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Transportation on Shabbar

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Transportation on Shabbar

I'm in Israel in a few weeks and will be staying in Tel Aviv from Tuesday evening, leaving saturday morning. I'm moviing on to Jeruselum. I know it's Shabbat. Are all busses/trains/cabs running on Shabbat? I'd probably just take a cab, since that's quickest. But train or bus might also be options.

Help!

Thanks.

Edited: 14 September 2012, 08:24
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1. Re: Transportation on Shabbar

There is no public transportation on Shabbat - no buses or trains. Taxis are available. Another option is the sherut - a shared taxi that operates on a regular route and does run between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

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2. Re: Transportation on Shabbar

If you are switching to Jerusalem hotel on the Sabbath make sure you can check in at regular time. Many hotels allow guests to stay until after the Sabbath is out. This means, there may not be rooms available for new guests. Hotels WILL hold your luggage, even if the room is not available. Where are you staying in Jerusalem?

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3. Re: Transportation on Shabbar

To expand on what Oreets wrote, the sherut (shared taxi) between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem operates 24/7. It goes from outside the central bus station in Tel Aviv and will take you to Zion Square in the Jerusalem city centre (corner of Jaffa Road and Ben-Yehuda Street. It's a 10-seater minibus and goes when it's full. The fare on Shabbat is 35 shekels. Note that there isn't room in a sherut for a lot of luggage.

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4. Re: Transportation on Shabbar

Another solution, especially if you have luggage, is to take a taxi to the airport and then take a Nesher sherut to Jerusalem. Nesher fills a van (and always has room for luggage) and drops each fare at his destination. While you may end up being the last fare and getting a tour of Jerusalem, you will be dropped in front of your hotel.

If you choose to do this, tell your driver to drop you off at the airport departures. Or just go into the airport and take the elevator down to arrivals.

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