Travelling costs in Jordan

Jordan is no cheap country!! Expenses in places like Petra can be a little close to prices in Western Europe. But Amman, Jerash, Madaba are fairly cheap, because they aren’t tourist town. Camping in the Wadi Rum can get a little expensive, because you are making use of a guide, a 4*4, staying in a camp, plus it’s a desert with little resources. Taxis are ofcourse expensive, and at times, that’s the only way to commute, because public transport doesn’t exist.

Exchange rate: 708 JD for 1000 $, at a Western Union place. Similar everywhere else in the country.  1 JD is around 90 INR.

All in all I spent around 100$ a day, which includes the Wadi Rum stay,a little shopping.

So here are costs(as of March 2014)


Shuttle from airport to Tabarbour station: 3.5 JD

Tabarbour to Downtown taxi : 4.5 JD(negotiable,the taxi guy starts from 10)

Cliff Hotel, bed in a dorm: 5 JD

Meal at Hashem Restaurant for 1:around 2 JD, 2.5 if you order something fancy

A dessert plate at Al-Quds: around 1-1.2 JD

Shared taxi to Tabarbour station: 0.5 JD

Taxi to Petra bus station: 4 JD, but one could bring it down a little I guess.

Jebel Amman costs 1 JD I think, I got in through a short cut(a local sowed me the way, he insisted that I shouldn’t pay the money).


Bus to Ajloun: 1.2 JD or so

Taxi to the castle and back: 3 JD

Castle entry: 1 JD or so

Bus from Jerash to Ajloun: 1 JD or so, maybe less.

Meal at Jerash Rest house: 6 JD for bread and salads(10 JD for a meat buffet), 3 JD for a mint lemonade.

Jerash entry: 8 JD

Shared Taxi back : 3 JD


Getting to Petra by public bus: 7 JD, another 7 JD if you have a lot of luggage, so take a JETT bus, which costs 10 JD.

Petra entry: 60 JD for a 3 day pass.

Petra by night: 12 JD

Buffet at Valentine Inn: 5 JD

Buffet at most other places: 10-12 JD

Taxi to Shobak castle and back: 30 JD

Taxi to Petra from hotel: 2 JD, insist on 2 JD.

Bus to Wadi Rum: 7 JD

Dorm bed at Valentine Inn: 4 JD

Meal at the restaurant in Petra: 10 JD for a good buffet

Wadi Rum

190 Jd for a 3 day tour,with 2 hikes,meals, stay at camp, guide.


All Madaba attractions cost around 3-4 JD total.

Meal at Haret Jdouna: 15 JD(I actually ordered for 2 people).

Dorm bed at Queen Ayola Homestay: 5.5 JD

Taxi to Mukawir and further to the airport: 40 JD

A falafel roll: not even 0,5 JD













3 thoughts on “Travelling costs in Jordan

  1. Pingback: My Jordan Trip | ashwinbahulkar

  2. Hello..we are planning for jordan February 2018.. And we wud like to cover Dead sea too..can you suggest some budget travel to Dead sea from Amman and after spending 2-3 hrs to Petra

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