How to reach and depart Wadi Rum village

Traveling to and from Wadi Rum village

Reaching and departing Wadi Rum can be a challenge as the options are limited. Therefor we hereafter share more information on how to reach and depart from Wadi Rum village. – last updated: 24 July 2022

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How to get to Wadi Rum by car

Our meeting point is our office is in Wadi Rum village. Rum village is inside the protected area (beyond the visitor center). But, no worries, there is a sealed road to the village. So, you can reach our office by car and park it in the parking spaces next to our office. After booking, we share travel directions and more information to make it simple to reach us.

You don’t have to pay the Wadi Rum entrance fee for your car at the visitor center as you will leave your car at our office. So, you only pay the personal Wadi Rum entrance fee at the visitor center. Wadi Rum protected area is part of the Jordan Pass. So, if you travel with this Pass, there will be no payments at the visitor center.

As for renting a car, plenty of local and international car rental companies are active in Jordan. And most of them have websites. So, you can quickly check out their offers and compare them. If you decide to rent a car, you will have the ultimate freedom of traveling.
The roads in Jordan are mostly in good condition and signposted in Arabic and English. Certainly, having a navigation app like Google Maps on your phone will make traveling around more relaxed and enjoyable.

Travel options for reaching Wadi Rum by bus or taxi

Traveling from Aqaba to Wadi Rum by bus​

Jett bus runs daily between the Jett bus station in Aqaba city and the Wadi Rum visitor center in the early morning (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 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. And 45 JOD per car is the fare for a taxi from Aqaba airport to Wadi Rum. That is a bit more than an Aqaba airport taxi, but you will be brought to our office.

Traveling from the Wadi Araba border crossing to Wadi Rum by bus​

There is no bus service from 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' runs daily between Wadi Musa and Wadi Rum village in the early morning. It is a door to door bus service. The driver picks you up from your accommodation in Wadi Musa between 6 and 6.45 AM, and you arrive at our office in Rum village around 9 AM. Tickets cost 10 JOD per person. 

Jett bus runs daily between the Petra visitor center and the Wadi Rum visitor center (8 kilometers from Rum village) at 5 PM. Tickets cost 15 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​

There is no direct bus connecting Amman to Wadi Rum.

You can take the 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 heading for Wadi Rum the following morning using the 'Rum bus'.

Alternatively, you can take the Jett bus from Amman to Aqaba (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 takes about 4 hours and costs 110 JOD per car (fits up to 4 guests with average luggage). 

Traveling from the 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 between the Jett bus station in Aqaba city and the Wadi Rum visitor center in the early morning (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 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. And 45 JOD per car is the fare for a taxi from Aqaba airport to Wadi Rum. That is a bit more than an Aqaba airport taxi, but you will be brought to our office.

There is no bus service from 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’ runs daily between Wadi Musa and Wadi Rum village in the early morning. It is a door to door bus service. The driver picks you up from your accommodation in Wadi Musa between 6 and 6.45 AM, and you arrive at our office in Rum village around 9 AM. Tickets cost 10 JOD per person. 

Jett bus runs daily between the Petra visitor center and the Wadi Rum visitor center (8 kilometers from Rum village) at 5 PM. Tickets cost 15 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.

There is no direct bus connecting Amman to Wadi Rum.

You can take the 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 heading for Wadi Rum the following morning using the ‘Rum bus’.

Alternatively, you can take the Jett bus from Amman to Aqaba (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 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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Travel options for departing 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 you return. But you can catch the so-called 'Rum bus' to Wadi Musa|Petra, which leaves from the Rest House in 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 Rum village) and their station in Aqaba city. The departure time is 18.30 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 crossing by bus​

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

Wadi Rum to the Wadi Araba border crossing by taxi

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

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

The so-called 'Rum bus' runs daily between Wadi Rum village and Wadi Musa. The bus departs from the Rest House in Rum village around 9 AM and arrives at the local bus station in Wadi Musa around 11 AM. Ticket cost 10 JOD per person.

Jett bus runs daily between the Wadi Rum visitor center (8 kilometers from Rum village) and the Petra visitor center. The departure time is 9 AM, and ticket cost 15 JOD per person.

Wadi Rum to Wadi Musa|Petra by taxi​

A taxi transfer from Wadi Rum to Wadi Musa/Petra 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​

There is no direct bus connecting Wadi Rum to Amman.

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 departures throughout the day). 

Alternatively, you can take the so-called 'Rum bus' to Al-Quwayrah. 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 the 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 the 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 you return. But you can catch the so-called ‘Rum bus’ to Wadi Musa|Petra, which leaves from the Rest House in 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 Rum village) and their station in Aqaba city. The departure time is 18.30 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 crossing takes about 1 hour and costs 30 JOD per car (fits up to 4 guests with average luggage).

The so-called ‘Rum bus’ runs daily between Wadi Rum village and Wadi Musa. The bus departs from the Rest House in Rum village around 9 AM and arrives at the local bus station in Wadi Musa around 11 AM. Ticket cost 10 JOD per person.

Jett bus runs daily between the Wadi Rum visitor center (8 kilometers from Rum village) and the Petra visitor center. The departure time is 9 AM, and ticket cost 15 JOD per person.

A taxi transfer from Wadi Rum to Wadi Musa/Petra 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.

There is no direct bus connecting Wadi Rum to Amman.

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 departures throughout the day). 

Alternatively, you can take the so-called ‘Rum bus’ to Al-Quwayrah. 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.

Arranging taxi transfers

For our guests, we offer to arrange their door-to-door taxi transfer(s) to and from Wadi Rum. We work together with a group of 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. To help you save money and to reduce your footprint on this planet, we check if guests want to share a taxi transfer. If so, you will be picked up or dropped off at your preferred locations. Of course, we will keep you updated about the option to share a ride.

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