Wadi Rum travel guide

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You're Going to Love Wadi Rum

Wadi Rum is a must-see destination in Aqaba, Jordan. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything Wadi Rum has to offer.

When to visit Wadi Rum

Wadi Rum in January
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Wadi Rum in January
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
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How to Get to Wadi Rum


Although Wadi Rum doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Aqaba King Hussein Intl (AQJ), which is located 24 miles from Wadi Rum. The shortest flight to Wadi Rum from the United States departs from Boston and takes around 32h 52m.


Another option to get to Wadi Rum is to pick up a car rental from Amman, which is about 168 miles from Wadi Rum. You’ll find branches of Avis and Arena Rent a Car, among others, in Amman.


Bus operates bus routes to Wadi Rum.

Airports near Wadi Rum

Airlines serving Wadi Rum

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Turkish Airlines
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Qatar Airways
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Gulf Air
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American Airlines
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Royal Jordanian
Good (175 reviews)
Wizz Air
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Air Cairo
Good (6 reviews)
Edelweiss Air
Excellent (11 reviews)
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Where to stay in Wadi Rum

Average rates range from around $81 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $60 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Wadi Rum

Renting a car in Wadi Rum

Renting a car in Wadi Rum costs $81 per day, on average, or $244 if you want to rent if for 3 days.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 58% more expensive than at Aqaba King Hussein Intl.

Expect to pay $6.32 per gallon in Wadi Rum (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $75.86 and $101.15.