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There are 3 ways to get from Cairo to Petra by bus, plane or car

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Bus  •  13 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Cairo to Amman Abdali Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Amman Abdali Terminal to Petra

$58 - $87

2 alternative options

Fly to Amman, bus  •  9 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Cairo (CAI) to Amman (AMM) CAI - AMM
  2. Take the bus from Amman Abdali Terminal to Petra

$180 - $679

Fly to Tabuk, drive  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Cairo (CAI) to Tabuk (TUU) CAI - TUU
  2. Drive from Tabuk to Petra

$122 - $207

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The cheapest way to get from Cairo to Petra is to bus which costs $55 - $90 and takes 13 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cairo to Petra is to fly and drive which costs $120 - $210 and takes 8 h 20 min.

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The distance between Cairo and Petra is 404 km.

The best way to get from Cairo to Petra without a car is to bus which takes 13 h 10 min and costs $55 - $90.

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It takes approximately 13 h 10 min to get from Cairo to Petra, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Cairo Airport to Amman Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Royal Jordanian and Egyptair offer flights from Cairo Airport to Amman Airport.

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There are 67+ hotels available in Petra. Prices start at $25 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cairo to Cairo Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Cairo to Petra.
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  • Distance: 252.7 miles
  • Duration: 13 h 10 min

What companies run services between Cairo, Egypt and Petra, Jordan?

You can take a bus from Cairo to Petra via Amman Abdali Terminal and Petra in around 13 h 10 min.

Airlines
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Cairo to Amman
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,300
Egyptair
Website
egyptair.com
Flights from Cairo to Amman
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,300
Nesma Airlines
Website
nesmaairlines.com
Flights from Cairo to Tabuk
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Nile Air
Website
nileair.com
Flights from Cairo to Tabuk
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Bus operators
Jett
Phone
+ 962 6 5854679
Email
info@jett.com.jo
Website
jett.com.jo
Bus from Cairo to Amman Abdali Terminal
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Schedules at
jett.com.jo
Bus from Amman Abdali Terminal to Petra
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Schedules at
jett.com.jo

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