Rich history and culture, humble architecture, turquoise domes, great food, spectacular natural scenery and genuine hospitality; these are just some of the reasons to travel to Iran. On top of all this, Iran is an affordable destination for every budget.

Here we talk about the possible expenses of traveling to Iran. Let’s look at the breakdown of the prices:


Depending on the country of your citizenship, you may need to apply for a Tourist Visa before your trip through an Iranian embassy, or get a visa on arrival at one of its international airports. Visa fee generally costs 75-150 euros, but it varies for different countries. Click on your country here to learn more about visa fee.


Travel and health insurance reduce anxiety concerning the potential risk forming a part of your travel. In 2011, it became compulsory for travelers to buy and have their Travel & Health Insurance before applying for Iran Visa. The cost may vary depending on your citizenship and length of stay, you need to consider an amount of €15 approximately. Click on your country to know about your insurance fee.


It’s not difficult to find an affordable room in Iran since many cheap hostels and hotels spread across the country. In larger cities, you can find hostels for about €15 per night. If you’re travelling in pairs and want to budget your travel, you can easily find local traditional houses or ecolodges for lower prices. But if you want to have a more luxurious experience, you’ll find five-star hotels with €200 per night.


Iran is a country with more than 1000 types of food offering a wide range of cuisine from Middle Eastern to Mediterranean types. However, you can find international cuisine in every region in Iran. You won’t stay hungry in Iran as street food, mid-range and luxurious restaurants are in every corner. If you try staple food in restaurants, it costs  €3-6 depending on the city and restaurant. You can try street food even for less than €1 and typical fast food for €2-4. A complete meal including a starter, main course, dessert, and drink costs about €15-20.

To know more about the foodie things in Iran, click here

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Getting around anew destination is one of the major concerns of every traveler. Transportation in Iran is affordable, easy and comfortable for both Iranians and foreign travelers. Travelers can move all around Iran by any means of transportation such as taxi, trains, buses or airplanes depending on where they start and end the trip.

Except for the airfare (costing € 400-600 if you travel from Europe), you don’t have to pay much to get around the cities of Iran. VIP buses, costing €4-7, are comfortable for between-city travels. Flights between cities are affordable, about € 30-70 depending on the airline and distance.

For traveling inside cities, you can download the Iranian equivalent of the Uber App., which is Snap/Tap30 App. or call taxi service agencies which may cost less than €1 for short distances. Shared taxis are in yellow and have special stations in main streets of the city, costing about 15 cents for short distances.  Big cities in Iran have subway stations and bus services for less than 10 cents.  If you are seeking a more luxurious experience, you can rent a car for € 30-40 daily. For train services between the cities, you can pay € 7-15 and travel easily around the country.

If you’re not on guided tours, you need to know more about transportation in Iran:


Iran is all about sightseeing. If you’d like to see more history and culture, the entrance fee for historical sites and museums is about € 2.

If you want to know more about the entrance fee of each site, click here

Tours and Things To Do

Iran is a country of ancient history, various ethnic groups, fascinating islands, high mountains and engaging museums. To take the most out of your visit to Iran, you may need to book tours and activities. You can experience an ancient heroic sport for minimum €6 or book a full board two-week tour for €1600.

If you really like to budget your travel, try our free walking tours:

For extra guided tours and activities click the below link:

How much money can I take to Iran?

. It is advisable to check the current exchange rate due to fluctuating currency.

. Iranian banking system is not connected to the banks overseas, making it impossible to use the credit cards issued at your country. You need to bring all your money in cash.

. You can have up to USD 10,000.- or equivalent in cash. Amounts exceeding this must be declared upon arrival.

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