How to Get Around in Jordan

With planes, buses and taxis, there are many way to get around Jordan by public transport. On top of this, the roads in Jordan are safe and easy to navigate making it ideal for those who wish to hire a car and venture further afield. Either way, you can be sure to find affordable and simple transport options in Jordan.

Get Around in Jordan By Plane

The main airport in Jordan is Queen Alia International Airport which is home to popular national airlines including Royal Jordanian. Visitors can fly to Jordan from almost any country on a daily basis.

The airport is located just 30 km from the capital city of Amman making it the best option for those who wish to get around Jordan easily. There are also many internal flights which are operated by Royal Jordanian. The only internal route is between Amman and Aqaba which takes just half an hour, costs around 56JD (80USD) and offers wonderful views of the desert below.

Get around in Jordan by Private Transfer

With our private transfers in Amman, you can reach almost every corner of this beautiful country. A permanently available transfer can be organized daily to the main sites in Jordan. If you want to go to a special location or you cannot find the transfer option you are looking for, please feel free to contact us and we will find you an option.

Get Around in Jordan By Bus

Once you have arrived in Jordan, do as the locals do and travel by bus. Buses in Jordan are more like minibusses with some coaches in the larger cities. When it comes to timings, Jordan is a fairly relaxed country and the buses here do not follow timetables. Instead, a bus will depart the station once it is full so you must be prepared to wait.

How to get around in Jordan? With planes, buses and taxis, there are many way to get around Jordan by public transport.

The roads in Jordan are very good and bus journeys are fairly quick with a trip between Amman and Aqaba taking just under four hours. As these bus systems are built for local people, expect affordable local prices. A half hour journey will only cost around 1 USD.

Discover Jordan with a tour

One of the most convenient ways to discover Jordan is by joining a tour. There are many options of tours all around Jordan among them this Petra and Wadi Rum Tour from Amman, this Petra Tour from Aqaba or the Highlights of Jordan 3 day tour. For more tour options click here.

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GetTING Around in Jordan By Taxi

A Jordanian taxi can be recognized by its yellow and green shades and Arabic writing. Taxis are very affordable and drivers will usually be happy to take visitors on both short and long journeys. For slightly longer trips and day excursions, it is more cost worthy to hire a car or join a tour operator.

Get Around in Jordan By Train

There are no trains operating in Jordan except for the occasional train excursion on the astonishing Hejaz Railway. These train journeys are tailor made and organized by international tour companies so expect high prices.

Explore Jordan By Car

For those who like to hit the road at their own leisure, the best option for getting around Jordan is to hire a car. Arrange car hire prior to your trip with one of the many car hire companies based in Jordan. Hiring with a local car company equals lower prices. Expect to pay around 25-30JD (35-40 USD) per day for a fairly new model with insurance. International driving licenses are accepted. There are many petrol stations on-route in Jordan and an attendant will be on hand to assist you.

Renting a car in Jordan is convenient and cheap

Get Around in Jordan By Bike

In order to take in the sites and natural beauty of Jordan, the most scenic option is to travel around by bike. Try to avoid cycling through busy cities as many drivers are not used to cyclists on the road. The best way to cycle through Jordan is with a tour group such as the Cycling Jordan company which arranges bike trips for an entire weekend with likeminded enthusiasts.

With unreliable bus schedules and only one internal flight route, the most convenient way to get around Jordan is to hire a car or take part in an organized tour. If, however, you plan to stay in one destination and are prepared to wait for departures then the bus system is cheap, simple and a great way to experience Jordan like a local.

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