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Book flights to Birjand

Birjand is the capital city of South Khorasan province in eastern Iran. It's situated on low hills in a semi-arid valley, roughly halfway between the cities of Zahedan and Mashhad. Birjand's history as a trading centre on the Silk Road is reflected in its traditional architecture and carpet-making industry. The city experiences a cold semi-arid climate with hot summers and cool winters. If you enjoy visiting historical sites, Birjand has a couple of interesting ones including the Arg e Kolah Farangi, a 17th-century fort, and the Mohtasham caravanserai, a roadside inn used by travellers on the Silk Road. Being a major agricultural centre, visitors can also expect to find bustling local markets selling fresh produce.

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Airports near Birjand

Here are 4 airports available for your flights to Birjand, simplifying your travel arrangements. With these options, travelling to and from Birjand becomes effortlessly straightforward.

Mashhad International Airport

Located approximately 330 kilometres northeast of Birjand, Mashhad International Airport is the closest major airport to Birjand. It is well-connected with domestic and international flights, making it a convenient option for travellers.


Zahedan International Airport

Situated around 500 kilometres southeast of Birjand, Zahedan International Airport is another viable option for travellers. While it is a bit farther away, it offers domestic and limited international flights, providing connectivity to Birjand.


Kerman International Airport

Located approximately 600 kilometres southwest of Birjand, Kerman International Airport is a regional airport that offers domestic flights. travellers can consider this airport if they are willing to drive a bit longer or if they have a connecting flight from a larger airport.


Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport

If none of the other options suit your travel plans, you can consider flying into Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport, which is the largest international airport in Iran. From there, you can either take a connecting flight to Birjand or opt for a long-distance drive, as it is approximately 900 kilometres away from Birjand.

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Buy your flights to Birjand and pay later

Using Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) for flights to Birjand offers several advantages. Spread the cost of your booking over time for more flexibility in managing travel expenses, making your adventure more budget-friendly.

There are often no interest charges if paid within the agreed timeframe, but this will need to be checked with the lending provider, and it can ease budgeting for your trip, ensuring a stress-free travel experience.

Things to do in Birjand

Exploring Birjand's many attractions can be overwhelming, so we've handpicked our top 3:

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Akbarieh Garden

This historic garden is a great example of classical Persian gardens. Built in the Qajar era (1789-1925), it features a central water channel, a central mansion, and high walls. The mansion itself boasts architectural features like a mirror hall, a pergola dome, and honeycomb mogharnas decorations. The garden is part of a complex that includes several museums, art galleries, and gift shops. It was even registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011.

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Birjand Castle

This massive mudbrick fortress is the oldest and largest historical structure in Birjand. While the exact date of construction is unknown, some estimates place it around the 14th century. The castle has a complex design with multiple towers, courtyards, and chambers. It served various purposes throughout history, including a military stronghold, a prison, and a governmental centre. Today, the castle is a popular tourist destination and houses a museum that exhibits artefacts from the region.

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Kolah Farangi Citadel

This octagonal citadel is another interesting historical structure in Birjand. Built in the early 19th century, it was used as a military lookout post and prison. The citadel has two floors and an interesting architectural style that blends Iranian and European influences. Today, the Kolah Farangi Citadel is a museum that displays local handicrafts and traditional clothing.

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