Getting Around

Amman is a relatively small city that is easy to navigate. Metered private taxis are available at reasonable prices, and white, shared taxis cover fixed routes. Uber and Careem are options as well. Locals tend to be friendly and helpful when it comes to directions, and drivers are usually forthcoming about route information. Municipal buses travel along most routes in Amman and are efficient and safe to use, though most routes are only written in Arabic. Car hire is available, but it's a good idea to hire a vehicle with a driver, which generally involves an extra cost.


Amman Airport

The airport is situated 20 miles (32km) south of Amman.

Amman Airport (AMM)


The airport is situated 20 miles (32km) south of Amman.

Getting to the city

Local buses and an airport express bus offer transfer options to the city.


Local time is GMT +2 (GMT +3, from the last Friday in March to the last Friday in October)

Car rental

Car rental is available through companies such as Budget and Hertz.

Airport Taxis

Airport taxis are available and prices are fixed.


Facilities include banks and bureaux de change, duty-free shopping, bars and restaurants, a medical centrel, as well as VIP and business lounges. A tourist help desk is available and facilities for the disabled are good.


Parking is available and costs vary depending on the parking lot.