Road Transport in Jordan

Road Transport in Jordan Last updated on Tuesday 20th April 2010

Jordan has an expanding network of roads and highways which is constantly being upgraded. It is now possible to reach every major tourist destination by a modern, hard-surfaced road. Signposts to tourist sites and urban areas are in both Arabic and English.

Taxis are readily available in the urban areas. Most are equipped with a meter and most drivers speak English. All taxis are yellow. It is advisable to agree with your driver on a price before you begin your journey, especially if your taxi does not have a meter.

Most urban areas also have white "services" (pronounced "serveeces"), which follow a set route and pick up additional passengers as they go, until the vehicle is full. These are usually Peugeot station wagons seating seven and are a good, cheap way to get around, but can be fairly time-consuming, as the route is often circuitous. Drivers of these vehicles are less likely to speak English.

A good, inexpensive bus service connects all areas of the country. Bus stations are located in Amman and other urban areas. Buses stop at designated places throughout the countryside.

If you need to hire a car, there are a large number of rental companies, mostly situated in Amman or Aqaba. See your travel agent or hotel for details of these.

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