Planning a trip to Jordan and flying to Queen Alia International Airport in Amman? Let me help you to stay connected and avoid high roaming charges for your trip to Jordan. This is a specific guide for buying a sim card for Jordan on arrival at Amman Airport with where to buy a sim card, up to date prices as per January 2023, my recommendation, a vlog with my experiences and even information about international and e-sim cards for Jordan.
Jordan is a magical country and I keep on coming back here, in fact Amman is one of my favorite cities in the Middle East. I have been several times now and really fell in love with Jordan. As a full time nomad and world traveler who is trying to visit every country in the world I swing by Jordan so now and then as it is pretty central between Asia, Europe and Africa.
Everywhere I go I write prepaid sim card guides to help travelers save money and get the best connection to upload their travels for friends and family. Therefore on Traveltomtom you can find more than 150 sim card guides from all over the world: Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Europe, Rome, London, Paris, Germany, Netherlands, Hong Kong, South Africa, USA, Canada, Thailand and many more,
Buying a sim card at Amman Airport is the best place to get your local prepaid sim card for Jordan. Prices are not much different then what you get in the city center of Amman and here at the airport they speak good English, the shops are open 24h and you can pay by credit card.
If for some reason you missed the chance to buy a sim card at Amman Airport have a look at my complete guide for buying a sim card in Jordan in 2023.
Traveltomtom recommends an Orange sim card for traveling in Jordan. You can easily buy them at Amman Airport at the Orange kiosk in the arrival hall.
However, if you want to arrive prepared for your trip to Jordan then there is also the possibility of buying an international sim card that works in Jordan. Check out my list of the best travel sim cards in 2023. Or make it even easier directly order an e-sim card for Jordan.
Buy a sim card for Jordan online
Order a sim card for Jordan right now and be prepared before you even set foot in the country. Skip the hassle of buying a sim card at Amman Airport, check the following Jordan sim card deals. These international sim cards will be send to your home address and are activated automatically from its first use:
- AIS SIM2FLY = $19,90 for 6 GB data in Jordan - valid for 10 days.
- Orange Holiday World = $49,90 for 10 GB in Jordan - valid for 14 days.
Click here to directly order one of the above sim cards for Jordan or get more info in the link.
E-sim card for Jordan
Are you aware of the latest technology and is your phone e-sim compatible? Then the easiest way to get internet on your phone when traveling to Jordan is an e-sim card. No more swapping sim cards or visiting a shop. You arrange everything online in just a couple minutes. Check out the following Jordan e-sim card deals:
- 1 GB for 7 days = $6.5 USD
- 3 GB for 30 days = $18 USD
Click here to order an e-sim card for Jordan directly online. With an e-sim card you keep your phone number from your home country.
On another website I found a better e-sim card deal for Jordan:
- 6 GB for 8 days = $19.90 USD
Click here to order this Jordan e-sim card deal.
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Where to buy a sim card at Amman Airport
When entering the arrival hall at Queen Alia International Airport you can’t miss the mobile phone stores. Orange, Zain and Umniah are all next to each other right in front of you, see the picture above or watch my vlog below.
Prices Jordan sim cards at Amman Airport in 2023
Orange sells two Jordan sim cards for tourists:
- 10 JD ($14) = 15 GB data + 60 minutes local calls & sms + 10 minutes international minutes - valid for 10 days.
- 15 JD ($21) = 20 GB data + unlimited local calls & sms + 20 minutes international calls + 10 sms - valid for 30 days.
- 30 JD ($42) = 60 GB data + unlimited local calls & sms + 60 minutes international calls + 30 sms - valid for 90 days.
Umniah Jordan sim card Amman Airport
There are 2 Umniah prepaid sim card deals available at Amman Airport:
- 30 GB data for 10 days + 100 local minutes + 20 international minutes = 10 JD - $14 USD
- 60 GB data for 10 days = 12.3 JD - $17.5 USD
Zain Jordan sim card Amman Airport
The Zain macho boys were definitely not amused with all my questions, all I wanted was some extra information. Relax guys! Sadly Zain does not show its costumers any information about the sim card deals they offer, you gotta do it with the arrogant guys.
- 15 GB - 1000 min local calls - 50 minutes international calls - valid for 30 days = 18.5 JD
- 20 GB - 1000 min local calls - 50 minutes international calls - valid for 30 days = 23.7 JD
- 50 GB - 1000 min local calls - 50 minutes international calls - valid for 30 days = 29.25 JD
It is also pretty clear that Zain prepaid sim cards at Amman Airport are the most expensive ones!
Best Jordan sim card at Amman Airport
In my research for the best prepaid sim card in Jordan in 2023 I also compared the 4G/5G network coverage in Jordan for Orange, Umniah and Zain. Umniah has a much weaker and smaller 4G network compared to Orange and Zain, with Orange having the best 4G network coverage across the country.
Is there 5G in Jordan? No unfortunately there is still no 5G in Jordan as of January 2023.
Considering the 4G network coverage and the prices for prepaid sim card packages it is a very simple conclusion that Orange is the best prepaid sim card for traveling in Jordan in 2023. Therefore Traveltomtom recommends buying an Orange sim card at Amman Airport.
Another last reminder that you can also order a physical prepaid international sim card for Jordan online and get it shipped to your home address before your trip or arrange everything online in just a couple minutes by ordering an e-sim card for Jordan.
How to get from Amman Airport to the city
Once you get connected you have the option to order an Uber but you will see that is very expensive. An Uber ride from Amman Airport to the city can easily cost you 30 JD which is $42 USD. My recommendation is that you take the bus which runs every 30 minutes and a bus ticket only costs 3.3 JD ($4.5). The only problem is that you will need cash for buying a bus ticket. It is no problem to get cash as there are several ATM's at Amman Airport near the sim card shop. The issue is that they all charge $5 fee for withdrawing money, no matter the amount.
May you have any questions about Jordan sim cards please check out my article about the best Jordan sim card for tourists in 2023. If you are still wondering what to do in Amman then click on the link to read my complete guide with the best things to do and places to see.
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