Jordan is a country of world-class historical sights, breathtaking desert landscapes, friendly towns and exciting cities. If you are looking to rent a car in Jordan, it's good to know that Sixt provides the highest standard of rental fleet, with an excellent choice of vehicles to meet your mobility needs in this fascinating country. Read on to learn how to secure better car rental deals in Jordan, tips on driving regulations and information on some of Jordan's top visitor destinations.
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We offer convenient pick up locations in Amman, including Amman airport. Some of the best sights can be quite remote, so opting for car rental in Jordan is an excellent choice. The country has been visited by countless civilizations over the centuries and has left their mark. You can still see the ruins of many temples, amphitheaters and ancient cities and our Places of Interest section provides more insight into the some of the country's foremost architectural and natural sights.
Whatever you requirements for car rental in Jordan, you are sure to find a vehicle in our fleet to meet your needs. We offer a range of compact cars and sedans for comfortable city travel and luxury models for those who want to enjoy extra comforts and amenities. Minivans are the answer for larger groups while SUVs provide sturdiness and plenty of space. Book your rental car online and customize your vehicle with our numerous add-ons. You might prefer enhanced insurance cover, such as Tire and Windscreen Protection or our Roadside Assistance option to increase your peace of mind on your travels. A navigation system will help you find your way and stay on track and additional driver coverage allows you to share time at the wheel, which is especially helpful on longer journeys.
In order to rent a car in Jordan with Sixt, you will need to show a valid ID card or passport at time of collection. The renter and driver will need a valid driving license and an International Driving Permit (IDP) will be required if the license is printed in a non-Roman alphabet (such as Chinese, Russian or Arabic). Driving licenses from countries not part of the Geneva/Vienna Convention on Road Traffic, (e.g. China) will need to be accompanied by a Self-Translation Form provided by Sixt.
Car rental in Jordan with Sixt requires that you be at least 21 years old and have held your license for a minimum of one year. Further age restrictions may apply depending on the vehicle model.
We accept all major credit cards, such as American Express, Eurocard/Mastercard and Visa. Cash payments are also accepted.
You must report any accident to the police, even if no other vehicle was involved. The police can be reached by calling 911 and you must not leave the scene of an accident before the police arrive. You must also inform Sixt immediately of any damage to the rental vehicle and complete the Accident Report Form provided with your vehicle's documents.
TIP: It is generally cheaper to rent a car at least three months before any high season. Free cancellation up to 24 hours before collection is almost always possible, but is dependent on the chosen tariff.
The major highways in Jordan are generally in good condition but smaller rural roads can be less well maintained and care is needed when driving on these routes. Routes 65, 35 and 15 are some of the main north-south highways, while Route 437 runs west from Amman towards the border with Israel.
Petra is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. The ancient city was founded in 312 BC and carved out of the desert rock. The Treasury, or Al-Khazneh, is one of the most stunning temple 'buildings' carved from the rock face. The Roman Amphitheater at Amman is one of the city's top attractions and has been painstakingly restored. Cut into a city hillside, the 6,000 seat structure still holds cultural events today. The Jerash Ruins are the impressive remains of a Roman city, dating from around 100 AD. This extensive site features a Triumphal Arch built by the Emperor Hadrian, a hippodrome for chariot races, the Oval Plaza and Temple of Zeus. Al Beidha is an important Neolithic archaeological site dating from 11,000 BC. It is part of the Petra UNESCO World Heritage Site and is situated a few miles north of the ancient city. It is thought to be one of the oldest known sites of human habitation.
The Burdah Rock Bridge at Wadi Rum is the largest rock arch in the area. It straddles a gorge 80 meters above the valley floor and is accessible to adventurous trekkers. Wadi-al-Mujib, also known as Arnon, is renowned as Jordan's Grand Canyon. It connects with the Dead Sea more than 410 meters below sea level and is the location for the world's lowest nature reserve, an internationally important area for bird life. The Dead Sea on Jordan's western border is almost 10 times more salty than the ocean. It has been a health resort since the time of Herod the Great and is famous for the floating effect it has on bathers, caused by the increased buoyancy of the salt water. The Siq is the mile-long gorge that forms the entrance into the ancient city of Petra.
Petra provided the backdrop to one of the most important scenes in Steven Spielberg's 1989 blockbuster, "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade". Jones travels to Petra on his quest for the Holy Grail, which he encounters in dramatic sequences during the film's climax within The Treasury. "Star Wars Rogue One (2016)" makes use of the otherworldly landscapes of Wadi Rum, as does Ridley Scott's 2015 "The Martian", where Matt Dillon plays an astronaut who struggles to survive after being accidentally left behind on Mars.
Our car rental deals in Jordan do not permit cross border rentals, you can read more about this topic on our Rental Information page.