I don't see how the distance is all that bad. How far is it from the city center? Lets say it is 40km. That is still not a big deal...it is 46km from my parents house in San Diego to SAN
(they are both within the city limits, if you drive north-south San Diego you can drive for an hour and still be in the "city"). That's about a 30-45 minute drive without much traffic. With traffic it becomes about an hour. I'd say that is a reasonable amount of time to expect to drive to catch an international flight, not a domestic one. We use to live 15 minutes from ORD
and 25 minutes from MDW
, so we were spoiled. However if traffic is just horrendous (and I have been to Tehran, and it seems that way), it might be a problem for domestic connections. Why don't they just go the extra mile and extend the **new** metro system out to IKA, going through THR so that there is a direct link between them. I think that would go a long way towards solving that problem.