Transport Amman – Wadi Rum and vice versa

Transports between Amman and Wadi Rum ,and inversely, are quite easy. There are several options; car, taxi, bus or plane. In this article we give you all information (routes, timetables…) about the transport from Amman to Wadi Rum and from Wadi Rum to Amman. We hope that it will help to organize your trip serenely. 

Above all, if you need any help or information on how to organize transportation from Amman to Wadi Rum and vice versa, please do not hesitate to contact us. We can also arrange a taxi for you in order to facilitate your trip.

Please just note that due to Covid-19 some transport options are not available, we specify it if it is the case.

Transport from Amman to Wadi Rum

The distance between Amman and Wadi Rum is about 320km, more or less 3 hours and 45 minutes by car depending on the location in the capital and the traffic. The easiest and fastest road to take is the Desert Highway (route 15). It is almost completely new, but some parts are still damaged so be careful. There are several transportation options between Amman and Wadi Rum. For a direct trip you should opt for a car or a taxi as the bus does not offer direct trip.

Car

Duration : about 3H45
The faster way to get Wadi Rum from Amman is to take the Desert Highway (15). The road has been renovated but some parts can still be dangerous, so please be careful. There may be many police checks on the road, speed and paper checks, do not drive too fast.

Bus

There are no direct buses from Amman to Wadi Rum, 2 options are possible :
• JETT bus from Amman to Aqaba then JETT bus or taxi from Aqaba to Wadi Rum.
All bus schedules between Amman and Aqaba : https://www.jett.com.jo/en/schedule.
(JETT buses between Aqaba and Wadi Rum are currently not available because of Covid-19)

• JETT Bus from Amman to Petra at 6.30am JETT Abdali station.
And JETT bus from Petra to wadi Rum at 11.30am at Petra Visitor center.
(These buses are not available at this time because of Covid-19)

Taxi

Duration : 4 hours
Price : 100 JOD from QAIA airport / 125 JOD from Amman city center (4 persons maximum per taxi)

Plane

Duration : 55min
From Amman QAIA to Aqaba (AQJ) with Royal Jordanian airlines
Then you need a Taxi from Aqaba airport to Wadi Rum for 30JOD
You can check all schedules and prices on https://rj.com/

Transport from Wadi Rum to Amman

From Wadi Rum to Amman the distance is 320km, few options are possible but the easiest and fastest solutions are to travel by car or taxi, around 4 hours in total. On the other hand, depending on the time you arrive in Amman you may find yourself in traffic jams, especially if your destination is located in the city center, so we advise you to take this into account. 

Car

Duration : about 3H50
The best way to travel from Wadi Rum to Amman is to take the Desert Highway (15). The road has been renovated but some parts can still be dangerous, so please be careful. In addition, there are many police checks on the road, we advise you to not drive too fast.

Bus

No direct buses from Wadi Rum to Amman, 2 options are possible :
• JETT bus or taxi from Wadi Rum to Aqaba then JETT bus from Aqaba to Amman.
All bus schedules between Aqaba and Amman : https://www.jett.com.jo/en/schedule.
(JETT buses between Wadi Rum and Aqaba are currently not available because of Covid-19)

• JETT Bus from Wadi Rum Visitor Center to Petra at 10.00am.
And JETT bus from Petra Visitor Center to Amman at 4.00pm.
(These buses are not available at this time because of Covid-19)

Taxi

Duration : 4 hours
Price : 100 JOD to QAIA airport / 125 JOD to Amman city center (4 persons maximum per taxi)

Plane

Duration : 55min
From to Aqaba (AQJ) to Amman (QAIA) with Royal Jordanian airlines
To arrive to Aqaba aiport you need to take a taxi from Wadi Rum for 30JD
You can check all schedules and prices on https://rj.com/

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