Petra Tickets For All Kinds of Visitors


Most tourists think Petra tickets are quite expensive, especially if you are only a day-visitor who doesn't spend a night in Jordan.

Petra Ticket Price Increase as of 1st November 2010. How To Get The Best Value For Your Money?

Entrance tickets to the Petra Archaeological Park can be purchased from the Visitor Center for Jordanian Dinars only, other currencies are NOT accepted.

There is an ATM machine you can use should you be short of cash and you can also pay buy credit card.

Petra Ticket Prices

Since 1st January 2010, a differentiation of visitors has been introduced:

Non-accommodated tourists spending only a day (and no nights) in Jordan, like daily visitors from neighbouring countries, will be charged different (higher) entrance fees than those spending more time in Jordan (overnight or accomodated visitors).

The discounted entrance fee for Jordanian citizens, residents* and students** remains 1 JD.

(*foreigners holding Jordanian residence card)
(**students with a valid Jordanian university ID)

Children under the age of 12 years can visit Petra free of charge.

Visitor Type Price
1-Day Visitor or Non-accommodated Visitor 90 JD
Overnight or Accomodated Visitor 1-Day Pass 50 JD
Overnight or Accomodated Visitor 2-Day Pass 55 JD
Overnight or Accomodated Visitor 3-Day Pass 60 JD
Children under 12yrs Free
Locals, Residents, Students in Jordan 1 JD

Source: Petra website - Fees Page

The increased prices now include a 800 m horse ride from the Visitor Center to the entrance of the Siq, informational brochures and maps and a guiding service.

You may hire horse carriages from the Visitor Center to the Treasury and back for cca. 20 JD.

Camel and donkey rides are also available on the site after the Treasury, at extra cost.

How To Prove That You Are An 'Accommodated Visitor'?

Show your passport and the date of the Jordanian entry stamp will prove when you entered Jordan.

If you are heading to Petra straight after crossing the border or landing at the airport then, unfortunately, it is not enough to show a hotel reservation.

You have to pay the 90 JD entrance fee for non-accommodated visitors and when you go back the following day, after spending the night in a hotel in Petra, you will get a 40 JD refund.


How To Get The Best Value For Your Money in Petra

The site of Petra is so large, if you want to visit it properly you should spend there at least two days. Then the 2-Days Pass will cost you only 22.50 JD per day.

Take your time: book a room in one of the hotels in Wadi Musa, visit Petra by Night, learn to cook traditional Jordanian dishes at Petra Kitchen or take a Historical Tour to Shobak Castle

You could also visit Little Petra (Al-Beidha), there is no entrance fee here!

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