To get to Petra from Aqaba—the Jordanian town just across the border that shares the Red Sea shore with Eilat—two buses a day run at a cost of JD 5, but there’s no specific timetable.
To get to Petra from Amman, public buses run from Amman's Mujema Al Janoub, or the South Bus Station. They depart when full. Three private bus companies offer air-conditioned service between Petra and Amman.
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