With the affordable rates of a Sixt premium car hire in Jordan and our excellent customer service you have one less thing to worry about when planning your holiday. Our extensive fleet offers everything from economical models to luxury choices, perfect whether you are travelling with a group of friends, for a family holiday or on a business trip. Keep reading for some great travel and driving tips to get the most out of your car rental in Jordan.
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Sixt rental vehicles come from well-known and respected brands you can be sure of your ride. If you wish to rent a car in Jordan with automatic transmission, organise a one-way rental or select optional extras such as child seats then our bookings page has all the details.
Both EU and international driving licences are accepted in Jordan but if they are in a non-Roman alphabet like Arabic, Russian or Cyrillic they must be accompanied by an International Driver's Permit (IDP). These can be obtained either online or from local Post Offices in the UK.
To rent a car in Jordan you have to be at least 21 and have held a licence for a year or more. Surcharges may apply for drivers under 25. For full details visit our booking engine.
All major credit cards can be used to pay for your car hire deals in Jordan along with cash. VISA Electron and prepaid cards are not accepted.The credit card must be in the driver's name and photo ID presented when the rental car is collected.
Should you encounter any problems in Jordan or have an accident with your rental vehicle call our Sixt hotline on +962-799063414. Emergency numbers in Jordan are 190 for police and 199 for ambulances. The international emergency number 911 can also be used.
Jordan's main highways are generally well-maintained but be cautious of other drivers, especially after dark when some locals travel without headlights. The main route is the Desert Highway which connects the main cities including Amman and Aqaba. Watch out for the ever-changing speed limits which are strictly enforced. Drive with extreme caution away from the main highways where mountain roads have steep hairpin curves.
Jordan has zero tolerance for driving under the influence of alcohol. On-the-spot fines for speeding or failing to wear a front seat belt range from 15 to 150 Jordanian Dinars.
The archaeological ruins at Petra are a must-see for anyone visiting Jordan. Al-Khazneh is one of the most elaborate temples in Petra's ancient Nabatean Kingdom City. This elaborate structure is carved out of the sandstone rock face. The 6,000 seater Roman Amphitheatre at Amman dates back to a time when the city was known as Philadelphia. Today it is still used as a concert venue. The city of Jerash was destroyed by an earthquake in the 8th-century and it remained buried under sand until its rediscovery in 1806. Visitors can see remarkably complete remains dating as far back as the Bronze Age. Al Beidha is a UNESCO World Heritage Site of Neolithic archaeology.
Visitors can enjoy a breathtaking hike to the Burdah Bridge at Wadi Rum. Here a seemingly fragile rock bridge sits 300m above the ground. For those who dare to stand on the top, it makes a fantastic photo opportunity. The Wadi-al-Mujib is an underground river that runs into the Dead Sea. Today the area is an important UNESCO Biosphere Reserve full of wild plants, mammals and migratory birds. No visit to Jordan is complete without a dip in the Dead Sea. Lying 400m below sea level the high saline content of the sea makes floating easy while the mineral-rich black mud is used for beauty and therapeutic treatments in resort spas. Siq or Siqit is the main entrance to Petra. This natural geological fault worn smooth by water erosion provides a narrow gorge of 1.2km that ends at the Al-Khazneh. It provided the perfect defensive entrance to the Nabatean settlement.
The stark landscape of Jordan and the ruins of Petra lend themselves naturally to film settings. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977) and the Mummy Returns (2001) are just a few of the films that have used the spectacular ruins of Petra. Wadi Rum or the Valley of the Moon has an orange landscape that attracts science fiction film-makers. Much of David Lean's Lawrence of Arabia (1962) was filmed here while Ridley Scott's The Martian (2015) turned it into Mars. In Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Wadi Rum became Jedha.
No cross border rentals are allowed. If cars are taken across a border all insurance becomes invalid.