When you fly from Tehran to Washington D.C, with Qatar Airways you can expect a journey that consistently achieves a flawless, luxury standard. Everything from our attentive cabin crew, state-of-the-art aircraft and award-winning services are designed to create a very special experience for our passengers – so that every journey whether for business or pleasure is truly special, and that you arrive in the US capital relaxed and revitalised.
Washington D.C. is not only the famous seat of the US government, but it is also a cultural epicentre – home to the Smithsonian and full of fascinating tourist attractions. Whether it’s the national monuments or the Kennedy centre, Washington D.C. is a city that rewards exploration, a destination that, whether you are visiting for business or pleasure, will live long in the memory.
Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport is a shining example of modernism combined with traditional values of service and courtesy. This busy air hub is located approximately 30km south of the capital, and is currently undergoing substantial re-development. Plans for a new airport hotel are underway, as well as an extension of the Tehran metro service to the main terminal. Passengers flying from Tehran with Qatar Airways will find the staff friendly and helpful, and the well-laid out terminal building easy to navigate
Parking and transportation
Transport to and from the airport is primarily provided by taxis and hire cars. Taxi journey time to the airport is around 90 minutes, depending on traffic. Shuttle buses link the airport to the nearest metro station and with Tehran’s domestic airport, Mehrabad International Airport. If you’re driving to the airport, follow the Tehran-Qom Freeway (Route 7), which links to the airport via a separate access road. Short-term parking is available next to the terminal building. Long-term car parks (2 and 3) are a little further out, but there is a regular free shuttle bus service running to the terminal.
Arriving in Tehran
Passengers flying from Tehran with Qatar Airways depart from Terminal 1 A and B zones. A comfortable lounge area is available for first class and business class travellers, which offers snacks and drinks as well as relaxation areas.
Facilities and amenities
Imam Khomeini International Airport has a good selection of facilities and amenities. Although there are no business facilities or meeting rooms available on-site, there are plenty of conference facilities in nearby hotels. Banks and currency exchange facilities are available (note that credit cards are not widely accepted in Iran) and free Wi-Fi is available in the Departure lounge. A selection of retail outlets sell locally-produced Iranian goods, and a duty free shop is also available (no alcohol). A popular restaurant offers a selection of traditional Persian dishes, coffee and light snacks.
The home of the President of the United States, Congress, the White House and a host of other iconic monuments, attractions and sights, Washington D.C. is the very heart of the U.S. Fly to Washington D.C. with Qatar Airways and you can start discovering this fabulous capital city for yourself.
From the Lincoln Memorial to the Washington Monument, a trip to Washington D.C. is bound to get your camera snapping and your passion for exploration flowing. It’s also home to countless museums and galleries, making your visit one to remember.
Washington D.C. gathers some of its best attractions in one place, so the National Mall is probably one of the best ways to see Washington’s monuments.
The mall is full of museums and exhibits, with the Lincoln Memorial on one end and Capitol Hill on the other, and encompasses famous monuments, such as the World War II Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, and Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
If you walk south of the mall, you can also find the Tidal Basin, popular during the annual Cherry Blossom Festival each spring. Tours of the White House are incredibly popular but must be booked well in advance.
Washington D.C. is also home to dozens of museums. The Popular Smithsonian museums include the National Museums of National History, National Portrait Gallery, and the National Air and Space Museum. The Spy Museum is perfect for families with children, who will love all the gadgets.
Flights to Washington D.C. with Qatar Airways land at Washington Dulles International Airport. Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure.
Before you fly to Washington D.C. please check the visa and passport requirements.
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