Guide to Driving In Jordan - Drive Safe in Jordan

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Jordan and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.

URBAN SPEED LIMIT

60 kph

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RURAL SPEED LIMIT

80 kph

rural
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motorway speed limit

120 kph

speed limit
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Drink Drive Limit

 50mg

drink and drive limit
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You drive in Jordan on the Right side  
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The currency in Jordan is JOD
urban
To rent a car is  25 years and to drive is 18 years of age
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Current fuel price in Jordan 1.26 €/Ltr

Driving Laws in Jordan

Are there any special requirements for driving or hiring a car in Jordan?

Driving in Jordan
Pocket guide to driving in Jordan
Profile:
Jordan
Amman
JOD
Driving in Jordan
SPEED: (kph)
60
80
120
Speed limit in Jordan
Holiday:
Rush hour in Jordan
Cameras:
YES
YES
Speed cameras in Jordan
FUEL:
1.13
0.70
EUR/Litre
Fuel prices in Jordan
DRIVE:
RIGHT
Drive RIGHT in Jordan
MIN AGE:
18
25
Min driving age in Jordan
DRINK:
50mg
Blood alcohol content
Drink driving in Jordan
EMERGENCY:
911
Emergency phone number in Jordan
DOCUMENT:
Driving documents in Jordan
PHONES:
Yes
Hands free only
Mobile phone driving in Jordan
SEATBELTS:
Yes
No
Seat belt in Jordan
We’re often asked, “is it safe to drive in Jordan?” and the answer to that is quite simply yes. Of course there are risks to driving anywhere in the world, some countries / cities carry higher risks than others, but armed with the right knowledge there is no reason that driving in Jordan should be any less safe than anywhere else in the middle east.

Whilst it is perfectly safe to drive in Jordan, that’s not to say that its as straight forward as say driving in Europe or the USA. There is a cultural difference and it’s very obvious when out on the roads. Talking of the roads, those in an around the capital, Amman can be very busy but as you’d expect of a major city, it has a major road network with many 3 lane highways in and out of the major regions. That said, whilst there may be 3 lanes painted on the highway, when it gets busy it becomes something of a free for all and its not uncommon to see up to 5 lanes of cars. Sounding of horns is common much like many middle eastern countries, but it’s rarely something to be overly concerned about. Maintaining concentration is key to safe passage as minor bumps and shunts are common. If renting a car in Amman, we strongly recommend our Full Protection Insurance product as bumps and scrapes are commonplace and whilst may not be your fault, could result in a costly repair charge from the rental agent. Renting a 4x4 in Amman is popular and given the road conditions once out of the city, it's not difficult to understand why.

traffic in jordan

Once out of the city, the relatively small country is easily accessible by its highways that often very quiet through large expanses of desert and mountains. Police checks are common, particularly for foreign drivers in rental cars to check your documents so make sure you have them to hand and be prepared to stop and show them when requested.

Rules of the road

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Emergency Services Numbers

Police Police: 911

Police Fire: 911

Police Ambulance: 911

Notes: However, in some areas of Amman 911 may be dialed for emergencies

Fuel Prices in Jordan by Month

Parking Information

Parking regulations

There are no parking meters in Jordan and outside of Amman you can park pretty much anywhere, however we recommend you observe local parking signs / restrictions.
 
Paid parking
There is very limited paid parking in Jordan, in fact, only Amman really has any public car parks. Look out for signs to car parks where typically parking costs 1JOD for the entire day.
 
Enforcement
Whilst limited parking restrictions exist in Jordan, common sense should prevail as if your car is deemed to be parked inappropriately, dangerously or blocking an entrance / exit you are likely to be towed away.
 
Disabled parking
Jordan does not have any specific concessions for disabled parking. You may find preferential spaces in hotel / shopping mall car parks.

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

Police Police: 911

Police Fire: 911

Police Ambulance: 911

The general emergency telephone number in Jordan is 911, you will be directed to the appropriate emergency service.
  • 911

What to do in an emergency

If you are involved in an accident in Jordan you must call the police who will attend the scene and issue an accident report. This is especially important if you are in a rental car. You will also need to advise the rental agent of the accident and ensure you have all the relevant documents (accident report) available for the rental agent.

Handy Guides

World Driving Guides

Road Signs

Handy Phrases

Most officials / police will speak English as well as Arabic so you should have no communication problems should you need assistance, particularly in the major cities.

Jordan Fuel Price History

Fuel Prices in Jordan by Month
Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jun, 2019 0.78 1.26
May, 2019 0.77 1.25
Apr, 2019 0.76 1.25
Mar, 2019 0.75 1.17
Feb, 2019 0.70 1.13
Jan, 2019 0.70 1.13
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Hiring a Car in Jordan

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Jordan and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.
Phil Partridge
Posted by Phil Partridge
About the Author -

Travel writer, car rental guru, Phil has rented cars all over the world and shares his knowledge and experience on the Rhinocarhire.com Blog. Favourite country to visit: France.

Visitor Comments

  • 06/19/2019

    Siddharth Prasad

    Hi, I will be visiting Jordan from 26th June onwards and would like to hire a car for 10 days. I would like to know the car rental charges for day for different vehicles. Regards Siddharth
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