Cheap flights to Amman Queen Alia International Airport
The recently opened, state-of-the-art Amman Queen Alia International Airport (AMM) is the main gateway to the Jordanian capital and to the rich natural and cultural wonders that the region offers. This award-winning airport has connections to cities around the globe, making finding a cheap flight to Amman easier than ever before. Skyscanner's monthly search feature can help you find the cheapest times to fly to Jordan's premier airport.
Best times to book a flight to Amman
The best seasons to visit Amman are in the spring and autumn. Winters can get uncomfortably cold, with snow sometimes blanketing the city. Summers are almost unbearably hot, although the Jerash Festival, one of the Middle East's premier cultural festivals, is held annually in July or August and can be a good enough reason on its own to brave the heat. Booking a flight in advance, especially around peak holiday periods, is a good idea. You can sign up for Price Alerts to help you make sure you get the cheapest airfare.
Airlines that fly to Queen Alia International Airport
The following airlines offer scheduled service to Queen Alia International Airport: Aegean Airlines Air Algerie Air Arabia Air Cairo Air France Alitalia Austrian Airlines British Airways EgyptAir Emirates Etihad Airways flydubai FlyEgypt Gulf Air Lufthansa Qatar Airways Royal Wings Royal Jordanian Saudia Turkish Airlines
What to expect when arriving at the airport
Queen Alia International Airport is about 35 km south of Amman. To get to Amman the easiest options are either the Airport Express shuttle or a private taxi. The Airport Express runs every 30 minutes from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm and then every hour until midnight. There are also a couple buses that leave between midnight and 6:00 am. You will find the ticket booth and stop for the Airport Express just outside of the Arrivals exit. The trip to Amman takes 45 to 60 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a taxi from outside the Arrivals Hall. Taxi fares from the airport are fixed and you will need to get your ticket from the taxi stand controller. You can also rent a car at the airport. While driving in Amman itself can be a little hectic, a car is a good way to see the many sites Jordan has to offer outside of the capital.
The Norman Foster-designed Queen Alia International Airport opened in 2013 and features just one terminal, which replaced the three separate terminals of the old airport. The airport design makes catching a connecting flight very easy. When arriving for a flight it is recommended that you reach the airport two hours before departure. There are ATMs throughout the airport, but be advised that they are known to charge hefty exchange and service fees on foreign bank cards. Wifi is free and there are also prayer rooms, an information tourist booth, three lounges, and a spa. The airport features numerous duty-free shops, cafes, stores, as well as a plethora of restaurants ranging from American fast food to Middle Eastern fare.
What to see and do in Amman
Amman isn't exactly known as a tourist city, but that is beginning to change. The main sites in the city include the ancient Citadel and the Roman Amphitheatre. The Jordan Museum is a world-class institution that is not to be missed. It features a portion of the Dead Sea Scrolls as well as the oldest statues of human beings found anywhere in the world. Amman is also a great base for exploring Jordan's other well-known treasures, including Petra, Wadi Rum, and the Dead Sea. When looking for a place to stay in Amman, be sure to make use of Skyscanner's hotel search feature.
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