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Amman to Petra - alternative transport

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Amman to Petra - alternative transport


I understand the easiest way to get to Petra is by JETT coaches, however since it departs at 6am in the morning, it might be slightly difficult as we have to adjust for jetlag too.

can someone please clarify on the "minibuses" that run from Amman to Petra/Ma'an?

also, what is a service taxi?

or are there other ways to get to Petra?

much appreciated!


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1. Re: Amman to Petra - alternative transport

Four persons in private taxi cost as much as the coach bus to Petra under 100 jod.Your good hotel in Amman can organise that

mini bus to petra laves throughout the day from Alwehdat garage ,moves when fill up.it takes longer than coach.



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2. Re: Amman to Petra - alternative transport

The minibuses are less comfortable but just as fast as the JETT bus. As sfb says, they leave when they are full throughout the day, but more of them in the morning. Just say to a taxi driver in Amman "bus for Petra" and he will take you to the bus station.

A service taxi is a shared taxi, but there are very few of them for Petra, and usually they leave at the end of the afternoon from the same bus station, just alongside the Petra bus stop (on the left hand side of the bus station, half way up the hill).

The bus stops for Ma'an and for Shobuk are immediately beside the Petra bus stop, so if you just miss a bus for Petra you might like to take one of these buses and a taxi afterwards.

Edited: 28 January 2014, 08:20
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There are English speaking drivers for Hyundai H1 minivan cost 90JOD.

Feel free to contact us for any further assistance.

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4. Re: Amman to Petra - alternative transport

I took a short flight from Amman to Aqaba. I enjoyed a few days in Aqaba and on one of my days took a cab to Petra for the day. When I booked my flight last year it was only around $65 Canadian. Just another option if you don't want a long bus ride. Enjoy Jordan it is wonderful!

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5. Re: Amman to Petra - alternative transport

from Amman to Petra by taxi 60 jod to the upper limit is 70 jod, if you are interested we are ready to offer the best price for you

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6. Re: Amman to Petra - alternative transport

This is Haroon Nawafleh from Petra , Not david , he is a taxi driver

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