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How to Reach IPM from the Airport
  • Upon arrival the most convenient way to reach IPM is to take a taxi at the airport directly to IPM. 

  • Please show the address to the driver. The address may be found here
    (Usually the drivers do not speak or read English.) 

  • The taxi fare is about 80,000 Rls. (from Mehrabad Airport)

  • The taxi fare is about 130,000 Rls. (from Imam Khomeini Airport)
    Don't forget to ask for a receipt.

  • Make sure to take the official airport taxies which have representatives in the airport. 

Important Notes
  • You may find banks to exchange major currencies at the Airport. 
    An approximate currency exchange rate is 1US$~9000 Rls and 
    1~13800 Rls.

  • Please note that standard credit cards e.g. Visa, Master or AmEXP, cannot be used in Iran.

  • Do not forget to declare your foreign currency of more than 5000 dollars before leaving the customs area.

  • Exchanging currencies other than US dollars or Euros is not as straightforward. So, please remember to carry your money in these two currencies.

  • Note in Iran weeks start from Saturday & Friday is the official holiday. Thursdays many governmental offices are closed.

Useful Maps
  • For an Interactive map of Tehran click here 

  • For the map of the neighborhood of Physics School click here and for the map of other Departments and buildings of IPM click here

  • For useful information about Provinces and cities of Iran click here 

Electrical Appliance
  • The electricity supply in Iran works at 220 V and 50 Hz. There are European standard sockets.

Tourist Information
Contact Us
  • School of Physics executive manager: Mrs. Shirin Davarpanah
    E-mail: shirin (at)
  • Please take note of addresses, telephone and fax numbers as below:
    Farmanieh Building, next to Kouhe Nour Building, Farmanieh Av.
    IPM, P .O. Box 19395-5531,Tehran, Iran
    Tel:      +98 (21) 22 28 06 92, 22 29 09 34
    Fax:     +98 (21) 22 28 04 15 
    Mobile: +98 (912) 130 30 42

Do not hesitate to contact us in case of any problem. 

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