Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) | Amman International Airport

More than 20 international airlines operate at Queen Alia International Airport, 35 kilometres south of Amman. Flying from major European cities takes about four hours. Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA), run by major international airlines, is the main airport in Jordan.

Queen Alia International Airport 

The easiest way to get to the center of Amman from the airport is by taxi; the journey takes about 30-45 minutes and the fare is around 15 JD (equivalent to about $ 22). However, there are also shuttle buses that connect the airport to the city center bus station, departures from the airport are every half an hour.

Taxis are readily available outside the terminals. Shuttle buses also connect the QAIA with the southern terminal of Amman (and vice versa) every half hour between 06.00 and 16.30, every hour between 17.00 and midnight, and every hour between midnight and 03.00 in the morning. The cost of the ticket is JD 3.00.

Leveraging Jordan's strategic geographic location and operating non-stop flights to many destinations worldwide, Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) has emerged as the ideal regional center for leisure, business, and medical travel.

 As the Kingdom's prime gateway to the world, QAIA offers direct access to major cities across the globe - effectively connecting east with west, while providing a broad range of flight and route options.

 Located 35 kilometers from the heart of the capital, Amman, QAIA was established in 1983 to serve as Jordan's main and largest airport - providing passenger, air cargo, and aviation support services. QAIA comprises two parallel runways that are 3,660 meters in length and 61 meters in width, with a separation of 1,446 square meters.

In 2007, Airport International Group - a consortium of local and international partners with proven experience in airport rehabilitation, enhancement, operation, and management - was awarded a 25-year Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) concession agreement by the Government of Jordan.

The QAIA New Terminal - which was inaugurated in March 2013 under the Royal Patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein - raised the annual passenger capacity from the initial 3.5 million to nine million. Moreover, the second phase of the QAIA New Terminal project was launched in September 2016 under the patronage of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, further increasing the annual passenger capacity to up to 12 million.​

Airport Facilities:
Medical Facility/Clinic

Ground Floor, Arrivals Hall       
A primary medical care center is located at the ground level. The center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and provides first aid and emergency services in addition to controlling public health matters.
Tel: 06 401 0444

Royal Jordanian Crown Check-In Service: Departures Level - gate 1


  • Zain Lounge Central Area – Departures - Level 4 after the main duty-free.
    Tel: 06 400 0044

  • Royal Jordanian Crown Lounge (CIP)
    Central Area – Departures - Level 4 after the main duty-free.
    Tel: 06 479 3240
  • Petra Lounge: North pier  - Departures

QAIA provides free wifi connectivity with no time limitations. You need to choose “Airport-Free-WIFI” from the list to connect.

Special Needs
QAIA is a special needs-friendly facility featuring:

  • Wheelchairs and special assistance services are provided upon request from airlines/handlers. Please check with your airline when booking your ticket.
  • Porter services are delivered by Tikram for Airport Services at the Departures and Arrivals Areas, in addition to buggy services at the Departures, Arrivals, and ​​​Transit Areas.
  • Car parks with designated spaces for individuals with special needs.
  • Fast-track lines at the Immigration/Emigration Halls.
  • Wheelchair-accessible toilets at the Arrivals, Departures, and Transit Areas.
  • Elevators at the curbside and Arrivals, Departures, and Transit Areas, as well as travel at the Departures Area. ​
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  • Prayer Rooms

Praying areas are available in the Departures and Arrivals levels ​ 


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