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need taxi driver from Ashdod to Jerusalem

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need taxi driver from Ashdod to Jerusalem

I am looking for a personal contact to a Taxi driver from Ashdod, to bring elderly relatives from cruise ship to Jerusalem. Know anyone?

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1. Re: need taxi driver from Ashdod to Jerusalem

There are taxi driver's at the ship upon arrival. All of whom have authorization to enter the port. One must have special person to enter the port, even taxis. The company runs out of Ashdod and all have reputable driver's who generally speak English and/or another foreign language.

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2. Re: need taxi driver from Ashdod to Jerusalem

Thank you Chana. Do you know a specific taxi company name perhaps?

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3. Re: need taxi driver from Ashdod to Jerusalem

Moniyot Namal Ashdod (in English Ashdod Port Taxi Service). Their phone number is +972-8-852-111.

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Greetings, I am wondering about pricing of taxi driver from Ashdod to Jerusalem. Is the taxi driver also your guide while in Jerusalem. We also want to go to the Dead Sea, is that possible?

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5. Re: need taxi driver from Ashdod to Jerusalem

A taxi driver is just that - a driver - he is not a guide. In Israel one must be a licensed tour guide in order to guide. Some guides also have a taxi license and if you want a driver/guide to meet your relatives at the ship and guide them for the day, then you need to find a licensed guide who provides that service.

You can also hire a private guide who will work with a taxi driver to complete the package.

The cost of a taxi from the Port of Ashdod to Jerusalem is 281 NIS (approx. $75) one way.

Yes, it is possible to continue past Jerusalem and go to the Dead Sea. The total taxi fare (one way) for that would be 560 NIS (approx $150).

Keep in mind that in order to return to the ship you cannot contract with any taxi. Any taxi can return you to the gates of the port, however, only taxis from the company that Chana mentioned have authorization to enter the port. The distance from the port gates to the docks is considerable.

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6. Re: need taxi driver from Ashdod to Jerusalem

Special taxi will be very expensive.

Did you consider using the train?

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A taxi ride to Jerusalem from Ashdod runs about 1000 shekels. The driver does not guide but does point out places of interest. A trip to the Dead Sea is more expensive at 1200 shekels. Many times it is difficult to find a private guide, however, it may be more economical to hire a guide/driver who will take you to where you want to go and also explain what you see. It is not possible to go to the Dead Sea and visit Jerusalem on the same day from Ashdod. The drive to Masada is 2.5 hours in each direction, with a visit taking up to 2 hours, plus an additional 3 hours for lunch and floating in the Dead Sea. That is a total of 10 hours which is generally the amount of time alloted for tours. You could feasibly go to the Dead Sea to float and then do a 3 hour tour of Jeruselem, but it would be pushing it a bit.

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Chana--you are presenting figures which are very different than Oreet's. Did you look them up or are you guessing. In terms of a taxi driver pointing out places--not necessarily. A driver is obligated to do one thing only-that is to get his passengers from point A to point B in a safe fashion. If he wants to sit in silence he may. The reason the companies that deal with the port have bilingual drivers is so they can understand what passengers want, not so they can play mini-tour guides.

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9. Re: need taxi driver from Ashdod to Jerusalem

rdglady thank you for your concern. The prices quoted are from the sign posted on the pier in Ashdod, which I had the occasion to be at 6 times this week.

Gmar Tov,

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10. Re: need taxi driver from Ashdod to Jerusalem

The rates posted at the pier may very well be for a round trip to Jerusalem and back, etc. The rates I quoted are the official fares for one way.

If the rates posted are not for round trip, then the taxi company is charging a grossly inflated rate.

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