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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.

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Re: Cheapest Way TLV to Jerusalem?
« Reply #495 on: November 02, 2018, 05:21:54 AM »
Thanks @jose34 and others. 

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Re: Cheapest Way TLV to Jerusalem?
« Reply #496 on: November 03, 2018, 01:14:01 PM »
Thank you so much for taking the time to write up this excellent report!
When did those free three months start?

Tuesday of Succos is when the train started so I assume that is when the 3 months start, so I assume till sometimes in January.

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Re: Cheapest Way TLV to Jerusalem?
« Reply #497 on: November 03, 2018, 09:12:50 PM »
I'm not sure I understand.
Do I need a RavKav to buy a ticket fro the airport to JRLM? Do I buy it ahead of time, in the  station, or on the train? And if I buy ahead of time for a specific train and then my flight comes in late, could I use the ticket for a later train?

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Re: Cheapest Way TLV to Jerusalem?
« Reply #498 on: November 04, 2018, 05:43:44 PM »
You need to have a voucher associated with a Rav Kav, you make the voucher/ reservation can do it online or call a phone number.

The actual ticket can be purchased at the station.

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Re: Cheapest Way TLV to Jerusalem?
« Reply #499 on: November 04, 2018, 05:46:54 PM »
They seem to only be tough about that and the voucher business in the Jerusalem station. My guess is because itís easier to enforce when you have an entire station entrance you can block off.

Actually it seems like this whole voucher is gona end soon. They are a little strict about it but its so easy to get past them.
If you give the "voucher guards" your Rav Kav ( with out a voucher on it) and they say something, sometimes they wont even say anything, you can mumble something in English and the'll let you on.

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Re: Cheapest Way TLV to Jerusalem?
« Reply #500 on: November 04, 2018, 05:48:34 PM »
You need to have a voucher associated with a Rav Kav, you make the voucher/ reservation can do it online or call a phone number.

The actual ticket can be purchased at the station.
So if I'm a visitor with no ravkav, I can't take the train?

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Re: Cheapest Way TLV to Jerusalem?
« Reply #501 on: November 04, 2018, 06:32:37 PM »
By the train ticketing station you can probably pick up a Rav Kav or ask them.
Depending who you are traveling with that might be the better option.
If your by yourself then get a paper ticket and then try to slip past the "guards".

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Re: Cheapest Way TLV to Jerusalem?
« Reply #502 on: November 05, 2018, 07:06:23 AM »
whats this voucher for?
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Re: Cheapest Way TLV to Jerusalem?
« Reply #503 on: November 05, 2018, 08:52:22 AM »
whats this voucher for?

For crowd control; to be able to get on the train.

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Re: Cheapest Way TLV to Jerusalem?
« Reply #504 on: November 08, 2018, 06:53:26 AM »
i took the train yesterday and it was about 23 min each way, with lots of steep escalators, it was free and apparently theres no voucher needed, unless it depends on the time of day
For crowd control; to be able to get on the train.
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Re: Cheapest Way TLV to Jerusalem?
« Reply #505 on: November 15, 2018, 09:04:49 PM »
i went to the website and dont see anyway to get a voucher ?

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Re: Cheapest Way TLV to Jerusalem?
« Reply #506 on: November 16, 2018, 01:37:36 AM »
1) I saw online someone say that a ravkav is no longer needed
2) just arrived. The train is not working today.

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Re: Cheapest Way TLV to Jerusalem?
« Reply #507 on: November 17, 2018, 12:23:05 PM »
1) I saw online someone say that a ravkav is no longer needed
2) just arrived. The train is not working today.

Voucher longer needed.
So I guess yes you can just buy a train ticket directly from the machine.

Yes on Friday/ Motzei Shabbos the train does not run.

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Re: Cheapest Way TLV to Jerusalem?
« Reply #508 on: November 19, 2018, 09:02:51 AM »
Hi. We are on the train now from airport to Navon. So far exactly as @jose34 described.  Nice clean train. Almost empty.  A few steps up or down once inside the double decker train car.  Elevators at the TLV station.  Bought tix with Capital one visa via automated machine no Problem. 17NIS pp.

Quick question ó is there a shul or shteeble close the train/bus station or walking toward Crowne Plaza? I need to say Kaddish and shkiah is in about 25minutes so looking for a place that has mincha bízman. Thanks!

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Re: Cheapest Way TLV to Jerusalem?
« Reply #509 on: November 19, 2018, 09:31:13 AM »
I think the closest option would be the Rashbam minyan factory in מקור ברוך neighborhood, about a 7-10 min walk towards Geula.
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