How to travel from Egypt to Jordan?

While one can travel from Egypt to Jordan by ferry, crossing the Gulf of Aqaba, most people choose to fly instead because there are frequent flights between Cairo in Egypt and Amman in Jordan.

How to travel from Egypt to Jordan

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How to Travel from Egypt to Jordan?

For people traveling to Egypt from countries like North America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and most European countries, it just makes sense to visit one or more of Egypt’s neighbors, rather than Egypt alone. In this post, we are going to look at how to travel from Egypt to Jordan, and the two options available to those who want to visit both of these fascinating tourist destinations.

As is to be expected, both countries require all visitors to be in possession of a valid tourist visa and a valid passport with at least six months validity remaining. This must be from the date of your arrival in each country.

A Quick Word about Tourist Visas

The citizens of many countries can get a visa on arrival, both in Egypt and in Jordan. However, there are also many countries whose citizens must obtain a visa prior to traveling to both Egypt and Jordan. With this in mind, we strongly recommend getting in touch with your nearest Egyptian and Jordanian embassies in order to determine if your nationality (and passport) qualifies for a visa on arrival and/or an online e-visa.

Also keep in mind that if you travel from Egypt to Jordan and back to Egypt, you will need to get a new tourist visa when you return to Egypt. If your nationality prevents you from getting a visa on arrival in Egypt, you will need to get a multi-entry Egypt visa before setting out on your Egypt & Jordan vacation.

Is a Jordan Pass an e-Visa?

A Jordan Pass grants you entry to numerous tourist attractions in Jordan, including the legendary Petra archaeological Park. People from qualifying countries can apply online for a Jordan Pass or arrange for one trough a travel agent. You must however obtain your Jordan Pass prior to your arrival in Jordan.

Because the cost of a Jordan Pass includes your single-entry tourist visa fee, many people think it serves as an electronic visa. However, this is not the case. Even if you have a Jordan Pass, you will still need to collect your visa on arrival in Jordan, but it will be given to you for free.

      

How to Travel from Egypt to Jordan by Ferry?

As mentioned briefly at the beginning of this post, you can get from Egypt to Jordan by air or by ferry. If you choose to travel by ferry you will have a far more scenic experience than you would if you chose to fly, but the journey is going to take you longer, given that you will first need to make your way to Nuweiba or Taba on the Egyptian side of the Gulf of Aqaba in order to catch the ferry across to Aqaba on the Jordanian side.

If your last stop in Egypt is at one of the South Sinai coastal resorts like Sharm El-Sheikh, then you may want to consider taking the ferry from the nearby resort town of Nuweiba. From Sharm El-Sheikh to Nuweiba is about a 2 hour drive, while the trip from Sharm El-Sheikh to Taba is about 3 hour drive.

There are several companies that operate ferry services between Nuweiba and Aqaba, and between Taba and Aqaba, but the AB Maritime Company is by far the most popular service.

As of the time of writing, there were two AB Maritime ferries running between Egypt and Jordan, one from Nuweiba to Aqaba and one from Taba to Aqaba.

AB Maritime Ferry – Nuweiba to Aqaba

The Nuweiba to Aqaba ferry departs from Nuweiba at 12h00 every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, arriving in Aqaba at around 15h00. As of the time of writing, a one way ticket cost US$80.

AB Maritime Ferry – Taba to Aqaba

The Taba to Aqaba ferry departs from Taba at 13h30 every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, arriving in Aqaba at around 14h30. When this post was being written, only round-trip tickets were being sold, at a cost of US$90.

**All listed times and prices are for reference purposes only, and can be changed at any time and without notice by the AB Maritime Company.

How to Travel from Egypt to Jordan by Air?

While crossing the Gulf of Aqaba by ferry can be a very nice and very pleasant experience, most people choose to fly instead, and especially if Cairo is their final stop in Egypt. International flights between Cairo International Airport and Queen Alia International Airport in Amman are very affordable, and there are frequent flights between the two cities, both indirect flights and direct flights.

The flight time for a direct flight between Cairo International Airport and Queen Alia International Airport is approximately 1h and 15min.

One can also fly to Queen Alia International Airport from other airports in Egypt, including Sharm El-Sheikh Airport and Luxor Airport. Those who first want to spend some time at the very popular coastal resort of Aqaba in Jordan can also fly from Egypt to Aqaba Airport. In fact, at the time of this post being written, there were no less than 85 direct flights between Cairo International Airport and Aqaba Airport, with ticket prices ranging from USD310 to USD420.

Independent Travel vs. Package Tours

While Jordan cannot compete with Egypt in terms of ancient archaeological sites, and the sheer number of such sites which can be found in Egypt, Jordan is nonetheless a remarkable country with many breathtaking tourist attractions. When people think of Jordan’s touristic sites, they immediately think of the Lost City of Petra and the ruins of Petra that are found at the Petra archaeological Park which is about a 3 to 4 hour drive from Amman.

Of course, there are many other amazing attractions in Jordan, including places like Wadi Rum, Mount Nebo, and the Dead Sea. So, is it better to travel from Egypt to Jordan independently, or is it better to book a professionally designed Egypt & Jordan tour package?

Traveling independently is probably going to cost you a bit less than a professionally designed package tour that includes tour guides and your own personal drivers. However, if you are wondering how to travel from Egypt to Jordan in a way that allows you to see the best of both countries with the least amount of hassle and stress, then a professionally designed Egypt and Jordan tour would definitely be your best option.

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Last Updated on February 14, 2024