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Airport to Petra

Airport to Petra,
How to go to Petra From Amman Airport options
1- Most Reliable option.

Hire an English speaking Driver with an Air conditioned car to drive you from Amman Airport  to Petra you can ask the driver to wait for you and go back to Amman or … or you can sleep over in Petra or Wadi Musa and visit a place like Wadi Rum next day.

Distance and Time Table
From and To Distance Time on the road Visiting time.
Desert High Way 250 KM 2.5 Hours  0 minutes.
ِKings High Way 290 KM 5 Hours  90 minutes.
Dead Sea High Way 220 Km 3.5 Hours  60 minutes.

-This one way transport can be done 24/7 .

The Desert High Way is the Quickest way to go to Petra  and cheapest costs around 90 JOD  Book Now , Pay Later 

-Only if you arrive early before 10 Am to Amman Airport!

The Kings High way is the longest and most scenic and cultural experience one ,where the drive is through the Valleys and mountains of  Jordan ,You can Visit Many places on the Way ,the most important is Karak Castle a 90 minutes visit is well worth it and many  stops on the Way .

The price is 110 JOD Book Now Pay Later

Including many short picture stops like wadi Mujib and Wadi hissa and Dana Mountains and Karak castle stop 90 Minutes .

-Only if you arrive early before 10 Am to Amman Airport!

The Dead Sea High way is the most romantic drive by the Dead Sea where you can Take a swim “Float” for one hour and continue to Petra , Costs 135 JOD

Airport to Petra and a Dead Sea stop over Book Now 

Important Note !

How i will meet the driver?

you need to give the driver your Flight number and time for Example RJ611 ,14:25 on the 14/12/215 and the driver will be waiting for you in the Arrival hall holding your name on a sign.

2- Cheaper option, Go By Tourist Bus  Jett Bus to Petra.

only one bus at 6:30 Am

Pros :

There is a big space for Bags with no charge, drops you near the visitors center gate, very comfortable , but there is a thirty minute tourist Bazaar stop on the way where you can buy something to drink or use the Toilets.

Cons :There is only one bus going each day all year at 6:30 Am in the Morning make sure you are there before 6:15 AM , and you will need to wake up at 5:30 from your hotel find a taxi in the street , have a paper written in Arabic because time is critical and taxis might get you lost so they will take you by their car to Petra .

Booking is not necessary for the Jett Bus and it can not be done online when this post is written in 2016 .

Take a Airport taxi from outside the arrival hall to  The Jett Bus Station in Abdalli in Amman, and from there take the bus to Petra. The price should be between 22 Jd per taxi ride,and the bus charges 10 JD per person/ one way trip. (2016)

3- Less convenient option to go to Petra from Amman.

Take an Airport taxi from to Amman to South Bus Terminal “Mugama Al Ganoobee” “مجمع الجنوب” and from there take a bus to Petra bus station. The price should be between 22 Jd per taxi ride,and the bus charges 5 JD per person/ one way trip.

The best to be there before 2 Pm , this Bus will stop at Villages and Universities it is not a very comfortable ride but it is the Local way!

Or you can take the Airport Bus to Amman 4 JD/person , drop of the Seven circle and then a taxi to Abdalli station 5 JD/car.

But if you are more than one person take the Airport taxi it is not worth the hassle to negotiate taxis in the street with all your bags with you.

4-Least convenient option , to go from Amman to Petra.

The Service taxi and bus will make you pay extra for the Big Bags

Take the white shared taxi from Amman Down town near the gold market to in the South terminal bus station  and from there take a bus directly to Petra this is a public bus that goes when it is full, the best to be there before 2 Pm , this Bus will stop at Villages and Universities it is not a very comfortable ride but it is the Local way!

The price should be around 1 JD per person for the shared taxi,and the bus charges 5 JD per person one way.

Commonly asked Questions

Which Bus station in Amman should i use to go to Petra?

Please notice that Abdali Bus station is no longer working ,to go to Petra from the South BUS  station is the only bus station for local buses .

Why i do not know the exact time schedules and transportation fees?

The public buses does not have any time schedule in Jordan, most probably if you start your trip at 9 am there is buses and you will get there.Fees ; the fees are fixed for locals, but for tourist the bus drivers will ask for more not much usually around 5 JD/person/ride .

Please Ask anything you like !

Kindly tell us about your experience by commenting to this post if you experienced any problems, or have a better suggestion or any  warnings to future travelers kindly post it here ,no need to login.

By sharing your experience you will have a great effect to eliminate all the tourist trap like taxi drivers and so on ….

Thank you. and enjoy Jordan 🙂

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