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How do I get to Wadi Rum?

Below we describe how to get to Wadi Rum from Amman, Aqaba, and Petra. If you are coming to Wadi Rum from another location and require directions, contact us and we will show you the way.

From Amman

By Car - Head south from Amman on the Desert Highway (Highway 15) which runs the length of the country, from North to South. After approximately 280km (175 miles) you will come to a small settlement called Rashidiyah (الراشدية). To your left will be a turn off to Wadi Rum Road. You will need to go past the turn-off and make a U-turn to get onto Wadi Rum Road. Follow this road for about 20 km (12 miles) until you reach the Wadi Rum Visitor Centre. Pay the entrance fees or show your Jordan Pass and then continue onwards for 6 km (4 miles) to the Wadi Rum Rest House. You guide will be waiting for you when you arrive.

By Bus - There is no direct bus from Amman to Wadi Rum. Most buses (not the JETT buses) travelling along the Desert Highway (Highway 15) to Aqaba will let off in Rashidiyah (الراشدية) at the start of the Wadi Rum Road. From here, we can arrange for you to be picked up and brought to Wadi Rum for an additional cost. It is also possible to hitchhike along this road as many vehicles will be coming to the Wadi Rum Village. If you stay on the bus all the way to Aqaba, read the Aqaba section below to find out how to reach Wadi Rum.

By Taxi - It is possible to arrange for a private taxi to take you from Amman to Wadi Rum. We recommend you organize this through your accomodation in Amman.

From Petra

By Car - Leave Wadi Musa (the town next to Petra) via highway 35. Continue on this road south until you read Rashidiyah (الراشدية) and the turn off to the Wadi Rum Road on your left. You will have to go past the turnoff, make a U-turn and the turn right onto Wadi Rum Road. Follow this road for about 20 km (12 miles) until you reach the Wadi Rum Visitor Centre. Pay the entrance fees or show your Jordan Pass and then continue onwards for 6 km (4 miles) to the Wadi Rum Rest house. You guide will be waiting for you when you arrive.

By Bus - There is a tourist bus that leaves Wadi Musa (the town next to Petra) every morning around 6:00 AM. Ask your hotel or other accomodation to book your seats on the bus and it will pick you up at the door of your hotel in the morning. As of November 2016, this bus costs 7 JD per person. The ride takes between 1.5 and 2 hours. When you arrive at the Visitor Centre, pay the entrance fees or show your Jordan Pass. Continue on the bus to the Wadi Rum Rest House where we will be waiting for you.

By Taxi - It is easy to arrange for a private taxi to take you from Petra to Wadi Rum. For an additional cost, we can arrange this taxi for you. Let us know if you require a taxi when making a booking.

From Aqaba

By Car - Head north from Aqaba on highway 80 following the signs leading to Amman. After about 14 km, continue northwards on the Desert Highway (Highway 15). After 25 km, turn right onto Wadi Rum Road. Follow this road for about 20 km (12 miles) until you reach the Wadi Rum Visitor Centre. Pay the entrance fees or show your Jordan Pass and then continue onwards for 6 km (4 miles) to the Wadi Rum Rest house. You guide will be waiting for you when you arrive.

By Bus - JETT buses travelling from Aqaba to Amman pass the Wadi Rum Road turnoff but are not allowed to let passengers off. If you are leaving Aqaba before 1:00 PM, it is possible to catch a bus from the main Aqaba bus station to the Wadi Rum Village. Depending on the season and the day of the week, these buses may be more or less frequent. We recommend going to the bus station and asking about the scheule a day in advance. It is also possible to take a minibus, also from the main bus station, heading towards Amman, Ma'an, or Petra. These buses pass by the turnoff to the Wadi Rum Road and can let you off there. From here, we can arrange for you to be picked up and brought to Wadi Rum for an additional cost. It is also possible to hitchhike along this road as many vehicles will be coming to the Wadi Rum Village.

By Taxi - It is easy to arrange for a private taxi to take you from Aqaba to Wadi Rum. For an additional cost, we can arrange this taxi for you. Let us know if you require a taxi when making a booking.

From Israel

If you are coming from Israel, please contact us to arrange a taxi that will pick you up at the Jordan border and bring you to Wadi Rum Village. 

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