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Iran Rental Car | Self-driven, Guide-driven, Chauffeur-driven

Artin Travel > Blog > Iran Rental Car | Self-driven, Guide-driven, Chauffeur-driven

Iran Rental Cars

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We offer a wide range of Iran rental car services from economic and budget-friendly to high-end and stylish vehicles. You can hire an ENGLISH SPEAKING driver to take you to the destinations of your choice in each city, or better yet, rent a GUIDE DRIVEN car and enjoy the picturesque road sceneries as your guide tailors an unforgettable trip for you. Of course, you can also rent a car on your own (SELF DRIVE) and drive by yourself too.

Our services are available in all cities of Iran, and you need only choose your PICK-UP destination to get the car of your choice. Each car type is suitable for a different travel purpose; be it VIP BUS or SUV cars. You will soon learn what car type suits your travel style best, and just how much are the RENTAL PRICES for each.

note: All of our Iran rental cars are FULLY INSURED (CWD) and can be BOOKED ONLINE anytime!

Why Hire a Car in Iran?

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Iran is a relatively large country, with attractions of all types scattered in all corners of the land. North, South, East, and West all hold treasures and attractions unique to themselves, missing on which can be a huge waste even if you are not traveling to Iran as a tourist. That’s why covering more than a couple sites of your choice in a day is not always possible, especially if they are in different cities. This makes Iran rental cars a convenient way to get around the country and visit all you wish to see from Iran cities and nature.

11Iran roads and streets car rental

Iran Rental Car services : Self Drive, Chauffeur, Guide Driven

You can choose an Iran rental car option from the three outlined for you. Of course, depending on your travel style and travel intention, you may find any of these options suitable!

Self-drive Rental Cars

After renting a car of your choice, you can simply drive around the country and hit all the destinations on your list, or get some ideas from our top Iran cities list. Keep in mind that by renting a car and driving it on your own, the listed services are all on you.

  1. Fuel oil
  2. Police fines and road tolls
  3. Parking fees
  4. Personal expenses
  5. Navigating your way in the traffic
  6. Damage

Driving in Iran roads can be unlike what most travelers have experienced in the past. To begin with, unlike most other countries, you should drive on the RIGHT SIDE of the road in Iran. This necessitates the steering wheel to be situated on the left side of the car. To learn more about Iran road rules, read here.

Chauffeur-driven Rental Cars

By renting a car and hiring a driver to accompany you on your trip, you can plan your private tour or group tour to Iran with your mind at ease. This Iran rental car option allows you and your fellow travel-mates to venture the beauties of Persia while you are relaxing on the backseats of the car of your choice. Chauffeur-driven cars are:

  1. Among the most requested services for tourists
  2. Popular with both Iran small group tours and Iran big group tours
  3. Priced with the driver’s separate payment in mind (which you will learn about soon)

drivers are well familiar with Iran road regulations and traffic system, making them highly reliable to ride travelers through different routes. You can also ask for a driver who speaks English if you wish.

Guide-driven Rental Cars

Our experienced tour guide drivers come with skillsets that ensure your safety, ease of travel, and ease of mind throughout your stay. Guide-driven rental cars are guaranteed to make your trip distinctive and unforgettable as you are accompanied by seasoned guides who:

  1. Know the best route to each destination
  2. Can show you all hidden treasures of Iran
  3. Can make a change in your itinerary anytime you want, as long as it fits timing
  4. Offer you pieces advice they have gained through years of experience

Note: If you choose the guide-driven Iran rental car option or our chauffeur-driven cars; your police fines, toll roads fees, and car repairs are all covered by Artin travel car rental service.

Iran Rental Car types: car models for each travel style

To find the car type that best suits your travel style, you will first need to have a general idea of what each car type HAS and what it is GOOD FOR. Below you will find the categorization of Artin Travel rental car services.

We offer a range of safe, comfortable, and luxurious cars for those who want to travel with style and elegance. These cars are perfect for a family vacation, a business trip, or just an enhanced stay in Iran with a safe, stylish, and fun-to-drive car. These cars are usually best suited for 4 adults or adults with children, and have room for a medium suitcase or several small carry-on bags. All of our high-end Iran rental cars are automated, and among the eco-friendlier options on our list. CAMRY and BMW 320i are two of our Luxurious car models available for online booking at any time.

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Our Economy class cars are perfect for those who are going for more in-town driving than rough roads and adventure driving. These cars are perfect for couples, families, or solo travelers on a budget. They can easily accommodate several small bags or medium suitcases, and although they are designed to hold 5 adults we recommend you rent a car of this class only if you are traveling as a group of 4 or less people to be most comfortable. Economic car rentals are among our most affordable and popular choices with travelers on a holiday. PEUGEOT SAMAND LX and PEUGEOT PARS are two of these car models you can find on our Iran rental car list.

11Economic cars for rent in Iran

Our SUV full sized cars are the ideal choice for in-town driving and well-suited for family adventures and day trips. They can easily fit five adults, or adults with children on their comfortable seats. They typically have 4 doors, and can fit a large suitcase or a medium suit case with several small bags in them. All of our SUV car models have automatic transmission, and are most popular with those looking for a comfortable in-and-between cities ride. TOYOTA PRADO and HYUNDA SANTA FE are two of our SUV Iran rental cars.

11SUV full sized car for hire in Iran Travel Artrin

Our VAN vehicles are perfect for those who are looking for a budget and environment-friendly car for large groups or families (up to 13 travelers). Vans are roomy and spacious cars well-suited for long or short road trips. They can easily accommodate at least 4 small or large luggage or packages in them. These cars can also be your ideal choice if you care about headspace and legroom regardless of your numbers. Van vehicles are even popular with couples and senior travelers, as they have a great interior space, high ceilings, ample trunks, and can also be climbed with less effort compared to other spacious cars.


There are also an impressive number of VIP BUS and MINIBUS vehicles available among Iran rental cars for you to hire. These transportation options are best suited for IRAN GROUP TOURS. Our vehicles are the best available in the market, equipped with high quality air conditioners and Wi-Fi. Are you traveling to Iran as a group of 8 to 30 people? Do you want a safe and unique ride throughout the country on a roomy VIP bus or minibus? Our comfortable, large road vehicles are furnished with safe seats and designed to give travelers a peerless experience on their trip to Iran.

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note: All these vehicles have Technical Examination certificates.

Note: if you want to book one of our large road transportation vehicles like buses, minibuses, and vans; you should make your reservation at least a month in advance. You will also need to give us the detailed itinerary of your trip in Iran.

Iran Rental Car Prices

Depending on the listed factors, your Iran rental car prices may vary.

  • The duration of your stay
  • The type of car you rent
  • Who drives your car

The more you want to stay in Iran, the less you will have to pay. Also, keep in mind that all Iran rental car prices are listed per day and not per passenger. Let’s take a look at the PEUGEOT PARS price table to understand how pricing Iran rental cars works:


Read more about Iran rental car prices.








chauffeur driven car + 40 €

(Driver’s food & accommodation )







Tourism Guide Driven Car + 40 €

(Driver’s food & accommodation )







 As you see, Iran rental car prices are lowered per day the more time you spend in the country. If you hire a chauffeur for the car of your choice, an additional fee of 40€ is added to your Iran rental car cost. That sum will be your driver’s food and accommodation as they will be traveling with you through different cities of Iran (but not staying with you).

Cars driven by a tour guide naturally cost more per day, as you will be getting the valuable experience of traveling with a skilled tour guide on your side. Even if you are not planning on booking an Iran tour package, you can taste an amazingly guided trip to the highlights of Iran cultural sites, Iran deserts and forests, and Iran adventure spots. We guarantee that your guide-driven ride throughout Iran will be well worth the additional fee.

11Sightseeing with an Iran rental car

Depending on the car model you want to rent in Iran, the price you will have to pay per day also differs. Our Economic Iran rental car prices range from 20 to 60 per day (depending on your driver) and our luxurious, premium car rental prices vary from 55 to 160 per day WITHOUT taking the driver fee into account.

Insurance and Safety of our Iran rental cars

We are aware of how important car rental insurance is. You can rest assured, as all our vehicles are covered with the most complete and highest level of CDW insurance. On top of that, all members of our drivers’ team are professionals and, with years of experience in driving Iran’s roads, they know the safest, fastest, and the most aesthetically pleasing routes for each destination.

They are also well familiar with Iran road regulations and traffic system, making them highly reliable. Our guide drivers can also give you a full tour of the history and national importance of each stop, AND show you the best places in each season on the road, only if you wish them to do so.

Rental Car Pick-ups and Drop-offs

One of the most important points to consider when renting a car in Iran is accessibility. Picking up your vehicle or dropping it off at the airport, is among the most convenient options. As our goal is to provide the best Iran rental car services to our customers, you may pick-up and drop-off your car in any of the domestic AND international airports listed below.

These spots are the most popular parking destinations according to our customers’ previous rental records. Moreover, you can receive or leave the car in our central office in Tehran, other major city centers, or even at the hotel you are staying at.

IKAImam Khomeini International AirportTehran2143
MHDMashhad International AirportMashhad1239
SYZShiraz Shahid Dastghaib International AirportShiraz826
TBZTabriz International AirportTabriz710
IFNEsfahan Shahid Beheshti International AirportIsfahan614
GSMQeshm International AirportQeshm55
KIHKish International AirportKish58
THRMehrabad International AirportTehran537
BNDBandar Abbas International AirportBandar Abbas512
RASSardar-e-Jangal AirportRasht47
AZDShahid Sadooghi AirportYazd44
SRYDasht-e Naz AirportSari34
OMHUrmia AirportUrmia32
KERKerman AirportKerman24
ADUArdabil AirportArdabil22
PGUPersian Gulf International AirportAsalouyeh15

Iran Rental Car Pick-up & Drop-off Tips


The reservation voucher is the first thing to pay attention to when you’ve booked your vehicle. This is where you’ll find the most important details concerning the reservation, such as the pick-up and drop-off dates and times, the insurance included, any required papers, and other relevant details. What’s more, you’ll need to show the voucher at the car rental desk, so print it out and bring it with you!


It’s critical that you have all of the required documentation with you when you pick up your automobile. This is because the lack of the right papers may prevent the Iran rental car company from allowing you to sign the rental agreement. This can also jeopardize your travel plans (which we don’t want, right?). You’ll find the full list of documents you need to get your rental in Iran down below.

11What luxury cars can be rented in Iran

Conditions for renting a car in Iran (plus the documents you need)

To rent your own car in Iran, similar to all standard car rental companies, you must:

  1. Be 19 or above
  2. Provide a credible international driving license
  3. Provide identification documents such as your passport
  4. Pay the rental cost and deposit in cash
  5. Hand us your itinerary in details

Note: by handing your itinerary to us in details, we make sure we can help and support you throughout your trip, and provide the necessary maintenance (if needed). You do not need to worry about your personal information, as we value our customers’ privacy and all your documentations are safe with us.

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Car Rental Iran Tehran

Tehran is the capital of Iran as well as the country’s busiest and most popular destination. It doesn’t surprise anyone that this city is also the hub of entertainment, as well as a one-stop destination for travelers looking for rental cars. Tehran’s popularity with tourists who want to rent cars is of course, because most car rental company services and branches, and the widest range of options are available in this city.

The bustling city has got something for everyone, with all needs and tastes. But it sometimes happens that travelers are not sure whether they want to book their car rental Iran Tehran or to drive or bring their vehicle to the country.

This is an understandable dilemma, as many people think renting a car is much costlier than driving their car. Let us go through the details of this common issue.

Renting a Car vs. Driving your car to Iran

You’ll need to crunch some numbers when deciding whether to drive your own car or rent a vehicle on your next road trip—gas mileage, rental car insurance, vehicle depreciation, and so on. We’ll go over it all with you shortly, so you can make the best decision.

Some people believe it is obvious that renting a vehicle for a road trip would be more costly than driving your car. However, renting a car could be the more cost-effective option in some cases. Consider the following:

Car Insurance

Gas & Petrol

Depending on the types of insurance you purchase; rental car insurance can add as much as $30 to your daily rate. 1 Our Rental Car Damage Protector, which offers primary crash loss/damage insurance coverage, will help you save money. Not only that, but you will have 24-hour assistance from your Car rental Iran Tehran company as well!

Note: CDW (Collison Damage Waiver) and LDW (Loss Damage Waiver) are common insurances for rental cars in Iran, which safeguard the vehicle from theft and harm should an accident happens.

Many tourists and travelers are not aware of Iran’s gas mileage limitations for those driving their car to the country. As you will soon learn, gasoline and petrol price in Iran is considerably affordable, especially compared to other countries from Europe and the US. That is why those who bring their car to Iran or drive it over the land borders can only purchase and use a limited amount of petrol.  

The same of course, is not the case in Car rental Iran Tehran services. You can learn more about mileage and route limitations in Iran soon.

Conditions of Bringing Your Car to Iran

In case you want to learn more about the conditions of bringing your car to Iran to make a better decision, here is what you will need to know.

Do I need a carnet de passage to enter Iran by the land border?

If Car rental Iran Tehran is what you are looking for, and you would rather drive your car to Iran by land border, then there are a couple of things you should know before planning out that specific action. To drive your own car into Iran, the first thing you should know is that obtaining a carnet de passage is a must. You can get your CDP online from the CDP official website here, for which you can find more information below.

What is carnet de passage (CPD)?

A CPD (often called “a trip ticket” in the Middle East) is an official customs declaration that identifies the vehicle as it travels through country boundaries. As a result, crossing borders can necessitate multiple temporary importations during the journey. If you do not have a CPD, you would be required to pay a customs guarantee deposit in the foreign country, which can take weeks or months to be delivered back to your bank account.

Iran CPD Issuing Authority Information:

  • Car rental Iran Tehran CPD address: No. 231, Corner of Ghaneyi St., Khosh St. Azadi Ave., Tehran, I.R. of Iran.
  • Phone: +98 21 66 90 05 81-4
  • Email:
  • Fax: (98 21) 66 90 05 85
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What Else Do I need to Drive in Iran?

To drive in Iran, you must have a valid foreign driver’s license and be at least 18 years old. Of course, some people believe buying a carnet de passage for just one country, namely Iran, is a waste of money!

If you are among those who don’t want to acquire this validation one for Iran alone, you can always consider Iran rental car services any credible tour operator can provide you. Or simply import your vehicle temporarily. What you SHOULD know is that Importing your vehicle to Iran is more costly than obtaining a carnet de passage, or renting a car in Iran.

If you plan on staying in Iran for more than six months, you’ll need an international driver’s license. Residents of the following countries, however, could convert their driver’s license to an Iranian driver’s license. To drive in Iran for 6 months or less, travelers must have a valid driver’s license and valid translated documents approved by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Note that Car rental Iran Tehran services can be booked (with and without a driver) for as long as a year with the least amount of trouble for travelers. Aside from its ease, the longer you plan on renting a car, the cheaper the Iran rental car prices get!

Iran Visa before Entry

Passengers who were unable to obtain a carnet de passage or booklets in their home country could obtain a temporary entry license at the Iran land borders by making a deposit, or posting a bank bond (as a formal measure) as well. Remember that you must apply for an Iran visa online before embarking on your journey since it is not possible to obtain an Iran visa at a land border.

Driving Rules in Iran

driving laws and regulations in Iran are pretty much the same as international rules that apply to all nations, so there is nothing unusual about them. Aside from that, most road signs are written in both English and Persian, so you won’t have any trouble reading them. Some of the most important driving rules inside Iran any traveler, regardless of their choice about car rental Iran, Tehran services, or driving to Iran by land borders, must follow:

  • You can drive on the right side of the road and overtake from the left, as in many other countries.
  • Seatbelts are required for all passengers in the vehicle.
  • Third-party liability insurance is required, as is personal liability insurance.
  • Drinking and driving are illegal; the maximum blood alcohol level is 0.0 percent.
  • Police in Iran has the authority to examine drivers who they think may be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • The roads are generally in a good state, and highways link all of the larger cities.
  • Even though Iran is an Islamic republic, women are permitted to drive.
  • You are not permitted to use your phone when driving, and you are also not permitted to eat or drink. Having your Car rental Iran Tehran lease agreement with you is necessary.

The Documents You Need to Bring With You to Drive in Iran

You must bring certain documents with you at all times when driving in Iran. To begin, you’ll need your passport, as well as the vehicle’s registration documents and its specifics. If your car is not yours and you have rented it for a specific time, it is necessary to have a copy of the approved Car rental Iran Tehran lease agreement as well.

Do Note

Motorcycles over 250cc, any motorcycle with an American label regardless of engine size, cars over 2,500cc, any American model regardless of engine size, cars with a golden folio, and cars costing more than 40,000 dollars have been prohibited from entering Iran since August 2018.

Also Note That: This rule has been in effect since May 2019. Motorcycles with engines larger than 250 ccs are only eligible for a 5-day transit visa.

License types in Iran

Motorcycle permits, second-grade driver licenses, first-grade driver licenses, and special driver licenses are the four types of driver licenses issued in Iran. Drivers must be at least 18 years old to obtain a motorcycle permit and/or a second-class driver’s license (which allows them to drive vehicles weighing up to 3500 kg gross vehicle weight).

Drivers must be at least 23 years old to obtain first-class driver licenses (to drive vehicles weighing more than 3500 kg gross vehicle weight) and/or specialized driver licenses.

Note: Since 2005, Iranian license plates have been sized to European standards. Each Iranian province has its own set of two-digit identifiers, which are printed in a distinct square outline above the word IRAN on license plates.

Mileage and Routes

There is no limitation on mileage or route options while renting a car, and you can hit the roads as you wish, when you wish after renting your car. (we have your itinerary so we offer the best route)

Note: at the time of updating this article, COVID 19 restrictions are set in place for traffic in and between cities. Learn more about the restrictions in effect here.


CLICK and you will find the list of all our available bus and minibus vehicles, the necessary information about planning your transportation in Iran, and our vehicle renting form. You can also check out the list of all our available cars (luxury, economic, and SUV), learn about them in detail and rent them at your convenience. 

Iran rental car green program: to preserve the future

We are all aware of the impact of cars on nature and environmental sustainability. Our rental cars come with style and status, but what’s more important is how they make more efficient use of energy in line with our sustainability goals.

Of course, we do not force our eco-friendly conditions on everyone, and it is merely a choice you can make to help preserve the future of Iran natural resources and treasures. By doing these simple actions, you can be a part of our Iran rental car green program too:

  1. Use fuels (diesel and petrol) with Euro 4 standards. You can find a fuel section specified to these fuels in most Iran gas stations.
  2. Rent one of our eco-friendlier cars and Hybrid cars
11What to do in case of rental car accident

Accidents of Car rental Iran Tehran 

If you get into an accident while driving your rental car in Iran, the first thing you need to do is to contact your rental company. Accidents are natural parts of any rental car agreement, and you will be guided aptly by your agent.

The onlookers involved are likely to call the nearest traffic cops to the scene. If you’re home, dial 911 or 110 for police, and 115 for an ambulance. You should drive the car off the road in this case, and don’t wait in the middle of the road until the police have arrived to file a complaint. This way, you will only create needless road traffic and attract unwanted attention from curious drivers. You won’t be treated any differently as a foreigner, and the law is the law for everyone inside the borders.

Pointer: Some Iranian metropolitan cities, such as Isfahan, Shiraz, Mashhad, and, especially, Tehran, have traffic jams that make driving difficult. Avoid driving during crowded hours if you want to avoid being caught in Tehran traffic. The peak hours for traffic in this large city are normally 7-9 a.m. and 5-8 p.m.

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Renting a Car During COVID-19 Outbreak

We are here for you if you need to travel during this times or in the future, and we want you to understand that every one of our staff is working hard to deliver the highest levels of safety at our offices and in our cars.

Our workers will concentrate on cleaning and disinfecting common touch points in and out of the car with materials that are effective against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The following are only a few of the touchpoints:

  • The steering wheel, steering column controls, and the driver console are all part of the steering area.
  • All of the air conditioner exhaust vents, as well as the glove box
  • All door handles, lock/unlock controls, window controls, and door jambs must be in good working order.
  • All seats, controls for seat adjustment, armrests, and cushions
  • Temperature controls, cup holder, and back center console
  • Armrests at the back, a cup holder, and a fold-down area
  • Seat belts, buckles, and clips are all included.
  • Handles on the exterior doors, the trunk, and the fuel door
11Iran car rental with or without a driver


How much is the capacity of Iran cars?

Most economic car types are suitable for 3 adults, but full sized and SUV cars can fit up to 5 adults, or adults with children.

How to rent a car in Iran?

You can rent the car type that best suits your travel style online and with the least amount of trouble here.

Is there a mileage limit in Iran rental cars?

Yes and no. Some cars have certain mileage limits in Iran and some don’t. To learn more, check out our Iran rental car page here.

Is driving safe in Iran?

Driving in Iran roads and highways is relatively safe, but rather different from what most travelers are used to. Road conditions, road limits, traffic rules and safety guides may also differ in some cases. That is why we recommend hiring a driver to be safest.

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