Travel

Airports

Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) is the main airport in Amman located about 30km to the south of the capital, Amman.

Airport taxis are available from QAIA on exit from the terminal with a transfer to Amman taking around 40 minutes.

Airport buses also connect QAIA to Amman, departing every 20 minutes during peak hours and buses from Amman to QAIA depart from Abdali bus station and select hotels.

Passengers using QAIA for international departures are requested to check-in two hours prior to departure.

Ground transport

Transport in Jordan is mainly by road with two major highways linking the country from north to south. Limited rail travel is possible. Regional cities are serviced by bus and surface taxis. City taxis service the Greater Amman Municipality along with local buses.

Hotels

A wide variety of hotels are available in Amman and in all the tourist areas around Jordan. Five-star hotels including the Four Seasons and Sheraton are located in Amman with a good variety of four and three star hotels located across the country.

Dining

Jordan has a wide variety of good local and international restaurants, ranging from French, Italian and Mexican to Spanish, with the most popular cuisine being Lebanese. Alcohol is available in most restaurants around Jordan. Fast food chains including McDonald’s, Burger King and Pizza Hut are also available in Amman.

Tipping

Tips of 10 per cent are generally expected, especially when the 10 per cent service charge is not included in the bill.

Tourist attractions

Jordan Tourism board