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London to Tehran flights

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Departure Fri, 09 Oct Return Mon, 12 Oct
LON London
THR Tehran
return from £283
Departure Sun, 25 Oct Return Mon, 02 Nov
LON London
THR Tehran
return from £248
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Find out further information on London and Tehran to help you prepare for your trip.
Currency and price comparison
Local, one-way ticket

Trains in Tehran are 93% cheaper than in London.

Mid-priced restaurant

A meal in Tehran is 75% cheaper than a meal in London.

Standard daytime start rate

A taxi fare in Tehran is 88% cheaper than in London.

Regular cappuccino

Coffee in Tehran is 48% cheaper than in London.

London airports
  • ( Heathrow (LHR)
    How far from city centre: 14 miles
  • ( Gatwick (LGW)
    How far from city centre: 25 miles
  • ( Stansted (STN)
    How far from city centre: 30 miles
  • ( Luton International (LTN)
    How far from city centre: 27 miles
  • ( Southend (SEN)
    How far from city centre: 35 miles
  • ( London City (LCY)
    How far from city centre: 7 miles
Tehran airports
  • ( Imam Khomeini Intl (IKA)
    How far from city centre: 24 miles
  • ( Mehrabad Intl (THR)
    How far from city centre: 7 miles
K Distance: 2735 miles

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Useful information for the flight from London to Tehran

How long is the flight from London to Tehran?

The flight duration is approximately 7 hours from London to Tehran. There are direct flights, although many flight paths involve connections.

What are the most common stopovers?

There are a number of different transfer points depending on your airline. These include airports in Turkey (such as Istanbul), Germany (Frankfurt), Austria (Vienna) and Switzerland (Zurich).

What documentation do I need to fly to Tehran from London?

Visitors from the UK are required to apply for a visa through the Iranian embassy for entry to Tehran. You'll need a passport that's valid for at least 6 months from the date of your visa application.

Is there a time change from London to Tehran?

Tehran is 4 hours ahead of London.

What are the most important things to pack in my suitcase when travelling to Tehran?

It's useful to get cash changed before arriving. Keen skiers will find excellent slopes just outside the city, so you may want to bring your gear!

Which airlines fly from London to Tehran

These are among the airlines providing the most frequent passages for city break holidays to the Iranian capital:

  • Lufthansa, the German national airline.
  • Turkish Airlines, another flag carrier with frequent connections between London and Tehran.
  • Swiss International Air Lines, a highly respected airline with connections via Zurich.
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, with stops via Amsterdam.

How to find cheap flights from London to Tehran

Opodo is your online travel agent, with cheap flights from London to Tehran. You can quickly find the best-priced airfares at the top of your results list, and can change dates to compare ticket prices. The powerful search engine lets you select the departures and airports that are most convenient. You can find special deals and figure out the cheapest time to go on trips to Tehran. Domestic flights are also easily available.

When are the best times to fly from London to Tehran

  • March, particularly mid- to late March, is when Iranians tend to travel out of the city for Iranian New Year celebrations, so it's relatively quiet. Temperatures are a pleasant 15°C or higher during the day.
  • November is similarly warm without being too hot, still around 15°C to 20°C, and offseason.
  • May is good for those that enjoy sunshine, with temperatures reaching 30°C and above.

Airports in London

Most flights depart from Heathrow (LHR) and Gatwick (LGW).

Useful information about Heathrow Airport

This is one of the world's major air hubs, 16 miles to the west of Central London and offering many transport options:

How to get to the airport:

  • By Tube – travel for around 45 minutes on the Piccadilly line westbound to the airport from Central London.
  • By train – the Heathrow Express is fast and reliable, taking just 15 to 30 minutes from Paddington Station.
  • By taxi – expect the journey to take 30 to 40 minutes, but potentially much longer depending on traffic.
  • By coach – from Victoria Coach Station, you'll find frequent services to the airport, taking around 35 minutes. As always, leave plenty of extra time to catch your flight.

Services: Heathrow is open 24 hours a day, and has a large selection of places to eat and shop before the flight. You'll also find baby changing facilities, unlimited free Wi-Fi, and designated smoking areas outside the terminals.

Useful information about Gatwick Airport

Gatwick is also easily reached by several quick transport links from Central London:

How to get to the airport:

  • By train – from London Victoria, it's just 30 minutes on the Gatwick Express.
  • By taxi – it takes around an hour, but possibly more depending on traffic from Central London.
  • By coach – it takes 90 minutes to 2 hours depending on the specific service, with departures from Victoria Coach Station.

Services: Gatwick also operates 24 hours a day, and has a great selection of retail and food outlets. Free Wi-Fi is available for 90 minutes, and there are baby changing facilities and kid zones.

Airports in Tehran

Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA) is the main air hub in Iran.

Useful Information about Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport

Here are the best ways to get to and from the airport:

How to get to the airport:

  • By taxi – travel between the airport and downtown in about 45 minutes, or longer depending on traffic.
  • By minibus – there are minibus services between the airport and the central Shahed Station, which take around 30 minutes.
  • By metro – from downtown, take the underground from Shahed Station on Line 1 and then take the Shahre Aftab on Line 8. Allow plenty of time as services are fairly infrequent to the airport.

Services: Open 24 hours a day, with free Wi-Fi and a selection of places to eat and shop. Smoking is allowed at designated areas outside.

What to do and visit in Tehran

  • Visit the sublime Golestan Palace, located in a citadel and dating from the 16th century.
  • Get panoramic city views from the ultramodern Milad Tower, the tallest building in Iran.
  • Visit the intriguing and beautiful Carpet Museum of Iran.
  • Stroll among the gorgeous gardens of Mellat Park.

Frequent asked questions about flights from London to Tehran

How is COVID-19 affecting flights from London to Tehran?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions Iran may apply when travelling from London. Is your flight cancelled? We've got your back! With our flexible ticket guarantee you can decide if you want to book another flight - free of rebooking fee - or get a full refund!
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from London to Tehran at Opodo?
Our search engines have found flights from 248€ for the route London - Tehran. At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the cheapest option available, considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys.
💰 Is Tehran expensive to visit compared to London?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Tehran costs an average of 0.37 GBP, 88% cheaper than London, with a fare of 3.00 GBP, while train tickets costs 94% less in Tehran: 0.18 GBP against 2.80 GBP in London. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 3.67 GBP in Tehran, 76% less than the 15.00 GBP in London. The price of the coffee is around 48% cheaper in Tehran, with an average of 1.56 GBP, while in London the coffee costs 2.98 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from London to Tehran?
According to real customer data from our website, the most popular months to book a trip from London to Tehran are July, March and April.
📅 When is the best time to travel from London to Tehran?
The best time of the year to go to Tehran when flying from London depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, July is the top 1 month to fly to  Tehran from London in terms of searches from our cutomer, followed by April and August. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period November, January and May are the months with less volume of searchs for the route London -  Tehran.
How long does the flight take to go from London to Tehran?
The total flight time between London and Tehran is of around 07:15 hours on average, considering an average distance of 4,723 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in oter cities in between).

Imam Khomeini Intl - Latest customer reviews

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