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How Far is Petra from Amman

How far is Petra from Amman

Petra is located to the South of Amman:

  • 3 hour drive from Amman
  • 2 hour drive from Aqaba
  • 1.5 hour drive from Wadi Rum

Check out our tours to and from Petra our Petra packages.


Getting to Petra

So after you have read how far is Petra from Amman, you need to know your options of how to get there

By Bus/Minibus

A daily bus runs from Amman to Petra. This bus is operated by JETT, air-conditioned large buses are available.

  • Departure: 6:30 a.m. from Al Abdali station
  • Arrival: 9:30 a.m. to Petra Visitor Center
  • The buses return to Amman daily at 4:30 p.m.

Another option is the minibuses that travel from Wahadat Station in Amman via the Desert Highway. This minibus takes around 4 hours to reach Petra.

By Car

You can travel to Petra by a private car.

You can check out our transportation options Petra transport options.

By Taxi

A private yellow taxi can be used to transport to Petra and it will cost around 90 JD.

Getting Around in Petra

The standard transport option around central Wadi Musa is the 1 JD fare taxi. You will find plenty of taxis travelling around.




Jordan Petra entrance fees

The entrance fees you pay when you visit Petra are as follows:

Visit Price
1-Day Visit 90 JD
Overnight or Accomodated Visit 1-Day Pass 50 JD
Overnight or Accomodated Visit 2-Day Pass 55 JD
Overnight or Accomodated Visit 3-Day Pass 60 JD
Children under 12yrs Free
Locals, Residents, Students in Jordan 1 JD

Tickets can be purchased from the visitor center. These prices are inclusive of a horse ride from the visitor center to the entrance of the Siq.

You can also hire a horse carriages from the Visitor Center to the Treasury and back for around 20 JD.

Camel and donkey rides are also available at an extra cost.

Visiting Petra Tours

Now that you know how far is Petra from Amman, you might decide that you need a customized and stress free transport.

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

Petra can fit in any schedule and we can help you make it the best experience wherever you want to fit in your itinerary.

Available options include:

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

Is Petra a safe touristic attraction?

Jordan is considered a safe and stable country in the Middle East. Visiting Petra is safe , till this day large amounts of tourists are visiting Petra on daily basis. There are no alerts or warning against travelling to Petra or Jordan as a whole.

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