Information & Facts
Yellow metered taxis are inexpensive and readily available.
Prices are fixed at around JOD 20.
There are six lots with space for over 1,400 cars/
Car rental is available and includes major companies such as
Avis and Hertz.
There is a public bus service to and from Amman leaving every 30
minutes between 7am to 10pm; every 60 minutes from 10pm to 7am.
Tickets cost JOD 1,500 per person and luggage an additional JOD
0.25 per piece.
JOD 5 (typically pre-paid in the
Facilities include a bank and bureau de change, duty-free
shopping, wireless Internet access, bars and restaurants. There are
also bedrooms, showers and playrooms for rent by the hour. A
tourist help desk is also available. Facilities for the disabled
Arabic is the official language, but English is
understood by most people involved in the tourist industry and by
middle to upper class Jordanians.
The official currency is the Dinar (JOD), which is divided into
100 piastres or 1,000 fils. Foreign currency and travellers cheques
can be changed at any bank or moneychanger, although the latter
will usually give a better rate of exchange. Banks are closed on
Fridays. Better hotels will also exchange money. American Express,
Visa, MasterCard and Diners Club are the most widely accepted
credit cards and can be used at major hotels, restaurants and
tourist shops; cash can be withdrawn from inside banks. ATMs are
available, though acceptance of foreign cards is limited.