Aqaba Airport (King Hussein International Airport) Guide

Aqaba Airport, known as King Hussein International Airport, is the main gateway to Aqaba. Located directly on the Red Sea, Aqaba is a charming coastal city that combines ancient sites with luxury hotel resorts and water activities, including scuba diving and windsurfing.

With easy connections to the city of Amman, Aqaba is an ideal destination for those who are visiting Jordan for the first time.

The airport that serves Aqaba is King Hussein International Airport. Royal Jordanian Airlines operate flights into Aqaba’s airport from across the globe each day. There are also a large number of internal flights between Aqaba and the capital city of Amman, which enables visitors to venture further afield.

Though the airport in Aqaba is far smaller than the airport in Amman, it still boasts excellent facilities and caters well to holidaymakers.

A full list of flights to the airport can be found here.

Aqaba Airport
King Hussein International Airport

How to Get to Aqaba From Aqaba Airport?

The airport is located just 9.7 kilometers from Aqaba city center. The journey takes just under 15 minutes by car to get into Aqaba.

Private Transfer

A Private Transfer from Aqaba Airport to Aqaba City Center (and vice versa) is available with a selection of modern, fully licensed, and air-conditioned vehicles for groups of various sizes. Alternatively, a Private Transfer is also possible from the airport to Petra (and vice versa), as well as from the airport to Wadi Rum (and vice versa), and finally from the airport to the Dead Sea (and vice versa).

Airport Shuttle

Airport shuttles from the airport to Aqaba City Center Hotels, including hotel pickup/dropoff, are coordinated for all Ryanair, Norwegian, and Royal Wings flights. For just $5 per person, these shuttles offer the best value way to get to and from the airport with door-to-door service. More information can be found at Jordan Shuttle.

By Taxi

A taxi from the airport to Aqaba City Center usually costs around $20 and can be found outside the airport.

Car Rental

Car rental in Jordan is one of the most convenient ways to explore this country and all it has to offer. Visitors should expect to pay around 25-30 JD (35-40 USD) per day for a new model with air conditioning and insurance. Visitors can collect their pre-arranged car rental from the airport.

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Facilities Found at Aqaba Airport

Unlike Queen Alia Airport in Amman, the airport in Aqaba is very small with few food and drink facilities. The facilities there are basic and visitors cannot rely on dining at the airport before a flight.


For those looking for a light meal or snack then the airport has a café that serves local dishes and snacks. As the airport does not have any restaurants it is always best to eat larger meals in the city center of Aqaba before heading to King Hussein International Airport.


The airport has two shops including a duty-free and a Jordanian gift shop. Those looking to buy last-minute presents and souvenirs should not rely on the shop at the airport as it is fairly small in size and may not have what you were looking for.

First Class Lounges

For those who like to begin their journey home in style, the airport has one First Class Lounge. The lounge is comfortable with plenty of space to sit and relax away from the crowds.

Arriving in Jordan by plane at Amman Queen Alia Airport or King Hussein International Airport in Aqaba.


There is one bank located at King Hussein International Airport where visitors can exchange their money for local currency. The bank is the Arab Bank company, a very successful bank organization in Jordan.


There is no WiFi available at the airport.


As the airport is only a short drive from the city center, there are plenty of nearby hotels to choose from. The Movenpick Resort & Residences Aqaba and My Hotel both offer shuttle buses to the airport.

In General

King Hussein International Airport in Aqaba is a small yet convenient airport located very close to the beautiful coastal city of Aqaba. The airport operates both international and internal flights and visitors can fly to the capital of Amman in just under an hour.

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