Among all of the Jordanian cities, Amman is perhaps the most modern and open, it being one of the most culturally progressive and often-visited cities not just in the country but in the entire region. The city is located 31°56’59″N, 35°55’58″E and is a landlocked location, which means getting to Amman by sea is patently impossible. Even so, there are many other ways to enter the capital of Jordan.
The old saying about Rome may be amended for this city relative to its country, in fact: all roads in Jordan lead to Amman. As such, getting to Amman by land can be easy in a sense, given that nearly all the major highways of the country do end up leading to it. Then again, it can also be not so easy in another sense: this means some crazy congestion can catch you off-guard every now and then, so be prepared for that ahead of time, especially if you plan to head over to the city during the holidays.
A bigger issue for those looking to travel to Amman by land would be if they are coming not from another Jordanian city but from ones situated in other countries. The Kingdom of Jordan is surrounded by quite a number of countries, and some of them have rather strict (and sometimes, slow) border exit and entry policies that can render an attempt to get into Amman by land travel more than a bit cumbersome. The border checks for Amman itself are not as much of a concern, by comparison to those of its neighbours.
The most favoured method of entering this Hashemite Kingdom, in fact, is through plane travel. Amman happens to be situated just north of the biggest airport in the country, the Queen Alia International Airport. In fact, many travel books and guides list the airport as belonging to the city, although this is a misconception or a bit of a blurring-over of the facts: the airport is actually part of Zizya, which is just a few kilometres south of the Jordanian capital’s limits. There are in fact other airports also in service in the city, such as the Amman Civil Airport, but most of them cater to domestic flights now, as the Queen Alia International Airport has more or less taken over most of the international flights to the region.
Hence, getting to Amman by air should be very quick and painless. While travellers are advised to procure visas at the Jordanian embassy in their country prior to leaving, there is also the possibility to procure a visa upon arrival, although it may mean waiting a bit when the line is long or when someone is causing a holdup. Take note that the people at the visa counter shall require you to pay in the local currency, and shall also expect you to hand over cold cash instead of trying to charge it by plastic. Other than that, everything about entering Amman is fairly straightforward and devoid of unwelcome complication, which is great news for Jordanian tourists.