Yazd is the driest city in Iran. This city is located in central Iran at a distance of 502 km from Tehran. It is the flattest city of Iran situated in the desert; this, along with historical tourist attractions and beautiful desert roads leading to the city of Yazd, attracts numerous tourists to the city every year.
In this article, Iranviva Group has tried to discuss separately Yazd facilities for intra-city transport, inter-city transport, public transport schedules and routes, costs of public transportation, cost-effective means of transportation, how to buy tickets, train stations, airports and bus terminals, how to access the stations, time and distance between different routes, public transport vehicle departure intervals, and how convenient different means of transportation are. If you are among those tourists who have chosen Iran and its historic cities like Yazd as their journey destination, keep reading this article.
Having an airport, train station and bus terminal, Yazd offers an efficient inter-city transportation service to carry passengers between Yazd and other cities in Iran. This historical desert city also offers appropriate means of public transportation within the city including taxis, buses, BRT.
The most used means of intra-city transport in Yazd are bus, minibus and taxi. Iranian tourists who are interested in Iran can use public transportation system to access easily to tourist sites, shopping centers, historical neighborhoods and other places in the city of Yazd. Due to light traffic in Yazd, there will be no problem for traveling around the city, and only in the historical old neighborhoods of the city with narrow streets it is a bit difficult.
This moving vehicles such as map routes, cost, travel time, distance between the tracks of different degree of difficulty of the vehicles, how to prepare and present tickets at the stations will provide.
In this article, an introduction of different means of public transportation in Yazd, including the cost, route, travel length, distances, how convenient different means of transportation are, how to buy tickets, and an introduction of stations are pointed out.
Intra-city Bus Service
To get to important places and tourist attractions of the city of Yazd, you can easily use the buses within the city. Bus service in the city of Yazd is divided into two buses of BRT service and bus line service.
BRT (Bus Rapid Transit)
Yazd Bus Rapid Transit system or BRT, currently has 1 active line, with gender-segregated buses that are not usually crowded except during the rush hours (around 7 am to 9 am and 4 pm to 7 pm).
These buses are running from 6 am to 21 pm, transferring passengers around the city.
The fare for BRT buses is paid either electronically by ticket cards or in cash.
The cost of the bus ticket, if paid in cash, is about 0.07 euros, and it is about 0.14 euros if paid electronically.
These buses are running and transferring a large number of passengers on the route between Qadir terminal- Shahid Dehqan Blvd. – 17 Shahrivar Blvd.- 22 Bahman Blvd.- Dolatabad Blvd.- Navvab Safavi Blvd. – Saber Yazdi Blvd.- Imam Khomeini terminal, and vice versa.
Below is the picture of a ticket card:
Intra-city Buses (Bus Lines)
The intra-city bus service in Yazd provides a vast network of about 68 active bus lines to make it easy for passengers to travel to tourist spots and different parts of the city.
The bus fare is paid either electronically by ticket cards or in cash.
The cost of the bus ticket, if paid in cash, is about 0.07 euros, and it is about 0.14 euros if paid electronically.
All intra-city buses in Yazd are running from 6 am to 21 pm.
To get information about the bus routes and schedules, visit the website below:
This type of transportation is actually hard-to-use.
Public taxis are found all around the city of Yazd. Public Taxis are among the most popular and most widely used modes of transport in Yazd in comparison with buses and BRTs. The cost of using taxis is at least 5 times (about 0.5 to 0.7 euros) more than using BRT and metro. Taxi stations and taxi stands are located in squares and main streets of the city of Yazd, and taxi fares depend on the distance between the source and destination.
To catch a taxi in Yazd, you need to just wait beside the street, raise your arm (as shown in image below) for an oncoming taxi, and then tell the driver your destination.
Taxis in Yazd are often yellow or green and have yellow number plates with black letters, but sometimes private cars also carry passengers to their destinations that is generally so common in Iran. However, you’d better use the yellow taxis with yellow plates that are widely used in Yazd.
Up to 4 passengers can usually ride together in a taxi (3 passengers on the rear seat and one passenger on the front seat), but you can take a private taxi with no other passengers and pay a higher fare.
To hire a private car with its driver, you can use the term “Darbasti”.
Fares of public taxis in the city of Yazd are paid in cash in Iranian rials.
This is a convenient type of transportation.
Private taxis in Yazd are of two kinds: One group are those travelling around the city and transferring passengers, and the other are those managed by big transport companies and meet the demands of passengers using their applications exclusively dedicated to taxi services.
As above mentioned, using the first group is not recommended because they are not usually under an organized company; but the second category provides a convenient way to carry passengers from place to place.
To use the second type of taxi service mentioned above, you can download the taxi booking apps and request for a taxi online (for the convenience of tourists who have chosen Iran as their travel destination, the links to download a few of these apps are provided below). You can access the available taxis nearby and travel around the city easily.
Using these applications is not difficult at all and you just need to choose your location and destination on the map. The ride price will be shown up and you will confirm your request. Your request will be accepted by drivers nearby within a very short time.
The car model, number and its location are shown on the application. When the car arrives at your location, you will receive a message.
Given that you are the only passenger in the taxi, the fare will usually be 3 to 4 times more than the regular taxis’.
You can visit the following websites to install the online taxi order applications:
SNAPP website to download the application: https://snapp.ir/
TAPSI website to download the application: https://tapsi.ir/
This type of transportation is absolutely convenient to use.
Car Rental for Tourists
Another way of traveling for tourists who have traveled to Iran is renting a car. Tourists in Iran will be able to rent a car with or without an experienced driver. Iranviva Group suggests you rent a car with a driver, so there will be no concerns or problems about finding directions and car parks around tourist sites, or traffic regulations, and you will easily access to all the city landmarks and tourist sites.
As you know, there are some car rental conditions and qualifications required that are brought here as a list by Iranviva Group for tourists who travel to Iran.
Car Rental Requirements, Terms and Conditions
- Age-related Requirements: A minimum age of 20 years
- Driving license: A driver’s license valid for a minimum of 6 months
You can drive in Iran for 6 months from the time you enter Iran, with a valid driver’s license from your home country.
- A copy of passport
- Paying the rent and cash deposit
- Paying an amount of money as deposit that will be paid back to the client when the vehicle is returned.
For your convenience, some websites offering car rental for tourists have been brought here.
You can visit the following websites and book your desired vehicle for your required date:
This type of transportation is absolutely convenient, too.
Traveling to and from the city of Yazd is possible through roads, rail and air. With the efficient inter-city transportation infrastructure of the city of Yazd, including airport, train station and bus terminals, you can easily travel between Yazd and other cities of Iran.
Yazd inter-city transportation System is described in the following part of the article, including routes, schedules, cost, how to buy tickets online, airports, terminals and train stations, how to access the stations, travel time and distance, how convenient different modes of transportation are, and also the most cost-effective means of transportation.
Traveling by train has always been one of the most enjoyable ways of traveling. Tourist attractions and the immense beauty of the desert city of Yazd entice many visitors to choose traveling to this city by train. Yazd railway was founded in 1971.
If you are planning to use Yazd railway, make sure to visit Raja website and other websites for booking tickets, and check train schedules, and, if necessary, book your ticket before traveling to Iran. Iranviva Group recommends you choose your train carefully and check different trains’ services and amenities to enjoy your trip to the fullest.
Types of Trains
Trains in Iran are of two types: Open coaches, and (first class and second class) corridor coaches (trains).
First class corridor trains: On these trains, each car is divided into several compartments, with 4 or 6 seats that can be converted to beds and some amenities.
Second class corridor trains: On these trains, each car is divided into several compartments, with 6 seats that cannot be converted to beds.
Corridor Trains are also called ‘coupe’.
Open coaches: These kinds of train do not have compartments or other divisions and the seats are arranged in one or more open plan areas with a center aisle, similar to the bus seats. Open coaches are also called ‘salon train’.
Iranviva Group suggests tourists use 4-seat first class corridor trains. Although these trains are more expensive than other trains, they are better options for traveling because they offer more amenities.
This type of transportation can be very convenient, convenient or medium-difficult to use, depending on the type of train.
Train Ticket Booking
To book train tickets in Iran, you need to have an account on the train ticket booking sites. You can select the source and destination of your journey, time, number of passengers, type of train (ordinary, for women, etc.), and transportation companies, then you will see a list of trains available from which you can choose and enjoy an affordable and convenient journey.
For entering personal information and booking ticket you need to choose the option of foreign nationals or purchasing by passport. The required information for foreign nationals to buy tickets includes first name, last name, date of birth, and passport number. It should be noted that the cost of train tickets for children between 2 to 12 years of age will be given a half-price discount. Moreover, you need to be at the station about 45 minutes before the departure time to do the necessary paperwork.
Examples of active train ticket booking sites:
Yazd Railway Station Information and Trains Schedule:
For trains’ schedules, you can visit the website of Islamic Republic of Iran Railway Company mentioned below. There is a lot of information provided in this site regarding trains and train stations.
Islamic Republic of Iran Railways Official site:
To get information about ticket cancellation and refund, you can visit the following website:
Address and Access Routes to Yazd Railway Station
There are different routes you can take to get to Yazd railway station.
The best and most cost-effective way is using public transport like bus service. To do so, you can use Yazd intra-city buses, line Besat Crossroads-Railway, starting from Qiyam St. to the railway station and vice versa (through the route of Iranshahr Ave. to Emamzadeh Jafar blvd.). You can also use the buses which pass through Bahonar Square (through the route of Shohada Crossroads – Qiyam St.).
In addition, you can use public and private taxis and get to Yazd railway station easily from different parts of the city, and also travel to your destinations from the railway station.
Address: Central Railway building, Yazd Railway Square, Hamidiya Blvd., Yazd
Information Center: 0215149
Indoor Passenger Information: 03531422230 – 03531422245
Yazd Trains Ticket Price
Undoubtedly, it differs which Railway Transport Company you buy your ticket from, but you should know that any company you choose to buy your ticket from offers affordable tickets regarding the facilities they provide and convenience you would experience on your trip.
Yazd Trains Schedule and Travel Time, Distance, and Fare
|4.2 to 8.3||650 km||About 6 to 8 hours depending on the train||Tehran – Yazd|
Yazd – Tehran
|Stations along the route: Qom, Firuzabad , Kashan, Badroud, Ardakan, Arjang, and Nazarabad|
|–||308 km||About 4 to 5 hours depending on the train||Yazd – Shiraz|
|Stations along the route: Marvdasht, Sivand, Qaderabad, Safashahr, Eqlid, Aminabad, Shahreza, Isfahan, Harand, Varzaneh, Aqda, Arjang and Nazarabad|
|3.11 to 4.4||400 km||About 6.5||Kerman- Yazd|
|Stations along the route: Zarand, Siriz, Bafq, and Chah Khavar|
|2.65 to 3.4||268 km||About 4.5||Yazd-Isfahan|
|Stations along the route: Sistan and Meybod|
Yazd – Rasht
|Stations along the route:|
|1008 km||Yazd- Tabriz|
|Stations along the route:|
Yazd Shahid Sadooghi International Airport has been founded in 1969. The airport is located in 10 km West of Yazd. Getting to the airport, commuters will not face heavy traffic and they can easily access the city center within a short time.
Yazd airport hosts domestic flights to the cities of Tehran, Mashhad, Shiraz, Bandar Abbas, Kish, as well as international flights to the foreign cities of Damascus, Jeddah, Medina and Najaf.
How to Access Yazd Airport
Using intra-city bus service of Yazd is one way to reach the airport. These buses transfer passengers from Imam Ali terminal (Boulevard veteran) to the airport and vice versa.
Another way to get to Yazd Shahid Sadooghi International Airport is using taxis. There are two ways to use taxis: the first way is using taxi applications that, as mentioned above, you just need to choose your location and destination (Shahid Sadooghi International Airport) on the map and confirm your request. Your request will be accepted by drivers nearby within a very short time. The other way is using the yellow or green taxis around the city.
Address: Shahid Sadooghi International Airport, end of Azadegan Blvd., Sanat Square, Yazd
Flight information: 199
Phone Center: 035-31010
How to Buy Flight Tickets
To book your plane ticket, you can visit the following websites and choose your desired flight regarding the flight time and amenities offered, by entering information such as source and destination, date and number of passengers, flights that on that date there are to see and fly your desired with regard clock and amenities. It should be noted that, you must first choose the option of foreign nationals or purchasing by passport and enter your passport number and other requested information session.
Passengers will be checked in up to 45 minutes before departure in international flights and up to 30 minutes before departure in domestic ones. So you need to arrive at the airport at least 3 hours before your scheduled departure time for international flights. For domestic flights this time is between 1 to 1.5 hours.
To check flight status and ticket inquiries, visit the following website:
To check flight daily schedule, visit the following websites:
To get information about ticket buying regulations, and ticket cancellation and refund, you can visit the following websites:
Traveling by air is one of the most convenient types of traveling.
Domestic flight ticket price is typically dynamic and it differs based on the departure dates. It is more expensive to travel during peak times (like Nowruz), when everybody else also wants to go on holiday, than during the low season, when children are at school and employees at work.
It also depends on your destination. Airfares are usually higher for flights to some of tourist cities in Iran such as Isfahan, Shiraz, Mashhad, Tehran, Yazd, Tabriz, Kerman, etc., no matter how far they are.
Generally, flight ticket prices depend on different things such as airlines, flight class and travel date.
Example of Flight Ticket prices from Yazd:
|Yazd to||Price (euros)|
|Tehran||7.3 to 33.1|
|Kish Island||26 to 37.1|
Inter-city Bus Service
One of the easiest and cheapest ways to travel in Iran has always been using the buses. This mode of transportation in Yazd is introduced in this section.
Yazd has one active bus terminal (Ghadir Terminal). A large number of passengers from all parts of the country travel to and from Yazd through this terminal. It takes about 8 hours to go from Tehran to Yazd by bus.
The facilities provided in this terminal include stalls selling fruit and food, prayer room, cafe and restaurant, Internet café, coffee shop, toy shop, cultural and service products, police station, bus ticket booths, and separated car park for cars and buses.
Tourists who have traveled or plan to travel to Iran just need to visit websites (some of which mentioned below) to book bus tickets, selecting the source, destination and date of travel, and choosing the best bus from the list of available buses with the services and amenities offered.
You can see the ticket cancel and refund conditions in the websites mentioned above too.
How to Access Yazd Bus Terminal
One way to get Ghadir Terminal is taking inter-city buses of Yazd through the following routes:
- Dolatabad terminal buses from 22 Bahman Blvd. to the terminal (Industrial Road) and vice versa.
- Imam Khomeini terminal buses from Saber Yazdi Blvd. to Ghadir terminal –Payame Noor University and vice versa
- Imam Ali terminal buses from Janbaz Blvd. to Ghadir terminal – Payame Noor University and vice versa.
Another way to get to Yazd Ghadir terminal is using taxis. There are two ways to use taxis: the first way is using taxi applications that, as mentioned above, you just need to choose your location and destination on the map and confirm your request. Your request will be accepted by drivers nearby within a very short time. The other way is using the yellow or green taxis around the city.
You can also use the taxis in Ghadir terminal to reach your destination.
Address of Yazd bus terminal: Beginning of the Sanat Blvd., Khezrabad Road, Phone: 03537236901
Types of Buses in Bus Lines
These buses, mostly Volvo model, have 38 to 50 seats. Obviously, the more the number of seats are, the less comfortable the passengers will be on the bus.
You will only be able to recline the seats on the bus a little, so these buses are not convenient enough and they are not recommended.
This type of transportation is medium-difficult to use.
VIP bus series, manufactured by companies like Scania, Volvo, Mercedes Benz, Buggy and MAN, provide passengers with better services than regular buses. There are at least 20 seats on these buses that make them more spacious and certainly more comfortable for passengers.
VIP buses are among the convenient types of transportation.
Bus Fare Prices from Yazd to Other Cities of Iran
|Yazd to||Price (euros)|
|Tehran||2.8 to 6.2|
|Shiraz||2.4 to 4.2|
|Isfahan||1.7 to 2.6|
|Bandar Abbas||3.2 to 3.6|
|Rasht||7 to 8.3|
|Tabriz||8.9 to 11.4|
|Kerman||1.9 to 2.3|
In this article, we have tried to give you, as tourists to Iran, more details of how to travel in Isfahan or out of Isfahan, so you will enjoy your trip in Iran.
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