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Transfer Options from Amman Airport to City Centre

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How to get from Amman Airport to the City Centre

You have two different transfer options when travelling from Amman Queen Alia (AMM) airport to the city centre, a taxi or a bus. The quickest way to make the 32 km journey is to take an Amman airport taxi. The journey will take around 45 minutes in normal traffic and will cost approximately 28€ (22 JOD). The Sariyah Airport Express Bus is a much cheaper transfer option at 3.15€ (2.50 JOD) for a one-way ticket and the journey will take around 60 minutes.

Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Bus €6.30 60min 06:30–00:00
Taxi €28 40min 24/7

How to get from Amman Airport to City Centre by bus

If you're travelling on a budget, taking the Sariyah Airport Express Bus from Amman Queen Alia (AMM) airport to the city centre may be a great option. A one-way ticket costs just 3.15€ (2.50 JOD) and takes around 60 minutes in normal traffic.

How much is the bus from Amman Airport to City Centre?

A one-way ticket for the Sariyah Airport Express Bus from Amman Queen Alia (AMM) airport to the city centre is 3.15€ (2.50 JOD). You can purchase your ticket from one of the many kiosks in the arrivals hall.

Cost

3.15€

Trip Duration

60 Min.

There's a waiting time of up to 60 minutes

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The Sariyah Airport Express Bus is available from 06:30 am to 00:00 am.

Where do I get it from?

You can find the Sariyah Airport Express Bus stop just outside of the main terminal building. Simply walk out of the exit doors and head to the North Terminal 2 and you will see the big yellow bus waiting for you.

Convenience

Although the Sariyah Airport Express Bus is a cheap transfer option to the city centre, it's by far the slowest. There's a waiting time of up to 60 minutes and thanks to the long route and stops, the journey will take a further 60 minutes. If you are on a time constraint, you may want to consider a different transport option.

Editor’s Note

The Sariyah Airport Express Bus stops at Tabarbour bus station in the city centre of Amman where you can then easily change to a different line to reach your hotel.

Useful Tips

During the day, the Sariyah Airport Express Bus leaves every 30 minutes and at night every 60 minutes.
You can't book your bus tickets in advance, thus there may be a long queue at the ticket kiosk.
There's limited storage space on the bus, so it's best to travel light if you decide to talk the bus.

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How to get from Amman Airport to City Centre by taxi

Taking an Amman airport taxi to the city centre is the quickest and most convenient option. Taxis cost around 28€ (22 JOD) based on a taximeter and will take around 45 minutes to reach the city centre of Amman.

Taxi fare from Amman Airport to the city centre

Taxis at Amman Queen Alia (AMM) airport don't have a flat rate fee to the city centre, instead, they charge using a taximeter based on distance. The total cost of the journey will depend on the exact destination in the city centre but will be around 28€ (22 JOD). The price of this journey may increase after 21:00 pm.

Taxi prices
Day time
(05:00–24:00)
Night time
(00:00–05:00)
Duration
AMM TO CITY CENTRE
€28
€28
40 min
AMM TO PETRA
€107
€107
150 min

Convenience

Imagine landing in Amman Queen Alia (AMM) airport after a long flight and then hopping into a spacious, air-conditioned taxi that will take you directly to your hotel in the city centre with no fuss. Taking an airport taxi is the only way to avoid waiting in the heat and navigating public transport.

Editor’s Note

There are two types of taxis at Amman Queen Alia (AMM) airport, yellow and white. The yellow taxis operate as normal, private cars, while the white taxis are more like a bus, travelling along a set route with a set price, and only leaving when all 4 seats are full.

Useful Tips

Tips are not mandatory for taxis at Amman airport, but they are greatly appreciated by drivers.
Make sure your driver resets the taximeter before you begin your journey.
After 21:00 pm, the base fee of the taximeter can be higher.

Frequently asked questions

How do I get from Amman Airport to the City Centre?

When travelling from Amman Queen Alia (AMM) airport to the city centre you have two transfer options, taxi or bus. The taxi will take 40 minutes and cost around 28€ (22 JOD), while the bus costs just 3.15€ (2.50 JOD) but takes 60 minutes to reach the city centre.

Is there a bus from Amman Airport?

Yes. The Sariyah Airport Express Bus operates from Amman airport from 06:30am to 00:00pm, takes 60 minutes to reach the city centre of Amman and costs 3.15€ (2.50 JOD) one-way.

How far is Amman Airport from the City Centre?

Amman Queen Alia (AMM) airport is located 32 km away from the city centre of Amman. The journey takes 40 minutes by taxi and 60 minutes by bus in normal traffic.

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