As Israel and Jordan are arguably two of the most historic nations in the world, it should come as no surprise that travelers find it difficult to choose between the two. Jordan may have only become an independent state in 1946 but it is home to some very significant historical locations including the UNESCO World Heritage site of Petra. This once thriving Nabatean city is located in Jordan’s desert where visitors can visit jaw-dropping sites including Al-Khazneh and Ad Deir.

    Nestled beside the magnificent Dead Sea lies the Jordanian neighbor of Israel ; a grand country packed with sacred sites, majestic architecture, beaches and cosmopolitan cities. With so many sights to see and valleys to explore, it is safe to say that Israel is a traveler’s paradise. Though there has been rising conflict between the two nations in recent years, it is still possible for visitors to travel between the two. It is fairly simple to get from Israel to Jordan making it an ideal multi center vacation.

    Borders between Israel and Jordan

    In Israel, there are three border crossings which cost around 100 ILS (30 USD) to exit from Israel or 8 JD (12 USD) to exit from Jordan. Perhaps the most convenient border crossing to get from Israel to Jordan is the Yitzhak Rabin Terminal/Wadi Araba Crossing . This crossing provides the shortest waiting times and is close to the city of Aqaba in Jordan and the coastal resort of Eilat in Israel. It usually only takes one hour to cross into Jordan and visitors will need to bring a visa prior to arrival.

    The other border crossings from Israel to Jordan are the King Hussein Bridge (Allenby) Terminal and Jordan River Sheikh Hussein Crossing.

    Joining a Tour from Israel to Petra or Wadi Rum

    The most convenient way to travel from Israel to sites like Petra or Wadi Rum in Jordan, is by joining an organized group tour from Israel to Jordan . Depending on where in Israel you are departing from, there are various options to explore Jordan from Israel. If you are based in Tel Aviv, the best tour options are this daily  Petra Tour from Tel Aviv and this Petra and Wadi Rum Tour , also departing from Tel Aviv. In case you are starting from Jerusalem, check out this daily  Petra Tour from Jerusalem as well as this Petra and Wadi Rum Tour from Jerusalem . Starting from Eilat, travelers can join this daily  Petra 1 Day Tour from Eilat or this Petra and Wadi Rum 2 Day Tour from Eilat .

    Those who have arranged a rental car for their adventure from Israel to Jordan can drive to any of the three border crossings. It is not possible to drive from Israel into Jordan with a rental car but there is a car park at the border crossings for those who intend to return to Israel. Those who have their own privately registered vehicle can drive from Israel to Jordan as long as the owner of the vehicle is present for the entire journey.

    From Israel to Jordan By Bus

    For those on a budget getting a bus is a good option when traveling from Israel to Jordan. At the Yitzhak Rabin Terminal/Wadi Araba Crossing, visitors can catch a bus to Eilat in Israel and then take a taxi, or, walk from the Eilat stop for 1.5 kilometers. There are no buses near the border on the Jordanian side so visitors will need to take a taxi from here.

    For the King Hussein Bridge crossing, bus 961 runs regularly from Damascus and drop passengers off just 2 kilometers from the crossing. A bus then takes visitors across to the Jordanian side for 5JD (7USD) and 1.5JD per luggag e item (2.20USD). From the Jordanian side, buses run to Amman in around one hour.

    Getting From Israel to Jordan by Taxi

    As most travelers will be crossing the borders from Israel to Jordan independently, there are many taxis at each crossing. As the nearest bus stations are a short drive away from the crossings, taxis are more expensive than in Jordan’s towns and cities. Prices vary depending on the border crossing and destination you are visiting so always agree a price with the driver before hopping into the taxi.

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    Can you drive from Israel to Jordan?
    It is not possible to drive from Israel into Jordan with a rental car but there is a car park at the border crossings for those who intend to return to Israel. Those who have their own privately registered vehicle can drive from Israel to Jordan as long as the owner of the vehicle is present for the entire journey. more
    Is Jordan and Israel friends?
    Jordan and Israel have had official relations since 1994, when their leaders signed a peace treaty. Historically, Jordan has had relatively warm relations with Israel compared to other Arab nations. Jordan, Egypt, the UAE, Bahrain and Morocco are the only Arab nations to have signed peace treaties with Israel. more
    Is Jordan Israel border open?
    Both borders are open 24/7 throughout the year. Israel: There are three border crossings between Jordan and Israel. The Allenby/King Hussein Bridge, 57km away from Amman, is located in the southern Jordan Valley and is open Sun–Thurs 07:30hrs – 22:00hrs, and Fri-Sat 07:30hrs – 13:00hrs. more
    Can tourists drive in Jordan?
    Jordan signed the (1949) United Nations convention, and it is a legal requirement for visitors to have a valid International Driving Permit (IDP) in order to rent a car and legally drive in Jordan. more
    Are Jordan and Israel allies?
    Israel has full diplomatic relations in peace with Jordan since the signing of the Israel–Jordan Treaty of Peace in 1994, but relations remain somewhat tense. Over half of the Jordanian populations descends from Palestinian refugees, who overwhelmingly have negative views of Israel. more
    Can tourists drive in Israel?
    Israel has a great, modern road network which spans the width and breadth of the country which are signed in English as well as in Hebrew and Arabic making navigation easier for visitors. Israel drives on the right hand side of the road (like most of Europe and the US), and there are GPS and maps available in English. more
    Can you rent a car in Jordan and drive to Israel?
    It is not possible to drive from Israel into Jordan with a rental car but there is a car park at the border crossings for those who intend to return to Israel. Those who have their own privately registered vehicle can drive from Israel to Jordan as long as the owner of the vehicle is present for the entire journey. more
    Can you rent a car in Jordan and drive to Israel?
    It is not possible to drive from Israel into Jordan with a rental car but there is a car park at the border crossings for those who intend to return to Israel. Those who have their own privately registered vehicle can drive from Israel to Jordan as long as the owner of the vehicle is present for the entire journey. more
    Are Jordan and Israel friends?
    Israel has full diplomatic relations in peace with Jordan since the signing of the Israel–Jordan Treaty of Peace in 1994, but relations remain somewhat tense. Over half of the Jordanian populations descends from Palestinian refugees, who overwhelmingly have negative views of Israel. more
    Is Jordan in Israel?
    Israel–Jordan relations are the diplomatic, economic and cultural relations between Israel and Jordan. The two countries share a land border, with three border crossings: Yitzhak Rabin/Wadi Araba Crossing, Jordan River Crossing and the Allenby/King Hussein Bridge Crossing, that connects the West Bank with Jordan. more
    Can foreigners drive in Jordan?
    Jordan signed the (1949) United Nations convention, and it is a legal requirement for visitors to have a valid International Driving Permit (IDP) in order to rent a car and legally drive in Jordan. more

    Source: www.touristjordan.com

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