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GROUND TRANSPORT

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 visit the destinations page on this site; click here for the major attractions and destinations.

Jordan Investment & Tourism Transport (Alpha)

Tel: 00962 6 5850430
Fax: 00962 6 5826321
Email:
info@alpha-jo.com
Website:
www.alpha-jo.com
Address:Al Sina'a St.
Mailing address: P. O. Box 83 Amman-11831 Jordan

General Manager: Mr. Chafiq Hayek

Sindband / Marine Transportation
Tel: 00962 3 2050077/76
Fax: 00962 3 2050008

Email: thaer@sindbadjo.com

Website: www.sindbadjo.com
Address: Aqaba / Jordan
Mailing Address: P.O.Box 111 Aqaba 11183
General Manager:
Mr. Thaer
Darwish


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. There are many car rental offices; the following is a selection. Many hotels have car rental offices on their premises.

Car Rental Office Name

Contact Number

Advantage

06 5682582

Al Fahed

06 5602828

Al Gardens

06 5602265

Al Jazeera

06 5155710

Al Khaled

06 5358007

Al Khalij

06 5150902

Al Qilaa

06 5626509

Al Remal

06 4639861

Al Rozana

06 5520055

Al Ula

06 5159661

Al Waha

06 5154105

Alaa

06 4610520

Aldoblomasy

06 5510427

Arabesque

06 5681544

Arabic

06 5681544

Asala

06 5929676

Assalehein

06 5699001

AVIS

06 5699420

Ben

06 5821181

Budget

06 5698131

Carriage

06 5525180

Cruise

06 5530176

Dalia

06 5528528

Dallal

06 5342346

Diplomat

06 5510427

Dove

06 5519656

Eurodollar

06 5693399

Europcar

06 5655581

Everest

06 5560316

Express

06 5690331

Green Road

06 5523559

Gulf

06 5150902

Heart

06 5686075

Hertz

06 5538958

High Way

06 5652221

Kasandra

06 5622510

Laith

06 4636860

Majestic

06 5359717

Monte Carlo

06 5347002

National / Alamo

06 5829697

Nebo

06 5858224

Omaish

06 5682582

Oscar

06 5535635

Plaza

06 5685737

Raien

06 5696660

Rally

06 5699983

Rawan

06 5865996

Reliable

06 5929676

Rhein

06 5696660

Safari

06 5605080

Thrifty

06 5684771

Sixt

06 5652207

Watanieh

06 5601350

Dallah

06 5511112

METALS – Middle East Tours and Limousine Services

06 5502121


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Some of the world's earliest known churches have been recently discovered in Jordan. The remains of a mud-brick building in Aqaba may be the world's oldest known purpose-built church. This Aqaba early church dates from the late 3rd or early 4th century AD.

An economic 'Free Zone' was established in Aqaba in August 2000. It covers one million square metres, although an additional 2.5 million sq. m. has been allocated for the purpose of establishing industrial projects. Goods traded in the Free Zone are exempt of duty. For more information please visit www.aqabazone.com