Jordan Transportation

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Jordan Transportation

  • Buses

    Amman Transportation

    If you are flying Royal Jordanian (or not), you can get to the airport or from the airport which is about 30 minutes away for JD 3 one way. Buses leave every half hour from about 5 in the morning to 10 at night - every half hour from city terminal (Royal Jordanian office) near 7th circle to the airport. They drop you at the departure level (Level...

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  • Camels & Horses

    Petra Transportation

    The Camel is the main beast of burden of the middle east and north africa and even in Petra, you will see a lot of Camels in the Complex and you can take the slow tour of petra complex riding the tall camels. A camel ride wil start in front of the Al Khanzeh (treasury buidling) where there are lots of camels and bedouin camel herders and you must...

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  • taxis

    Amman Transportation

    As we found out that Jordan had a lot to offer for a visitor and we did not have that long time, we decided to hire a private driver for 4 days. Looking around some trave forum I git reccomended this Mr. Joe and so I contacted him (and a few more). Our trip was: day 1 Madaba Mount Nebo and Bethany. Day two Amman to Petra Day 3 Petra to wadi Rum and...

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  • Taxi!

    Petra Transportation

    Hello everybody. It was great to read your reviews. I wonder if you could give me some advice, just to sum up what I think I've understood and what I haven't. I'll be flying into Eilat airport, and my plan is to reach Petra from there. I understood that I need to get a taxi to the border, cross the border, then get another taxi. 1) Is it quite...

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    Amman Transportation

    I had stopped a few hours in Amman many years ago and I remembered that small airport, so I was pleased to see they had a brand new airport now. As soon as you arrived you will have to go to change money as you need 20JD for the visa. When you have to leave do not come too early as they will not you access the check in area before the check in...

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  • Private driver

    As we found out that Jordan had a lot to offer for a visitor and we did not have that long time, we decided to hire a private driver for 4 days.Looking around some trave forum I got reccomended this Mr. Joe and so I contacted him (and a few more).Our trip was: day 1 Madaba Mount Nebo and Bethany.Day two Amman to PetraDay 3 Petra to wadi Rum and...

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  • Reliable Driver in Jordan

    We have just returned from Jordan and through googled recommendations – found Omran Brkawi and had the most amazing stay in Jordan! I suggest everyone travelling to Jordan to do do their own research as am sure everyone has different needs. But choosing to take Omran's services was the best decision we made! After several emails about our...

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  • Queen Alia Airport to Amman and beyond..

    Transport around Amman is very cheap by taxi, the only thing to ensure is that the meter is reset once you hail the taxi. Most journeys around the city will cost you no more than 2 or 3 JD.We found the drivers to be very honest, one even reset his meter after getting lost on route to our hotel.The expense comes when you are travelling outside the...

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  • Glass bottom boats

    Glass bottom boats provide several programs on the reefs. If you don’t mind having lunch late in the afternoon, you may book a long trip with lunch aboard included. For longer periods in the reefs, it’s possible to reach them by car,but... a warning: for those with similar experience in good reefs, the effects of pollution may cause a...

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  • Transportation within Petra Valley

    ***These are the only allowed means of transportation within Petra premises. Whether you go by feet or by camel, horse ride or cute donkeys ;-). Donkeys can climb up to the top of the High Place of Sacrifice Altar. Prices vary from 3JD to 10JD. But try your bargaining abilities and if you can say few Arabic phrases they will be admired and pleased...

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  • taxi service driver from aqaba to petra...

    I used the driver Mohamaad for two days. He got me from the Eilat border to Wadi Rum and to Petra. But I believe he goes everywhere. His price was reasonable and his English was good. He could be reached at touristdriver.aqaba@gmail.com 962_779_834745.My trip review is here...

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  • Great and friendly driver to/from Dead...

    We went to the dead sea with the bus and spend a great day on tourist beach.We then had then talked to some people there and they recommended to take a driver back to Amman.Around 10 min later Mr. Daher Aljaraat picked us up, he even bought us something to drink for the trip, was driving very safe and I remeber his price was reasonable!His Number:...

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  • Hiring a Car

    Jordan – at least for those used to the Western European transportation systems - is not blessed with excellent public transport. As such, and especially having decided to stay in an off-the-beaten track location and having little time, we have decided to hire a car. None of us being confident in our abilities to cope with the Middle Eastern...

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  • Flying to Jordan.

    If you decide to fly in to Jordan then one of the better options is to fly the national Jordanian carrier "royal jordanian".It´s a good airline that serves quite a lot of destinations around the world.

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  • Flights

    The national carrier for Jordan is Royal Jordanian Airways, which has an acceptable reputation, but it's no Qatar Airways. It bases itself out of Queen Alia airport, which is about 20km south of Amman. If you want to fly direct to Jordan, and don't live in one of the few countries whose national carriers fly direct to Amman, like Lufthansa, then...

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  • DALLAH RENT-A-CAR

    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...

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  • ROYAL JORDANIAN AIRLINES

    Flight from Madrid to Amman was a pleasureThe aircraft was pretty new, comfortable and with a nice desing in light colours. Crew provided us with blankets and pillows. Catering was also very nice (something not very common in airplanes). Also, all seats have an entertainment screen where you can watch movies, listen to music, or play games,...

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  • Royal Jordanian

    Royal Jordanian Airways is the state air company of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. It connects Amman to the main European and Middle East towns. It flow from Amman to New York and to the Far East. Its fleet is made with Airbus aircrafts: A320, A340-200 and A310

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  • Have your passports ready

    It is not a danger but an annoyance. Jordan is in the middle of a hot spot with some annoying neighbours around so when you cross the country by car from north to south you will find a lot of checkpoints. Soldiers are kind so be also kind, smile and have your documents ready to show them. There are no problems with tourists, its just an annoying...

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  • Renting a car

    Renting a car was a very good choice as there are some places (thinking for example about the Desert Castles) not accessible by public transport. You are also not depending of bus schedules and can reach easily off the beaten places, gaining a lot of time.Roads were good, especially the highways crossing the country from North to South, and tourist...

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  • Transportation Around Jordan

    You can hire a taxi for either short trips or long distance travel around the country. Indeed, taxi drivers will approach you about this. I hired one in Aqaba and went up to Wadi Rum. Then a few days later, the same driver picked me up from there and drove me to Petra. He was more than willing to pick me up again and drive me as far as Amman if I...

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  • bring your passport

    if you intend to visit umm qais in northern jordan on isreali / syrian border bring your passport with u because their is two military check pionts as you come close to the site's surrounding area with no form of id (been a foreign national it must b a international passport they wont let u pass so one trip 4 nothing ) there now can't say i were...

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  • Police control

    Speed control by police is very common on Jordan roads especially on main highway Aqaba - Amman. Usually they are visible from the remote (white cards with Police sign) but sometimes they may be hidden with other cards so be aware. They have very good American laser speed control devices and the fines are quite high. I was trapped by such a radar...

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  • Car-hire in Jordan

    Hiring a car is a great way to explore Jordan, especially as the public transport system is not perfect and many interesting sights lie off the beaten path. The road network, however, is reasonably good, and having a car allows you to see many of the difficult to reach places.We hired a car for the first 6 days of our trip to Jordan. Starting from...

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  • Arrival, Visas and Immigration

    The Queen Alia Airport in Amman is easy to negotiate. It is quite far out of Amman, so give yourself at least 45 min travel time.It seems that most Nationalities can get a visa on arrival. I got a visa from the Embassy in Pretoria before I left. I took only one day, and for South Africans it is FREE at the Embassy in Pretoria (I am not sure if it...

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  • Busses

    Getting busses leaving Amman for other towns was one of the biggest frustrations I had. The travel guide (a very good guide in general, published – 2006) I used, was unfortunately inaccurate. It seems that most bus stations have changes location during the past year or so. It was much easier getting a bus from the town to Amman.It is possible...

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  • Abu Dhabi International Airport

    There are 2 terminals, (1 & 3) at Abu Dhabi Airport. Terminal No3 is very modern and new, in contrast with the older Terminal 1. If you need to transfer from one terminal to the other, give yourself enough time, as you may have to walk for quite some time.I had a long stand over time on my way there. For 100 AED, you can use the lounge of the...

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  • Etihad Air

    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.They also offered the lowest fare from SA to Amman via Abu Dhabi.I will definitely fly...

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  • Taxis

    Like in most countries all over the world, you can almost expect taxi drivers to overcharge. I was actually only overcharged once in Amman, but many times in Wadi Musa (Petra). The driver has to turn on the meter, which starts at 250 Fills. I never paid more than 2 JD for any trip in Amman, other than the 4 JD on my first trip when I was ripped...

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  • Driving around Jordan.

    Driving in Jordan is pretty good, mainly because they infrastructure has been improved a lot in recent years and most roads are of a good quality these days.If you decide to drive from northern to southern Jordan, or reverse then be aware that there are two roads connecting north and south Jordan.One road goes through the desert and is quite flat...

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  • Taxi

    Public transport was non existant or limited when we were in Jordan in 2005, so taxi's are very common and cheap by European standards.From Madaba to Petra which is a 4 hour trip, cost was only 50 jordanian dinar (JD).From Madaba to the Dead Sea and then to Israeli border was only 20 JD.Make sure you haggle and agreed the price before leaving to...

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  • Camels!

    Along some highways, like the King's Way near Wadi Rum, you will see camel crossing signs. You might think that will make a cool picture (it does), but don't overlook that these signs are for real! I was driving 110km when suddenly I saw on the road ahead a camel right in my lane, and 4 behind him about to cross into the road. These beasts move so...

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  • Ubiquitous Speed Bumps

    If you're driving a car in Jordan, watch out for speed controls and speed bumps. The speed bumps / mounds will really mess you up if you hit them at a high speed. They are marked, but if you're not watching it's all to easy to come up on them too fast. The highways tend to allow you to be driving your car up to 110km/hour, and then suddently insert...

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  • Local Transport

    There is only one train in Jordan that you can travel on, a slow, irregular, and apparently not all that comfortable trip from Amman to Jordan. The only way of getting around cheaply is by bus or shared taxi. Buses are dirt cheap. You can travel the length of the country for around 1JD (a couple of euros). Shared taxis aren't that much more...

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  • Driving

    Jordan's roads are pretty good for this part of the world. The main highways are excellent, but some of the city roads can have a few potholes, and smaller side roads can sometimes be nothing but dirt tracks. The main highway is the Desert Highway which runs from north to south, connecting Amman with Aqaba. It's modern, smooth, straight and fast...

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  • Jordan - Israel (via the King Hussein...

    You can go from Amman or Madaba, it's about the same time, distance and cost.Taxi: Madaba - King Hussein Bridge (50 mins - 15JD)Taxi: King Hussein Bridge - Border Crossing (5 mins - 1-2JD)Jordan Crossing: approximately 1 hourBus: Jordan border - Israel Border 2.50JDIsrael Crossing: approximately 2 hours on a good daySherut: Israeli border -...

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  • Unleaded petrol - Renatl car

    When renting a car in Jordan, you will most likely get one that should be filled with "unleaded fuel only". There are however only a couple of petrol stations with unleaded fuel in Amman, with none elsewhere.I.e. : If you're going outside of Amman : Ask you rental agency if the cathalytic converter has been removed and regular "Super" petrol can be...

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  • Taxi's in Amman

    Taxi's, wherever you travel in the world, are the one thing that you always wonder are they overcharging me? Well my travel tip for Amman is use the yellow cabs, they are everywhere! If you are staying at a hotel expect to pay 4 / 5 times more than if you walk to the street. If you wish to use the Hotel taxi then ask how much before you get in....

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  • personal taxi for the day

    We found that the best way to get from Amman to Petra for the day was to ask a taxi driver that drove us downtown if he would be willing to drive us to/from Petra for the day. The normal day off is Friday, we paid his way in (1 JD as he was native) bought lunch and agreed on 40JD to take three of us for the day. We got his card in advance so...

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  • Taxis

    I used the taxis quite often to travel between my hotels and the train or bus stations. There were always plenty of them around, even in quiet areas and I never had trouble finding one, even during busy times of the day. Usually, if I said that I was planning to take a taxi, a local person from the train, bus or hotel would tell me the approximate...

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  • To Uum Qais, Ajlun and Jerash in a day

    I had planed to visit Ajlun and Jerash on a daytrip from Amman using public transport, but was a bit concerned if I was going to be in time to catch the last bus back from Jerash (I had got mixed reports of when it was leaving).As I had breakfast in the hotel in the morning I was going I heard a French couple talking to the man in the reception and...

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  • Amman: Txis - Yellow taxis and white...

    Taxi is the best way (and almost only) to get around Amman on your own. It's very inexpensive, and rather fast compared to big tourist coaches, cause taxis tend to move faster in often city traffic jams.There are two kind of taxis. The yellow ones are a la carte route. You catch one, and you go where you want. The lighting word TAXI is at the top...

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  • Petra: Camels and horses

    Riding a donkey or a camel in Petra can be very useful transportation method. Donkeys can ride you up to the monastery. The ride can be a little risky, as donkeys go fast along the big slopes of the climbing up. But still, it's a very intelligent way of preserving energy. Also, a ride in a camel back from the restaurant to the Treasury will save...

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  • To the Desert Castles

    I visited the Desert Castles east of Amman as part of a tour (only transport) organised from Farah Hotel in Amman. We were three people in the car sharing the price and I paid 13 JD. The places we visited were Qasr Kharana, Qusayr Amra, Qasr al-Azraq and the Wetland Reserve, Hammam Sarah and Qasr al-Hallabat (in the mentioned order).We had lunch in...

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  • Driving and Taxis

    I had a rental car my entire stay in Jordan. I found the lack of proper lane usage quite fun but it may bother others. The drive to and from work everyday was akin to a Supercross event in cars. For those not familiar, everyone at a stoplight hits the gas when it turns green and jockeys for position to get up to front at the next light. I honestly...

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