There are 3 ways to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Petra by plane, car or bus

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly San Francisco to Aqaba, drive  •  20 h 2 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Aqaba (AQJ) SFO - AQJ
  2. Drive from Aqaba to Petra

$764 - $2,017

Cheapest option

Fly Oakland to Amman, bus  •  25 h 46 min

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

$537 - $1,886

1 alternative option

Fly San Francisco to Amman, bus  •  21 h 42 min

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Amman (AMM) SFO - AMM
  2. Take the bus from Amman Abdali Terminal to Petra

$629 - $1,612

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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Petra is to fly and bus which costs $600 - $1,700 and takes 21 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Petra is to fly and drive which costs $750 - $2,100 and takes 20 h 2 min.

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The distance between San Francisco Airport (SFO) and Petra is 7573 miles.

It takes approximately 20 h 2 min to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Petra, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from San Francisco Airport to Aqaba Airport. The quickest flight takes 20 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Petra is 10 h ahead of San Francisco Airport (SFO). It is currently 7:38 AM in San Francisco Airport (SFO) and 5:38 PM in Petra.

Swiss, British Airways, Scandinavian Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from San Francisco Airport to Aqaba Airport.

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There are 64+ hotels available in Petra. Prices start at $23 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Petra.
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  • Distance: 7572.8 miles
  • Duration: 20 h 2 min

What companies run services between San Francisco Airport (SFO), USA and Petra, Jordan?

There is no direct connection from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to Petra. However, you can fly to Aqaba then take the drive to Petra. Alternatively, you can fly to Amman, take the walk to Queen Alia Airport, take the bus to Amman Tabarbour Terminal, take the taxi to Amman Abdali Terminal, take the bus to Petra, then take the taxi to Petra.

Airlines
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from San Francisco to Aqaba via Zurich, Amman
Ave. Duration
18 h 10 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$800 - $3,000
Flights from San Francisco to Aqaba via Copenhagen, Amman
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,200
Flights from San Francisco to Amman via Zurich
Ave. Duration
15 h 50 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,300
Flights from Oakland to Amman via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
16 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,800
Flights from Oakland to Amman via Rome
Ave. Duration
18 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,800
Flights from Oakland to Amman via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
20 h
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,900
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from San Francisco to Aqaba via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
20 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,000
Flights from San Francisco to Amman via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
19 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,600
Flights from San Francisco to Amman via Istanbul, Antalya
Ave. Duration
20 h 40 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from San Francisco to Amman via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$900 - $4,400
Flights from Oakland to Amman via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
18 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,800
Flights from Oakland to Amman via Salt Lake City, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
25 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $3,700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Amman via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$900 - $4,400
Flights from Oakland to Amman via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
18 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,800
Flights from Oakland to Amman via Salt Lake City, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
25 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $3,700
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from San Francisco to Amman via Madrid
Ave. Duration
18 h 25 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$800 - $3,300
Flights from Oakland to Amman via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
19 h 17 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,900
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from San Francisco to Amman via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
17 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $2,700
Flights from Oakland to Amman via Seattle, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
21 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$900 - $3,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Amman via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
20 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,500
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Amman via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
20 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,500
Bus operators
Jett
Phone
+ 962 6 5854679
Email
info@jett.com.jo
Website
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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