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How to get to Wadi Rum

Traveling to and from Wadi Rum

Reaching and departing from Wadi Rum can be challenging due to limited options. Here is more information on how to reach and depart from Wadi Rum Village by bus, taxi, and car. – Last updated: 20 May 2024

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How to get to Wadi Rum by bus or taxi

Traveling from Aqaba to Wadi Rum by bus​

Jett Bus runs daily in the early morning between the Jett Bus Station in Aqaba City and the Wadi Rum Visitor Center (departure 8 AM—arrival 9.30 AM). Tickets cost 15 JOD per person. Our office is 8 kilometers down the road.

A local bus connects the local bus station in Aqaba City to Wadi Rum Village. The bus runs every day except on Fridays and leaves somewhere between 1 and 3 PM when full.

Aqaba to Wadi Rum by taxi​

A taxi transfer from Aqaba City to Wadi Rum Village takes about 1 hour and costs 25 JOD per car (fits up to 4 guests with average luggage).

If you come from Tala Bay or South Beach, the transfer costs 30 JOD per car.

Lastly, a taxi from Aqaba Airport to Wadi Rum costs 45 JOD per car. That is slightly more than an Aqaba Airport Taxi, but you will be brought to our office.

Traveling from the Wadi Araba Border to Wadi Rum by bus​

There is no bus service available at the Wadi Araba Border.

Wadi Araba Border to Wadi Rum by taxi​

You can arrange a taxi transfer outside the official border area at the taxi booth. The prices are set and mentioned on a billboard. Remember that the advertised fee (currently 37.50 JOD) is for dropping you off at the Wadi Rum Visitor Center. And not at our office, which is 8 kilometers down the road in Wadi Rum Village. So, you have to negotiate the price for a drop-off at our office.

To ensure a hassle-free and smooth ride, we recommend letting us arrange the taxi transfer for you. The taxi transfer takes around 1 hour and costs 40 JOD per car (fits up to 4 guests with average luggage).

Traveling from Wadi Musa|Petra to Wadi Rum by bus​

The so-called 'Rum Bus' (Petra Wadi Rum bus) runs daily in the early morning between Wadi Musa and Wadi Rum Village. It is a door-to-door bus service. The driver picks you up from your accommodation in Wadi Musa between 6 and 6.30 AM, and you arrive at our office in Rum village around 9 AM. Tickets cost 10 JOD per person. 

Wadi Musa|Petra to Wadi Rum by taxi​

A taxi transfer from Wadi Musa|Petra to Wadi Rum takes about 2 hours and costs 40 JOD per car (fits up to 4 guests with average luggage). 

If you stay at an accommodation in one of the surrounding villages, the transfer costs 45 JOD per car.

Traveling from Amman to Wadi Rum by bus​

JTT Travel & Tourism offers a direct connection between Amman and the Wadi Rum Visitor Center for 20 JOD per person. The bus arrives at the visitor center around 12 PM. Note that you won't be able to join one of our tours upon arrival! One of the following options would be a better alternative.

You can take the early morning Jett Bus from Amman to Wadi Musa|Petra (3 hours - 10 JOD per person). If you choose this option, we recommend visiting Petra first and then using the 'Rum Bus' to head to Wadi Rum the following morning.

Alternatively, you can take the Jett Bus from Amman to Aqaba (multiple daily departures - 4 hours—10 JOD per person). If you choose this option, you can join us at sunset or the following morning. You will need a taxi transfer to reach us in time for the check-in.

Amman to Wadi Rum by taxi​

A taxi transfer from Amman to Wadi Rum Village takes about 4 hours and costs 110 JOD per car (fits up to 4 guests with average luggage). 

Traveling from Dead Sea to Wadi Rum by bus​

There is no bus service from the Dead Sea to Wadi Rum. We recommend using a taxi transfer or coming from another place to Wadi Rum.

Dead Sea to Wadi Rum by taxi​

A taxi transfer from the Dead Sea to Wadi Rum takes about 4 hours and costs 110 JOD per car (fits up to 4 guests with average luggage). 

Jett Bus runs daily in the early morning between the Jett Bus Station in Aqaba City and the Wadi Rum Visitor Center (departure 8 AM—arrival 9.30 AM). Tickets cost 15 JOD per person. Our office is 8 kilometers down the road.

A local bus connects the local bus station in Aqaba City to Wadi Rum Village. The bus runs every day except on Fridays and leaves somewhere between 1 and 3 PM when full.

A taxi transfer from Aqaba City to Wadi Rum Village takes about 1 hour and costs 25 JOD per car (fits up to 4 guests with average luggage).

If you come from Tala Bay or South Beach, the transfer costs 30 JOD per car.

Lastly, a taxi from Aqaba Airport to Wadi Rum costs 45 JOD per car. That is slightly more than an Aqaba Airport Taxi, but you will be brought to our office.

There is no bus service available at the Wadi Araba Border.

You can arrange a taxi transfer outside the official border area at the taxi booth. The prices are set and mentioned on a billboard. Remember that the advertised fee (currently 37.50 JOD) is for dropping you off at the Wadi Rum Visitor Center. And not at our office, which is 8 kilometers down the road in Wadi Rum Village. So, you have to negotiate the price for a drop-off at our office.

To ensure a hassle-free and smooth ride, we recommend letting us arrange the taxi transfer for you. The taxi transfer takes around 1 hour and costs 40 JOD per car (fits up to 4 guests with average luggage).

The so-called ‘Rum Bus’ (Petra Wadi Rum bus) runs daily in the early morning between Wadi Musa and Wadi Rum Village. It is a door-to-door bus service. The driver picks you up from your accommodation in Wadi Musa between 6 and 6.30 AM, and you arrive at our office in Rum village around 9 AM. Tickets cost 10 JOD per person. 

A taxi transfer from Wadi Musa|Petra to Wadi Rum takes about 2 hours and costs 40 JOD per car (fits up to 4 guests with average luggage). 

If you stay at an accommodation in one of the surrounding villages, the transfer costs 45 JOD per car.

JTT Travel & Tourism offers a direct connection between Amman and the Wadi Rum Visitor Center for 20 JOD per person. The bus arrives at the visitor center around 12 PM. Note that you won’t be able to join one of our tours upon arrival! One of the following options would be a better alternative.

You can take the early morning Jett Bus from Amman to Wadi Musa|Petra (3 hours – 10 JOD per person). If you choose this option, we recommend visiting Petra first and then using the ‘Rum Bus’ to head to Wadi Rum the following morning.

Alternatively, you can take the Jett Bus from Amman to Aqaba (multiple daily departures – 4 hours—10 JOD per person). If you choose this option, you can join us at sunset or the following morning. You will need a taxi transfer to reach us in time for the check-in.

A taxi transfer from Amman to Wadi Rum Village takes about 4 hours and costs 110 JOD per car (fits up to 4 guests with average luggage). 

There is no bus service from the Dead Sea to Wadi Rum. We recommend using a taxi transfer or coming from another place to Wadi Rum.

A taxi transfer from the Dead Sea to Wadi Rum takes about 4 hours and costs 110 JOD per car (fits up to 4 guests with average luggage). 

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 for this information when filling out our booking form.

Traveling from 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 for this information when filling out our booking form.

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How to depart Wadi Rum by bus or taxi

Traveling from Wadi Rum to Aqaba by bus​

The early morning local bus departs Wadi Rum Village around 6.30 AM, which is well before your check-out. But you can catch the so-called 'Rum Bus' to Wadi Musa|Petra, which leaves from the Rest House in Wadi Rum Village daily around 9 AM. Get off the bus at the Desert Highway junction (around 5 JOD per person). Cross the highway and catch any bus heading to Aqaba (prices vary).

Jett Bus runs daily between the Wadi Rum Visitor Center (8 kilometers from Wadi Rum Village) and their station in Aqaba City. The departure time is 6.30 PM, and tickets cost 15 JOD per person.

Wadi Rum to Aqaba by taxi​

A taxi transfer from Wadi Rum to Aqaba City takes about 1 hour and costs 25 JOD per car (fits up to 4 guests with average luggage). 

If you want to go to Tala Bay or South Beach, the transfer costs 30 JOD per car.

And 35 JOD per car is the fare for a taxi from Wadi Rum to Aqaba Airport.

Traveling from Wadi Rum to the Wadi Araba Border by bus​

There is no bus service from Wadi Rum to the Wadi Araba Border.

Wadi Rum to the Wadi Araba Border by taxi

A taxi transfer from Wadi Rum to the Wadi Araba Border takes about 1 hour and costs 30 JOD per car (fits up to 4 guests with average luggage).

Traveling from Wadi Rum to Petra|Wadi Musa by bus​

The so-called 'Rum Bus' (Wadi Rum Petra bus) runs daily between Wadi Rum Village and Wadi Musa. The bus departs from the Rest House in Wadi Rum Village around 9 AM and arrives at the local bus station in Wadi Musa around 11 AM. A ticket costs 10 JOD per person.

Jett Bus runs daily between the Wadi Rum Visitor Center (8 kilometers from Wadi Rum Village) and the Petra Visitor Center. The departure time is 9 AM, and a ticket costs 15 JOD per person.

Wadi Rum to Petra|Wadi Musa by taxi​

A taxi transfer from Wadi Rum to Petra|Wadi Musa takes about 2 hours and costs 40 JOD per car (fits up to 4 guests with average luggage).

If you want to go to one of the surrounding villages, the transfer costs 45 JOD per car.

Traveling from Wadi Rum to Amman by bus​

JTT Travel & Tourism offers a direct connection between the Wadi Rum Visitor Center and Amman for 20 JOD per person. The bus departs at the visitor center at 5 PM. Note that this departure time does not match the end time of our tours! One of the following options would be a better alternative.

You can take a taxi transfer to the Jett Bus Station in Aqaba (1 hour - 25 JOD per car) and travel onward to Amman by bus (4 hours - 10 JOD per person - multiple daily departures). 

Alternatively, you can take the so-called 'Rum Bus' to Al-Quwayrah. Then, you change buses to a local bus to Amman (4-5 hours—20 JOD per person). 

Your final option is to take the so-called 'Rum Bus' to Wadi Musa (2 hours - 10 JOD per person). Then, spend the afternoon in Wadi Musa and catch the late afternoon Jett Bus to Amman (3 hours - 10 JOD per person).

Wadi Rum to Amman by taxi​

A taxi transfer from Wadi Rum to Amman takes around 4 hours and costs 110 JOD per car (fits up to 4 guests with average luggage).

Traveling from Wadi Rum to Dead Sea by bus​

There is no bus service from Wadi Rum to the Dead Sea. There are a couple of ways to get there, though. Contact us for our recommendations.

Traveling from Wadi Rum to Dead Sea by taxi​

A taxi transfer from Wadi Rum to the Dead Sea takes around 4 hours and costs 110 JOD per car (fits up to 4 guests with average luggage).

The early morning local bus departs Wadi Rum Village around 6.30 AM, which is well before your check-out. But you can catch the so-called ‘Rum Bus’ to Wadi Musa|Petra, which leaves from the Rest House in Wadi Rum Village daily around 9 AM. Get off the bus at the Desert Highway junction (around 5 JOD per person). Cross the highway and catch any bus heading to Aqaba (prices vary).

Jett Bus runs daily between the Wadi Rum Visitor Center (8 kilometers from Wadi Rum Village) and their station in Aqaba City. The departure time is 6.30 PM, and tickets cost 15 JOD per person.

A taxi transfer from Wadi Rum to Aqaba City takes about 1 hour and costs 25 JOD per car (fits up to 4 guests with average luggage). 

If you want to go to Tala Bay or South Beach, the transfer costs 30 JOD per car.

And 35 JOD per car is the fare for a taxi from Wadi Rum to Aqaba Airport.

There is no bus service from Wadi Rum to the Wadi Araba Border.

A taxi transfer from Wadi Rum to the Wadi Araba Border takes about 1 hour and costs 30 JOD per car (fits up to 4 guests with average luggage).

The so-called ‘Rum Bus’ (Wadi Rum Petra bus) runs daily between Wadi Rum Village and Wadi Musa. The bus departs from the Rest House in Wadi Rum Village around 9 AM and arrives at the local bus station in Wadi Musa around 11 AM. A ticket costs 10 JOD per person.

Jett Bus runs daily between the Wadi Rum Visitor Center (8 kilometers from Wadi Rum Village) and the Petra Visitor Center. The departure time is 9 AM, and a ticket costs 15 JOD per person.

A taxi transfer from Wadi Rum to Petra|Wadi Musa takes about 2 hours and costs 40 JOD per car (fits up to 4 guests with average luggage).

If you want to go to one of the surrounding villages, the transfer costs 45 JOD per car.

JTT Travel & Tourism offers a direct connection between the Wadi Rum Visitor Center and Amman for 20 JOD per person. The bus departs at the visitor center at 5 PM. Note that this departure time does not match the end time of our tours! One of the following options would be a better alternative.

You can take a taxi transfer to the Jett Bus Station in Aqaba (1 hour – 25 JOD per car) and travel onward to Amman by bus (4 hours – 10 JOD per person – multiple daily departures). 

Alternatively, you can take the so-called ‘Rum Bus’ to Al-Quwayrah. Then, you change buses to a local bus to Amman (4-5 hours—20 JOD per person). 

Your final option is to take the so-called ‘Rum Bus’ to Wadi Musa (2 hours – 10 JOD per person). Then, spend the afternoon in Wadi Musa and catch the late afternoon Jett Bus to Amman (3 hours – 10 JOD per person).

A taxi transfer from Wadi Rum to Amman takes around 4 hours and costs 110 JOD per car (fits up to 4 guests with average luggage).

There is no bus service from Wadi Rum to the Dead Sea. There are a couple of ways to get there, though. Contact us for our recommendations.

A taxi transfer from Wadi Rum to the Dead Sea takes around 4 hours and costs 110 JOD per car (fits up to 4 guests with average luggage).

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 for this information when filling out our booking form.

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 for this information when filling out our booking form.

Our arrangement service

We offer to arrange their door-to-door taxi transfer(s) to and from Wadi Rum for our guests. We collaborate with independent drivers and do not charge them a commission or add extra fees to their prices. This service is provided to make things convenient for you, and we do not charge for this service. To help you save money and reduce your environmental impact, we check if you are interested in sharing a taxi transfer. If so, we can arrange for pick-ups or drop-offs at preferred locations. 

Additionally, we offer to book seats on the ‘Rum Bus’ for our guests. We collaborate with the ‘Rum Bus’ and do not charge them a commission or add extra fees to their prices. This service is provided to make things convenient for you, and we do not charge for this service. 

You can specify your preferences when completing our booking form.

How to get to Wadi Rum by car

Our office is located in Wadi Rum Village, which is inside the protected area. However, there is no need to worry about getting to our office as there is a tarmac road to the village, making it easily accessible by car. Furthermore, after booking your stay with us, we will provide travel directions and additional information to help you find us easily.

You don’t need to pay a fee to drive your car to our office, as you’ll be leaving it at our office. The only fee you’ll need to stop for at the visitor center is the personal Wadi Rum entrance fee. And if you’re traveling with the Jordan Pass, which covers the Wadi Rum protected area, you won’t need to make any additional payments at the visitor center.

When it comes to renting a car, your life will be easy as numerous local and international car rental companies operate in Jordan. Most of these companies have websites, so viewing and comparing their offers will be easy. At the end of the day, renting a car will provide you with the ultimate freedom of travel in Jordan.

The roads in Jordan are mostly in good condition and are signposted in Arabic and English. Regardless, having a navigation app like Google Maps on your phone will make traveling around the country more relaxed and enjoyable.

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