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Aqaba King Hussein Airport

General information

Aqaba is a city in the deep south of Jordan, located on the Red Sea. Aqaba is a holiday destination for sun seekers and culture lovers. Aqaba king Hussein Airport is the nearest airport for visiting the valley / desert of Wadi Rum and Petra, Jordan’s main tourist attraction. Aqaba itself is not a special destination, nevertheless it has some nice hotels with a private beach. The airport is small and old, but has grown in passenger numbers in recent years thanks to low-cost carriers such as Ryanair and easyJet.

Ryanair offers cheap flights to and from Aqaba Airport. Jordan has two international airports that are used for scheduled flights, Amman Queen Alia Airport and Aqaba King Hussein Airport.


Where is Aqaba King Hussein Airport situated?

The airport is located north of the city, close to the border with Israel. Aqaba King Hussein Airport is accessible via the 65 Dead Sea Highway and Airport Street which runs parallel to the runway.

How many terminals does Aqaba King Hussein Airport have?

The airport has one terminal consisting of a Departures hall and Arrivals hall. These are not interconnected. Aqaba Airport is modern on the outside, but old on the inside. There are few facilities at Aqaba King Hussein Airport, however there is a VIP Lounge available.

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Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Aqaba King Hussein Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in Jordan.

Airport Distance
Eilat Ramon Airport (Israel) 13km
Sharm El Sheikh Airport (Egypt) 192km



The distance from Aqaba King Hussein Airport to the centre of Aqaba is 11 kilometres. By car, it takes 15 minutes to get to the centre of Aqaba.

From AQJ Airport to Aqaba City centre by Car
11 km
15 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Aqaba King Hussein Airport by public transport. Visit the Aqaba King Hussein Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Bus services

You can also choose for an airport express bus service at Aqaba King Hussein Airport. Learn more about your travel options, travel time and where to buy tickets.

Bus services

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Aqaba King Hussein Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Aqaba is about JOD 7.-. Book your taxi at Aqaba King Hussein Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From AQJ Airport to Aqaba City centre by Taxi
11 km
15 min
JOD 7.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Aqaba King Hussein Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis, Thrifty (The Hertz Corporation), Dollar (The Hertz Corporation) and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Aqaba King Hussein Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

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At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Aqaba King Hussein Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Aqaba King Hussein Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Aqaba King Hussein Airport.

Flight tickets

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Which airlines fly from and to Aqaba King Hussein Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Aqaba King Hussein Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Royal Jordanian
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Ryanair
  • easyJet
  • Norwegian


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Aqaba King Hussein Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.

Hotels in Aqaba

Looking for the best hotels in Aqaba? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Kempinski Hotel Aqaba, Aqaba

Overlooking the Red Sea, this beach resort offers 5 different dining outlets and an outdoor pool bordering white sandy beaches. Its modern designs add to the tranquillity of the surroundings.


Hotel Prestige, Aqaba

Set in Aqaba, 1.1 km from Al-Ghandour Beach, Hotel Prestige features express check-in and check-out and free WiFi. Boasting family rooms, this property also provides guests with a sun terrace.


Mövenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba, Aqaba

This beachfront, 5-star Tala Bay resort has a dive centre, lagoon-style pool with waterfalls and 1,200 m2 spa and wellness centre . All rooms include a private balcony and free minibar. It features Wi-Fi in all areas.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Aqaba King Hussein Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


From Amman: Petra, Wadi Rum and Dead Sea 3-Day Tour

Embark on a 3-day tour of Jordan's highlights from Amman. Marvel at the rock-carved city of Petra, spend the night at a Bedouin camp in Wadi Rum, and traverse the Aqaba City in the Great Rift Valley.


From Tel Aviv: Petra 1-Day Guided Tour with Transfers

Discover Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Depart from Tel Aviv in an air-conditioned coach. Cross the border with an experienced guide. Explore the history and culture of Petra on a guided tour.

Tour & transport

Wadi Al Mujib and Dead Sea Panoramic Tour from Aqaba

Enjoy a panoramic drive through Wadi Mujib and float in the Dead Sea on a private full-day trip from Aqaba. Have a buffet lunch at a 5-star resort and get exclusive access to the pools and beach.


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