Amman is the capital city of Jordan, and it has a population of over 2.8 million. Serving this large population is the Queen Alia International Airport, located about 20 miles from the city center, and the Amman City Airport in East Amman. Cheap flights from Amman can be found using Orbitz.com, and international flights will likely depart from the Queen Alia Airport. The smaller Amman City Airport only handles military and domestic flights, with some routes available to nearby countries. Some of the air carriers operating out of the Queen Alia Airport include British Airways, Lufthansa, Royal Jordanian and Austrian Airlines.
Parking is available at the airport on both a short-term and long-term basis. The long-term car park is a guarded area off the access road, with space for 680 vehicles. Transportation is provided from the lot to the terminal by shuttle van every 10 minutes. There are four short-term parks available near the terminals.
Transportation to the airport is provided by taxi service or public bus service. The taxis are metered, with costs of around $28 for the approximately 25-minute ride from the city to the airport. The buses are considerably less costly, with fares of around $2 for the 35-minute ride from city center.
For those looking to have a meal before leaving on one of the available cheap flights from Amman, 32 North at the Grand Hyatt Amman serves a delicious breakfast buffet featuring omelets and waffles. For a more traditional meal, Diwan Shahrayar in the Le Royal Hotel Amman offers several traditional Arabic favorites.
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Orbitz.com helps you find safe and inexpensive parking in proximity to the terminals for the airports to facilitate your departure to the city at the end of the cheap flights to London. These parking lots also provide access to taxi services such as Black Cab, which charges approximately Â£50. There are also shuttle bus connections (such as Airbus) between the airports and the city. Airbus runs pick-up operations at each terminal.
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