How far is Wadi Rum from Petra?

Petra is located in southwest Jordan, about an hour and a half north of Wadi Rum.
To travel the 65 miles (104 km) between Petra and Wadi Rum, private transfer is the most popular option. Visitors to Wadi Rum may get a taste of desert silence, but it is not the same as actually trekking in it.

Renting a car offers flexibility, and driving in southern Jordan is pretty straightforward for travelers—most signs have English translations. If you’re not on a fixed schedule, there is plenty to see, as these ​4 Scenic Road trips in Jordan​ point out. Public mini-buses are the least convenient option—they’re frequent, but you’ll have to contend with crowds, timetables, and waiting around.

Which is the Best way to get to Wadi Rum

How to get to Wadi Rum

Car Rental

While driving is certainly convenient, what paperwork you require to rent a car in Jordan is a bit confusing.
According to the Jordanian tourism board and car rentals, visitors only need to be over 25 years old and have a driver’s license to rent a car. However, the International Driving Permit organization states that travelers must get an international driving permit.

The distance between Petra and Wadi Rum is about 110 km, more or less 2 hours. Be careful as some parts of the road are damaged and dangerous.

Public/JETT Bus

You have to ask to your hotel to book a seat for you in the bus (attention it is quickly full)
Your hotel will give you all information regarding departure place.
Destination : Wadi Rum Village Resthouse
Duration : about 2 Hs 15 Ms / Price : 7 JOD.

JETT Bus at 11.30am from Petra Visitor Center
Destination : Wadi Rum Visitor Center (so make sure your guide will come to pick you there)
Duration : about 2 hours / Price : 15 JOD

Private Transfer

The drive from Petra to Wadi Rum is 1.5 hours. If you opt for a private driver—a popular choice here— you’ll be able to stop along the way for scenic views, restaurants, and souvenir shops, and have the benefit of local insight along the way.

The driver will pick you up at your accommodations in Wadi Musa, Petra’s nearest town, and you’ll head south to the Wadi Rum Visitor Center. We can organize Transfer for you to be on time for the tour.
You can leave from any place you want, the car will drive you until our meeting point.

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