Ahwaz is accessible via freeways to Isfahan and Shiraz, and roadways to Tehran.
The road transportation is considered as major transport mode in the
province of Khouzestan. More than 90 percent of the whole share of
goods and passenger transport is done through the road. The demographic
specification and brilliant geographical position together with
strategic oil, gas, steel, cement and petrochemical industries in
addition to inclined cultivating soil, has resulted in progressive
improvement of provincial road industry.
A metro urban railway system is being built by the Ahvaz urban
railway. It will be a 23 km underground line with 24 stations.
The airport is served by Iran Asseman Airlines (Dubai, Kuwait,
Tehran, flying on Boeing 727-200s or Fokker F100s), Caspian Airlines
(Dubai, by Tupolev 154M), Iran Air (Isfahan, Kuwait, Tehran, by Boeing
727-200 or Fokker 100), Iran Air Tours (Isfahan, Mashad, Shiraz, Tehran,
by Tupolev 154M), Kish Air (Tehran, by Tupolev 154M), and Saha Air
(Tehran, by Boeing 707-300).
The cities of 'Bandar-e-Imam Khomeini', 'Ahwaz' and 'Dezful' are
considered among the most important midpoints of provincial goods
transport and also could be mentioned as major epicenters for import
sector, industry and agriculture.
Over 35 million MT goods is conveyed from the origin of Khouzestan
that has placed Khouzestan as 2nd national rank after Isfahan. Over 18
million passengers are transported by vehicle fleet within the
provincial road that has considered Khouzestan as 3rd national rank
after Tehran and Khorasan Razavi. Also, the cities of Ahwaz, Abadan and
Shushtar are considered among the major provincial epicenters for
In the province, there are 292 stirring goods transport companies
together with 160 stirring passenger transport firms, manage all affairs
of goods and passenger transport. Also, there are 2 major goods
terminal in Bandar-e-Imam Khomeini and Ahwaz together with 24 active
passenger terminals in different counties that contribute on necessary
infrastructures for goods and passenger transport.
Considering major harbors of Bandar-e-Imam Khomeini, Abadan and
Khoramshahr together wih border terminals of Shalamcheh and Chazabeh,
has resulted in preeminent position for goods transit that over 239
thousands MT goods is transited through abovementioned origins.
Khouzestan province has also realized first rating in terms of
transporting heavy and semi heavy products that could be highlighted in
annual issuance of 45000 traffic passing permissions.