Question: I'm travelling overland from UK to India. I'll be rushing through Europe but I'd like to spend approx. 3 weeks in Iran and approx. 3 weeks in Pakistan. I'm a bit concerned about doing the trip between Zahedan and Quetta alone and would prefer to make this journey with a group.
I'm travelling on quite a tight budget when possible but would be prepared to spend a bit more (if necessary) on this stretch of the journey as avoiding kidnappers and bandits is my priority here!
Answer: Mirjaveh is a locality in eastern Iran on the border with Pakistan. It is the main road crossing point between Iran and Pakistan. The Pakistani border post is at Taftan. Mirjaveh is also the point where the railway line from Pakistan crosses the border on the way from Quetta to Zahedan.
The border immigration opens in the Pakistan side around 9am. There is a gate only on the Iranian side.
From Zahedan to Quetta is better to travel in a public transport with local people rather than a privately hired car so better drop the idea of hiring a private car in this particular stretch .
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