different modes of transport between Istanbul and Tehran thanks to our Virtual Interlining technology. Making use of not only flights but also trains and buses between Istanbul and Tehran can give rise to new adventures. Read more about how Virtual Interlining works on Kiwi.com Stories.
What is Virtual Interlining and how do I use it?
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