Fly direct from London Heathrow (LHR) to Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA), up to six times a week. With flight times coming in at around six hours, it is easy to reach this sprawling cosmopolitan city.
One of the biggest cities in the Middle East, Tehran is a bustling metropolis with a large, friendly population. Sitting at the foot of the beautiful Alborz mountain range, its climate is perfect with warm dry days and cool evenings. All over the city you’ll find lush parks and gardens, plenty of museums and galleries, brilliant shopping, and a rich and diverse cuisine. And while Iran may have a strict conservative government, change is coming. More than half of the population is under 30-years-old and the younger crowd are reinventing the city, which is slowly becoming a hub of contemporary arts with a changing social scene. Iran is a beautiful place, and Persians are a welcoming and hospitable people, with an ancient culture and rich heritage that deserves to be explored.
Flight duration from London Heathrow (LHR) to Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA)
Our direct flights from London Heathrow (LHR) to Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA) take just under six hours. The return flight (IKA to LHR) takes just over six hours. Which means you will be enjoying the energy of the Iranian capital in no time. Choose from First, Club World, World Traveller Plus or World Traveller, whichever suits your budget. With online, mobile and airport check-in options, your trip to Tehran is hassle-free with British Airways.
British Airways operate six flights a week to Tehran from London. Enjoy the comfort and convenience of award-winning service when travelling to Tehran. When you fly with us, you can enjoy our free on-board food and bar service, as well as a convenient 23kg checked baggage allowance, helping you make the most of your holiday from start to finish.
Tehran is a big, sprawling city but it is easy to navigate. The best way to get from the airport to your hotel is by taxi, which wait outside the terminal building. It is around £20-25 for a fixed fare into the city, which is 30 miles (a 45-minute drive) from the airport. When you are in Tehran, the best way to travel is by the ever-expanding Metro system – which is planned to be linked to the airport eventually. It is a cheap and efficient way to travel in this big city.