The Tranport in Tel-Aviv City
- Tel-Aviv Metro, the Underground
- Buses in Tel-Aviv
- Important Bus lines in Tel-Aviv
- How to pay for the Bus in Tel-Aviv
- Minibus Service in Tel-Aviv
- Transport at Night in Tel-Aviv
- Tel-Aviv Transport on Shabat Day (Saturday)
- Israel National Buses
- Tel-Aviv Central Bus Station
- Taxis in Tel-Aviv
- From Tel-Aviv to the Airport (Ben Gurion International Airport)
- Israel National Trains
- Tel-Aviv Train stations
- Travelling with the Trains inside Tel-Aviv
- Rent a bike in Tel-Aviv
- Rent an Electric Bike or Moto in Tel-Aviv
- Rent a Car in Tel-Aviv
- Tourist Bus in Tel-Aviv
- How to go from Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem city ?
- How to go from Tel-Aviv to Haifa city ?
- How to go from Tel-Aviv to Eilat city ?
The estimated date for a first functioning metro line is : 2022 (or 3022).
Meanwhile, you should use the Buses to move inside Tel-Aviv and the Israeli National Train (or buses) to reach the suburbs of Tel-Aviv .
To get Information, you can :
- Ask people around you. Israelis like to help tourists and in many cases they know the bus lines.
- See the next section on this page : Important Bus lines in Tel-Aviv. I have indicated bus lines you may need as a tourist, like for going between the north and south of Tel-Aviv or getting to the train and central bus station. It contains also a link to the Map on the official site with all the Bus lines (good luck with this map).
- There is also the general bus information site : Bus.co.il
The main Bus company for Tel-Aviv area is DAN, you can
look at their website for Info or call them : 03-6394444 or *3456
Look at the following map, click to enlarge :
- If you need to go from the North of Tel-Aviv to the Center of tel-Aviv : Bus 4 (along Ben-Yehuda street, a parallel street to the beach, the thick blue line on the map above)
- If you need to go from the North of Tel-Aviv to Dizengoff Center (shopping mall) : Buses 5, 72, 172, 39, 239 (along Dizengoff street, another parallel street to the beach, the thick green line on the map above).
- If you need to go from Dizengoff street (and Dizengoff shopping center) to the big Central Bus Station (at the south of the city) : Bus 5
- If you need to go from Dizengoff street
(and Dizengoff shopping center) to the central train
Station "Savidor Merkaz" and to the Northern Central
Bus Station (Arlozorov) : Bus 5.
- If you need to go from Dizengoff shopping center to Azrieli towers (shopping center) and to Ashalom train station : Bus 63 or 239.
Look at Dan site for a map with all the bus lines.
The Rav-Kav card :
It is an electronic card that you can “fill” with transport tickets (individual tickets, monthly tickets and so on). That way you don’t have to pay cash to the bus driver or use individual paper tickets.
The easiest way to fill the Rav-Kav, is with normal credit, called “accumulated value” or “stored value” (in hebrew : “Ereh Tsavur”). All the bus companies in Israel and the train of Israel and the Tram of jerusalem, recognize the “Ereh Tsavur” which means you can pay with it for all the transports in Israel.
Discount tickets :
When you fill “Ereh Tzavur” into your Rav-Kav card, you get more credit than you actually paid, which means you get 20% discount on the Transports. So it’s better to use the Rav-kav card, instead of buying individual tickets.
There are also other types of tickets that may save you money like a monthly pass.
Where to get a Rav-Card :
In the central bus and train stations. Sometimes, you can get one from the bus driver.
Where to fill Credit inside the Rav-Kav:
Inside the buses: with the driver or sometimes automatic machines.
Online, there is a website in hebrew.
The price for a regular travel in Tel-Aviv is around 7 Shekels.
If you are paying with the Rav-Kav card, you can change bus lines within 90 minutes (without paying an extra ticket).
Rav-kav card is not accepted. Some of the minibuses are operating at night and on Shabat day (Saturday).
See the night buses site (Kavei-Layla), for more details.
Minibuses are operating at night on some lines (line 51 for example) and there are taxis, of course, and the public bike service Tel-O-Fun.
There are some minibuses operating on some lines (line 51 and 66 for example).
There are taxis. There is the public bike service Tel-O-Fun that operates also on week-ends.
The train to the airport is not working. International flights yes but not El-Al company. Restaurants, spectacles and entertainment areas are very active on Shabat. Shops and businesses are closed but you can find grocery products in some places.
Note : The period of Shabat starts on Friday at sunset and ends on Saturday at sunset. The buses will stop to run earlier than Sunset and will resume one or two hours after sunset on Saturday.
Train doesn't reach all destinations in Israel).
EGGED is the main bus company operating in Israel and you can get information on their website or call them: 03-6948888 or *2800
You can get on a National Bus from one of the two central bus stations of Tel-Aviv.
There are two central stations. They serve National and Tel-Aviv destinations.
The main central station is at the south of the city inside a big neglected mall. The train has a connection there called "Aagana".
The second central station which is much smaller and doesn't serve all National destinations is at the north of the city, it is called Arlozorov bus station. The train also gets there and the train station is called, "Merkaz, Savidor". (See on Map)
You can travel to Jerusalem from both central stations.
You can stop a Taxi on the streets or call a station or even download the application
Gett and get a Taxi via your Smartphone (if you have Internet access).
Here are some big taxi companies in tel-Aviv:
Kastel taxi Tel: 03-6991296/8 or *3242 from a mobile phone.
Azrieli Towers taxi Tel: 03-6081333
(See on Map).
In order to arrive to the airport, you can use the train, it operates also at night and the trip takes about 20 minutes. See the train schedule in this Train Company Internet Site.
The train doesn't operate on Shabat (Saturday).
You can also take a Taxi to the airport.
There is not a "shared taxis" service between Tel-Aviv and the Airport (Sherut service), there is such service between the airport and Jerusalem.
See the location of the Train stations in Tel-Aviv.
The Train is not efficient for travelling to Jerusalem and it just doesn't reach Eilat.
You can visit the Israeli Train website for Information about trains and see a Plan-Map with all the National stations.
There are 3 train stations in Tel-Aviv but only one railway.
It means that you can take your train from any Tel-Aviv station because most trains have a stop at all 3 stations. The main train station is called Savidor-Merkaz and all trains have a stop there.
The train stations Savidor and Aagana, have also a central Bus station near them.
train stations in Tel-Aviv. If, by chance, you need to travel inside Tel-Aviv, exactly on the path of the railway, you can get on any train that passes through Tel-Aviv and get off at any of the 3 stations. Just make sure your train stops at the station you need because some of them stop only at the main one (Savidor).
There is the public service Tel-O-Fun that allows to take a bike in any station and return it in another one. It operates also at night and on week-ends. You can pay with an international credit card.
There are also private bike shops, of course.
These shops are a little bit everywhere in Tel-Aviv.
You can also rent a real moto in MotoGo.
There are some agencies in Ayarkon street, (the first parallel street to the sea) and at the airport, of course.
If you are going to stay only in Tel-Aviv it is not advised to use a car.
If you are going to make one day trips to other cities like Jerusalem and Haifa, you also don't need a car.
You may need a car if you are going to tour Israel and visit the Dead Sea, the Galilee, Eilat, Kibutz etc.
Panoramic Touristic Bus Internet Site for details.
taking the Bus from one of the two bus central stations of Tel-Aviv. The journey takes about 50 minutes. Once you arrive to the central station of Jerusalem you can use the "light train" to get to the city center and the old city (about 15 minutes).
By Train - In these days a new railway is being built between Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem but it will take a few years to be operational, for now there is an old railway with nice scenery but the journey takes almost 2 hours and you arrive to another part of Jerusalem (Malka mall), so if you want to arrive fast to Jerusalem, take a Bus.
Visit the site Visitjeru.com for details about Sightseeings, Transport etc.
the page about Haifa, on this site.
Haifa is at 100 Km to the north of Tel-Aviv and the best way to get there is by Train, it takes one hour and the frequency of the trains is fine. The train stops at several stations in Tel-Aviv. Once you arrive to Haifa with the train, you can get down at the main station "Haifa Center" and then take the funicular (Carmelit) to climb the Carmel mountain. You will get a great view over the city and you can visit the amazing Baai Gardens.
You can also travel to Haifa by Bus, it takes also one hour. You can get on a bus for Haifa in one of the two bus central stations of Tel-Aviv.
There is No train to Eilat (there are always plans...).
You can take a Bus to Eilat for about 5 hours (there is also a night bus). You should better reserve your bus ticket to Eilat (by phone or at the central bus station).
You can also take a short flight to Eilat (30 minutes).
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