Jordan: flights and cheap flight tickets

Jordan is open to international tourism

The Government of Jordan lifted all travel restrictions in the country in March 2022 – there are no requirements in place, such as quarantine or health testing.

Apart from visitors from neighboring countries (including Bahrain, Egypt, Israel, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and UAE), most travelers require a visa to enter Jordan. Eligible passport holders will be granted a visa on arrival that allows staying within the country for 30 days.

Transit through Jordanian airports is permitted, provided you have an onward ticket for the flight that departs in less than 48 hours, and you do not leave the international airport area.

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Arriving in Jordan

  • If you are flying to Jordan from abroad, you will most likely land at one of its biggest international airports — Queen Alia International Airport AMM in Amman. If you are transiting to a connecting flight, follow the signs or ask at the Transit Desk to find your way to the gates. These are also the best (and the cheapest) airports to fly into Jordan. As they are used by many airlines serving the same routes, the competition for passengers is fierce – with decreased airfare as a result.
  • If you are flying to Jordan from abroad, you will most likely land at its biggest international airport — Queen Alia International Airport AMM in Amman. If you are transiting to a connecting flight, follow the signs or ask at the Transit Desk to find your way to the gates.
  • Once in Jordan, take advantage of frequent flights between the major cities via local carriers such as Royal Jordanian, Jordan Aviation, FlyJordan, and Arab Wings. To check flight schedules/prices and to book the tickets, visit their official websites — OTAs and metasearch engines often don’t have access to the flight repository of smaller domestic airlines.
  • Planning to explore the region? Popular destinations near Jordan can be easily reached with regional low-cost airlines by the likes of Air Arabia, Flyadeal, Flydubai, Flynas, Gulf Air, Pegasus Airlines, RyanAir, and Wizz Air. These budget carriers (AKA no-frills airlines) offer flights at lower prices compared to major full-service airlines, but may not provide free baggage allowance, inflight meals, or onboard entertainment systems.
Best airports to fly into Jordan: Amman, Mafraq, Aqaba
Airports of Jordan (click the map to open Google Maps view) Jordan has 5 airports, including one main international airport – Queen Alia International Airport AMM in Amman. It is the main hub of Royal Jordanian, the national flag carrier. The airport consists of a single large terminal building, which is split into north and south piers (South Terminal 1 and North Terminal 2). As in any country, airports with the largest volume of flights are located near major cities – about 10 to 20 kilometers from the city center – with public transport and airport shuttle service available. These are hubs for major Jordanian airlines, with large passenger terminals, first class lounges, shops, and restaurants.
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Airlines flying to JordanAegean Airlines, Air Algerie, Air Arabia, Air Cairo, Air Canada, Air Serbia, Alexandria Airlines, American Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Azal Azerbaijan Airlines, Bravo Airways, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern Airlines, Egypt Air, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, Etihad Airways, Finnair, Fly Baghdad, Flyadeal, Flydubai, FlyEgypt, Flynas, Gulf Air, Iberia, Iraqi Airways, ITA Airways, Japan Airlines, Jazeera Airways, JetBlue Airways, Jordan Aviation Airlines, Kenya Airways, KLM, Korean Air, Kuwait Airways, LATAM, LOT, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, Middle East Airlines, Oman Air, Pegasus Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Royal Jordanian, RwandAir, RyanAir, Saudia, SriLankan Airlines, Tap Air Portugal, Tarco Aviation, Tarom, Transavia, TunisAir, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, Virgin Australia, Wizz Air, Yemenia
Airlines of JordanRoyal Jordanian, FlyJordan, Arab Wings, Jordan Aviation, Raya Jet
Main airports in JordanQueen Alia International Airport (AMM) — Amman
King Hussein International Airport (AQJ) — Aqaba
Amman-Marka International Airport (ADJ) — Amman
Regular price (roundtrip)✈ €350 – €500 (from Europe)
✈ $700 – $1100 (from USA)
ATC price✈ 40% — 80% off regular price

Tips, tricks & hacks
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Know your time zone

When checking flights and airport transfer times, ensure you know the local time zones. The departure/arrival times on your plane ticket and boarding pass are based on the time zone of the departure/arrival airport - this also applies to the connecting (layover) airports.

Jordan has only one time zone - it observes  Arabia Standard Time  (AST) all year, which is GMT/UTC+3 time zone. There are no daylight saving time clock changes.

Jordan is 8 hours ahead of New York, and 8 hours behind Sydney. Arabia Standard Time is also used by Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia.

Duty-free rules

Jordan is serious about the duty-free concession. There is a limit for bringing in certain items, without incurring customs duty. Alcoholic drinks such as wine, spirits, or beer cannot exceed 1 liter per person and you can carry 200 cigarettes or 200 grams of tobacco. Allowed are gifts up to the value of 2000 JOD (~280 USD).

Anything above those limits must be declared – at the airport, head to Red Lane to declare your goods.

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Flights to Jordan fromUnited States and Canada

  • There are no direct flights from the US or Canada to Jordan. However, most major hubs in Asia have non-stop flights to Jordan, as do some larger airports in the Middle East – your journey will have at least one stop. There is a limited number of direct flights from the US to Jordan. Non-stop routes connect New York, Chicago and Detroit to the main Jordanian airport in Amman with only two airlines - Royal Jordanian and American Airlines - serving these routes. Expect flight times of around 10-11 hours with fares starting at $500 one-way.

    Montreal to Amman is the only direct flight if you are departing from Canada.
  • Flights to Jordan with one or more stops depart from most major North American airports, including Atlanta ATL, Dallas DFW, Denver DEN, Chicago ORD, Los Angeles LAX, Las Vegas DFW, Miami MIA, Seattle SEA, Houston IAH, New York JFK, and San Francisco SFO in the United States and Toronto YYZ, Vancouver YVR, Calgary LAS, and Montreal YUL in Canada.
  • For long-haul flights, the type of aircraft you choose can make a huge difference to your overall comfort on board – especially if you’re flying economy. The best aircraft have comfier seats with more legroom, WiFi, superior entertainment systems, and a better passenger experience in every cabin in general. When booking a flight to Jordan, look for the airlines that use wide-body planes designed for long-haul flights, such as Airbus A350 (best choice), A380, A320neo, or Boeing 767, 777, and 787 Dreamliner.
  • Air Canada, American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Gulf Air, Qatar Airways, Saudia, Turkish Airlines, and United Airlines are among the best airlines that operate flights from the US and Canada to Jordan. They are leading full-service carriers offering high-quality service, good flight comfort, and a generous baggage allowance.

Jordan from US & Canada
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Long waiting times when calling the helpline?

Social media is usually a faster way to reach the airline when a problem arises. Use Twitter or Facebook Messenger to contact the airline customer service and get a response and solution within minutes (see detailed guides for Emirates, Qatar Airways, Etihad, and others).

When it comes to Twitter, there’s one more trick to get in touch with the airline faster: mention the airline in a tweet about your issue (add "@airline_handle", for example: "@RoyalJordanian" for Royal Jordanian, the national carrier of Jordan). The customer care team will often notice it immediately, ask you for a direct message, and respond privately.

Avoid currency exchange kiosks at airports

Airports are infamous for making an exuberant amount of money from their currency exchanges due to the extremely high margins, and Jordanian airports are no exception. Airport kiosks usually charge higher fees which are sometimes hidden within the poorer exchange rates they offer – their business is based on charging extra for being a convenient, last-minute option.

It is always a good idea to bring cash with you to Jordan. Plan ahead and exchange some money for the Jordanian dinar at home, or use one of the many ATMs located at the airport and in almost every city.

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How to book a stopover flight to Jordan

Direct flights to Jordan can be expensive. So if you’re looking at a long-haul trip with at least one connection, rather than simply transiting an airport, why not take this opportunity to plan a longer stopover? A stopover is a prolonged layover — more than 24 hours — and it won’t only break up your long journey but will also become a legitimate part of your vacation. If you’re prone to severe jet lag, a one or two-day stopover would help minimize its adverse effects.

When booking flights, many airlines allow you to include a free stopover en route to your final destination in Jordan. Those flights are usually cheaper than non-stop (direct) flights, and you can often choose your stopover at no additional cost — just by looking for multi-city flights with longer layovers.

Finding the optimal stopovers is not always an easy task. A better option might be subscribing to the Air Traveler Club newsletter – among their weekly offers to Asia Pacific, you can often find discounted flights to Jordan with a convenient stopover in one of Asia’s top cities. The newsletter is completely free.

Some airlines openly advertise stopovers and offer significant discounts and travel perks for passengers to break up their trips: free luxury hotel stays, complimentary domestic flights, or exclusive rates for activities. Start checking for stopover deals to Jordan with government-owned airlines (as they are looking to attract tourists to give the country economic benefits) — such as Emirates, Etihad, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, and Malaysia Airlines. Almost every airline’s website has multi-city search functionality, which is often hidden inside the one-way/return/multi-city switch.

Bonus tip: try to find out where the airline hub is, as you can almost always find a convenient stopover at the hub.

Best stopovers to Jordan

A well-chosen stopover will not only turn one vacation into many but also save you several hundred dollars in airfare. The available stopovers to Jordan will depend on your initial destination (Europe, North America, Asia, etc) and the airline you are flying with. For most airlines, the best free stopover offer will be at their main hub. Here are some of the best stopovers on the way to Jordan:

Flights to Jordan from UK, Germany, France, Netherlands and other countries in Europe

  • There are no direct flights from Europe to Jordan — you’ll need to get a connecting flight from elsewhere in the Middle East or in Asia. British Airways, Edelweiss Air, Lufthansa, Royal Jordanian, RyanAir, SWISS, TransAvia France, and Wizz Air are among airlines that operate direct flights from Europe to Jordan. If the on-board comforts are not your priority, you can fly non-stop to Jordan's capital Amman for less than €100 with ultra-low-cost carriers RyanAir and Wizz Air.
  • Airlines that frequently fly from the UK, Germany, France, and other European countries to Jordan include Air France, British Airways, Emirates, Etihad Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, Oman Air, Qatar Airways, SWISS, and Turkish Airlines.
  • Consider departure airports in neighboring countries to increase your chance of spotting the best deal. Especially look for large airports that serve as hubs for multiple airlines. For example, if you live in Western Europe, check air tickets to Jordan from Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Paris, and Rome. Use European low-cost airlines such as RyanAir, EasyJet, and Eurowings to fly to the hub, then save hundreds of euros by taking a cheaper long-haul flight to your final destination.

    We recommend checking prices for flights to Jordan from these European airport hubs: London LHR and Manchester MAN in the United Kingdom, Frankfurt FRA and Munich MUC in Germany, Paris CDG and Nice NCE in France, Amsterdam AMS in the Netherlands, Madrid MAD and Barcelona BCN in Spain, Rome FCO and Milano MXP in Italy, Brussels BRU in Belgium, Copenhagen OSL in Denmark, Oslo OSL in Norway, Stockholm ARN in Sweden, Zurich ZRH in Switzerland, Lisbon LIS in Portugal, Vienna VIE in Austria, Warsaw WAW in Poland, Prague PRG in Czech Republic, and Dublin DUB in Ireland.
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European airports with the cheapest flights to Jordan

The lowest prices for flights to Jordan from the major airports in Europe — from UK, France, Netherlands, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, and others. Here are the airports/dates with the cheapest air tickets available for booking right now:

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Check different departure airports

Consider neighboring cities when choosing the departure airport – especially look for larger cities with airports that serve as hubs for multiple airlines.

For example, if you live in West Europe, check prices for flights departing from Paris, London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Rome, or Vienna. In 9 out of 10 cases, the cheapest flight will depart from one of these hubs, and it may be €500 less or more than your first choice. Yes, you may have to fly a few hundred kilometers to this hub, but low-cost airlines like EasyJet, RyanAir, or WizzAir will happily take you there for €50 - €100.

Use a similar tactic if you depart from the US or another region. It’s one of the best ways to save hundreds on trips.

Don’t wait for the last-minute

Booking last-minute flights almost always never work out. You should never wait until the last minute unless you have to. If you want to find a great deal, be quite flexible with your travel dates and book well in advance – the best fares for international routes can be spotted around 2-3 months before the departure date.

Try to plan far in advance and you will pay at least a few hundred dollars less for the trip.

Airlines of Jordan

Jordan has only one main airline, the national flag carrier Royal Jordanian. With the base of operations in Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, it’s flying to over 100 international destinations across Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America, using a fleet of more than 20 aircraft (including Airbus A320 and Boeing 787).

Flights to Jordan from Australia and New Zealand

  • Australia and New Zealand are well-connected with most Asian countries, including Jordan. In addition to domestic airlines – Qantas, Jetstar Airways, Virgin Australia, and Air New Zealand – routes from Australia/New Zealand to Asia are operated by large regional carriers such as ANA, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Fiji Airways, Japan Airlines, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Vistara, etc.
  • In terms of cost-savings, we recommend flying from Australia and New Zealand to a major Asian hub and then booking a flight to your final destination in Jordan with a regional budget airline. Among the low-cost airlines that fly into Jordan are Air Arabia, Flyadeal, Flydubai, Flynas, Gulf Air, Pegasus Airlines, RyanAir, and Wizz Air.

    Currently, there are no direct flights from Australia or New Zealand to Jordan. You’ll need a layover in one of the major hubs in Asia. The most convenient options are airports in the Middle East - after a long haul flight to Dubai in UAE or Doha in Qatar, the second leg of your trip will take only about 3 hours.
  • Even economy flights from Australia and New Zealand to Jordan can be expensive in times of rising fuel costs and declining competition on some routes. Planning ahead is key here, and if anything can help lower the cost of flying, it is the Air Traveler Club. This weekly newsletter includes a section of hand-picked “super deals” – air tickets that often costs less than 50% of the normal price – for flights from Australasia to Asia (including Jordan). You can sign up here, the newsletter is free.

Prices of flights to Jordan from Australia and New Zealand

Real-time economy class airfares from major airports in Australasia — from Brisbane BNE, Sydney SYD, and Melbourne MEL in Australia to Jordan, and from Auckland AKL, Wellington WLG, and Christchurch CHC in New Zealand to Jordan.

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Watch for a good sale

One of the most convenient ways to ensure cheap flight tickets is to be abreast of the promotions, discounts and sales offered by various airlines.

To get a great bargain, be sure to track the airlines' online activity over several weeks. Keep checking their websites, subscribe to their newsletter and follow them on social media (set notifications for their posts that contain keywords such as “discount”, “promotion”, “ticket sales”, etc.).

Easier way: visit Promo Radar and sign up for weekly email alerts about the best ongoing promotions from all popular airlines.

Hidden-city ticketing hack

Hidden-city ticketing is a less-known money-saving tactic where you buy a plane ticket with a layover, with the intention to get off at the layover rather than the final destination. For example, a flight from London to Dubai might be €350, but a similar flight from London to New Delhi with a layover in Dubai might be only €200. Choosing the latter and ending the trip in Dubai would save you €150.

It seems counterintuitive that a fare from A to C via B could possibly be cheaper than a simple fare on a shorter route from A to B. However, airlines use dynamic, computer-driven price models calculated with little human intervention, and such deals happen quite often.

Booking a hidden city ticket isn’t as easy as booking a standard itinerary. There are some things to be aware of: (1) don't check baggage — bring only hand luggage that can fit under the seat or an overhead compartment; a large checked bag will end up in the final destination C; (2) don't use it for return flights — airlines often void any subsequent tickets if any segment of the first ticket is missed; (3) Do not overuse this tactic with the same airline — hidden-city ticketing is legal but airlines don't like it and may try to punish you; (4) Don't associate your frequent flyer account — the airline might invalidate any miles you've accrued with them.

How to find hidden-city tickets? The easiest way is to use Skiplagged website, which was designed for unearthing hidden-city deals.

Flights to Jordan from Bali, Bangkok, Delhi, Dubai, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Singapore, Seoul, Tokyo, and other major hubs in Asia

  • Asia is probably the best continent for short-haul and mid-haul flying. The sheer scale of this most populous region on Earth is reflected in the type of aircraft operating many shorter routes: intra-Asia flyers benefit from comfortable, wide-bodied aircraft by the likes of Boeing 777, 787 or Airbus A350, A330, and A380. When booking your flight to Jordan look for these bigger planes as they will almost always give you the best experience in every cabin, including better seat pitches, higher ceilings, and larger overhead bin space.
  • Asia is also home to most of the world’s best airlines. There are only ten airlines that received the prestigious 5-star mark of quality from Skytrax, and all of them are from Asia: ANA, Asiana Airlines, Cathay Pacific, EVA Air, Garuda Indonesia, Hainan Airlines, Japan Airlines, Korean Air, Qatar Airways, and Singapore Airlines. Choosing one of these airlines for your trip to Jordan will guarantee a pleasant journey – delicious meals served during the flight, great in-flight entertainment, and above-average airline customer service.
  • If you fly frequently to or within Asia, make sure you subscribe to the free Air Traveler Club newsletter. It’s the largest source of heavily discounted flight tickets to Asian destinations.

Asian airports with the cheapest flights to Jordan

The lowest prices for flights to Jordan from the largest airports in Asia — from Changi (Singapore), Dubai (UAE), Hong Kong (China), Incheon (Seoul, South Korea), Indira Gandhi (New Delhi, India), KLIA (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), Narita (Tokyo, Japan), Ngurah Rai (Denpasar - Bali, Indonesia), Ninoy Aquino (Manila, Philippines), Soekarno–Hatta (Jakarta, Indonesia), Suvarnabhumi (Bangkok, Thailand), Tan Son Nhat (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam), Taoyuan (Taipei, Taiwan), and others.

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Dealing with the jet lag

Jet lag affects people differently depending on age, physical fitness, and genetics. The most accepted rule suggests that you should allow one full day to recover from jet lag for every time zone (hour gained) you traveled east and a number of days equal to half the time zones crossed when you traveled west.

The most effective natural jet lag remedy is to force your body into its new routine. You can begin before getting off the plane: set your watch to the time in your future destination, then do your best to sleep and eat based on the new time zone. Close the window shade when it's time to simulate darkness. During your first day on the ground, get outdoors, stay physically active during the day, and absorb sunlight.

Best times to contact airline’s call center

Call center wait times may be frustratingly long. And only a handful of airlines offer a call-back service. To decrease lengthy periods on hold, try to call the airline during off-peak times in the middle of the week – Tuesday to Thursday. Savvy travelers suggest that the best time to call is early in the morning: from 4 am to 7 am (call center time zone) for 24/7 hotlines or right after the call center opens. Also, late hours on weekends can increase the chance for your call to be answered promptly.

Air Traveler Club.How to book a superdeal to Jordan?

Every superdeal you receive from Air Traveler Club includes a link you can use to book a flight. It always directs you to the website that offers the lowest price. Sometimes it’s an airline website; in other cases, Google Flights or a similar flight booking platform.

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