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Directions to Wadi Rum

You can reach Wadi Rum by bus from Petra and Aqaba. From Amman there are regular bus services to Aqaba. Please keep in mind public transport may be limited on Fridays.

If you have any questions about transportation or if you would like assistance in booking a taxi please let us know.

From Aqaba:

From Aqaba there is a bus at 12pm, but there may be additional buses in the morning and it is advisable to confirm the departure time the day before. On average the price is 3JD. By car or taxi the journey from Aqaba to Wadi Rum takes about 1 h.

From Petra/Wadi Musa:

From Petra a bus departs at 6am. Make advance arrangements with your hotel for collection. On average the price is 7JD. By car or taxi the journey from Petra/Wadi Musa to Wadi Rum takes about 2 hrs.

Meeting Point

All visitors will be met by a Rumshines representative at the Visitor’s Centre located at the entrance to Wadi Rum prior to the start of their trip. Here a payment of 5JD per person is required for entrance to Wadi Rum.

Wadi Rum Visitor Center

Wadi Rum Visitor Center


If you travel by car to Wadi Rum you can park your vehicle in Rum Village, 6km after the Visitor Centre where a Rumshines representative will welcome you. This parking is located at the Tourist Police site and is a safe spot to leave your car.

Wadi Rum Village Parking

Wadi Rum Village Parking


Leaving Wadi Rum

Buses leave for Petra every day at 8:30am and for Aqaba everyday at 7 am excluding Fridays. The Aqaba bus is a local bus service and there is not always availability for tourists. Alternatively we can arrange for a taxi to take you to your desired location.

Taxi Prices:

To Aqaba : 25JD
To Petra : 35JD
To Amman the price ranges from 85-100 JD