Planning a trip to Jordan and flying to Queen Alia International Airport in Amman and wondering if you can buy a prepaid sim card on arrival for your trip to Jordan? This is a complete guide with everything you need to know before buying a sim card at Amman Airport in 2024.

Find out where to buy a sim card, up to date prices as per June 2024, my recommendation, a vlog with my experiences, the best e-sim cards for Jordan, information about international sim cards for Jordan, how to get to Amman city center and more.

Jordan is a magical country and I keep on traveling 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 centrally located between Asia, Europe and Africa.

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Personally Traveltomtom always used to buy a local prepaid sim card on arrival in every country, but nowadays I pretty much always use an e-sim card to stay connected.

If you are not interested in ordering an e-sim card for Jordan online then buying a sim card at Amman Airport is the best place to get your local prepaid sim card for Jordan. Prices for tourist sim cards at Amman Airport are not much different then what you get in the city center of Amman and at Amman Airport they speak good English, the shops are open 24h and you can pay by credit card.

Traveltomtom also wrote a complete guide for buying a prepaid sim card for Jordan in 2024 with much more detailed info and a comparison of the mobile internet operators and the prepaid and e-sim cards for Jordan.

Don't skip Amman on your trip to Jordan. It is a very enchanting city and I ended up staying 3 weeks and this is my guide to the best things to do in Amman in 2024.

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My recommendation

Traveltomtom recommends buying an Orange sim card fat Amman Airport. It is my personal favorite prepaid sim card for Jordan and you can easily buy one at Amman Airport at the Orange kiosk in the arrival hall.

However, if you want to arrive prepared for your trip to Jordan then look into ordering an e-sim card for Jordan online. It is very easy and done fast. Traveltomtom recommends ordering an e-sim card for Jordan via either Nomad, Airalo or SimOptions.

If your phone is not e-sim compatible then there is also the possibility of buying an international prepaid sim card that works in Jordan. Check out my list of the best travel sim cards in 2024.

Best e-sim cards for Jordan

The easiest way to stay connected when traveling to Amman in 2024 is an e-sim card. No more visiting a sim card store and swapping physical sim card. You can arrange everything online within a couple clicks.

You order an e-sim card for Jordan on the internet, you receive a QR code, scan it, follow the simple steps and within less than 2 minutes you have a Jordan e-sim card installed on your phone.

Upon arrival in Amman it automatically connects you to an available network and you enjoy data on your phone pretty much when the plane lands.

Make sure your phone is e-sim compatible before ordering an e-sim card for Jordan.

Airalo

airalo esim card plans for jordan 2024

Airalo is a reliable e-sim provider that sells e-sim cards from pretty much every country in the world. Check out the Airalo e-sim card plans for traveling to Jordan in 2024:

  • 1 GB for 7 days = $6.5 USD
  • 3 GB for 30 days = $18 USD

Click here for more info or to directly order your e-sim card for Jordan via Airalo.

The above e-sim cards from Jornet operate on the 4G/LTE network of Umniah and are data-only sim cards for Jordan only. For more info about the best 4G/5G network in Jordan check out my complete guide for buying a prepaid sim card for Jordan in 2024.

SimOptions

simoptions esim card plans for jordan 2024

SimOptions is a reliable e-sim provider and Traveltomtom has used SimOptions in more than 50 countries around the world and never faced an issue.

SimOptions sells international e-sim cards for Jordan that are valid in up to 141 countries around the world.

  • 6 GB for 8 days = $19.90 USD
  • 6 GB for 15 days = $39.90 USD
  • 10 GB data for 14 days = $39.90 USD

Click here to order an international e-sim card for Jordan via SimOptions.

Nomad

nomad esim card plans for jordan 2024

Another trusted and reviewed e-sim provider is Nomad and Traveltomtom has used Nomad now in more than 10 countries. Nomad sometimes has amazing competitive e-sim card plans with cheap prices.

Here are the Nomad e-sim card plans for Jordan in 2024:

  • 1 GB for 7 days = $9 USD
  • 3 GB for 30 days = $14 USD
  • 5 GB for 30 days = $20 USD
  • 10 GB for 30 days = $32 USD

Click here for more info or to order an e-sim card for Jordan via Nomad.

Please make sure your phone is e-sim compatible before ordering an e-sim card for Jordan.

Where to buy a sim card at Amman Airport

sim card amman airport

When entering the arrival hall at Queen Alia International Airport you can’t miss the mobile phone stores. Have a look at the picture above what it looks like walking into the arrival hall.

You will find an Orange, Zain and Umniah shop next to each other right in front of you.

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If you rather watch a vlog then check out my YouTube video above about arriving at Amman Airport and my experiences buying a prepaid sim card for Jordan at Amman Airport.

Prices Jordan sim cards at Amman Airport in 2024

Info and prices below are updated in June 2024. Prices are in Jordanian Dinar: $1 USD = 0.71 JOD and 1 JOD = $1.41 USD. Yes, the Jordanian Dinar is much stronger than the USD.

Orange

orange amman airport prepaid sim cards for jordan

Orange sells two Jordan sim cards for tourists:

  • 20 GB data + unlimited calls & sms + 20 minutes international calls for 30 days = 15 JOD - $21 USD
  • 60 GB data + unlimited calls & sms + 60 minutes international calls for 90 days = 30 JOD - $42 USD

Orange provides e-sim cards for tourists in Jordan, so when buying an Orange sim card for Joran at Amman Airport you can opt for a physical prepaid sim card or an e-sim card.

Umniah Jordan sim card Amman Airport

umniah amman airport prepaid sim cards for jordan

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 JOD - $14 USD

Umniah provides e-sim cards for tourists in Jordan, so when buying an Umniah sim card for Joran at Amman Airport you can opt for a physical prepaid sim card or an e-sim card.

Zain Jordan sim card Amman Airport

zain prepaid 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.

  • 8 GB data + 1000 min + 50 minutes international calls for 30 days = 14.5 JOD - $20.4 USD
  • 15 GB data + 1000 min + 50 minutes international calls for 30 days = 18.5 JOD - $26.1 USD 
  • 20 GB data + 1000 min + 50 minutes international calls for 30 days = 23.7 JOD - $33.4 USD
  • 50 GB data + 1000 min + 50 minutes international calls for 30 days = 29.25 JOD - $41.2 USD

It is also pretty clear that Zain prepaid sim cards at Amman Airport are the most expensive sim cards for tourists at Amman Airport.

Zain provides e-sim cards for tourists in Jordan, so when buying a Zain sim card for Joran at Amman Airport you can opt for a physical prepaid sim card or an e-sim card.

Best tourist sim card at Amman Airport

In my research for the best tourist sim card for Jordan in 2024 I also compared the 4G/5G network coverage in Jordan for Orange, Umniah and Zain. Turns out that Umniah has a much weaker and smaller 4G/5G network compared to Orange and Zain.

However, Umniah is the cheapest sim card for Jordan at Amman Airport and for just $14 USD you get 30 GB data.

There is 5G in Jordan, but it is limited to the Greater Amman region and since beginning of 2024.

Considering the 4G/5G 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 2024.

Therefore Traveltomtom recommends buying an Orange sim card at Amman Airport.

At Amman Airport on arrival they sell e-sim cards but if you want arrange everything online then Traveltomtom recommends an Orange Holiday World e-sim card with 10 GB data for Jordan.

You can order this Orange sim card as a physical prepaid international sim card 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 via SimOptions or Airalo or Nomad.

Heading into the city then check out my travel guide with the best things to do in Amman in 2024.

Buy a prepaid sim card for Jordan online

orange holiday world international prepaid sim card for jordan

If your phone is not e-sim compatible but you would like to order a sim card for traveling to Jordan online before your trip then check out the following.

Arrive prepared in Jordan with an international prepaid sim card. You order them online and a physical prepaid sim card will be delivered to your home address. You put this sim card in your phone and it automatically connects to an available network upon arrival in Jordan, basically when the plane lands you are instantly online.

SimOptions is the only sim card provider that sells physical prepaid sim cards for Jordan:

  • 10 GB data for 14 days = $49.90 USD

Click here for more info or to order an international prepaid sim card for Jordan via SimOptions.

This Orange Holiday World physical prepaid sim card is valid in 124 countries around the world including Jordan. 

Last reminder that if your phone is e-sim compatible you can order an e-sim card for Jordan online via AiraloSimOptions or Nomad and be online as soon as the plane touches the ground.

How to get from Amman Airport to the city

bus from amman airport to city

Once you get connected you have the option to order an Uber but you will see that is pretty expensive. An Uber ride from Amman Airport to the city can easily cost you around 30 JOD 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 JOD ($4.5 USD). 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 USD fee for withdrawing money, no matter the amount.

If you still have any questions about Jordan sim cards please check out my article about the best Jordan prepaid sim card for tourists in 2024. If you are still wondering what to do in Amman in 2024 then click on the link to read my complete guide with the best things to do and places to see.

Interested what it looks like traveling to every country in the world then check out my Instagram profile @traveltomtom for some serious wanderlust. As of June 2024 I have visited more than 155 countries, so there is still a long road to go.

Enjoy your trip to Amman!