Getting Around Amman

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    DRIVE YOURSELF AROUND

    by DAO Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Want a reliable rental car with air conditioning? Don’t want to spend half the holiday budget paying for it? Use a local company with reliable cars, a good sized network and a super friendly attitude. Dallah Rent-A-Car were exceedingly helpful and a lot cheaper than the large multinational companies. They are located at several airports. I rented from their desk at the Crowne Plaza (Amra) in Amman. You can also book in advance via the internet. Outside of Amman, you only need a small car as traffic is very light. In Amman, you need a tank. They drive a bit crazy inside the city!

    STAY ON THE RIGHT ROAD!
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    City Terminal

    by THLIN Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    For all Royal Jordanian Airlines passengers, they can check-in in RJ's city terminal prior to the schedule. But it locates in 7th Circle, which is 9 to 10 km away from downtown ( Roman Theatre.) It's a bit inconvenient for those who don't have a car. But if you take a taxi from doentown and your destination is the airport, it still cost you less. There are UN-scheduled shuttle buses between city terminal and QAIA. It only cost you JD2 for the bus. For taxi, it is about JD12.
    City terminal close at 10pm, and the final bus normally leave at 9:45pm.

    the photo is taken in the City terminal

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    Hiring a Car

    by cheerssweetie Updated Aug 7, 2010

    The best place to hire a car from.

    We hired a car from Hamed a Jordanian who has business interest Australia, great making him fluent in English and just a good in Arabic.

    He was most helpful and gave us 'mates rates" a term used in Australia for a better deal.

    OK all he did was upgrade our car, but better than nothing.

    You find Hamed at the following location - which happens to be the car rental city of Amman.

    You will find all the car rental suspects here.

    But Hamed was most helpful we rung him on his mobile 11 o'clock at night to make sure he had a car available for the next day.



    king Abdallah Gardens
    Amman


    PO Box: 819 Swaileh 11910, Jordan
    Phone: + (962)6 5662487
    Fax : + (962)6 5662495

    Hamed at his Shop
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    Ethiad Air

    by PierreZA Written Jun 7, 2009

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    I flew to Amman (via Abu Dhabi) from Johannesburg with Ethiad Airways. It was my first time to fly with this airline, and had a good experience.
    The staff is very professional and service is friendly. The in-flight entertainment and food was more than satisfactory.
    I will definitely fly with them again.

    Etihad

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    From the Airport to Amman

    by PierreZA Written Jun 7, 2009

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    I arranged a pick up by the hotel, which was most probably not the best price (30 JD). For the trip from the hotel to the airport, I paid 25 JD.
    According to taxi drivers, a metered trip from Amman to the airport should be between 15 and 20 JD.
    Give yourself at least 45 minutes for the trip between Amman and the airport.

    King Faizal Street

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    Driving.

    by Openseas Written Sep 13, 2007

    Petrol is very cheap in Amman so hiring a car is a fabulous way to travel through Amman. Drivers drive on the ride side of the road. You do however, need an International Driving license / permit to drive in Jordon.

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    Transport.

    by Openseas Written Sep 13, 2007

    On arrival -
    We had to pay a visa entry fee before entering customs. The booth/ counter is located just opposite customs. Make sure you have enough pages in your passport as the visa takes up half a page. Money changer is located next to the visa counter.

    You are finger printed and photographed the same as USA. The flow went relevantly quickly and was uncomplicated.

    Once outside after collecting luggage there is a offical controlling the taxi's. You can easily recognise him by his pads of paper. He will ask where you are going to and give you a receipt with the cost of the taxi. Our taxi to the Sheraton cost approx 19 Dinars and it takes approx 30 minutes on a good freeway with limited traffic.

    On Departure -

    This info is for business class or One World Alliance Members. Taxi drop off is easy, a bag guy will take your bags,(let him) you are then directed to business check in lounge which is separate from the others.

    Check in and customs are done in this little lounge. (same as the UK).The bag guy then escorts you and pushes through all the cattle class (other passengers) to the front of security.

    Once through security you can then go directly to the lounge, which is located upstairs next to the duty free shops. Ladies are checked through security on a completely different aisle to the men but are still given the same privledges.

    The duty free shops we found to be excellent and the lounge to be very comfortable with good access to the gates. Smoking is allowed in the lounge.

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    Amman to Syria and Lebanon

    by Vabate Updated Jun 26, 2006

    To travel to Lebanon and Syria from Amman, use the Service cars (shared taxis) on either side of the street at Abdali Bus Station.

    Step into one of the offices and ask for pricing. Cars leave when they are full, unless you would like to buy additional seats for an earlier departure. These cars are faster than buses and just as cheap.

    Travel Offices at Abdali Bus Station
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    Hotel Coaches for transit passengers

    by Durfun Written Jun 20, 2006

    Again, this is where you arrive to receive instructions for how/where to board the coach that should be taking you to your hotel.

    The staff are disorganised & cannot give you clear or proper instructions. Everyone (passengers included) gets confused.

    Unfortunately, the confusion remains once we exit the terminal building as there is no marked coach stop, so people start walking around. Finally, after a while (if you're lucky) a guy will coming running up telling you that your coach is 'somewhere' (it will be pointed out!) waiting for you!!

    You'll see understaffed, half-briefed staff here!
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    Taxi to Damascus

    by 1W1V Written Aug 15, 2005

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    Taxi to Damascus and Beirut are leaving all day from Abdali Taxi Station.
    The yellow taxi (see pic) are the syrian one and the white are jordanian.
    I guess it is a bit more comfortable to use a jordanian taxi as they only board 4 pax.
    Syrians always manage to pack 5 people !

    a short break on the journey to Damascus
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    To Jerusalem

    by MalenaN Updated Jul 17, 2005

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    There are no direct buses between Amman and Jerusalem. From Amman you take a service taxi or a bus from Abdali station. As I arrived to Abdali station by taxi (400 files) a bus was just leaving. The bus took an hour to the border at King Hussein Bridge and I paid 2 JD. I saw someone pay less but they said I was going to another gate (but it was not far away). It seems like all foreign people, or none arabs, leave from another gate (and also arrives to another gate at the Israeli side). After getting a stamp in the passport I was shown to sit down outside to wait for a bus together with many others. After an hour a bus came and for 3 JD it took us all way over the bridge to the building of the Israeli passport control.
    For some people it was fast at the passport control and they got the stamp after a few questions. But I, and some others, who had a Syrian visa and stamp from Lebanon had to answer many questiona and then wait. After 1,5 hours I finally got the stamp in my passport (you can get it on a paper if you ask) and could continue.
    It was sabbath (Saturday) and therefore no buses were running, but there are service taxis (sheruts). The service taxi to Jerusalem was 30 shekels and it took about one hour.

    Roman theatre in Amman
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    From Damascus

    by MalenaN Updated Jul 17, 2005

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    From Damascus:
    There are a few busses going to Amman from Baramke station every day. As I didn't want to wake up to early (for the bus) it suited me better just to show up at the station when I was ready and take a service taxi. They leave when they are full and probably you don't have to wait to long. I paid 500 SP.
    The time to reach Amman depends on how long it takes at the border. For me it was quick but we had to wait for one passenger in two hours. Don't know why it took so long for him.
    The service taxi stops at Abdali bus station in Amman.

    Also three years later I took a service taxi the same way for 500 SP. This time we were only three people in the car (me, a girl who spoke English and her uncle) and it was quick at the border. It took about three hours between Damascus and Amman.

    From Amman:
    There are several buses every day for Damascus, leaving Abdali busstation in Amman. The journey takes about 4 hours + the time at the border.
    Another way, just a little bit more expensive but probably quicker (as there are fewer persons to go through customs) is to take a servise taxi. Just go to Abdali busstation and wait until a car fills up. I paid 5,5 JD (in 2002)between Amman and Damascus. The service taxi will stop at Baramke busstation in Damascus.

    One of the hills of Amman
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    To & From Syria

    by Sambawalk Written Dec 12, 2004

    You can take JETT bus from Abdali Station to and from Damascus, Syria. The cost is JD5. This bus the bus that you can expect. The bus leaves 10am and 3pm daily and it takes about 4 hours for the whole journey, including the bording crossing. It is generally efficient. Remember there is JD5 for land departure tax where you need to pay before you get your departure immigration chop! There is an exchange counter inside the immigration building.

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  • Girare ad Amman

    by ziad2004 Written Sep 11, 2003

    transportation in Amman isnt a complicated matter, taxis are avaiable 24/7 and they arent expensive too but some drivers manupilate the prices and try to get the most out of the tourist, try to be smart and pay according to the meter, another cheap way for transporting in amman is as we call it the "service" which is a white old mercedes most of the times, all service cars have a specific line of transportation and most of them head for downtown amman, buses arnt a very useful way for tourists for they can be very slow and annoying and it would take you lots of time to get to where you want to go, but in my opinion the best way would be befriending a native ammanian with a car that can take you and show you around the town for free, good luck in finding that ammanian ! email me if u need anything.

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  • Girare ad Amman

    by ziad2004 Written Sep 11, 2003

    transportation in Amman isnt a complicated matter, taxis are avaiable 24/7 and they arent expensive too but some drivers manupilate the prices and try to get the most out of the tourist, try to be smart and pay according to the meter, another cheap way for transporting in amman is as we call it the "service" which is a white old mercedes most of the times, all service cars have a specific line of transportation and most of them head for downtown amman, buses arnt a very useful way for tourists for they can be very slow and annoying and it would take you lots of time to get to where you want to go, but in my opinion the best way would be befriending a native ammanian with a car that can take you and show you around the town for free, good luck in finding that ammanian ! email me if u need anything.

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