Exchanges and Credit cards in Iran

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1. Posted by Ariop (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8w Star this if you like it!

I have a plan to visit Iran and, recently I've found out there are different exchanges rate available there, and also international credit cards are not accepted.
I'm actually a little bit confused as i don't know how to spend my budget on this trip. This is my first time visiting Iran.

2. Posted by Andrew Mack (Travel Guru 776 posts) 8w Star this if you like it!

I can't help but if you search youtube 'Travel Iran' or 'Iran Travel Money' (and different variations) then there are quite a few people giving info. I've no idea how accurate the info is but it may help you form an overall picture of the situation.

3. Posted by Pault (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7w Star this if you like it!

Hi Ariop
I've had the same question before my trip, I asked from my guide he introduced me some tourists debit cards which you can buy in advanced.
I've tried Daricpay card, it has also an application which shows you the exchange rate, too. it came really handy for my two weeks trip. Specially at the time I decided to leave the country I had no problem for cashing out my money in Euro.

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5. Posted by johnhignett123 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7w Star this if you like it!

for your kind information if anyone ever visited Iran they should have acknowledged that Iran did't accept internationals credit cards. so you should'v Iran's currency.

6. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 1477 posts) 7w Star this if you like it!

Quoting johnhignett123

for your kind information if anyone ever visited Iran they should have acknowledged that Iran did't accept internationals credit cards. so you should'v Iran's currency.

Hi John, welcome to the forum. I notice your profile picture is of author Bruce Feiler, and you say you come from West Lothian, USA, which Google doesn't know about. Looks like you're a fake.

7. Posted by destinationiran (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7w Star this if you like it!

Not exactly. There are not any official services for the internationally known credit cards in Iran. Also, some smart businessmen can accept credit cards and some particular shops you can purchase some items like carpets, handicrafts, jewels, etc by credit cards like in some major hotels or some other shops outside hotels. Generally, it is recommended to take some cash with you while traveling in Iran.

8. Posted by Sarahya (Budding Member 2 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

You're right international debit and credit cards are not acceptable in Iran, and the currencies are really confusing, my friend who lives there gave me her Iranian debit card and exchanged my Euros to Rial herself, but after I returned home we've found that some special tourist debit card are available for Iran visitors.
Before your departure search for tourist debit cards you will definitely find the best one.
GOOD LUCK and HAVE FUN in IRAN;)

[ Edit: Edited on 03-Mar-2019, at 22:25 by Sarahya ]

9. Posted by UliS (Travel Guru 130 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

Was there a year ago, credit cards don't work (because of American restrictions), booking train tickets online from Austria was possible but a bit complicated. At the border with Aserbaidshan (Astana) where some money changers, also in the big towns. At Teheran airport i was able to change leftover Iranian money (i had only a small amount). Rates between different money changers differ a bit but not much, look around, but don't change on the street.

10. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 1143 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

Isn't Astana in Kazakhstan? I'm planning to be in Astana this fall.