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Hi guys,

I have just entered Iran and before getting in , I have tried several things to solve the petrol problem ( i even sent an emnail to the iranian motoclub as suggested but no reply).

Actually it is really easy.

You just have to stop at the last petrol station at Maku (about 20 km from the border by the north road). There, just ask for a petrol card and you will get a card from a little office on the left side of the station .
This card cost 40 euros (500 000 rials) and you get a 100 L credits on it.

In some petrol station, you can not take more than 10L per hour from the card. So, be clever and fill your tank as soon as you are below the 1st third.

bye and enjoy Iran which is a beautiful country with so nice people.

Simon
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Do you know if its possible to buy, say, 2 of those 100 liter cards? I´ll be on my way from Turkey to Pakistan (in October), and I think it will be nearly 3000 kms in Iran from border to border. My bike takes some 5,5 L / 100 kms, so 100 liters wont get me all the way through the country.
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if not maku, then what?

That means the end of cheap petrol, but okay, it is a sollution. Does anybody know if there's another place where you can buy cards? we'll be coming from mashhad and need about 500 liters-ahum...

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Iran Card

I am the last 10 days in Iran. The solution is the 500.000 rials for 100lit card.
You can buy as many cards/litres 100-200-300 etc.
This can be done if not near the borders in every major city.
Search for the NIOPDC office (www.niopdc.ir).
As a tourist (carne and passport) you can get as much as you want.
They do a copy of your documents, fill a paper and send u to the iran mellat bank. After you pay 500.000 for each 100 litres you return the invoice and they give you the card.
It take about 1-2 hours.
I have do it 3 times until now...

Hope this helps...
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thx very much

excellent news. thank you very much!
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We entered Iran on the 25th of August. We bought fuel in Maku. Look for the white petrol station on the right hand side as you exit Maku. The fenced building after the station is the one selling the cards.

We paid cash (i.e. we did not had to go at the bank).

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petrol card in Sero?

hi all,
i want to cross over turkish-iranian border at Sero in octobre.
Does anybody know where to get a petrol card there?

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Question petrol cards where??

we are planning to re-enter iran from ashgabat. in a previous post we read that you can get the cards in all larger cities from the iranian automobile club, but the website to which the post refers is in farsi. is there a list of cities or adresses available somewhere? and is it true that you can buy the cards officially at the borders??? the iranian ambassador did not know aything about this and suggested hesistatingly we should try "black market" ...

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fuel cards comming from |Aschabat

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we are planning to re-enter iran from ashgabat. in a previous post we read that you can get the cards in all larger cities from the iranian automobile club, but the website to which the post refers is in farsi. is there a list of cities or adresses available somewhere? and is it true that you can buy the cards officially at the borders??? the iranian ambassador did not know aything about this and suggested hesistatingly we should try "black market" ...

thx

g and t
Hi Trui,

We just got in from Aschabat. The border processing took a while, but everyone was very helpfull. |You'll get a letter where you can get fuell cards with in quchan, about 100km south of the border. They also organized insurance, at the border which you will get in qushan. a guy will be waiting for you at the first roundabout when you enter the city.

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Coords / Pictures ?

Anyone got by chance GPS Coordinates of the famous Fuel Station in Maku / White building and / or a Picture of it ? This would make life for many of us much easier.
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Hi Duke,

I don't have photos or gps cordinates, but its fairly easy to find it: When you enter Maku from the border the road splits. Go to the left and follow the main road through the whole city (perhaps 2 km). There you'll find the petrol station and the fenced building on the right (a small office building with three smiling Iranians and a safe). Otherwise just ask a taxi-driver or at another petrol station. They would know.

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70litres on card left - anyone interested?

Hi there

i just came back from my trip to Iran (among other countries). I still have a petrolcard with 70l on it. Maybe somebody is interested? Please mail to
treichlerk at gmx point ch

khoda hafez!

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got there myself.

been there myself today. took the pictures and the gps coordinates of the fuel card selling station in maku.

N 39.28512
E044.53902

happy geochaching ;-)
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fuel in iran

ok, so this is how it works: as a foreigner and with a proof that you ride a foreisn vehicle, you can by a petrol card for 500000rial at the iranian oil company in every city. not always easy to find. this brings the price for 1 liter from 1000 rial to 6000 rial. but you can easily buy it black market (from petrol station owners, or just other drivers, mainly taxi drivers - they get a bigger quota). black market benzin is about 3000-4000 rial/liter. the best way is to but one card at the border to use in big cities or when no-one can help within the first 30 minutes or so, always try black first, and use the card for emergencies. and don't worry, no iranian will leave you 'dry'.

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except between the turkish border and Tabriz...

Yep,

We found the petrol becoming more expensive (some where asking a dollar a liter...), and people more reluctant to sell, closer to the Turkish border.

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