Sleeping in Airports

Amman Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or 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 hrs, with [a] 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 four-level passenger terminal with shops, a spa, and many 24-hour dining options. Free WiFi is available, and you’ll find plenty of charging areas with a variety of outlets 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 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 offers better seating options and, depending on the time, more quiet areas. Explore our guide to sleeping in Amman Airport or read some traveller reviews for more tips.  For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the guide below.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s website for current information. 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.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Amman Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Amman airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Amman Airport Hotel – 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 the reviews before booking.  » Check Rates
  • Al Qatal Building – Airport transfers are not included. ($)  » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Amman, search deals and read traveller reviews.

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!

  • Petra Lounge – Location: North Pier, Airside, opposite Gate 208. Showers are available ($). International flights only. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge pass • Lounge membership programs.
  • Crown Lounge – Location: Airside, 4th Floor. International flights only. Showers are available ($).  Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge pass • Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Amman Airport Lounges

Food & Drinks

A variety of food concessions are available. Starbucks, Hamada, Blue Fig, World News Café, Al Daya’a, Crumz, McDonald’s, and ElForon Coco Express are open 24/7.

WiFi/Internet

Unlimited free WiFi is available at Amman Airport. Connect to the “Airport-Free-WIFI” network.

Mobile Charging

Free LG mobile charging units are available for use inside the terminal.

Rest & Relaxation 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 and Crown Lounge. [ see Airport Lounges above ]

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

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

Banking Services – Bank of Jordan and HBTF offer full-service banking 24 hours a day in the Arrivals Hall (landside). AJIB also provides banking services (see Currency Exchange for locations). Hours: 8:00AM – 3:00PM • 4:00 PM – 10:00PM. Arab Bank offers full-service banking. Location: Arrivals Hall, landside. Hours: 8:30AM – 3:00 PM • 4:00 PM – 9:30 PM.

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 Departures • North Pier Departures • Passport Control for Arrivals • Arrivals Hall, South Pier, landside. Hours: Open 24 hours. Global Exchange also offers currency exchange at these six locations: In front of check-in counters • North Pier, Departures, in front of Gates 208 and 210 • South Pier Departure, in front of Gate 120 • North Pier, Arrivals • South Pier, Passport Controls • Baggage Claim. Hours: Open 24 hours.

Children’s Play Areas – Information not available.

Drinking Water – Information is unavailable. Does the airport have water fountains or water bottle refill stations? Click here to update this guide.

Duty-Free & Shopping – Several duty-free and retail stores can be found throughout the terminal.

Information Desk – Information not available.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Unavailable. If this is incorrect, click here to update this guide.

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

Pharmacy – Locations: Public Landside, Departures Hall • North Pier, near Gates 208 and 210. Hours: Open 24 hours.

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

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

SIM Cards – A reader tells us “Zain, Orange, and Umniah all have stalls set up just to the right of the exit out of the terminal”.  (December 2022)

SmokingTemporarily Closed – Smoking is permitted only in designated smoking areas.  Locations: Arrivals, Level 1 • Departures, Level 3.

Spa – Information not available.

Airlines
Amman Airport is served by the following airlines: Aegean Airlines • Air Arabia • Air Arabia Egypt • Air Cairo • Alexandria Airlines • Austrian Airlines • British Airways • Egypt Air • Embassy Air Iraq • Emirates • Etihad Airways • Fly Baghdad • Flyadeal • Fly Dubai • Fly Egypt • Fly Jordan • Fly Nas • Gulf Air • Iraqi Airways • Jazeera Airways • Jordan Aviation • Kuwait Airways • Lufthansa • Middle East Airlines • Oman Air • Pegasus Airlines • Petroleum Air Service • Qatar Airways • Royal Jordanian • Ryanair • Saudi Arabian Airlines • Tarco • Tarom • Transavia Dutch • Transavia France • Turkish Airlines • United Airlines • Vueling • Wizz Air Abu Dhabi • Wizz Air • Yemeni Airways.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Airport Express Bus

​​​​​​​A Sariyah shuttle bus runs every 30 minutes from 8:00AM to 6:00PM and every hour from 6:00PM to 8:00AM, leaving from the bus stop in front of the Arrival Hall. This bus connects the airport to Amman North Bus Station. Tickets are sold from an official kiosk inside of the airport. Fare: 3,300 JD per passenger.

Car Rentals

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

Hotel Shuttles

Some area hotels provide airport shuttle service: Amman Airport HotelMadina Suites (upon request).

See also Airport Hotels above.

Ride Sharing

Uber and Careem are available throughout Jordan. A ride to the city centre will cost you about 4,000 – 6,000 JD (5-8 euros).

Taxis

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.

Amman Airport Photo Gallery

Related Pages: Amman Airport Photos

Last updated: 2024-02-06

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is 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 websites. 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.