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Train from TLV to Jerusalem Central Bus Station takes 23 minutes and runs from 6:30 am to 7:30 PM in both directions.

From Jerusalem to TLV
Taxi:
02-500-0787
02-999-0999

050-653-4455

Shuttle:
02-624-7227
02-533-3425
050-230-0777

Daka 99: 170-200 ₪ 
Derech Eretz : Usually same as Daka 99
Shmuel Lieberman:
Raanan: Private driver. Usually beats Hadaka 99's price if he's available to drive then.


Nesher: 64 ₪.  They go at the top of every hour.  Must reserve 12-24 hours in advance.
Menashe Sofer (Frum Service): A few NIS more than Nesher.
Hasaah: 450 ₪ for huge van (just did with 2 parents, 3 kids, 10 bags) Shouldn't be more than 350 (If need a guy, you can PM moish)

Bus:
Option A:
1. Take Egged 947 / 950 from Central Bus Station to Tzomet El-Al.  Busses run Approximately every 20-30 min. from 6 AM to 10 PM. Takes ~40 min. Price: 25 ₪. 
2. Transfer to local bus 5 / 5A / 13 to Terminal 3. Every 20-30 min. 5:30 AM - 9:10 PM.  Price unknown. 
Option B:
Bus 485 (run by Afikim) runs approximately 5 minutes after the hour on the hour around the clock from the Jerusalem Central Bus Station (stop is in front of Mercantile Bank) to Terminal 1 and 3, and from Terminal 1 and 3 to the Jerusalem Central Bus Station. Price: ₪16.

Train רכבת:

Starting from September 2018 there is a direct train line between the airport and Jerusalem's central bus station which is at the main entrance to the city.
Train runs every half hour and cost 17 shekel per ride. I think there is a discount if you buy round trip.

To get to the train: Leave the terminal through exit 01 and it is directly on your right. You can buy a ticket from the automatic machines outside the station entrance.
Please note that the train only runs during the day and not at night. Check the Israeli rail  website in advance if you are not sure.

Israel Railway English site.

Walk: 0 NIS Takes about 13 hous and 47 minutes give or take a few depending where you start.

Author Topic: Cheapest Way TLV to Jerusalem?  (Read 99531 times)

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Re: Cheapest Way TLV to Jerusalem?
« Reply #465 on: September 23, 2018, 01:42:45 AM »
Just remember the station in Jerusalem is a 15-minute ordeal to enter.
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Re: Cheapest Way TLV to Jerusalem?
« Reply #466 on: September 23, 2018, 05:56:52 AM »
more like 5 min; but thats the way with all train stations; still better then the bus or a nesher.

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Re: Cheapest Way TLV to Jerusalem?
« Reply #467 on: September 23, 2018, 09:24:30 AM »
@nafnaf12 did you take it? How was?
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Re: Cheapest Way TLV to Jerusalem?
« Reply #468 on: September 23, 2018, 09:35:29 AM »
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Re: Cheapest Way TLV to Jerusalem?
« Reply #469 on: September 25, 2018, 01:46:56 PM »
Tuesday iyh
Are you allowed to take it? As it was built in Shabbos, might need to wait.
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Re: Cheapest Way TLV to Jerusalem?
« Reply #470 on: September 25, 2018, 01:47:47 PM »
Are you allowed to take it? As it was built in Shabbos, might need to wait.
too late.
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getting to the actual train took about 10-12min including 2 elevators and an escalator.
Ride took 25min and you come out at arrivels.

Bottom line
If flying solo it's a great option!
Flying with kids/baggage I wouldn't recommend it
There is no place on the train for big suitcases
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Re: Cheapest Way TLV to Jerusalem?
« Reply #471 on: September 25, 2018, 03:01:17 PM »
too late.
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getting to the actual train took about 10-12min including 2 elevators and an escalator.
Ride took 25min and you come out at arrivels.

Bottom line
If flying solo it's a great option!
Flying with kids/baggage I wouldn't recommend it
There is no place on the train for big suitcases
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Re: Cheapest Way TLV to Jerusalem?
« Reply #472 on: September 25, 2018, 04:33:34 PM »
too late.
Mini TR
getting to the actual train took about 10-12min including 2 elevators and an escalator.
Ride took 25min and you come out at arrivels.

Bottom line
If flying solo it's a great option!
Flying with kids/baggage I wouldn't recommend it
There is no place on the train for big suitcases

Thanks, really no luggage racks on train, like they have on other trains?
Was the train full, was it a problem getting into  the train station and on to train? Do you think i would need to book in advance?

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Re: Cheapest Way TLV to Jerusalem?
« Reply #473 on: September 25, 2018, 04:38:18 PM »
Thanks, really no luggage racks on train, like they have on other trains?
Was the train full, was it a problem getting into  the train station and on to train? Do you think i would need to book in advance?
only has space above the seats big enough for a hand luggage, also getting on the train there is a step and then another 4/5 steps to go the upper/lower deck
The train was I'd say 30/35% full
Most of the pax (that I saw/spoke to) weren't heading to the airport some just there for the ride and others live near the airport eilad tlv..

If you have a Rav Kav with your name on it, it takes 2 min to order a ticket https://www.rail.co.il/en/taarif/pages/ordervaucherjerusalem.aspx?
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Re: Cheapest Way TLV to Jerusalem?
« Reply #474 on: September 30, 2018, 11:16:08 AM »
If you have a Rav Kav with your name on it, it takes 2 min to order a ticket https://www.rail.co.il/en/taarif/pages/ordervaucherjerusalem.aspx?

Can you do it on your phone after clearing customs, or do I need to print something?
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Re: Cheapest Way TLV to Jerusalem?
« Reply #475 on: October 02, 2018, 01:36:32 PM »
Can you do it on your phone after clearing customs, or do I need to print something?

You should be able to, I think its based on your Rav Kav number. The English speaking phone number for it is *9025 or you can call Israel Railways and they will direct you to a Israeli number to call to reserve.

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Re: Cheapest Way TLV to Jerusalem?
« Reply #476 on: October 02, 2018, 07:45:50 PM »
Can you do it on your phone after clearing customs, or do I need to print something?
you can do it on your phone. in Jerusalem they had a machine where you scan your rav kav and it prints your ticket.
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Re: Cheapest Way TLV to Jerusalem?
« Reply #477 on: October 03, 2018, 05:03:03 AM »
You should be able to, I think its based on your Rav Kav number. The English speaking phone number for it is *9025 or you can call Israel Railways and they will direct you to a Israeli number to call to reserve.

Update: I tried using the phone system. Additional Instructions: Press 2 when you for English but the whole system is not in English and if you dont know some basic Hebrew you wont be able to reserve a voucher over the phone.

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Re: Cheapest Way TLV to Jerusalem?
« Reply #478 on: October 03, 2018, 10:01:14 AM »
Do you need a rav kav?

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Re: Cheapest Way TLV to Jerusalem?
« Reply #479 on: October 03, 2018, 10:45:58 AM »
Yeah to order the voucher which I am not sure in necessary you also need a Rav Kav order the free ticket to get past the "turnstiles" in the station.

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