If you are looking for information on the Amman to Petra bus, you are in the right place! If you want to visit Petra from Amman and do not have time to spend the night, then the Amman to Petra bus with JETT is your best bet.
JETT stands for Jordan Express Tourist Transportation and it is one of the coaches that allow for a day trip to Petra from Amman.
Amman to Petra Bus: Getting to Petra from Amman
AMMAN TO PETRA BUS SCHEDULE
Amman to Petra Bus leaves at 6:30am everyday from the Amman JETT Abdali station. You can call in advance and reserve your tickets, and then pay when you get there. Yes, it makes for an early morning, but make sure you get to the bus station early, in time to pay for your ticket, have your bag checked (some times they screen luggage). JETT recommends 30 minutes.
To get to the JETT Abdali, any taxi driver will know where to go. If you want to find it directionally based on Amman’s 8 circles, ( I always find that is the easiest way to orient myself ), it is off the 4th circle. I have pasted a map below that should help!
It doesn’t look like much, especially if you are arriving in the dark, but there will likely be other passengers who are making the Amman to Petra daytrip.
How long does it take to get to Petra?
The bus from Amman to Petra takes about 3.5 hours and you should arrive to the Petra Visitors Centre around 9am. This gives you a full day to spend in Petra.
Who you travel from Amman to Petra on JETT, there is a hostess that serves drinks for a small fee. It is about one half dinar for a Nescafe. If you want to know more about the desert highway and what to expect on your trip, you can read my comprehensive guide on getting around in Jordan.
How much does the JETT bus Amman to Petra Cost?
The current price (Aug 2018) is 11 JD one way
PETRA TO AMMAN BUS
Petra to Amman bus leaves Daily at 5pm for your return journey to Amman. Again it takes about 3.5 hours and you will get back into Amman around 9:30pm. BUT make sure you check with the driver in the morning when you get off, as the schedule can change. You can also buy your return ticket either before you leave Amman, or from the agent where the bus parks.
I highly suggest that if time allows, spend at least one night in Petra, get a two day entrance ticket, and give yourself a second day to enjoy the site. After the long bus ride, you know how bus rides are exhausting doing nothing, you will not get the most out of your day if you just see Petra once and then hop back on a bus to Amman. But, if one day is all you have, I hope this info will help you make the most of your day!
Where to Stay in Petra
If you have taken the Amman to Petra transportation on JETT and have time to spend the night, there are a range of hotels from five stars to hostels. I have stayed in Movenpick Petra, Candles Hotel, Petra Palace, Edom Hotel, Marriott Petra and a few hostel style places. Let me know if you need more info on them or Click to read reviews on Trip Advisor.
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IF you have any other questions about how to get to Petra from Amman, let me know!
Lindsay is the founder and editor of Carpe Diem OUR Way. She left her career in Canada to share her love of travel with her two young boys. She is passionate about sharing adventure travel activities for families and to encourage others to explore the world. She resides in the suburbs of Vancouver when not jet setting abroad.