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How Far is Petra from Amman

How do you get to Petra

The best time to visit Petra is during the early morning or late afternoon timings. It is recommended to arrive the night before and stay at any of the hotels in Petra so you can start your journey the next morning early. You can choose to stay in one of the comfortable hotels near the site.


If you are wondering on how do you get to Petra, you can choose from the below options:

By Bus:
Alpha Daily Tours : This option organizes a full day tour that includes entrance fees, horse ride, and an English speaking guide. Departure is planned from Alpha Terminal (Gulf Hotel) in Amman, and leaves at 7.30 a.m. daily to Petra.
JETT : This option is a modern air-conditioned bus from Amman to Petra. The bus departs from Al Abdali Station in Amman. The bus leaves at 6:30 a.m. daily to Petra and 4:00 p.m. daily back to Amman from Petra.

By car:
If you decide to go by car, the ride is around 3 hours from Amman using the modern Desert Highway, or 5 hours on the more scenic Kings’ Highway. You can leave Amman from the 7th Circle and then follow the brown signs, which are designed for tourists.

By taxi:
You can also hire a taxi from Amman to drive you to Petra . You can expect to pay around 60 JD. It is very important to agree on the price with your driver prior to starting the trip.

The options from how to get to Petra can also be customized. You can combine your tour to explore more of Jordan while visiting Petra.

  • Combine your visit to Petra with a trip to Dana, which is a fascinating mountain village nature reserve (on the way to Petra, best seen the day before or following your visit to Petra)
  • Combine your visit to Petra with a visit to Wadi Rum which is only an hour’s drive south of Petra.
  • We also provide various options for tours from and to Petra which you can view by following this link tours to Petra

How to get to Petra tours

We provide arranged tours to Petra, which you can check out by visiting our tours to Petra.

Wherever Petra fits in your schedule, we can help you make it the best experience.

Available options include:

We can also arrange your customized tour, feel free to contact us and tell us what you need.

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