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Jordan Guide

Jordan is best explored by rental car. Carrentals.co.uk has over 4 pick-up locations in Jordan. This means there is always a pick-up location close to your destination.


Jordan lures over eight million visitors a year thanks to its ancient historical sites, incredible landscapes, religious sites and fantastic nightlife. Its long history, which dates back to the 10th century BC, can be seen spread out all over this Middle Eastern country. By car, visitors can comfortably explore the desert castles in the Eastern Desert, snap photos of ancient ruins in northern Jordan or drive along the famous and historic Dead Sea Highway.

Driving Tips for Jordan

Main highways are in good condition, making it easy to reach Jordan’s main destinations. Smaller routes may be poorly maintained and are usually unlit though signage is good for the most part and posted in both Arabic and English. It is required by law to carry a warning triangle and a fire extinguisher.

Driving licences: an International Driving Permit is needed by UK drivers and must be accompanied by a UK driving licence.

Which side does Jordan drive on: the right.

Speed limits:
Motorways: 56-68mph (90-110kph)
Rural areas: 43mph (70kph)
Built-up areas: 31mph (50kph)

Alcohol limits: unlike the UK, there is a zero tolerance law here; having any alcohol in your system while driving could result in harsh penalties.

Driving age: 18 years.

Seatbelts: compulsory in the front seats only and children under the age of 10 must only ride in the rear seat. There are no child restraint laws but it is recommended to use a car seat for young children.

Mobile phones and GPS: if driving, it is illegal to use a mobile phone unless it is used with a hands-free kit. The use of GPS is permitted but not needed outside of the capital city of Amman.

Cost of fuel in Jordan: substantially cheaper here than in the UK.

Car hire and fuel payment: credit card payment is received at many petrol stations but many charge extra for commission. It is often required for car hire. UK card holders should inform their card provider that they intend to use their card overseas.

Insurance: third-party insurance is not always included with car hire so be sure to check. It is also recommended to purchase additional coverage.

Traffic and parking: there can be heavy traffic on the Dead Sea Highway during national holidays. Parking is plentiful and many establishments offer valet parking.


Trains enter Jordan from Damascus (Syria) along the historic Hedjaz Railway twice a week, but are quite slow and uncomfortable. For information and schedules, visit Hedjaz Jordan Railway. There are no passenger trains within Jordan although the government is currently in the planning stages of building three routes.

White taxis are shared taxis that operate in Amman, but these vehicles run on specific routes. Regular taxis can be found everywhere and are colour coded according to city; for example, in Amman, taxis are yellow and grey, and in Aqaba, they are green and blue. Taxis run on meters in Amman, with a base price of £0.22, and most trips don’t cost more than around £3. In other areas, taxis tend to charge a fixed price, so negotiate beforehand and be sure to confirm if the quoted rate is per person or for the journey.

Inter-city buses run to all main tourist destinations and are a comfortable and cheap way to get from one destination to the next. The fare from Amman to Aqaba is around £6 in a fast private bus. To book tickets or see a route map, visit JETT. Public minibuses are also available but are slower. Amman operates an inner-city bus service that is extremely cheap, with single fares of around £0.02.

The port in Aqaba receives ferries and speedboats from Nuweiba (Egypt), with ferries being much slower than speedboats and costing around £35, while speedboats cost around £44. For schedules or to book tickets, visit AB Maritime.

Jordan’s Queen Alia International Airport is the country’s main port of entry, with direct flights from London-Heathrow by British Airways and Royal Jordanian. An alternative is to fly into King Hussein International Airport near Aqaba via Amsterdam or Brussels, although flights are seasonal. Domestic flights are available between these two airports with Royal Jordanian, with a one-way fare costing around £30. UK nationals require a visa to enter and this can be obtained on arrival at the airport; it is valid for 30 days and costs around £18.


Exploring Jordan

Amman, the capital and largest city, is the main port of entry and where most visitors start their tour. Here, visitors will find some great cultural and historical sites, including the Roman Nymphaeum, the ruins of the Temple of Herakles, the 5th century Byzantine Church and the magnificent Ummayad Palace.

In the Southern Desert region is the ancient Nabataean city of Petra, Jordan’s most visited destination. Wadi Run can also be found in this region, which is famous for its spectacular desert scenery.

Aqaba is the only city that is not landlocked and is home to Jordan’s only port. This city is a scuba diver’s dream, with daily trips available to see the magnificent coral in the Red Sea. Many visitors use this city as a base for daytrips to Petra and Wadi Run.

The less visited Eastern Desert is home to fantastic Omayyad period castles and the desert oasis of Azraq.

The King’s Highway region is most visited for its religious sites along the Dead Sea, which include Mount Nebo, the baptism site of Jesus and the town of Madaba. It is also home to the Hammamat Ma'in hot springs and waterfalls, Lots Cave and the Dead Sea Museum.


Jordan has a Mediterranean-style climate with semi-dry, hot summers which see temperatures rise to around 35°C in August. Winters here are mild, with temperatures dropping to around 13°C, although they have been known to get as cold as 3°C. The western part of the country experiences the most rainfall, while the Dead Sea area is the driest part of the country.

Practical information

  • Currency
    Jordanian dinar
  • Driving direction
  • City speed limit
    90 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    120 km/h
  • Language
  • Popular car category

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Is Carrentals.co.uk the cheapest?

Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).

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