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If you are in Egypt and want to travel on to Jordan, one of your options is to take the ferry to Aqaba from the port of Nuweiba on Sinai peninsula.

Aqaba-Nuweiba Ferry Information

The information on this page will help you to decide whether it the right choice for you or not.

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The daily sea ferries between Aqaba and Nuweiba are operated by
AB Maritime, Jordan.

Make sure you arrive to Nuweiba port at least 2-3 hours prior to the departure, especially if you haven't purchased your ferry ticket beforehand.

Experienced travellers suggest to spend the night before in one of the hotels in Nuweiba.

By doing that you don't have to worry that you miss the ferry OR spend half a day at the Nuweiba ferry station, should the ferry run late. Instead, you can relax on the beach and head to the terminal when you see the ferry arriving from Jordan.

Sometimes it just runs hours behind schedule!

Ferry Departures Times

Below is the official timetable for both the Regular (Slow) Ferry and the Fast Ferry, sourced from the website of AB Maritime.

Please note that delays and cancellations may (and do) happen due to bad weather and rough sea conditions. Also, in low season, the Fast Ferry may not run at all, due to lack of passengers.

To get up-to date information about the ferries' schedule and availability please contact AB Maritime at these numbers: +962 79 5490486 and +962 77 5793939 or by email:

The ferries can get extreemly crowded during holidays like Eid al Fitr and Eid al Adha and especially before and after the days of Hajj, the main yearly pilgrimage to Mecca.

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Nuweiba-Aqaba Ferry Prices

Below are the prices for passengers and vehicles, sourced from the official website of AB Maritime.

Passengers Tarrifs

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Vehicles Tarrifs

Both the Fast and the Regular ferries carry cars, buses, vans, jeeps, pickups and motor bikes too. Check out the different charges that are apply to them.

Every vehilcle must have trip ticket which should be stamped from the customs office in the departure port.

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Ferry Ticket Sales Office In Aqaba

aqaba ferry ticket office

The AB Maritime Ticket Reservation Office is located at Nr.18 Al Batra (Petra) street, right next to Humam Supermarket.

Opening hours: 8.00h - 24.00h (from Sunday to Thursday)
and 8.00h - 20.00h (on Friday-Saturday)

Telephone: +962-3-2092000 (landline) or +962-79-8263333 (mobile).

Buy your ticket at least a day ahead. You can pay by cash (JOD or USD), VISA card and MasterCard.

How To Get To Aqaba Ferry Station

aqaba ferry station

The Passenger Station in Aqaba is apprx. 6 km south of the city, between the Container Terminal and the Marine Science Station. A taxi ride from the downtown costs around 4-5 JD.

You must arrive to the ferry station at least 2 hours before the sceduled departure.

Tel: +962-3-2013891

Where To Buy Ferry Tickets In Egypt

If you are traveling in Egypt before coming to Jordan, I recommend to check out the Alternative Egypt Travel Guide, the web's most extensive resource for researching and planning independent travel in Egypt.

The following information about the Aqaba ferry ticket sales points in Egypt is also quoted from there.

You can buy tickets for any ferry at the port, through many travel agencies in Sinai tourist resorts, or through licensed ticket offices (contact details shown below):

Canal Shipping Agency

  • Cairo: Tel: +20-2-22620036, Fax: +20-2-22630730
  • Alexandria: Tel: +20-3-4862067
  • Sharm El-Sheikh: Tel: +20-69-3661502
  • Sweiss: Tel: +20-62-3330406
  • Port Said: Tel: +20-66-3245849
  • Nuweiba: Tel: +20-69-3520472

Have Your Say About The Nuweiba-Aqaba Ferry

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Read Other Travelers' Stories About the Aqaba-Nuweiba Ferry

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Straight forward to take this ferry from Nuweiba to Aqaba 
We took the ferry from Nuweiba to Aqaba, Jordan early May 2019, and found it all as described and quite straightforward, but do allow plenty of time. …

Horrible Ferry Ride from Aqaba to Nuweiba 
I took the slow ferry from Aqaba to Nuweiba on 17/4/2012. It was supposed to leave at 02.00 AM, you had to be there at 12.00h. At 01.00h my taxidriver …

Other ferry alternative for groups 
There are other companies located in Aqaba that offer ferry service to Taba and Nuweiba. They offer additional services that the larger AB Maritime …

Appauling Experience For Foreign Travellers on the Nuweiba-Aqaba Ferry 
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The wait time in the ferry terminal wasn't bad - only around 30 minutes after the ferry had arrived at the dock. After all the cars and trucks were …

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Solo Female Traveler has shared her recent travel experience with the ferry from Egypt to Jordan in her blog post of January 25th, 2012: "Once …

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The ferry is a death trap waiting to happen. Exits are chained and locked and the main lounge is crowded with one small, narrow exit through which passengers …

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I did the ride twice in 2007. How is it possible to ask 100 USD for a return trip when you see the state of the ships? You are not even sure to arrive …

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