How to go to Petra From Amman Airport options
-Most Reliable option.
Hire an English speaking Driver with an Air conditioned car to drive you from Amman Airport to Petra
Kindly notice if you are arriving late therefor you can sleep over in Petra hence you can visit Petra after you have slept, relaxed and had breakfast therefor you can visit Petra in the Morning before the sun is hot at noon.
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
Professional English Speaking Drivers.
Safe, and hassle Free trip.
Only if you arrive early before 10 Am to Amman Airport!
Airport to Petra via The Kings High way is the longest and most scenic and cultural experience one hence the drive is through the Valleys and mountains of Jordan ,You can Visit Many places on the Way such as Karak Castle a 90 minutes visit is well worth it and many stops on the Way .
Including many short picture stops like wadi Mujib and Wadi Hissa and Dana Mountains and Karak castle stop 90 Minutes .
Second Option to Go to Petra from 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 .
2- Cheaper option, Go By Tourist Bus Jett Bus to Petra.
Only one bus at 6:30 Am
There is a big space for Bags hence no extra charge, drops you near the visitors center gate therefore very comfortable, but of course 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 So kindly make sure you are there before 6:00 AM , therefor before 5:30 from your hotel to find a taxi in the street,
To make your life easier look for someone to write in Arabic the name of the station باص جت العبدلي because time is critical and taxis might get you lost and you will ruin your day.
Booking is necessary in the high season for the Jett Bus and it can be done Online
Take an 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 buses have no time schedule they go when they are full therefor 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 South station 5 JD/car.
How much does Petra Entrance fee costs? if you are a group or you bought Jordan pass please check the link .https://www.visitpetra.jo/Pages/viewpage.aspx?pageID=138
Amman Petra Bus
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 .
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.
The fees are fixed for locals, but for tourist the bus drivers will ask for more not much usually around 5 JD/person/ride .
Petra to wadi rum bus is only one bus 6:30 am in the morning costs 8-10 jd, please check with your hotel if is working still before you walk to the bus station
Check the official link Petra by night
It runs Monday, Wednesday and Thursday starts 8:30 pm you can buy the ticket from the entrance or the hotel
takes around 2 hours and there you will walk in the dark and take a good Jacket to protect from the wind.
The Driver will waiting for you in the Airport Arrival Hall holding a sign with your name on it.
Kindly Make sure that you send us the flight number and time of arrival in the booking email or on Whatapp 00962776185000 or anytime, and we are responsible to check the actual arrival time.
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