Amman Queen Alia International Airport

Everything you need to know before departing from or arriving to Amman Airport

Transfer at Amman Airport

Krystof Hajek updated 21. 3. 2024

Amman Airport uses a single terminal common to all departures and arrivals. The building is modern and very spacious, and the overall feel of the airport is very user-friendly and uncluttered.

Departures are located on the first floor, while arrivals are on the ground floor.

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The area after security is compact with two short concourses. Overall, there's not much walking at Amman Airport and you can walk through the entire terminal in under 10 minutes.

Security tends to be well organised and waiting times rarely exceed 30 minutes. In contrast, you can be held up for more than 45 minutes at immigration on arrival.

For a map of the terminal, visit the airport's website:

Transfer between flights

With its small size and modern, clean terminal, Amman Airport is one of the most convenient transfer points in the Middle East.

The transfer is very well signposted and organised.

Once you get off the plane, follow the "Transit" signs that will take you to the security checkpoint, after which you will walk straight to the departure gates. Overall, it takes about 15 to 20 minutes to make a clear journey between planes.

Do I need a visa for my transfer?

You do not go through Immigration and Customs during your transfer, so you do not need to arrange a Jordanian visa when you transfer.

If you have a longer layover but will not be in Jordan for more than 24 hours, you will not pay any transit visa fee.

Krystof Hajek

Krystof is the editor-in-chief of Cestee. He is also an avid traveller with 574 flights and 73 countries visited.

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