Question: I want to go to Rasht from Tehran to go on a taxi or minibus to Masuleh...So, my question is: Are there night buses going from Tehran to Rasht so I can continue the next day by minibus or taxi to *Masuleh*??? How long does the journey take from Tehran to Rasht by bus???
Answer: Every hour there is a departure from West Bus Station (Terminal-e-Gharb) to Rasht which takes about 5 hours. The night departures are also available. You can either call to reserve your seat or just go to the bus station and wait to hop on a bus.
Shared or private taxi service is also available inside the same bus station.
Rasht is the capital of Gilan province in northwestern Iran and the largest city along the Caspian Sea coast. It is a major trade center between Caucasia, Russia and Iran using the port of Bandar-e Anzali. Rasht is also a major tourist center with the resort of Masouleh in adjacent mountains and the beaches of Caspian the major attractions.
Masouleh is a village in the Gilan Province of Iran. Masouleh is approximately 60 km southwest of Rasht and 32 km west of Fuman. Masouheh-Rood-Khan is the river passing through the village with a water fall 200m away from the village. So many other springs are found around Masouleh. Masouleh is also surrounded by forest from valley to mount. Fog is the predominate weather feature of Masouleh. Although it has been written that the community was established around 10 AD, the province of Gilan has a long history.