I am planning to reach Aqaba border on a Sunday morning in November at the earliest possible hour (I think that is 6:30am). My destination is Wadi Rum where I will have a pre-booked jeep tour starting from 9:30am. Assuming I finish all the paper work at border done by 7-7:15am and reach Aqaba bus station at 7:30, is there any chance that I can reach Wadi Rum using public transport before 9:30am? By public transport I mean a bus from Aqaba (any bus heading towards Northern Jordan except JETT) to Wadi Rum junction and another transport (may be hitchhiking or even the bus coming from Petra to Wadi Rum) from the junction to the village? How much should I expect to pay for this hitchhiking trip to Rum?
I am a student traveling alone on a tight budget and don't really want to hire a private transfer. I have read that hitchhiking to Rum is easy but don't really know if it will be feasible in the morning hours.
Please let me know what you experts think about it. May sound crazy but still wanted to share my plan.