What you should know before hiring a car in Amman
Amman city centre
Car hires in Amman: practical information
Where to rent a car in Amman
Heading out on a trip to Jordan? Amman is the ideal place to base yourself. Once you book your flights to Amman, taking a look at rental car offers is a great next step if you want to explore all the cultural treasures that Jordan has to offer. Amman’s airport is home to a number of car hire companies but you’ll find the most in the city centre.
There are around 50 rental car companies located at Adbullah Gardens, the perfect place to shop around and compare offers. Watch out though, charges and conditions vary considerably and advertised prices often don’t include the 16% tax. Try Avis, Budget, Eagle Rent-A-Car, Europcar or Hertz.
Driving in Amman: parking and other tips
Driving in Amman’s city centre is a bit inconvenient when there is a lot of traffic and generally parking can be difficult. It’s ideal to book a hotel in Amman that has a car park available for guests to use. Street parking, when available, typically costs 250 fils per hour.
It’s a good idea to hire a car from a company with several branches in the country. That way, you have a better chance of receiving roadside assistance faster or getting a replacement vehicle easier. Extra liability insurance comes highly recommended!
Road trips from Amman: what to do, what to see
This small town in central Jordan is located south of Amman. It’s famous for the so-called “Madaba Map,” at 6th century mosaic that depicts Jerusalem and parts of the Holy Land, essentially a really old map of the region. The map is located in St. George’s Church. This is a great place to buy good quality yet cheap rugs and if you have time to wait, can be made to order.
Jerash is a city in northern Jordan that is famous for its Roman ruins and is the country’s second most popular tourist attraction, after Petra. It’s an easy 48 kilometres from Amman. Admission to the ruins is 8 Jordanian Dinar and also included admission to the Jerash Archaeological Museum.
The Dead Sea
The Dead Sea is but a short drive away with a rental car. Mount Nebo is on the way, a popular tourist spot to stop. Different resorts have different visitor packages. Some include pool use while others offer mud spa treatments.