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Jerusalem to Petra

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Jerusalem to Petra


My friends and I are volunteers in Israel and therefore are very low on funds. We have a 4 day weekend coming up and thought it might be nice to take a trip to Petra. Can anyone suggest a good (and inexpensive) way to travel from Jerusalem to Petra without a guided tour? We would prefer to travel on our own if that's possible. What kind of fees will we need to pay and will we need a visa to get into Jordan?

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1. Re: Jerusalem to Petra

Well the entry alone into Petra is 50JD for one day, which will kind of bump up your costs.

Sorry can't help with the other questions....other than unless you already have a Jordanian visa you won't be able to cross via the Allenby Bridge way, but will have to do one of the other crossings. (and yes you will have to pay for one, at the airport it was 20JD no idea if this is the same from other crossings)

Sorry I can't help you further, good luck and enjoy if you go.

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2. Re: Jerusalem to Petra

Take the Egged bus from Jerusalem to Eilat. From there, taxi to the border. A visa can be obtained at this border unlike the other crossings where it must be obtained beforehand.

After crossing the border, have a taxi take you to Petra.

Afterwards you can take a taxi back to the border or take one to the Allenby/Hussein bridge crossing. From here you can take a shared taxi to the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem.

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3. Re: Jerusalem to Petra

Hi guest,

Welcome to Jordan,

- Take bus from Jerusalem to Eilat.

- Taxi from Eilat to Arava border (Rabin Border). And get free tourist visas upon arrival.

- Taxi from Arava border (Jordan side) to bus/minibus station in Aqaba.

- Bus from Aqaba to Petra

- Spend one, tow or three days in Petra (ticket 50JD per person for one day, 55JD per person for 2 days, and 60JD per person for 3 days)

- Bus from Petra to Aqaba

- Taxi from bus/minibus station in Aqaba to Arava border

- Bus from Eilat back to Jerusalem.


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