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1. Posted by sylvaindem (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y

What is the best way to visit Petra from Eilat. Not interested in expensive tour generally offered.
Easy to travel by bus, taxi? Need your expertise. Regards

2. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3290 posts) 7y

When I went from Eilat to Petra a few years ago it was relatively easy to get first to the border and then catch a taxi, first to Aqaba and then to Petra.

From what I heard there is a bus now from Eilat to Aqaba and back as well as a bus from Aqaba to Petra. If you set out early in the morning from Jerusalem or Tel Aviv you shouldn't have a problem getting to Petra within the same day. So from Eilat to Petra plan on around 3-4 hours travelling time. Stay in Petra for 2 nights so that you get a full day in Petra and then go back on the 3rd day.

If I was you I would ask in the hotel or hostel where you are staying at in Eilat on how to get to Petra by bus or taxi.

3. Posted by guyr (First Time Poster 1 posts) 5y

2 way bus+taxi from from Eilat to petra and back will not be much cheaper then a tour bus, check out , it cover most of the tour option on this rout