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    Driving Information in Jordan

    Driving Licence Requirements

    The driving licence requirements in Jordan state that you must be at least 18 years old and have a full driving licence valid in your country of residence. It is highly recommended to have an international driver's licence.

    Age Restrcitions

    To hire a car and drive away in Jordan you must be at least 25 years old (age may vary by the car hire category) and have held your license for one year.

    Driving Distances

    • Amman to Aqaba - 328kms (3hours/40mins)

    • Madaba to Karak - 88kms (1hour/30mins)

    • Balqa to Jarash - 54kms (1hour/10mins)

    Road Rules and Petrol Stations

    General Jordan driving information, laws rules and regulations:

    • Driving in Jordan is on the right hand side of the road.

    • Seat belts when driving a hire car in Jordan are mandatory in most places.

    • Drivers are to carry at all times while driving, a valid driver's licence, registration documents and insurance documents.

    • When driving your car in Amman you will have no shortage of petrol station. However in southern Jordan you may struggle to find one. So when you do spot one, fill up your tank. 


    Currently there are no tolls in Jordan. Important information worth knowing is that along the highways you will come across passport controls, so make sure you have your passport information handy with your hire car.

    Parking Information

    Parking your hire car in Amman can be tricky, a lot of the time you will see double and even triple parking. Parking outside of the city will not be a problem.

    One-Way Car Hire

    Domestic one-way car hire within Jordan is possible. Some restrictions do apply. International one-way car hire is not permitted.

    With your hire car it is important that you have looked through some of the above Jordan driving information, rules and regulations, so that you have all of the correct information to ensure the safest possible journey.

    USeful Links

    Jordan Airport Information

    Jordan Travel Information

    Jordan on Wikipedia

    Google Maps Jordan