You will need an international driving permit to hire a car in Jordan.
Check the Foreign Office advice for the latest information about areas to avoid and nuggets of information such as not to drive off road due to the danger of land mines - particularly near military establishments and borders.
Any accident needs to be reported to the police and you shouldn't leave the scene until told to by the police.
Under Jordanian law the driver will always be held responsible for any accident involving pedestrians.
Fuel is relatively expensive for an oil producing nation, Jordan having removed all subsidies late in 2012. Although credit cards may be accepted in some larger and newer filling stations, many filling stations, particularly the more rural ones will only accept cash. There are a number of private petrol huts selling illegal privately imported fuel.
There is a strong preference toward automatic gearboxes in the rental market so finding a manual may be an issue, particularly with larger cars.
Most car hire purchased though our site includes Collision Damage Waiver, Theft Waiver and Third Party insurance. Expect the waivers to include an excess which is typically between US $600 - $1,500 depending on supplier but can be higher for larger or prestige cars. Windscreens, tyres and underside of the car will normally be excluded from the waiver making you responsible for any damage to these vulnerable items.
Protect yourself from these excesses.and charges using our car hire excess insurance comparison service where you can select the sort of cover you need at a fraction of the cost of additional waivers though the rental company.
This content was last reviewed on 04/09/2019