First of all, I'll travel alone, so taking a taxi is really expensive for me.
I did a web search, but no recent info is available. So here I am, asking help from the all-mighty tripadvisor experts.
I plan to take 10AM egged bus from Jerusalem to Eilat next Sunday. The bus should arrive at Eilat at about 3PM. Suppose transportation from Eilat bus station to border and crossing the border takes about 1 hour, I won't reach Aqaba until 4PM (5PM Jordan time). But the last bus, as I'm told, leaves for Petra at 3PM.
So here are some options, which of these are doable?
1) According to Jordan Jubilee, I can take a bus from Aqaba to Ma'am then transfer to a taxi, which costs about 15JD.
Can anyone tell me how late buses depart from Aqaba to Ma'am? If they are as late as 6PM, I guess I can still make it.
2)Take the 7AM bus from Jerusalem and arrive at Eilat bus station at noon. Considering the time difference, I can cross the border to the Jordan side at 2PM local time. Can I still catch the last bus to Petra?
Here comes the questions about the return trip.
How late do buses leave Petra for Aquba?
Jordan Jubilee says 4:15PM, but the hostel owner said that they normally leave before 2:30PM, and there are no such accurate bus schedules.
If I just need to cross the border to Israel that day to catch a 11:30 AM flight in Tel-Aviv the second day, can I choose other border crossings? My research indicates that it is not quite feasible, but I'd like to get some feedback.
In all, my questions are:
1) how late buses leave from Aquba to Petra?
2) how late buses leave from Aquba to Ma'am? Is it easy to find a taxi at night from Ma'am to Petra?
3) how late buses leave from Petra to Aquba? If I plan to leave at 4~5PM, what are some options for me? Use Ma'am as the transfer point again?
Thanks a lot in advance.