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Getting there and away

On this web page, you find more information about how you can travel to Wadi Rum and onwards to your next destination. First, we share information about traveling by car. Afterward, we share the available options for those who plan to travel by using a combination of public transport and taxis.

For our guests, we offer to arrange their taxi transfer(s) to and from Wadi Rum. We work together with independent drivers. And we don’t take a commission from them or add a percentage to their prices. We offer the service of arranging transfers to make things easy for you, and we do this for free.

Reaching Wadi Rum by (rental) car

There are plenty of local and international car rental companies active in Jordan. Most are active online. So, you can quickly check out their offers and compare them. If you decide to rent a car, you have the ultimate freedom of traveling. The roads in Jordan are mostly in good condition and signposted in Arabic and English. Still, make sure to have a navigation app on your phone. That makes traveling around more relaxed and enjoyable.

Our office, which is our meeting point, is in Rum village, which lies inside the protected area (so, beyond the visitor center). No worries, there is a sealed road to Rum village. So, you can reach our office by car. Our guests can park their cars next to our office. After booking, we share travel directions and our Google location to make it simple to reach us.

Note that as you leave your car at our office in Rum village, you don’t have to pay the car ‘fee’ at the visitor center. So, you only pay the personal entrance fee at the visitor center. Wadi Rum protected area is part of the Jordan Pass. If you travel with this Pass, you have no further payments to make at the visitor center.

Travel options for reaching Wadi Rum

Traveling from Aqaba to Wadi Rum

Jett bus runs a bus between Aqaba and Wadi Rum in the early morning. Still, using this bus is not an option as it only runs to the visitor center, which means that you need to hitchhike the last 8 kilometers to our office in Rum village. Besides that, the price (10 JD per person) is quite high compared to the costs of a door-to-door taxi transfer.
There also is a local bus running, but their schedule does not match with our timings.

A taxi transfer from Aqaba city to Wadi Rum costs 25 JD per car (fits up to 4 guests). The drive takes about 1 hour.
If you come from Tala Bay or South Beach, the transfer costs 30 JD per car. And 45 JD per car is the fare for a transfer from Aqaba airport to Wadi Rum.

Traveling from the Wadi Araba border crossing to Wadi Rum

There is no bus service from the Wadi Araba border. So, your only option is a taxi transfer, which you can arrange at the taxi booth. The booth is just outside the official border area. The prices are set and mentioned on a billboard. Note that the price for Wadi Rum is for bringing you to the Wadi Rum visitor center. So, you have to negotiate the price for a drop off at our office in Rum village.

To make sure that all goes smooth and easy for you, and that you reach our office in time, we recommend letting us arrange the taxi transfer for you. The taxi transfer costs 40 JD per car (fits up to four guests). The drive takes about 1 hour.

Traveling from Wadi Musa/Petra to Wadi Rum

There is one daily bus which leaves Wadi Musa between 6 and 6.30 AM. The bus arrives in Rum village around 9 AM. A ticket costs 8/10 JD per person. Booking your seat in advance is necessary. The front desk employee from your accommodation in Wadi Musa can make the reservation for you. The drive takes about 2 hours.

A taxi transfer from Wadi Musa/Petra to Wadi Rum costs 40 JD per car (fits up to 4 guests). The drive takes about 2 hours.
If you come from one of the surrounding villages, the transfer costs 45 JD per car.

Traveling from Amman to Wadi Rum

There is no direct bus connecting Amman to Wadi Rum. You can take a bus (local or Jett) from Amman to Petra or Aqaba and travel onward to Wadi Rum by taxi or bus. We recommend Jett as they have set departure times. Jett services Petra once a day in the early morning (3 hours – 11 JD per person). Further, they have departures from Amman to Aqaba throughout the day (4 hours – 8/11 JD per person). If you prefer a local bus, keep in mind that these buses leave when full and don’t run on Fridays.

A taxi transfer from Amman to Wadi Rum costs 110 JD per car (fits up to 4 guests). The drive takes about 4 hours.

Traveling another place to Wadi Rum

If you plan to travel from another place (in Jordan) to Wadi Rum, feel free to contact us for the available travel options. You can also ask this information when filling out our booking form.

Travel options for departing Wadi Rum

Traveling from Wadi Rum to Aqaba

The early morning local bus departs Rum village well before you return to Rum village. You can catch the bus to Petra, which leaves around 9 AM. Get off the bus at the Desert highway junction (around 4 JD per person). Cross the highway and catch any bus heading to Aqaba (prices vary).

A taxi transfer from Wadi Rum to Aqaba city costs 25 JD per car (fits up to 4 guests). The drive takes about 1 hour.
If you want to go to Tala Bay or South Beach, the transfer costs 30 JD per car. And 35 JD per car is the fare for a transfer from Wadi Rum to Aqaba airport.

Traveling from Wadi Rum to the Wadi Araba border crossing

There is no bus service from Wadi Rum to the Wadi Araba border. So, the only option to reach the border crossing is by taxi.

A taxi transfer from Wadi Rum to the Wadi Araba border crossing costs 30 JD per car (fits up to 4 guests). The drive takes about 1 hour.

Traveling from Wadi Rum to Wadi Musa/Petra

There is a daily bus which leaves Rum village around 9 AM. A ticket costs 8/10 JD per person. Booking your seat in advance is necessary. We can do that for you. The drive takes about 2 hours.

A taxi transfer from Wadi Rum to Wadi Musa/Petra costs 40 JD per car (fits up to 4 guests). The drive takes about 2 hours.
If you want to go to one of the surrounding villages, the transfer costs 45 JD per car.

Traveling from Wadi Rum to Amman

There is no direct bus connecting Wadi Rum to Amman. You can take a taxi to Aqaba or the bus to Petra and travel onward by bus to Amman. The fastest option is via Aqaba, as Jett has multiple departures a day from Aqaba to Amman (4 hours – 8/11 JD per person). From Petra, there is one Jett bus to Amman in the late afternoon (3 hours – 11 JD per person).

A taxi transfer from Wadi Rum to Amman costs 110 JD per car (fits up to 4 guests). The drive takes about 4 hours.

Traveling from Wadi Rum to another place

If you plan to travel from Wadi Rum to another place (in Jordan), feel free to contact us for the available travel options. You can also ask this information when filling out our booking form.

Arranging taxi transfers

For our guests, we offer to arrange their taxi transfer(s) to and from Wadi Rum. We work together with a group of independent drivers. We don’t take a commission from them or add a percentage to their prices. We offer the service of arranging transfers to make things easy for you, and we do this for free. To help you save money and to reduce your footprint on this planet, we check if guests can share a taxi transfer. If so, all of you will be picked up or dropped off at your preferred locations. Of course, we keep you updated about the option to share a ride.

You can share your preferences when filling out our booking form.

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