HOW TO GET TO

WADI RUM

Wadi Rum Rest House:
All public transport and taxis will terminate their journey at the Wadi Rum Rest House. It is the first building you will see on your right as you reach Wadi Rum Village with coordinates (29.578166, 35.419819). The rest house is a comfortable place for guests and hosts to meet in Wadi Rum. For visitors driving their own transport the Rest House has free off-street parking and a comfortable greeting area for guests to meet their hosts.
It should be noted that the visitor centre is 3km outside of the village and is not a good location to disembark from your transport.
Wadi Rum is located in southern Jordan. Approximately 1 hour drive north from Aqaba or 4 hours drive south from Amman. The Desert Highway which runs between Jordan’s sole port in the Red Sea at Aqaba and the capital in Amman passes 20 minutes drive west from the village of Rum. Rum Village is connected to the national roads system of good quality asphalt roads and is situated at the entry to the Wadi Rum Protected Area. It is the main arrival point for visitors who are interested in exploring the UNESCO listed Protected Area. The Wadi Rum junction nearby the village of ‘Ar Rashidiyah’ is the well marked intersection to travel towards Wadi Rum. Visitors can arrange to be collected at Rum Village Rest House by liasing with the camp.
For those visitors who are not taking direct transport for Wadi Rum it should be noted that JETT Bus formally refuses to stop along its route as it considers itself an express service between Amman and Aqaba. Alternatively there are a number of other bus options as well as shared Taxis that will allow passengers to disembark at the Wadi Rum intersection on the desert highway. A viable alternative from Amman is to take transport to Maan which is 80km before Rum junction and has several transport options to Amman and then find another shared taxi or bus heading to Aqaba that will allow you to disembark at the Wadi Rum junction.
The most convenient option from Amman is with a taxi but will cost from JOD110 and take 4 hours.

The most affordable and frequently departing transport options leave from what is referred to as 7th Circle. There are a number of buses that travel along the Desert highway to Aqaba. The fastest, most direct and most reputable option is JETT Bus, however they will not allow any passengers to disembark along the journey. They leave seven times throughout the day at a cost of JOD9 and take 4-5 hours (2 services are VIP and charge JOD19).

Alternatively there are a number of other companies who are more flexible, less reliable with departure times and will be more open to dropping you at the Wadi Rum junction.

The final option are shared taxi services that also operate later in the evening when buses have stopped running and charge JOD12 and take 4 hours to reach Aqaba and will drop you at any location along their journey.
The most convenient transport is by taxi which should cost JOD45. There is a daily shuttle bus that leaves Musa at 6am each day except Friday, you can arrange it the day prior to departure through your accommodation in Musa, travel agent or almost any tourist infrastructure. The cost of the shuttle bus is JOD7. The shuttle bus arrives to Wadi Rum at 8:30am and returns shortly after.
The most convenient option from Aqaba is a taxi and can be arranged at a cost of JOD25 and takes 1 hour, if you contact us within 72 hours of departure we can provide a reliable driver to collect you at a pre-arranged location in Aqaba. There is a daily bus that leaves Aqaba Bus Station every day excluding Friday at 1PM and costs JOD6. The return journey from Wadi Rum departs at 7:30am the following morning.
There is no public transport operating to Aqaba airport, taxis can take passengers directly to Wadi Rum in 1 hour. We are able to assist guests in arranging a taxi in either direction at a cost of JOD30.
There is no public transport available from the Jordanian side of the border and it is a long walk to the city proper from Jordanian immigration. There are additional levies on passenger pickup at the Eilat border and as such Taxi prices are inflated. We can arrange transport for guests to the Wadi Araba border at a cost of JOD40.
Travellers are able to make their way solo across the border between Eilat and Aqaba, there are only taxis and it is 10km to reach the city proper. Flo Shuttle offers services that transport passengers across the border between designated pickup points that prevents the requirement for transport at the border on either side.

We do not arrange international transport but can pick up guests at either the Jordanian side of the Wadi Araba border or at Aqaba city, please read the information provided above accoringly.

For assistance with arranging taxis please contact us on whatsapp or email within 72 hours of your planned departure.

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