Royal Jordanian, the national airline, flies
direct between Amman and numerous destinations
throughout the Middle East, Europe and the world.
It goes to Chicago, Montreal, New York and Toronto
to the west and to Calcutta, Delhi, Colombo, Bangkok,
Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Jakarta to the east.
Telephone: +962 6 520 2000
Fax: +962 6 567 2527
Mohammad Ali Janah St. in Abdoun near the 5th circle
Other airlines operating direct flights to Jordan
are Air France, British Airways, KLM, Alitalia,
Turkish Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Cyprus Airways,
Air Romania, Lufthansa, Olympic, Swissair and
a host of airlines belonging to Middle Eastern
The only border crossing between Jordan and Syria
is at Ramtha/Der’a. Ramtha, on the Jordanian
side, is about 88 kilometers north of Amman, and
Der’a is 100 kilometers south of Damascus.
Jordanian JETT buses, and their Syrian counterparts
from the Karnak company, connect Amman with Damascus.
The trip takes between five to six hours, including
the time taken to complete the formalities at
the border. Book at least two days in advance,
and expect to pay around 5 JD. Servees taxis to
Damascus run from the Abdali bus station.
There is a JETT bus service between Amman and
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, which runs three times a
week. The trip lasts around 22 hours. You will
need to get a visa for Saudi Arabia. Likewise,
JETT operates daily service between Amman and
Baghdad, but getting a tourist visa for Iraq is
The Hijaz Railway train runs once a week between
Amman and Damascus on the same track that was
built by the Ottomans at the beginning of this
century. The train departs Amman at 08:00 every
Monday, arriving at Damascus at 17:00 hours, and
leaves Damascus every Sunday at 07:30 to arrive
in Amman at 17:00. Tickets cost 2.5 JD and can
only be bought on the day of travel.