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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 99514 times)

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Re: Cheapest Way TLV to Jerusalem?
« Reply #435 on: May 13, 2018, 06:48:42 AM »
For comparison, what would an airport taxi charge? And do they have vans or do vans need to be ordered in advance?

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Re: Cheapest Way TLV to Jerusalem?
« Reply #436 on: May 13, 2018, 01:14:58 PM »
For comparison, what would an airport taxi charge? And do they have vans or do vans need to be ordered in advance?
Used to be around 300 I believe but they changed the way it works a couple months ago. Now it's cheaper though not sure exact price and even significantly cheaper than that if you go upstairs to departures.
Even Gett is a set price of 249.
Not sure about vans although whenever I had checked they had vans.

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Re: Cheapest Way TLV to Jerusalem?
« Reply #437 on: May 13, 2018, 01:29:47 PM »
This topic has been going back and forth forever.

Can someone please clarify what is the cheapest & best private transport from airport to jerusalem? Both for a van and a regular car.

Please include price and contact info.
Your basically asking for a new thread titled "Please use this taxi company"
And then, as we start giving them business...
cheaper ones get more expensive as they get more popular.

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Re: Cheapest Way TLV to Jerusalem?
« Reply #438 on: May 13, 2018, 05:43:49 PM »
For comparison, what would an airport taxi charge? And do they have vans or do vans need to be ordered in advance?

Almost positive the airport taxis are 240 shekel. I donít know about vans.
Itiel ‭+972 50-6322091‬ he usually charges between 160 - 200.

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Re: Cheapest Way TLV to Jerusalem?
« Reply #439 on: May 14, 2018, 07:56:26 AM »
Almost positive the airport taxis are 240 shekel. I donít know about vans.
Itiel ‭+972 50-6322091‬ he usually charges between 160 - 200.
+1 I always use him. He speaks english, has whatsapp, and even has a car seat upon request

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Re: Cheapest Way TLV to Jerusalem?
« Reply #440 on: May 14, 2018, 03:52:27 PM »
Just booked with him. I'll post again afterwards. Thanks.

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Re: Cheapest Way TLV to Jerusalem?
« Reply #441 on: May 16, 2018, 05:50:14 AM »
Just booked with him. I'll post again afterwards. Thanks.
What did he charge you?

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Re: Cheapest Way TLV to Jerusalem?
« Reply #442 on: May 16, 2018, 08:20:51 AM »
any van recommendations, price/seats avail.
best i found was 400 so far

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Re: Cheapest Way TLV to Jerusalem?
« Reply #443 on: May 16, 2018, 04:08:44 PM »
any van recommendations, price/seats avail.
best i found was 400 so far
Michoel - +972523471248
Guy - 0506323344

6 passenger seats, big trunk
Both 350sk.. they are parners.. nice guys.. have whatsapp. Speak ok English

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Re: Cheapest Way TLV to Jerusalem?
« Reply #444 on: May 24, 2018, 03:22:26 PM »
Just booked with him. I'll post again afterwards. Thanks.

Itiel was great! He has guys that he works with for the larger vehicles.

His prices were:
380 for van w/7 adults +babies & luggage
400 for van w/9 adults...
200 for 2 adults

I also used him by the hour for Kever Rochel... 180 / hour for large van

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Re: Cheapest Way TLV to Jerusalem?
« Reply #445 on: May 24, 2018, 03:59:31 PM »
485 bus -> light rail -> 5 min walk down hill to WAJ worked great for me

16 NIS for bus (cash)
5.90 NIS for train (cc)

Did the reverse on the way back to TLV, but the uphill walk from hotel to train is kind of a schlep (though probably worthwhile after a week of those breakfasts ).
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Re: Cheapest Way TLV to Jerusalem?
« Reply #446 on: May 27, 2018, 09:47:59 AM »
485 bus -> light rail -> 5 min walk down hill to WAJ worked great for me

16 NIS for bus (cash)
5.90 NIS for train (cc)

Did the reverse on the way back to TLV, but the uphill walk from hotel to train is kind of a schlep (though probably worthwhile after a week of those breakfasts ).
Be careful during busy season as my wife got stuck at the tachana merkazit (on the way to tlv) while a swarm of people came on. Took 30 mins to get everyone seated.. Ant then when they got to tlv they had to go first to T1 for a couple and that took ages to find their suitcase. She almost missed her flight.

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Re: Cheapest Way TLV to Jerusalem?
« Reply #447 on: June 13, 2018, 12:53:51 PM »
Be careful during busy season as my wife got stuck at the tachana merkazit (on the way to tlv) while a swarm of people came on. Took 30 mins to get everyone seated.. Ant then when they got to tlv they had to go first to T1 for a couple and that took ages to find their suitcase. She almost missed her flight.

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Re: Cheapest Way TLV to Jerusalem?
« Reply #448 on: July 23, 2018, 12:52:28 AM »
Whats the limit on bags and stroller etc. on bus 485? And do u need cash or Ravkav also works...

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Re: Cheapest Way TLV to Jerusalem?
« Reply #449 on: July 23, 2018, 12:54:46 AM »
Whats the limit on bags and stroller etc. on bus 485? And do u need cash or Ravkav also works...
no limit and yes you can use a Rav Kav
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