Amazing Wadi Rum desert

Getting there and away

On this page we provide you with more information about travel options to and from Wadi Rum village.

Can I get assistance in arranging my transfers?

We are more than happy to assist our guests in arranging transfers to and from Wadi Rum. Please contact us and provide us with your preferences.

How do I travel to Wadi Rum?

By bus or taxi from Amman
Bus and taxi: There are many buses going to Aqaba and Petra. You can take the JETT or the Trust buses. We generally recommend JETT since they are reasonably priced (JD 8 one-way to Aqaba), comfortable, with padded seats and air conditioning. The journey takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Aqaba to Wadi Rum can be done by bus or taxi. See ‘By bus or taxi from Aqaba’ for detailed information.

Taxi: Amman to Wadi Rum costs JD 100.

By bus or taxi from Aqaba
Bus: The bus from Aqaba to Wadi Rum leaves the bus station in Aqaba at approx 1.00 pm. You should be there before 12.00 pm to be sure to get a seat as this bus is usually full upon departure. This bus will me all the way to Rum Village. Price: JD 1-3 per person. This bus does not run on fridays.
Alternatively you can take one of the many service buses which can drop you off at the highway junction. From there you can hitchhike to Rum village.

Taxi: Aqaba town center to Wadi Rum costs JD 20, from Aqaba South Beach, Tala Bay, the ferry port and Aqaba airport costs JD 25 and from the Aqaba-Eilat border crossing costs JD 35.

By bus or taxi from Petra

Bus: There is a daily bus which leaves Wadi Musa between 06.00 am and 06.30 am. The bus arrives in Rum village between 08.00 am and 08.30 am. It costs JD 7 per person. It is necessary to book your seat in advance. Your Petra accommodation can do this for you. The journey takes about 2 hours.

Taxi: Petra to Wadi Rum costs JD 35.

How do I travel from Wadi Rum?

By bus or taxi to Aqaba
Bus: You can get the bus returning to Petra at 08:30 am to the highway junction for around JD 2 per person. From there take a second bus to Aqaba for JD 1 per person.

Taxi: Wadi Rum to Aqaba city center costs JD 20, to Aqaba South Beach, the ferry port, Tala Bay and Aqaba airport costs JD 25 and to  Aqaba-Eilat border crossing costs JD 25.

By bus or taxi to Petra
Bus: As long as tourists are coming from Petra there will be a bus departing for Petra between 08.30 and 9.00 in the morning. This bus costs you JD 7 per person. The journey takes about 2 hours.

Taxi: Wadi Rum to Petra costs JD 35.

By bus or taxi to Amman
Bus: Either go to Aqaba or Petra and get a bus from there. There are more frequent buses from Aqaba than from Petra to Amman. The bus from Aqaba to Amman costs JD 8 and the bus from Petra to Amman JD 10.

Taxi: Wadi Rum to Amman costs JD 100.