Are you planning a trip to Jordan and confused how to get around? Then most likely you either are or should rent a car. However, many people always have this problem of trying to figure out which car rental companies are best or provide the cheapest rates and the other majority usually know nothing about traffic rules in Jordan.

If you’re planning on going around Jordan with a car, then time to earn some basic facts about driving in Jordan.

Driver’s license

To rent a car in Jordan, you would need a valid driver’s license – whether local or international – that has been valid for at least a year. You would also need to be 21 to 70 years old and own a credit card.

Roads

There are 3 roads connecting Aqaba in the south with Amman and North of Jordan, which are the Dead Sea Road, Kings Highway, and Dessert Highway. It’s quite useful to note that Jordan also does not have any toll roads.

Where to rent

There are plenty of car rental companies you can go to in Jordan, some options you can check out are through online – such as AutoMe. It’s always smart to compare the prices online beforehand so you have an idea of where to go. Many large companies also usually have local car rental companies that can be quite cheap – hotels like Intercontinental and Le Royal are good options to look at. Other places worth seeing is King Abdullah Gardens – where there are plenty of small rental companies around.

Insurance

Making sure to ask a lot of questions and make sure you are not being ripped off. Generally though, rental companies will put a 250JD hold on your credit card and they will give it back once you return the car.

Jordanians drive on the right side.

Just a few tips to get you started on the road; make sure to always do your research and check the car beforehand as well.