Entering Israel via Land Borders with Jordan and Egypt
Entering Israel via the land borders with Jordan and Egypt is a popular alternative to flying into Israel, particularly for tourists who are traveling more widely in the Middle East, or arriving from a city from where there are no direct flights to Tel Aviv. Entry via the land borders is generally simple, with transportation links from the crossings to the nearby towns, plenty and frequent.
Entry at the Allenby Border Crossing from Jordan
Arava Border Crossing between Eilat and Aqaba, in Egypt
The Allenby, or King Hussein Border Crossing is located between Jerusalem and the Jordanian capital of Amman.
A taxi journey from Amman to the border takes about an hour and costs 25-35JD.
A bus from the Jordanian exit terminal to the Israeli entry terminal costs about 3JD and another 2JD for luggage
At the Israeli side, you pass through an airport-style security terminal
The Allenby Border Crossing is open from Sunday to Thursday between 08:00 and 00: 20, and Friday and Saturday between 08:00 and 15:00. It is closed on Yom Kippur and the first day of the Muslim Feast of Sacrifice.
Transport at the crossing
Taxi – there is a taxi rank
Sherut to the Allenby border crossing – from the terminal, a sherut to Jerusalem costs 34 shekels per person, plus 3.5 shekels for luggage.
Bus to the Allenby border Crossing – the bus stop is located about 100 meters from the terminal but is accessed only by taxi. Bus number 963 runs to and from Jerusalem (about 20 shekels) whilst 961 is to Kiryat Shemona.