Pakistan—Iran border crossings:
Pakistan – Iran border crossings
Traveling in this area comes with some risks, as the area is known for sectarian violence. Tourists have been kidnapped and killed here in the recent past, on both sides of the border. However, there is a steady trickle of tourists hitchhiking, driving, cycling and backpacking across, and we have not heard of stories with an unhappy ending since 2013.
As for passenger trains between Iran and Pakistan, after reading this newspaper report we wouldn’t bet on them resuming anytime soon.
Mirjaveh – Taftan: this border crossing is very long because of the armed escort you need in Baluchistan, so we moved it to a separate page: Zahedan – Quetta border crossing.
Mand – Pishin: Only open for locals and for “trading”, according to one local.
Gabd-Rimdan (BP 250): at the end of the Makran Coastal Highway. There were rumours about this one opening, and both the FIA (page 10) and the IOM (page 62) say it is a valid international border crossing, but is it really already open?
Fact is there was an agreement between Iran and Pakistan. The Iranians have it officially on the books since 2016 and there was some sort of an opening ceremony on their side. There seem to be ongoing problems with lacking infrastructure for import/export business, but people and goods do pass through here.
It’s definitely on the books on both sides and thus a legal crossing point. Now, will they (especially the Pakistanis) actually let a foreigner cross there?It’s definitely on the books on both sides and thus a legal crossing point. Now, will they (especially the Pakistanis) actually let a foreigner cross there? Probably not, according to one local, who tells us the border has a similar status to Mand – Pishin.
There is also a bus between the border and Karachi. We cannot comment on the security situation in the area though.