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Travelling To Wadi Rum
Arriving At The Wadi Rum Protected Area's Visitor Center

The Wadi Rum Protected Area's Visitor Center will be your point of entry into the national park. Upon your arrival, a mandatory 5 JD per person entrance fee is payable at the Park Reception Office. Please be aware that there are freelance guides who will be standing around the visitor center who will offer to sell you a ticket and some may even try to convince you that they work for us or are related. Please ignore these people and purchase your ticket independently from the counter to ensure you receive a genuine ticket to the park.

Please take a moment to experience the beautiful Visitor Center and the views of the Seven Pillars of Wisdom.

When you arrive, you can ask the national park staff to call us to arrange a meeting place if you do not have a phone or do not have service in Jordan. Enroute there will be a short stop in Rum Village to allow guests an opportunity to purchase last minute items.

Once the travel details are disclosed your Wadi Rum experience will begin!

Getting To Wadi Rum Protected Area

Traveling to the Wadi Rum Protected Area is straightforward regardless of your place of origin within the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Locations further North such as Petra and Amman offer a variety of transportation options to help you get to Wadi Rum:
  • For those wishing to travel directly to the Wadi Rum Protected Area from any location should hire a taxi or rent a car.
  • Other Amman options such as service taxis, JETT Bus and Trust Bus Lines will provide transportation from Amman to Aqaba are approximately 4.5 hours.

The South

A small bus with 27 seat occupancy - runs daily between Rum Village and Wadi Musa/Petra. It departs at approximately 6:00 a.m. from the Wadi Musa bus station. Arrange with your hotel prior to departure. From Wadi Rum to Wadi Musa/Petra: it departs at approximately 8:30 a.m.

A small, community bus operates daily, except Fridays, between Rum Village and Aqaba via the Visitor Centre.
Departs Wadi Rum at approximately 6:30 a.m.
Departs Aqaba at approximately 12:00-1:00p.m. p.m.

Taxis from Aqaba to the Wadi Rum Protected area cost approximately 25-30 JD one way.