Not Everybody Can Travel On The Ferry Between Aqaba And Taba!
Find Out If You Qualify!

The start of the new Aqaba ferry to Egypt was good news for those who wanted to travel from Jordan to Egypt or the other way around.

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Besides the regular slow and fast ferries operated by AB Maritime on the Nuweiba-Aqaba route, there is a tourist ferry between Aqaba and Egypt. The touristic line is offering a first class travel experience to passengers between Jordan and Egypt. This ferry sails between Taba and Aqaba.

Aqaba-Taba Ferry Photo credit: AB Maritime

Babel, the high speed catamaran, is the latest added vessel to Arab Bridge Maritime company's fleet.

This is a passanger-only boat with 188 seats, no options for cars.

If you want to travel with your car, you need to book directly with AB Maritime on the commercial line.

Bikes are allowed on board, but need to be requested in advance.

Port Info and Departures

Aqaba Port: Tala Bay Marina

Tala Bay Marina, Aqaba, Jordan Tala Bay Marina

Departure from Aqaba: 10.00h in the morning - passengers need to be at the port 1 hour in advance.

A taxi ride from Aqaba downtown to Tala Bay costs around 7-8 JD and takes cca 15 minutes.

Note: in case of bad weather and rough sea conditions, the timetable can change.

Taba Marina

Departure from Taba: 13.30h in the afternoon, Egypt time - passengers need to be at the port by 5:00h, ie. one hour in advance.

Booking Your Ticket

For the touristic line (Aqaba-Taba) inquiries, please contact AB Maritime's office by telephone:

Tel: +96232013237
Mobile: +962791017777

Office hours: from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM and from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

OR send an e-mail to: or

Bookings needs to be done at least 24 hours in advance by email, phone, fax or in person.

Travelers need to send passport copy by e-mail or fax.

Ticket Prices & Payment Info

Travelers can book ROUND TICKETS ONLY on the Taba-Aqaba line, due to authority rules.

If you want to travel one way, you will have to travel via Nuweiba on the commercial line of AB Maritime.

Round Ticket Prices

  • Adults: USD 90
  • Children between the ages of 6 and 12: USD 75
  • Children between the ages of 2 and 6: USD 65

Children younger than 2 travel free.

Please note that the Jordan departure tax (JD 10) is NOT included in the ticket price.

Good To Know

Some nationalities need a visa for Egypt.

Travelers entering Jordan at Aqaba are granted a free ASEZ (Aqaba Special Economic Zone) visa that is valid for all of Jordan. The validity of this visa is one month.

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Public transport does not go regularly to Taba.

Smoking is allowed only on the outside deck of the boat.

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