Assuming I get to Petra, how can I get from there to Wadi Rum in the South?
There is a Bus service between Petra and Wadi Rum which leaves from Wadi Musa bus station at 06.00h in the morning and picks up tourists from the hotels in Wadi Musa - but you have to ask your hotel to arrange it for you the day before or you can also call the driver at 079 5235257 to book your place. (Capacity of the bus is 27 people.)
The bus fare is JD 5 one way but you might be charged some extra if there are only a few passangers on the bus, otherwise the ride would not be economical for the driver.
Alternatively, a taxi ride between Petra and Wadi Rum Visitor Center costs JD 35 one way.
From Aqaba to Wadi Rum, public minibuses run daily between Aqaba and Wadi Rum but, since their main purpose is to shuttle teachers from Aqaba to the school in Rum village and to serve the locals, the schedule is accomodating them rather than the tourists. So all the departure time here are approximate and to be confirmed. If you can, walk up to the bus station in Aqaba the day before you want to travel and ask the drivers. Especially if you plan to travel on a Friday.
The buses leave from near the Aqaba Police station at 6.30h, 11.00h, 13.00h and 15.00h - or when they are full - and return from Wadi Rum cca. one hour later. Bus ticket costs JD 3 one way.
Alternatively, a taxi between Aqaba and Wadi Rum Visitor Center is JD 20 one way. almost 10 years ago