Transportation

Taxis

Taxis are inexpensive and often the most convenient form of transportation in Jordan, even over substantial distances, such as the trip between Amman and Aqaba. The white-painted "service taxis" ride fixed routes and are shared. Private taxis are painted yellow; they can be taken from ranks outside larger hotels, or hailed in the street. Taxis have metres, but these are not always used at night, so it is advisable to agree on the cost beforehand. The same applies to long journeys. Taxi drivers are friendly, know the city well, and usually speak English. It is considered appropriate for a woman to sit in the back of the taxi. Tipping isn't compulsory, but it is customary to add about 200 fils (20 piasters) to the price of the metre. Buses Several companies offer charter bus and regular tours in a fleet of modern, air-conditioned coaches. For schedules please ask your hotel concierge or check the following information.

Jordan Express Tourist Transport- JETT

Tel: 00962 6 5854679

Email: info@jett.com.jo

Website: www.jett.com.jo

Jordan Investment & Tourism Transport (Alpha)

Tel: 00962 6 5850430

Email: info@alpha-jo.com

Website: www.alpha-jo.com

Philadelphia Tourist Transport Co.

Tel: 00962 6 4120779

Email: info@philadelphia.jo

Rum Group for Transportation & Tourism Investment P.S.C.

Tel: 00962 6 4290667 or 00962 6 4290333

Email: info@rumtrans.com

Website: www.rumtrans.com

Car Rental

Jordan has an excellent and expanding road network, and renting a car can be a good way to see the country. A driving license valid in your country of origin is acceptable, provided you have held it for at least one year. Driving is on the right. Road signs on the highways are in Arabic and English. Brown signs are designed for tourists. There are plenty of petrol stations in Amman and other cities, and on most highways (except the Dead Sea/Aqaba road), but it makes sense to fill up before embarking on any long journey. Many hotels have car rental offices on their premises.