Airfare to Shiraz, Iran
Thanks to the wine grape of the same name, Shiraz is a familiar-sounding city with a rich cultural history, especially with wine and poetry. As the capital of Persia during the Zand dynasty, a number of relics remain. The ruins of Persepolis are a top attraction, as are the tombs of famous poets, such as the Tomb of Saadi.
Airfare to Shiraz will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates.
Also consider flights into Tehran, Iran. To get between the cities, you can grab a spot on a train, bus or flight. Look for cheap flights on no frills airlines. Although it will take longer to reach your destination, a bus or train could save you enough cash to make it worth your while.
Another possible money-saving tip is to look for flights that go through Dubai, U.A.E., or another major gateway city instead of flying direct. Because there are more flights – and competition – from these cities on low budget airlines, you can save some cash over flying non-stop to your destination. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.
Finally, consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. Iran Air is the national airline. However, Gulf Air, Kish Air and other airlines also stop in Shiraz.
The most expensive air tickets to Shiraz are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the New Year. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.
Summary of Money Saving Tips:
- Fly mid-week
- Book your holiday during the off-peak season
- Consider flying into Tehran, Iran and traveling overland to Shiraz via train or bus
- Look for flights that go through large cities, with many flights
- Check out carriers besides the national airline – they may undercut the monopolistic competition
For more information on Shiraz, check out BootsnAll’s Iran Travel Guide.