Sleeping in Airports

Amman Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Amman Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

I spent the night at starbucks in the arrival area. Open 24 hr, with quiet lounge room and nice arabic music background. – a traveller

AMM Airport Overview

Amman Airport Guide
(Photo courtesy of a guest traveller / 10Apr2018)

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Amman Queen Alia International Airport.

What to Expect

Amman Airport (code: AMM) services its passengers with a modern three-level passenger terminal with shops, a spa, and lots of 24-hour dining options. Free WiFi is available throughout the airport, and there are plenty of charging areas and outlets covering all types of sockets and USB ports. The facilities are described as exceptionally clean, and airport staff as efficient, though immigration can be slow during peak times. Economy class passengers may be able to access one of the airport’s private lounges. See Airport Lounges in the guide below.

Sleeping in Amman Airport

Travellers reviews regarding sleep options are mixed, which suggests that finding decent sleeping spots might be a case of “seek and you will find.” While some travellers reported finding comfortable armrest-free seating in quiet areas, others reported a lack of comfortable seating or quiet nooks suitable for snoozing. Overall, airside seems to offer better seating options, and, depending upon the time, more quiet areas. For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the guide below or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Coronavirus Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. If you have some time to spare please write a review, send a tip or share photos to help future travellers.

For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Amman Airport Guide.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Amman Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near Amman Airport:

  • Amman Airport Hotel – (5 minutes from the airport) Free 24-hour airport shuttle and meet & greet service available. A designated hotel employee will greet you at the airport with a name placard and also accompany you back to the airport for your scheduled departure flight. Airport services must be arranged in advance.  We suggest reading reviews before booking.  » Check Rates
  • Rumman Hotel – (30 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. A taxi can be arranged through the hotel for 14 JOD ($20). » Check Rates
  • Mariam Hotel – (32 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. A taxi can be arranged through hotel for 14 JOD ($20). » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Amman Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Passes  Petra Lounge – Location: Terminal 1, Airside, near Gate 208. Showers are available ($). International flights only. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.

Passes  Crown Lounge – Location: Terminal 1, Airside, 3rd Floor. International flights only. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Unlimited free WiFi is available at Amman Airport. Connect to the “Airport free wifi” network.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Arrivals Hall.

Banking Services – Bank of Jordan and HBTF offer full-service banking 24 hours a day in the Arrivals Hall (landside). AJIB also offers 24-hour banking (see Currency Exchange for locations). Arab Bank offers full-service banking. Location: Arrivals Hall, landside. Hours: 8:30AM – 3:00PM • 3:30PM – 9:30PM.

Currency Exchange – AJIB (Arab Jordan Investment Bank) offers full-service banking and foreign currency exchange at these five locations: in front of RJ’s check-in counters • Central Area (post-Immigration) • South Pier gates • Passport Control for Arrivals • Arrivals Hall, landside. Hours: Open 24 hours. Global Exchange also offers currency exchange in the airport at 6 locations, 24 hours a day!

Children’s Play Areas – Yes

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is available as well as a variety of other shops. Snax Convenience Store offers 3 locations that operate 24 hours a day. Landside, Departures Hall • Landside, Arrivals Hall • Remote Boarding Area.

Food & Drinks – There are food and beverage concessions that are open 24-hours:
Al Daya’a (Central Area, Departures Hall) • Blue Fig (North Pier, Departures Hall) • Brasserie & Bar (Central Area, Departures Hall) • Catalina Cafe & Bar (South Pier, Departures Hall) • Crumz (South Pier, Departures Hall • New Extension, North Pier) • Grab & Fly Cafe (Departures Hall) • Grab & Go (Short Term Parking) • Jareer (Central Area, Departures Hall) • Starbucks (Central Area, Departures Hall • Arrivals Hall • New Extension, North Pier • New Extension, South Pier) • World News Cafe (RJ Check-in counters, Departures Hall).

Information Desk – Location: Landside, Arrivals Hall. Hours: open 24 hours.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Medical Care – Urgent and emergency medical care is available at the airport clinic. Location: Arrivals Hall, Ground Floor. Hours: Open 24 hours.

Mobile Charging – Free LG mobile charging units are available for use in the terminal.

Pharmacy –  Locations: Public Landside, Departures Hall • North Pier • South Pier (new extension). Hours: Open 24 hours.

Postal Services – Drop off your last minute postcards at the airport’s post box. Jordan Post, location: Landside, Arrivals Hall.

Prayer Rooms – Location: on the Departures and Arrivals levels.

Rest Zones – Two quiet rooms are available to passengers in transit: Hajj and Omrah Rest Rooms.

Take precaution even when sleeping in the rest zones.  In December 2019, a traveller at another airport reported that money and credit cards had been stolen from their bag even though the bag was right beside them.  Protect and lock your bags as you would sleeping elsewhere in public.

Showers – Showers are available in the Petra Lounge (showers are temporarily not available in the Crown Lounge). [ see Airport Lounges above ]

Spa – Bloom Spa – Location: Airside, North Pier. Hours: 24 hours a day.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


Amman Airport is served by the following airlines: Aegean Airlines • Afriqiyah Airways • Air AlgérieAir Arabia • Air Cairo • Air FranceAlitalia • Austrian Airlines • British Airways • Cham Wings • Egypt Air • Embassy Air Iraq • EmiratesEtihad Airways • Fly Baghdad • Fly Dubai • Fly Egypt • Fly Jordan • Fly Nas • Gulf Air • Iraqi Airways • Jazeera Airways • Jordan Aviation • Kuwait Airways • Laudamotion • Libyan Airlines • Lufthansa • Middle East Airlines • Nordwind • Norwegian Air • Oman Air • Qatar Airways • Queen Bilqis Airlines • Royal Air Maroc • Royal Jordanian • Ryanair • Saudi Arabian Airlines • Syrian Arab Airlines • Tarco • Tarom • Turkish Airlines • Ukraine International/Mediterranean Airlines • Yemenia Airways.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Airport Express Bus

Buses run every 30 – 60 minutes from a designated bus stop outside of the terminal. Tickets are sold from an official kiosk inside of the airport. Buses run from 6:00AM – 12:00AM.

Car Rentals

The following companies offer car rental services onsite in both terminals: Avis • Budget • Europcar • Hertz • Payless • Sixt • Thrifty.

Hotel Shuttles

See Airport Hotels above.


Taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area of Queen Alia airport. Rates are fixed and are displayed near the designated taxi park at the airport’s terminal exits.

Last updated: 2020-10-21

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.