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Jordan Road Network

For information on Jordan Road Network contact details, please see the following link: 

4.1 Jordan Government Contact List

Distance Matrix

Being that Jordan is a transit country for goods and services to the Palestinian territories and Iraq, Jordan maintains a well-developed transportation infrastructure. Jordan ranked as having the 35th best infrastructure in the world, one of the highest rankings in the developing world, according to the World Economic Forum's Index of Economic Competitiveness. It even beat several developed countries like Israel, Italy, Ireland, Greece and it was only two places behind the United Kingdom. 

Distances from Capital City to Major Towns (km)


Capital

Mafraq 

Irbid 

Zarqa

Aqaba

Jarash

Azraq

Ma’an

Capital


64

90

24

341

53

105

223

Mafraq

64


49

32

400

57

104

286

Irbid 

90

49


58

473

31

179

305

Zarqa

24

32

58


360

53

60

242

Aqaba 

341

400

473

360


362

378

117

Jarash

53

57

31

53

362


147

277

Azraq

105

104

179

60

378

147


261

Ma’an

223

286

305

242

117

277

261


 

Time travel Matrix

 

Travel Time from Capital City to Major Towns (min)


Capital

Mafraq 

Irbid 

Zarqa

Aqaba

Jarash

Azraq

Ma’an

Capital


60

80

25

240

60

90

180

Mafraq

60


45

30

270

45

90

220

Irbid 

80

45


60

300

25

180

200

Zarqa

25

30

60


250

60

60

190

Aqaba 

240

270

300

250


260

250

70

Jarash

60

45

25

60

260


120

190

Azraq

90

90

180

60

250

120


220

Ma’an

180

220

200

190

70

190

220


Road Security

 Good

Radar Surveillance - 24/7

Traffic Police Patrol - 24/7

Civil Defense Units- 23/7

Weighbridges and Axle Load Limits

On all roads the maximum load is 30 MT.

Road Class and Surface Conditions

Jordan has a well-developed road infrastructure with 7,999  kilometers of paved highways. The road system is centralized around Amman, which connects the capital to major cities and surrounding countries. 

Classification: European standards

Inventory: two way roads, with three lanes each. Paved, and maintained one timely bases

Distance from Amman to Aqaba, Iraqi borders and Syrian borders.

Direction

KM

From Amman to Aqaba

334.00

From Amman to Syrian borders (Jaber)

79.80

From Amman to Syrian borders (Al-Ramtha)

91.80

From Amman to Iraqi borders (Al-Karameh)

320.00

The Above mentioned roads are all in a good condition.

Land transport:

The goods imported by land should be driven from the border to the nearest customs house. The transporter should adhere to the appointed routes leading directly to this customs house. The transporter of the goods shall be forbidden from overpassing the customs center without a license or depositing the goods in other buildings and places before driving them into this house. The transporter of the goods and the escorters thereof shall present upon their arrival at the customs house a bill of lading or a document which substitutes the cargo manifest signed by the driver of the transport means and the representative of the transport company if there is such a company and prepared in accordance with terms prescribed in Article 43 of this Law, and added to it the value of the commodity. When necessary, the Director may decide on some exceptions from this rule. The bill of lading or the document shall be accompanied by documents confirming its contents in accordance with the terms determined by the Director.

Jordan – Syrian borders:

  1. The Daraa Border Crossing is an international border crossing between Syria and Jordan. It is located between the cities of Daraa in Syria and Ar Ramtha in Jordan. It is situated along the Damascus-Amman section of the Hejaz Railway.
  1. The Nasib Border Crossing is an international border crossing between Syria and Jordan. It is one of the busiest border crossings in Syria and is situated on the Damascus-Amman international highway. It is the main crossing for Syrian exports to Jordan and the GCC countries.

Jordan – Iraqi borders:

Karameh Border Crossing is the only border crossing between Jordan and Iraq. On the Iraqi side it is called the Turaibil Border Compound .The crossing served about 800,000 passengers in the year 2010 according to Al-Arab Al-Yawm newspaper. It connects the Jordanian town of Ruwaished to the Iraqi town of Turaibil. The border crossing is about 320 km (199 miles) from Jordan's capital Amman and 575 km (357 miles) from the Iraqi capital Baghdad. On 22 June 2014, the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant assaulted the border crossing and clashed with the Iraqi Army in an attempt to capture the crossing.

Due to the current security situation in both Iraqi and Syria borders are irregularly open, therefore cross border operations is a big challenge in terms of sending food assistance.

Being that Jordan is a transit country for goods and services to the Palestinian territories and Iraq, Jordan maintains a well-developed

transportation infrastructure. Jordan ranked as having the 35th best infrastructure in the world, one of the highest rankings in the developing

world, according to the World Economic Forum's Index of Economic Competitiveness. It even beat several developed countries like Israel, Italy,

Ireland, Greece and it was only two places behind the United Kingdom. 

For information on Jordan Road Network additional information, please see the following document: 

Jordan Road Network Additional Information

Note: The information provided in the attached documents, which has been taken from the old DLCA, does not match the structure of the new LCA and is therefore provided separately.