Aqaba can be reached by flight,taxi and bus from Amman. Regular buses are available from Amman and flights are available to Amman from all over the world.¾
There are no direct flights from India to Aqaba. Major airlines that fly on this route are Royal Jordanian, Turkish airlines and Gulf air. Flight from India stops at Abu Dhabi, Dubai or Bahrain. Same flight will fly to Amman which is the major stoppage on the way to Aqaba. All flights which fly to Aqaba go from Amman. Royal Jordanian flies from Amman to Aqaba. Mumbai and New Delhi are the main cities from where one can take the flight to Aqaba.¾
International airports in Amman/ Eilat, Israel. Most airlines fly to Amman and then Royal Jordanian have internal flights to Aqaba. Charter flights from Sweden and England fly direct to Aqaba in high seasons.
The nearest cities to Aqaba are Petra and Amman. The best way to travel from Aqaba to Petra is to take green taxis. Taxi from Petra to Aqaba costs around 35-40 JD.¾
Aqaba can not be reached by rail from nearby cities.¾
After arriving in Amman, tourist buses are available through out the day to Aqaba, costing around 7 JD, approx. 4 Hour drive. A service taxi will usually cost around 90 JD per car.
The port of Aqaba is the only port in Jordan. Regular ferry routes to Taba, a nearby place are available on a daily basis and are operated by several companies such as; Sindbad for Marine Transportation and Arab bridge maritime. This port in Aqaba is generally used by cargo ships.¾
Most places in Aqaba down town are within walking distance from the hotels. If you have to take a taxi anywhere, it is usually pretty cheap. Travelling from one side of town to the other should cost no more than 1.500 JD. Most dive centres are based out of town on the South Beach and organise transport from the hotels each morning. A new resort area, Tala Bay has recently opened in the South. Most of the hotels here are 5 stars and have regular shuttle buses in to the city. Taxis to Tala Bay from Aqaba costs approximately 10 JD. Always make sure that the taxi driver uses his meter.¾