Travel to Jordan
Travel by rail
The Hejaz Railway (tel: (06) 489 5414; www.jhr.gov.jo) operates twice a week on the old Ottoman track between Amman and Damascus (Syrian Arab Republic). It uses ancient rolling stock and takes about nine hours. It is really only worth making the journey for the experience. The journey by car takes about half the time.
Getting to Jordan by boat
JD5 for foreigners and JD6 for Jordanian nationals.
The only port is Aqaba (tel: (03) 201 4031; www.aqabaports.com.jo), which is on some cruise itineraries. There is a daily car and passenger ferry between Aqaba and Nuweiba in Egypt, run by AB Maritime (tel: (03) 209 2000; website: www.abmaritime.com.jo); the company also operates a high-speed service to Nuweiba that takes less than one hour.