Airfare to Amman, Jordan
The capital of Jordan and the entry point for most travelers, Amman is a great base to day trips to the Dead Sea and Madaba, with its namesake map. In town, the Roman Theatre and Citadel are worth a visit.
Airfare to Amman will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates.
Also consider flights into Tel Aviv, Israel. To get between the cities, you can grab a spot on a train, bus or flight. Look for cheap flights on no frills airlines. Air Arabia flies to Amman. Although it will take longer to reach your destination, a bus or train could save you enough cash to make it worth your while.
Another possible money-saving tip is to look for flights that go through Dubai, U.A.E., or another major gateway city instead of flying direct. Because there are more flights – and competition – from these cities on low budget airlines, you can save some cash over flying non-stop to your destination. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.
Finally, consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. Royal Jordanian Airlines is the national airline. However, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Austrian Airlines and other airlines also stop in Amman.
The most expensive air tickets to Amman are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the New Year. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.
Summary of Money Saving Tips:
- Fly mid-week
- Book your holiday during the off-peak season
- Consider flying into Tel Aviv, Israel and traveling overland to Amman via train or bus
- Look for flights that go through large cities, with many flights
- Check out carriers besides the national airline – they may undercut the monopolistic competition
For more information on Amman, check out BootsnAll’s Amman Travel Guide.