Amman to Petra,
How to go to Petra From Amman options
1- Most Reliable option.
Hire an English speaking Driver with an Air conditioned car to drive you from your hotel in Amman 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.
|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.|
The Desert High Way is the Quickest way to go to Petra and cheapest costs around 85 JOD Book Now , Pay Later
The Kings High way is the longest and most senic and cultural experince 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 90 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 .
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 110
2- Cheaper option, Go By Tourist Bus Jett Bus to Petra.
There is a big space for Bags and it is free, drops you near the vistors center gate, very comfortable , but there is a thirty minute tourist Bazar stop on the way where you can buy something to drink or use the Toilets.
Take a yellow taxi from the street to Jett Bus Station in Amman, and from there take the bus to Petra. The price should be between 3 to 5 Jd per taxi ride,and the bus charges 10 JD per person/ one way trip.
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 .
3- Less convenient option to go to Petra from Amman.
Take a yellow taxi from the street 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 3 to 5 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!
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 .
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