How far is Isfahan from Tehran

How far is Isfahan from Tehran

Isfahan is one of the most famous megacities in Iran which has various tourist attractions including historical places and breathtaking nature.

That is why Persian people call it "Nesf-e-Jahan" meaning "half of the world".

This city is also known for its magnificent Naqsh-e Jahan Square which is the second-largest historic public square in the world.

If you are planning a trip to Iran, I highly recommend you put visiting Isfahan at the top of your list.

You can travel to this city from the capital of Iran and enjoy the beautiful path between these cities.

The distance between Tehran and Isfahan is approximately 450 kilometers and if you want to have a road trip, you will need at least 5 hours.

You can benefit from car rental services and begin your journey through Tehran to Isfahan.

Distance from Tehran to Isfahan

Traveling from Isfahan to Tehran is possible by different means of transport.

You can travel there by plane, train, bus or taxi. You can also use a rental car and experience a real road trip.

Traveling to Isfahan by car

When it comes to a road trip, you can choose 3 different routes and enjoy the beautiful scenery on your path.

Distance from Tehran to Isfahan is variable between 431 and 449 kilometers depending on the route you choose.

By the first route, you will pass cities like Qom, Salafchegan, and Delijan which takes 5 and a half hours (without resting).

The second route is the shortest path which takes less than 5 hours.

On this route, you can also visit cities like Qom, Kashan, and Eslamshahr.

If you’re planning to begin a journey to “Nesf-e-Jahan” in May, I highly recommend you visit Kashan on your way.

One of the historical festivals is held there every year in this month which is called Golabgiry (rose water festival).

More than 1 million tourists take a part in this annual event.

The final route is through Karaj highway and you will pass cities like Salafchegan, Meymeh, and Saveh.

If you choose this path, you will need more than 5 hours to arrive.

Traveling to Isfahan by bus

Although traveling by bus is not as convenient as a personal car, it is the cheapest way to get from Tehran to Isfahan.

In addition, traveling by bus will last a bit longer than a personal car and you will get to Isfahan in 6 hours.

Traveling to Isfahan by plane

If you are looking for the fastest way to travel, you can book a flight from Tehran to Isfahan.

The distance between Tehran and Isfahan by plane is 338 kilometers and you will get there in less than an hour.

Traveling to Isfahan by train

And here is my own pleasant experience, you can travel by direct train which is departing from Tehran once daily and arriving at Isfahan.

This train service is provided every day and you can take your ticket online.

Distance from Tehran to Isfahan by train is approximately 410 kilometers and your journey will take 7 to 9 hours.

If you are looking for a cheap and convenient way to travel, the train is the best choice for you.

Because, traveling by train is more convenient than by bus and usually the train ticket is as cheap as a bus ticket.

Visiting Isfahan

Isfahan is a historical city that was the capital of Iran from 1589 to 1722.

Due to this fact, Isfahan has many historical places with magnificent architecting which can thrill you.

moreover, you can enjoy various outdoor activities in this beautiful city. In the following, I’m going to introduce some of the best attractions of Isfahan.

Visiting sacred and religious sites

Visiting sacred and religious sites

Isfahan has some of the most stunning mosques in the world representing of Islamic architecture of Iran.

One of these magnificent structures is Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque considered the most beautiful mosque in Iran.

This mosque was built during the Safavid period by shah Abbas I, and placed in Naqsh-e Jahan Square.

Imam mosque is also located on the south of this historic public square.

This mosque is known by different names like Grand Mosque, Shah mosque, and Soltani mosque.

The history of Imam mosque came back to the Safavid period and it is a great sample of Islamic architecture.

Here are some of the holy places of Isfahan:

  • Vank Cathedral
  • Jameh Mosque of Isfahan
  • Royal Mosque (Masjid-i-Shah)
  • Atashgah - Zoroastrian Fire Temple
  • Ali Mosque Minaret
  • Hakim Mosque
  • Seyyed Mosque

Visiting historic sites

Visiting historic sites

If you are interested in historical sites, you will never get bored in Isfahan.

You can spend your evening in Naqsh-e Jahan Square and enjoy the historic vibe.

Meanwhile, you can visit Ālī Qāpū in the western part of this square.

This mansion with 6 floors and thirty-eight meters high is the highest building of the Safavid period.

Ālī Qāpū

In addition, I suggest you visit Chehel Sotoun garden which is one of the most magnificent historical attractions of Isfahan.

This place is called Chehel Sotoun which means forty columns because its palace has twenty columns that are reflected in the pool in front.

Here are some of the historical attractions that you cannot miss:

  • Talar Ashraf
  • Hasht Behesht
  • Safavi House
  • Jolfa Square
  • Si-o-Seh Pol
  • Pol-e Khaju

Car rental services in Isfahan

If you are fond of road trips and you want to travel from Tehran to Isfahan, You can benefit from car rental services.

Cafeerent is one of the most valid institutions for renting cars in Iran, Dubai, Turkey and…

Cafeerent provides various cars from economy to luxury, and all of these vehicls are covered by a third party and body insurance.

You can also choose self-driven service or chauffeur-driven service.

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