Kerman is the capital of Kerman.


Kerman is a city in southeastern Iran with 677,650 inhabitants (2006), situated on a sandy plain 1749 metres above sea level. It is the capital of Kerman with 2,652,413 inhabitants (2006) and an area of 181,714 km². Kerman is the largest carpet producing and exporting center in Iran. Kerman is a large producer of pistachios on the world market. The province is rich in minerals, like copper, coal, chromium, lead, zinc, uranium and aluminum, but mining has remained on a small scale. In recent times crude oil has been discovered, but is yet not exploited.

Get in

By plane

Kerman International Airport (IATA: KER) has regular flights to some major and smaller cities in Iran. The destinations include:

  1. Tehran (3-4 flights per day)
  2. Isfahan (1 flight per week)
  3. Zahedan (1 flight per week)
  4. Mashad (2 flights per week)
  5. Kish Island (2 flights per week)
  6. Kermanshah
  7. Shiraz

By bus

Kerman is well connected to most parts of the country by bus.

By car

Freeways connect the city to Yazd(300 Km), Zahedan, Bandare Abbas(600 km), Birjand and Shiraz(600 km), Mashhad (1,200) km.

By Train

Kerman is connected to the whole railway network of Iran. It is connected to Yazd and also it will be connected to Zahedan in the near future(Under construction).

Get around

You can get around the city by taxi or bus. You can also go to the small towns such as Mahan, Joopar Shahdad, well as the villages, such as Sirch, Zngi-Abad and ... by bus or taxi.




You can almost find any food that is served in other cites of iran.There are many restaurants ( both fast food and traditional) around the city and notably on Jomhuri Blv.


Drinking alcohol is illegal, and if seen by police may be met with punishment, though available on the black market.



Stay safe

Iran is generally a safe country. It is advised however, that being an obvious tourist may attract some unwanted attention from interested Iranians, but do not be alarmed or react negatively. Standard advice to keep your bag secured and safe, and to leave personal and valuable belongings in your hotel room or hotel safe should be regarded. Iranians are generally peaceful, hospitable people, but it is advised to act with caution when walk in the streets alone late at night or when approached by strangers to the same degree that you would in your native country.

You might want to have plastic money to prevent having your money stolen. Bank-e Melli-ye Iran (National Bank of Iran) which is a government-owned bank in Iran, provides an ATM debit card service (plastic magnetic card) for tourists who visit Iran. Tourists just need to head the nearest branch of this bank. Information on this service can be found here. Another way to prevent having your money stolen, is going to the nearest bank and getting a gift card. They are exactly like ordinary ATM debit cards, but once they get empty, they cannot be recharged. Sepah Bank or Bank -e- Sepah is a governmental bank that has a current account service for foreigners which provides both ATM debit card and cheque writing option. A list of permitted Iranian banks can be found here

Emergency services phone numbers

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