How to get to Jordan?


By Air:

Queen Alia International Airport is the country’s main airport. It is 35km south of Amman (on the main route to Aqaba). You should allow 45 minutes to reach the airport from ¬†downtown, approximately 30 minutes from West Amman.
In addition to Queen Alia, Jordan has two other international airports:

  • Marka Airport in East Amman
  • King Hussein International Airport in Aqaba.

Jordan’s national airline is Royal Jordanian Airlines. In addition, Jordan is served by a number of foreign carriers including BMI, Air France, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, Egypt Air, Emirates , Qatar Airways, middle east, Delta Airlines….etc..


By Land:

Getting There by Rail
The Hejaz Railway operates twice a week on the old Ottoman track between Amman and Damascus (Syrian Arab Republic). It uses ancient rolling stock and takes about nine hours. It is really only worth making the journey for the experience. The journey by car takes about half the time.

Getting There by Road
There are roads into the Syrian Arab Republic via Ramtha or Jaber. The route to/from the Syrian Arab Republic to Western Europe is through Turkey. Driving time from Amman to Damascus is four hours.
From Egypt there are bus connections from Cairo (visa should be obtained in advance). Multiple-entry visas may be needed.

It’s also possible to enter the Palestinian National Authority Region at Allenby Bridge.
Border crossings with Israel are at Sheikh Hussein Bridge (Jordan River Crossing) near Lake Tiberias in the north and Wadi Arabah (Arava Crossing) in the south, the latter linking Jordan to the Israeli Red Sea resort of Eilat.

Most nationalities can obtain a visa at the border.

From Iraq, it is possible to enter Jordan via Al Karama Border.

Entry from Saudi Arabia is by bus. Jordan-bound buses can be taken from almost any point in Saudi Arabia or the Gulf. Most of these are used by Arabs. The border crossing, called Al-Haditha on the Saudi side, and Al-Omari on the Jordanian side.


Getting There by Sea:

Jordan can be entered at the port of Aqaba via the Egyptian port of Nuweiba. There are two services, ferry and speedboat.
There is a daily car and passenger ferry between Aqaba and Nuweiba in Egypt. The trip takes less than one hour.