When is the Cheapest Time to Fly to Amman?
When it comes to finding the cheapest return flights to Amman, it’s best to visit during the country’s low seasons: summer and winter. During the summer months, the temperatures climb into the mid to high 30s Celsius, whereas Jordanian winters tend to be fairly cool. It’s also not uncommon for snow to fall in Amman in January and February.
When is the Best Time to Book your Flight to Amman?
Book your Amman flights three or four months before departure if you’re after the best deals on airfares and want to secure your desired departure dates. If you are more flexible on dates, you can often find great deals on last-minute return flights if you’re patient. If you’re looking to maximise your cultural exposure during your visit, be sure to visit during the month of October to witness the Middle Eastern Dance Festival, an amalgamation of regional dance performances and classes.
Flying to Queen Alia International Airport (AMM)
Queen Alia International Airport (AMM) is Jordan’s main – and busiest – airport, operating direct flights to over 45 destinations worldwide and serving over seven million passengers each year.
If you’re looking for a direct flight from the United Kingdom (UK) to Amman, the only available route is serviced by Royal Jordanian Airways from London Heathrow with a flight time just over five hours. All other return Amman flights from UK airports, including Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh and Belfast, are indirect and are operated by a number of airlines. These include British Airways, Turkish Airlines, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways and Lufthansa. All will have at least one stopover in cities like Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Istanbul and Frankfurt.
On Arrival and Getting Around the Airport
AMM is home to a spacious and modern Bedouin-inspired terminal that opened in 2013 and then was further expanded from 2014-2016. This recent development means that the new terminal building is fitted with state-of-the-art technology and a dizzying array of international and local retail opportunities. Home to duty-free shops, restaurants, cafes, newsagents and a spa as well as the usual facilities, AMM has something to offer every traveller.
Getting to the City from Queen Alia International Airport (AMM)
AMM is situated in Zizya, an area approximately 30 km south of Jordan’s capital city, Amman, and is easily accessible via several different modes of transport. First, there is the Sariyah shuttle bus service that departs every 30 minutes 24 hours a day and connects Queen Alia International Airport to downtown Amman. Also available to passengers is the local bus line, several car hire companies and access to a 24-hour taxi service.
Why Visit Amman?
From snow-covered villages during the middle of winter to the scorching heat of summer in crowded cities, Jordan is an incredibly diverse and wondrous country. At the centre of it all is Amman, an incredible place to visit any time of year. Packed to the brim with museums, like the famous Jordan Museum, and gorgeous restaurants that combine the best of both Western and Middle Eastern cuisines, Amman is a city just waiting to be explored.
Amman also serves as a fantastic hub for exploring many of the other marvels that Jordan has to offer. It’s impossible to visit the country without taking the time to explore Petra – one of the New Seven Wonders of the World –, an awe-inspiring ancient city located in southern Jordan. Fancy heading to the coast? You can easily travel from the capital to the beaches of the Dead Sea to enjoy floating in the deepest saltwater lake on Earth.
Don't Forget Before you Fly
When visiting Jordan as a British national, you must apply for a visa. This can be obtained either upon arrival or as part of a Jordan Pass online, a document that consists of your visa and discounts for entry to major tourism hotspots.
The official currency used in Jordan is the Jordanian dinar, which can be bought via a currency exchange service or withdrawn from ATMs during your stay.