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Iran Travel Guide: Discover Iran on Plane, Train and Ferry

If you want to travel around Iran with a degree of comfort, you can discover it on train or plane. It was during the 1930s and 1940s that most of Iran, from north to east and east to west was connected by trains. Currently close to 30 million passengers ride RAJA Rail Transportation Company’s trains every year and some 20 million passengers take domestic flights. Iran tourism scene has recently been lighted by the classic One Thousand and One Nights Train; in June, it carried a number of tourist from Istanbul to Tabriz and passed Qazvin and Yazd before heading for Tehran. The Iranian RAJA Rail Transportation Company offers a similar deal if you get on their Zendegi Luxury Train. That is one way to see Iran, yet not the most economical. For those visiting Iran on a tight budget and still craving a train ride, those trains are not the prime options.

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