Amman Airport Jordan

Amman Airport Guide

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Airports can be stressful places, what with passport, transfers, and visa hassles. But that doesn’t have to be the case. Use this Amman Airport Guide as your introduction, and you’ll pass through the airport in the Jordanian capital without worry.

Officially known as Queen Alia International Airport, Amman’s airport is Jordan’s primary Airlink with the world. It is the hub for the country’s national carrier, Royal Jordanian Airlines, and receives most international flights, making an Amman Airport Guide all the more important. But from there you’re within easy reach of some extraordinary sights, perhaps best explored on our Amman Cultural Experience.

Where is Amman Airport located?

Location of Amman Airport

Queen Alia International Airport (AMM) is located in Zizya, roughly 30 kilometers from central Amman. It is therefore close to some of the best bars and restaurants in Amman, and our pick of where to stay in Amman too. It should not be confused with Amman Civil Airport, the former main airport in the city.

Queen Alia consists of a single large terminal building after a refit in 2014. It is split into two sections, the north, and south sections. Together they house several places to eat and drink, many of which are open 24-hours a day. There are also banks and ATMs for currency exchange, duty-free stores, three first-class, and VIP lounges, and a children’s play area. Passengers awaiting flights also have the chance to connect to the internet via free Wi-Fi. The airport has a good number of plug sockets and USB ports for charging electronics.

Lounges are located on the airport’s top floor. Departure gates are located on the third floor and immigration formalities on the second floor. Proceeding through immigration can be slow at the busiest times. Arrivals depart the airport on the ground floor. There are prayer rooms on each level. Arrive at the airport at least two hours before your flight’s scheduled departure time.

How to Get to and From Amman Airport by Car

Get to Amman Airport by road

It takes at least 40 minutes to reach the airport by road. From the center of Amman, take Route 35 in a southerly direction. Then join Route 15, also known as Airport Road. Keep an eye out for the turn-off for the airport, which appears before the town of Zizya (Al Jizah). Road signs are in Arabic and English.

Pick-up and drop-off are immediately outside the airport terminal. A ticket provides ten minutes of free waiting before charging begins. A short stay car park charges at a set hourly rate, while a long stay car park charges at a daily rate. This is intended for those leaving their vehicle while going abroad. A shuttle bus connects the terminal with the car park. Internationally-known rental car companies can also be found in the airport building.

How to Get to and From Amman Airport by Bus

A dedicated airport bus is operated by the Sariyah bus company. Using vehicles with space for large pieces of luggage connects the airport with Amman every hour of the day and night. Buses run in either direction approximately every 30 minutes during peak times. They depart from the curbside immediately outside of the arrival hall at the airport and the North Bus Station in Amman. Tickets cost around 3.300 Jordanian dinars ($5), with additional charges for luggage.

How to Get to and From Amman Airport by Taxi

You won’t find any difficulty finding a taxi willing to take you to the airport. If arriving in Amman, you’ll be able to find taxis lining up outside of the arrival hall. Taxi fares are fixed by law. Prices are publicly displayed beside the taxi parking spots. Don’t be misled into believing the listed prices are out of date.

Enjoy the Sights and Sounds of Amman

Amman’s long history and wonderful culture make it one of the most exciting destinations in the region. Our Amman airport guide will get you to or from the airport in double-quick time. Then you’ll be free to discover the city’s many attractions. Our 2 days in Amman and design guide to Amman provide a perfect introduction to the Jordanian capital.

Amman airport only your entry to the country? No problem! From Amman you can join our highlights of Jordan 3 day tour, taking in Petra and Wadi Rum in addition to the capital. Alternatively, our highlights of Jordan 4 day tour extends the exploration to northern Jordan, staying at some of the best hotels in Jordan along the way.

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