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How to get from Amman Airport to Petra

You have two different transfer options when making the 202 km journey from Amman Queen Alia (AMM) airport to Petra, by bus or taxi. Taking an Amman airport taxi is the quickest option as the total journey time is around 150 minutes and costs approximately 107€ (85 JOD). The cheapest option is to take the JETT Bus which costs just 17.15€ (13.50 JOD) one-way but takes around 340 minutes to reach Petra.

Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €107 150min 24/7
Bus €34.30 340min 06:30–06:30

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How to get from Amman Airport to Petra by taxi

Taking an Amman airport taxi from AMM airport is the quickest and only direct transfer option. The journey will take around 150 minutes and will cost around 107€ (85 JOD) depending on your final destination in Petra.

Taxi fare from Amman Airport to Petra

Taxis at Amman Queen Alia (AMM) airport don't have a set rate fee to Petra. All journeys from AMM airport are charged using a taximeter that calculates cost depending on distance. The total price of the journey will vary depending on exactly where you are travelling to in Petra, but it will be around 107€ (85 JOD).

Convenience

Taking an Amman airport taxi is the only direct transfer option from Amman Queen Alia (AMM) airport to Petra. The journey is 202 km long and can be very tiring even by car, so if you are in a rush to get to Petra or you have had a long flight, taking a taxi is definitely the most convenient option.

Editor’s Note

If you want the convenience of a direct taxi but you are travelling alone and wish to save money, you can use the white service taxi that uses a set rate fee and will leave to Petra once all 4 seats are full.

Useful Tips

Make sure your driver has his official taxi licence on display when you get in the taxi.
The journey to Petra is long, so we recommend to take water and light snacks with you.
Taxi prices may increase after 21:00 pm, but this is left at the digression of your driver.

How to get from Amman Airport to Petra by bus

Taking a bus from Amman Queen Alia (AMM) airport to Petra is the cheapest transfer option, but it's also the slowest. You will first need to take the Sariyah Airport Express Bus to the Tabarbour bus station in Amman and then take the JETT bus to Petra. The total journey time is 340 minutes and will cost 17.15€ (13.50 JOD).

How much is the bus from Amman Airport to Petra?

To get from Amman Queen Alia (AMM) airport to Petra, you will need to take two different buses. The first bus is the Sariyah Airport Express Bus which costs 3.15€ (2.50 JOD) to Tabarbour bus station in Amman. The second bus is the JETT bus which costs 14€ (11 JOD) from Amman to Petra. The total journey cost is 17.15€ (13.50 JOD).

Cost

17.15€

Trip Duration

340 Min.

There's a waiting time of up to 24 hours.

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The JETT bus leaves once a day to Petra at 06:30 am.

Where do I get it from?

You can find the Sariyah Airport Express Bus outside of the North Terminal 2 at Amman airport. You will then take the JETT bus to Petra which is located inside the Tabarbour bus station in Amman.

Convenience

Unfortunately, there is only one bus per day from Amman to Petra at 06:30 am, so if you miss this bus, you will need to wait 24 hours to catch the next one. Furthermore, the JETT bus makes multiple stops, making the total journey a tiring 340 minutes long.

Editor’s Note

If you miss the JETT bus to Petra, there are plenty of affordable accommodation choices near the Tabarbour bus station in Amman where you can stay the night and wait for the next bus.

Useful Tips

Be sure to keep your belongings close when changing bus lines in Amman.
You can book your JETT bus ticket online in advance to secure your place.
You must purchase your Sariyah Airport Express Bus ticket in Amman airport on the day of your travel.

Frequently asked questions

What is the closest Airport to Petra Jordan?

Amman Queen Alia (AMM) airport is located 202 km away from Petra, Jordan. This journey takes around 150 minute by taxi and 340 minutes by bus.

How do I get from Amman Airport to Petra?

There are two different transfer options from Amman Queen Alia airport to Petra, taxi or bus. Taking a taxi is the most convenient option as it takes only 150 minutes and costs around 107€ (85 JOD). Taking the bus is the cheapest option as it only costs 17.15€ (13.50 JOD) one-way, but the bus leaves once a day at 06:30 am and takes 340 minutes to reach Petra.

How much is a taxi from Amman Airport to Petra?

Taxis at Amman Queen Alia (AMM) airport don't have a set rate fee to Petra, instead, they are charged using a taximeter. The approximate cost for this 202 km journey is 107€ (85 JOD).

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