crossing the border
Amman Travel Blog› entry 58 of 68 › view all entries
August 3rd, 2008 – by: tacco14
The lady in the counter asked me if I have entry visa of Jordan and I said "not yet". And it turned out that I can't get entry visa at the King Hussein bridge. Normally travellers visit Israel from Jordan via King Hussein bridge, that means, they have entry visa of Jordan already. But I didn't. So I had to go to the Sheikh Hussein bridge to get entry visa to Jordan.
The lady in the counter kindly told me how to go to the Sheikh Hussein bridge.
- Firstly, get a taxi to main road, where I can find a bus stop
- Secondly, catch a bus to a north city (I don't remember the name),
which runs every three hours (the lady told me like this)
- Finally, get a taxi again to the border
So I did.
While waiting for a bus on the main road in Israel I tried to hitchhiking, but no car stopped. Hitchhiking is not popular in Israel?
The good points of crossing Sheikh Hussein Bridge are;
- departure tax is cheaper than king Hussein Bridge
(about half price)
- no queue
The bad points are;
- a bit difficult to get there
(if you can find a bus from Jerusalem, it's not difficult)
- no bus from the border to a nearest city in Jordan
(should take a taxi or walk about 2km to the nearest bus stop)
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