Tourist Information
Guide to Jordan 

JETT Bus Schedule | مواعيد باصات جت

Route Days Times Price JD
Abdali - Aqaba Daily 07:00 AM , 09:00 AM , 11:00 AM , 02:00 PM , 04:00 PM , 06:00 PM 7.10
Tabarbour - Aqaba Daily 07:30 AM , 10:00 AM , 12:00 PM , 02:30 PM , 05:00 PM , 06:30 PM 7.10
7th Circle - Aqaba Daily 08:00 AM , 10:30 AM , 12:30 PM , 03:00 PM , 05:30 PM , 07:00 PM 7.10
Al-wehdat - Aqaba Daily 08:30 AM , 10:00 AM , 12:00 PM , 03:30 PM , 05:00 PM , 07:00 PM 7.00
7th circle - Aqaba Vip Daily 08:30 AM , 04:30 PM 17.00
Amman - Petra Daily 06:30 AM 10.00
Petra - Amman Daily 05:00 PM 10.00
7th Circle - Dead Sea Daily 09:00 AM 7.00
Dead Sea - 7th Circle Daily 05:00 PM 7.00
Abdali - king Hussien bridge Daily 07:00 AM 10.00
Aqaba - Abdali Daily 07:00 AM , 09:00 AM , 11:00 AM , 02:00 PM , 04:00 PM , 06:00 PM 7.00
Aqaba - Tabarbour Daily 08:00 AM , 10:00 AM , 12:00 PM , 02:30 PM , 05:00 PM , 06:30 PM 7.00
Aqaba - 7th Circle Daily 08:00 AM , 10:00 AM , 12:00 PM , 02:30 PM , 05:00 PM , 06:30 PM 7.00
Aqaba - Wehdat Daily 08:00 AM , 09:30 AM , 11:00 AM , 03:00 PM , 05:00 PM , 07:00 PM 7.00
Aqaba - 7th circle Vip Daily 08:30 AM , 03:30 PM , 17.00
Raghdan - Abdali - Dead sea - Abdali- Raghdan Sun - Tue - Thu - Fri 08:30 AM 10.00
Amman - Irbid Daily 06:30 AM , 07:00 AM , 07:30 AM , 08:00 AM , 08:30 AM , 09:00 AM , 09:30 AM , 10:00 AM , 10:30 AM , 11:00 AM , 11:30 AM , 12:00 PM , 12:30 PM , 01:00 PM , 01:30 PM , 02:00 PM , 02:30 PM , 03:00 PM , 03:30 PM , 04:00 PM , 04:30 PM , 05:00 PM , 05:30 PM , 06:00 PM , 06:30 PM , 07:00 PM 1.80
Irbid - Amman Daily 06:15 AM , 06:30 AM , 06:45 AM , 07:00 AM , 07:30 AM , 08:00 AM , 08:30 AM , 09:00 AM , 09:30 AM , 10:00 AM , 10:30 AM , 11:00 AM , 11:30 AM , 12:00 PM , 12:30 PM , 01:00 PM , 01:30 PM , 02:00 PM , 02:30 PM , 03:00 PM , 03:30 PM , 04:00 PM , 04:30 PM , 05:00 PM , 05:30 PM , 06:00 PM , 06:30 PM , 07:00 PM 1.80
7th Circle - Irbid Daily 06:30 AM , 08:00 AM , 02:45 PM , 04:30 PM , 05:30 PM , 06:30 PM 1.80
Irbid - 7th Circle Daily 06:15 AM , 06:45 AM , 07:15 AM , 08:15 AM , 03:00 PM , 04:45 PM , 06:30 PM 1.80
Irbid - Aqaba Daily 08:30 AM , 12:00 PM , 03:30 PM 9.00
Aqaba - Irbid Daily 08:30 AM , 12:00 PM , 03:30 PM 9.00
Zarqa - Aqaba Daily 07:30 AM , 09:00 AM , 11:00 AM , 02:30 PM , 04:00 PM , 06:00 PM 7.75
Aqaba - Zarqa Daily 08:00 AM , 09:30 AM , 11:00 AM , 03:00 PM , 05:00 PM , 07:00 PM 7.75
Zarqa - Irbid Daily 06:30 AM , 07:00 AM , 1.20
Irbid - Zarqa Daily 04:30 PM 1.20
Amman - Jeddah Daily Except Tuesday 11:00 AM 30.00
Amman - Alriyadh Daily Except Tuesday 10:00 AM 30.00
Amman - Dammam Sat - Sun - Tue - Fri 12:00 PM 35.00
Amman - Al-madina Sun - Tue - Thu 12:30 PM 39.00
Amman - Mecca Daily Except Tuesday 11:00 AM 39.00
Amman - Qassim Daily Except Tuesday 10:00 AM 39.00
Amman - Damascus Daily Except Saturday 08:00 AM 15.00
Amman - Cairo Sat - Tue 01:00 PM 32.00
Amman - Baghdad VIP Sat - Tue - Thu 07:00 AM 42.50
Raghdan - Aqaba Daily 09:00 AM , 04:30 PM 7.10
Raghdan - Abdali - Ma'in - Abdali - Raghdan Sun - Tue - Thu - Fri 08:30 AM 10.00

 

Tourist Transportation Company

Amman:

Tel.: +962 6 5854679 / +962 6 5854689

Fax : + 962 6 5854176

 

Passenger Transportation Company

Amman:

Tel.: +962 6 5664141

Fax : +962 6 5605005

P.O.Box : 3515 Amman 11821 Jordan

E-mail : info@jett.com.jo

Visit http://www.jett.com.jo  for up-to-date info.

The jordan pass

The Jordan pass is the ultimate sightseeing package that has been especially tailor-made for visitors to the country. It gives pass holders the ability to make the most out of their trip visiting top sights and attractions whilst saving time, money and efforts.

Benefits of the Jordan pass:

 - Hassle-free entry to over 40 of
Jordan’s tourist attractions including
Petra, Jerash, Wadi Rum, and much more.


- The cost of your tourist
entry visa is included in the pass.

 
- Free downloadable digital brochures

covering all of Jordan’s tourist attractions.

 

more info

jordan pass

 

Tourist sites opening hours

Tourist sites opening hours
Site name Winter Summer Ramadan Friday & Official Holidays
Petra Archaeological City 6AM-4PM 6AM-6PM 7AM - 4PM 9AM - 4PM 
Museums 8AM-5PM 8AM-7PM 8AM-7PM 9AM - 4PM
Amman Citadel 8AM-5PM 8AM-7PM 8AM-7PM 9AM - 4PM
Jerash 8AM-5PM 8AM-7PM 8AM-7PM 9AM - 4PM
Ajloun 8AM-5PM 8AM-7PM 8AM-7PM 9AM - 4PM
Umm Qais  8AM-5PM  8AM-7PM 8AM-7PM  9AM - 4PM
Desert Castles 8AM-5PM 8AM-7PM 8AM-3PM -

Dana Nature Reserve

8AM-5PM 8AM-7PM 50 -
 Ajloun Woodland Reserve  8AM-5PM 8AM-7PM  90 -
Azraq Wetland Reserve  8AM-5PM 8AM-7PM  55 -
 Shaumari Reserve 8AM-5PM  8AM-7PM 60 -
Mujib Nature Reserve 8AM-5PM 8AM-7PM 2  
Dibeen Forest 8AM-5PM 8AM-7PM 5  
Bethany, The Baptism Site 8AM-5PM 8AM-7PM 12  

Sheikh Hussein Bridge taxi fares

Taxi fare from Sheikh Hussein Northern Bridge ( Border Crossing )
تعرفة تكسي معبر جسر الشيخ حسين ( المعبر الشمالي )

 

City Fare |JOD| التعرفة المدينة
Amman West  32.50 غرب عمّان
Amman East 40.50 شرق عمّان
Airport (QAIA) 51.50 مطار الملكة علياء
Ajloun 24.00 عجلون
Aqaba (Dead Sea Rd.) 159.00 العقبه (طريق البحر الميت)
Aqaba (through Naour) 172.00 العقبه (طريق ناعور)
Irbid 20.00 اربد
Jarash 30.00 جرش
Karak (Dead Sea Rd.) 78.00  الكرك (طريق البحر الميت)
Karak (through Naour) 84.00 لكرك (طريق ناعور)
Ma''an 123.00  معان
Mafraq 36.50 المفرق
Petra 128.5 البتراء
Ramtha 27.00 الرمثا
Salt 29.00 السلط
Tafilah 119.00 الطفيلة
Wadi Rum 166.50 وادي رم
Zarqa 48.00 الزرقاء

As of January 1st, 2015

Land Transport Regulatory Commission

Climate

Jordan boasts a Mediterranean climate ideal for year-round holidays and travel. Amman is sunny and cloudless from May to October, with average temperatures around 23’C (73’F). Springtime brings optimal weather, lush with greenery, and autumn is equally mild and pleasant. July and August are hot and dry but not oppressive. Aqaba and the Jordan Valley are ideal winter resorts, with temperatures averaging 16-22’C (61-72’F) between November and April.

Source: http://www.visitjordan.com

Archaeological Sites Entrance Fees

Archaeological Sites Entrance Fees
Site Name Jordanians Foreigners Notes
JD Fils JD Fils
Citadel Roman Theater 0 150 3 000 Includes the museum, martyr's church & other sites
Madaba Archaeological Park 0 250 3 000 Includes the museum entrance fees.
Umm Qais Free 3 000 Includes the museum entrance fees.
Jerash 0 500 8 000 Includes the museum entrance fees.
Jerash Sound & Light Program   250 2 000  
Ajloun Castle 0 250 2 000 Includes the museum entrance fees.
Kerak Castle 0 150 1 000 Includes the museum entrance fees.
Aqaba Castle 0 150 1 000 Includes the museum entrance fees.
Desert Castles 0 250 3 000  

    Petra Archaeological Park

1 000 50 000 One day pass
  0   90 000 One day pass
Visitors who have not spent an overnight in Jordan
  0   55 000 2-Day Pass
  0   60 000 3-Day Pass
Mount. Nebo 0 500 2 000  
Wadi Rum 1 000 5 000  
Bethany, The Baptism Site 2 000 12 000  

Entrance to the Sites & Museums are Free for the following:

  • Handicapped.  
  • Schools, Colleges and University field trips.
  • Children under 15.

Currency

The local currency is the Jordanian Dinar, symbol JD, also pronounced as “jaydee.” There are 1, 5, 10, 20 and 50 JD notes. The dinar is divided into 100 piasters  of 1000 fils . The fils is the unit most commonly used and you will usually see prices written as for example 4,750 (which is 4 JD and 750 fils).
The official exchange rate of USD / JOD is fixed at 1 USD = 0.7080JOD.

Currency can be exchanged at major banks, exchange booths and at most hotels. Street money-changers are best avoided. Exchange rates are set daily by the Jordanian Central Bank.

Local time

October – March: Greenwich Mean Time plus 2 hours (G.M.T. + 2).

April – September: Greenwich Mean Time plus 3 hours (G.M.T. + 3).

Jordan is seven hours ahead of US Eastern Time.

Natural Reserves Entrance Fees

Natural Reserves Entrance Fees
Reserve Name Jordanian Resident Foreigners Notes
Dana Nature Reserve 2 JD 5 JD 7 JD Plus 16% tax
Ajloun Woodland Reserve 2 JD 5 JD 7 JD Plus 16% tax
Azraq Wetland Reserve 2 JD 5 JD 7 JD Plus 16% tax
Shaumari Reserve 2 JD 5 JD 7 JD Plus 16% tax
Mujib Nature Reserve 9 JD 11 JD 13 JD Plus 16% tax
Dibeen Forest 2 JD  2 JD  2 JD

 Small car + 16% tax

   3 JD 3 JD 3 JD Big car + 16% tax

Public Holidays

Government, businesses, banks  and many shops close all day for public holidays.

Fixed public holidays include:

 New Year's Day  January 1st
 Labour Day  May 1st
 Independence Day  May 25th
 Christmas Day  December 25th


A number of public holidays are not fixed. These include Easter and the following Islamic Holidays, which are based on the Lunar calendar:

  • Eid al-Fitr -  3 or 4-day feast marking the end of Ramadan.
  • Eid al-Adha -  4 day feast at the end of the Hajj, or month of pilgrimage to Mecca.
  • First of Muharam - Islamic New Year.
  • The Birthday of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH).

Electric Supply

Electric Supply

Jordan electric supply is 220V/50Hz, The most common socket type in use is the two pin socket. Most 4 and 5 Star hotels use the British standard three pin, rectangular socket.opening hours.
Sockets & Plugs electricity-jordan-1 electricity-jordan-3  
Common required adapters electricity-jordan-5 electricity-jordan-4 electricity-jordan-2

Museums Entrance Fees

Museums Entrance Fees
Site Name

Jordanians

JOD

Foreigners

JOD

Phone Notes
Amman Archaeological Museum 0.15  2.00 064638795   
Jordan Folklore Museum  0.15  1.00 064651742   
Jordan Museum of Popular Traditions  0.15  1.00 064651760   
Madaba Archaeological Park &Museum 0.25  3.00 053244056 
 The Royal Automobile Museum 1.00  3.00  065411392 Free For children under 12 years 
Jerash Archaeological Museum  0.50 8.00  026352267 Included in the archaeological city entrances fees 
Umm Qais Museum  Free 3.00  032351216 Included in the archaeological city entrances fees 
Ajloun Museum 0.25 2.00 026420956  Included in the Ajloun Castle entrance fees. 
Kerak Archaeological Museum 0.15
1.00 062351216   Included in the Kerak Castle entrance fees.
Mazar Islamic Museum Free  Free  
Bait Al Sharif Hussein bin Ali Museum  0.15  1.00  032019063  
The Museum of Jordanian Heritage  Free Free  02271100  
Salt Archaeological Museum  Free  Free 053555653   
Salt Cultural Center & Folklore Museum Free Free 053551781  
 The Petra Archaeological Museum Free  Free  
The Petra Nabataean Museum Free Free    
Martyr's Memorial & Military Museum Free  Free 065664240