Tehran Airport - IKIA

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Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport (IATA: IKA, ICAO: OIIE), also known as Tehran Airport or Tehran IKIA, or simply IKIA, is the main international airport in Tehran, Iran. The airport is located 30 km southwest of Tehran city centre, near the localities of Robat-Karim and Eslamshahr.

There is another airport in Tehran that serves international flights, inside the city boundaries called Mehrabad International Airport.

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IKA airport serves 47 passenger airlines, 6 cargo airlines and 7 charter airlines operating with more than 850 flights/weekly connecting Tehran to other destinations in over 40 territories worldwide.
In 2015, Tehran Airport handled over 7,243,120 passengers, and it is expected to handle 8 million or more during next years. It’s one of the busiest cargo and passenger airports in the region.

Terminal information

Tehran airport has a Main Terminal, T1. Terminal 2 is under construction and it’s planned to build Terminal 3 on the future. The airport has two concrete runways.


Terminal 1: Is the only terminal in operation and has a capacity to handle 6.5-7 million passengers and 120,000 tons of cargo per year.  


Salam Terminal - Terminal 2: it is under construction and it’s planned to be completely finished in 2017.


Iranshahr Terminal - Terminal 3: currently it is in a planning phase and is going to start to be built in about 2 years. It’s calculated that it will be capable to handle 20 million passengers annually. When Terminal 3 will be opened, Terminal 1 is going to handle domestic flights only.  

Facilities and Services

The airport has several facilities and services to all passengers that need it or request it. It is available: Bank and ATMs services, Currency Exchange, Emergency Lounge, Escalators, Prayer Rooms, Phone, Duty-Free Shops (no alcohol), Coffe shops, Food and Beverages from Iran and a Restaurant with a traditional iranian food, Mobile Charger, Free Wi-Fi, among others. There is also a CIP lounge for Premium Passengers.


Tehran airport in numbers

- It’s located 30 km (19 mi) southwest of Tehran

- It has one Main Terminal

- Has two concrete runways

- In 2015 handled over 7 million passengers

- Serves more than 45 passenger airlines

- Has flight connections to 40 different destinations worldwide

- Is one of the busiest airports in the Middle East  


- Bus and Metro: There’s a bus which goes to Haram Metro station. Departs every 30 minutes (during the night departs when it’s full or almost full) and it takes 20 minutes to arrive to the station. Bus stop is in the exit gate of the terminal.

- Metro Line 1: the extension to the southern part is under construction.

- Metro Line 3: It’s planned to connect it with the airport during next years.


- Road: Tehran airport is accessible through Tehran-Qom Freeway.

Freeway: 5, 7. and Road: 65, 71.

The freeway continues to Rabat-Karim via an interchange with Saidi Highway.


- Taxi: Pick up a taxi is the recommended option. At the airport, please, make sure that you are going to pick up a licensed taxis. Travel time to the city center is about 90 minutes (depending on traffic). Taxicabs have established rates to go and come back to IKA airport. The waiting area is outside Terminal. You can request one calling to Teherán Taxi Company (1828 license number) or Imam Jomeini (1833).  

Contact Information

Address: Tehran، Imam Khomeini International Airport Fwy، Iran

Dial Telephone: +98

Telephone: 021-5100118

E-mail: ikia@airport.ir 


Lost and Found center

The airport is not provided with a lost and found office or service. Please, for any item lost, get in contact with the Airport Police +98 21 5100 7328.


Main Airlines

Tehran airport currently serves as a hub for Iran Air and Mahan Air. Is also a home base of Meraj Airlines, Qeshm Airlines, Iran Aseman Airlines, Zagros Airlines and Taban Air. 


Shuttle Buses

Shuttle buses link Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport to the nearest metro station and also with the domestic airport: Mehrabad International Airport, which is within the city boundary. 


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