Jordan Car & Van Hire

Flying in to Jordan

Planning to fly to Jordan? There are two main airports in Jordan: Queen Alia International Airport (AMM) in Amman, and King Hussein International Airport (AQJ) in Aqaba.

The easiest way to explore this stunning Middle Eastern country is by car. Enterprise Rent-A-Car makes it easy to hire a car straight from the airports in Jordan, with car hire locations including:

Amman Airport car hire
Aqaba Airport car hire

Popular Destinations and things to do in Jordan

Not sure what to do in Jordan? The Hashemite Kingdom is a great destination for travellers, with an abundance of history, dramatic landscapes, bustling cities, and idyllic beaches. Top Jordan landmarks include the rock city of Petra, the Jerash Roman ruins, Ajloun Castle, and Bethany Beyond the Jordan, which are some of the most popular tourist attractions in Jordan. Let’s explore some of the best things to do in Jordan.

Top places to visit in Jordan

Jordan’s capital, Amman, combines ancient history with a modern cityscape for an unforgettable visit. Top things to do in Amman include exploring the ancient Citadel and Roman theatre for your culture fix before delving into the lively streets of downtown. Make sure you visit Souk Al-Sukar market for street food and handcrafted souvenirs.

What is there to do in Aqaba, Jordan? The best things to do in Aqaba include diving or snorkelling in the coral reefs, strolling along the palm-lined promenade, and sampling the catch of the day at a beachfront restaurant. With its crystal-clear waters and white sandy beaches, Aqaba is a popular destination for beach holidays. You can also hire a car from Aqaba if you want to explore further afield.

Petra, one of the world’s most famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites, is an absolute must-see in Jordan. The ancient city is half built and half carved into the red rock, giving it the name ‘The Rose City’. Walk through the narrow Siq and catch your first glimpse of the intricately carved Treasury. Discover the ancient wonders of the Monastery, the Royal Tombs, and the impressive High Place of Sacrifice – it’s no wonder it’s the best-rated tourist attraction in Jordan.

Wadi Rum
Wadi Rum, a desert paradise known as the ‘Valley of the Moon’, is an other-worldly place with its vast expanse of red sand dunes and towering sandstone cliffs. It’s often used as a filming location and has provided scenery for Star Wars, Aladdin, and Lawrence of Arabia. Take a Jeep safari tour, ride a camel across the dramatic landscape and spend a night camping under the stars.

The Dead Sea
The Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth, offers an experience like no other. Take a dip in the water to float effortlessly (thanks to the mineral-rich waters), cover yourself in healing mud and relax as you bask in the warm Jordanian sun.

Jordanian food & drink

Not sure what to eat in Jordan? The country offers a diverse culinary scene – it’s a melting pot of influences from the Middle East, North Africa, Persia, and the Mediterranean. Indulge in the national dish, Mansaf: tender lamb, rice, and tangy fermented yoghurt sauce, traditionally enjoyed with your hands. You’ll find plenty of street food in Jordan, too, including falafel, shawarma, and fresh hummus. And when it comes to drinks, make sure you try a cup of aromatic Jordanian tea or indulge in a refreshing glass of mint lemonade, perfect for quenching your thirst on a hot day.

Best time to visit Jordan

The temperature can soar in the summer, so the best time to visit Jordan is spring or autumn – from March to May or September to November. It’s pleasantly warm in these months, with highs of 30 degrees. Temperatures can reach 40 degrees in the summer months, which can be unpleasantly hot for exploring.

Festivals and events in Jordan

Looking for some of the best things to do in Jordan? Why not attend a festival or event?

Azraq Festival
The Azraq Festival, held in the namesake eastern town of Azraq, celebrates the rich cultural heritage of the region with traditional music, dancing, and local craft exhibitions. The festival takes place every spring, often in April.

The Aqaba Traditional Arts Festival
Every September, The Aqaba Traditional Arts Festival takes place in the coastal city of Aqaba. It showcases the folklore and artistic expressions of Jordan by bringing together local artists, musicians, and craftspeople. Expect a colourful spectacle of traditional dances, music, and art against the stunning backdrop of the Red Sea.

The Jerash Festival
If you’re looking for cultural festivals in Jordan, head to the ancient city of Jerash, this annual festival is a renowned cultural extravaganza that takes place in the summer. Expect artistic performances from both local and international talent, including music, dance, theatre, and poetry.

The Amman International Theatre Festival
The capital plays host to this festival every autumn to celebrate all things performing arts. It brings together theatre groups from around the world to perform plays, take part in workshops, and interact with visitors.

The Jordan Rally
Petrolheads will love the Jordan Rally, part of the FIA World Rally Championship. This motorsport event takes place in different locations across Jordan, usually in April. Watch as top rally drivers attempt to navigate the challenging terrains of Jordan for an adrenaline-filled experience.

Jordan road trips

Planning a road trip across Jordan? Some of the best roads to cruise down include the Dead Sea Highway (for unrivalled views of the coastline) and the King’s Highway, one of Jordan’s oldest routes (for mountain and desert landscapes).

Driving in Jordan

Planning a road trip to Jordan? Driving is the best way to see the country, and a hire car allows you to explore the country at your own pace. Is it easy to drive in Jordan? Yes, visitors usually find driving in Jordan to be a smooth experience. The roads are generally well-maintained, and road signs are usually written in both Arabic and English.

Driving in Jordan as a tourist

Driving in Jordan with a foreign licence is easy – all you need to hire a car in Jordan is your driver’s licence and passport. An International Driving Permit (IDP) isn’t necessary. The minimum age to hire a car in Jordan is generally 25, although the legal driving age in the country is 18.

Driving rules in Jordan

Here are some important road rules for driving in Jordan:
• Jordan drives on the right-hand side of the road.
• Passengers in the front seat must wear a seatbelt.
• Use headlights in darkness, bad weather, and low visibility conditions.

Hire a car in Jordan

Ready to hire a car in Jordan? Enterprise Rent-A-Car has a range of vehicles to hire in Jordan, including SUVs, cars, and vans – perfect for every kind of trip. Our Jordan car hire locations include:
Amman City Mall Shopping Centre
Amman Ash Shumaysani
Amman Queen Alia International Airport
King Hussein International Airport

Check out all car hire locations in Jordan and book a hire car for your trip of a lifetime.

Car and van hire in Jordan with Enterprise

Enterprise Jordan offers a range of car and van hire services including one-way, long-term and short-term vehicle hire. Commercial clients can speak to our award-winning business rental team who will tailor a mobility solution for your needs and budget.

We are part of the Enterprise group, the largest transportation solutions provider in the world. Our global network covers more than 90 countries and over 9,500 locations, allowing us to serve your mobility needs, wherever you’re going.

We are committed to providing the best service possible and exceeding our customers’ expectations for quality and value.

Car hire in Jordan

If you are travelling with your family or in a big group, you may find a 7-seater or a people carrier will give you more space to travel comfortably with your luggage. For a city trip, a handy hatchback that’s easy to park may suit you better. For business trips or long drives an executive car will combine comfort and performance.

Whether you prefer automatic to manual transmission, no problem. If you want a petrol, diesel or hybrid engine, we’ve got you covered. You may also need GPS, a child seat or want to add another driver to the contract, let us know and we’ll arrange it for you.

Van hire in Jordan

Should you need to hire a van while you’re in Jordan, all our vans can be driven on a standard licence and are modern, clean and easy to drive. Just ask and one of our branch team will happily show you around your hire van to make sure you are comfortable with it before you head off.

Car & Van Hire in Jordan

Enterprise Rent-A-Car is proud to serve customers in Jordan. As part of the largest rental car company in the world, which owns and operates more than 1.5 million vehicles, we’re sure to have a location near you or your travel destination. And while we are an internationally recognized brand, Enterprise remains family-owned with one goal in mind for our customers: to exceed your expectations for service and overall value.

With many unique attractions, such as the Dead Sea, Aqaba, and Jerash, Jordan is a popular destination with tourists and business travellers alike. No matter if you’re visiting for only a few days or staying for a month or more, you can count on us to provide the perfect vehicle for your transportation needs. Get your trip started by searching the map or browsing the locations below.