Transportation in Tel Aviv

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Transportation in Tel Aviv

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  • Jean-François D
    2 contributions
    The best driver ever speaking good ,very Gentle , he is a pro driver. He explained me a lot about tourism in israel I recommend him. Thank you very much, Yoni
    Written 8 September 2023
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  • Tamar Y
    1 contribution
    I had an excellent experience with Gil. He was always considerate and calm, and got me to my meetings on time. I would highly recommend him.
    Written 25 February 2024
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  • PROS
    * Great and efficient transport system
    * A preferred simple and quicker way to get between and to major urban destinations, with access to all coastal cities and also Jerusalem and other non coastal cities (primarily Lower Galilee)
    * It seems to run on a fairly reliable schedule
    * The website and smartphone application give good information, including all information regarding the train schedule- arrival time, train number, track/platform numbers
    * The application is regularly updated and can notify you of arrival at your destination
    • Different types of rolling stock and carriages, including red double deckers, but also two types of older blue trains
    • Surprisingly always clean
    • Parts of some routes are scenic along the coast between Jacob Memory and Haifa
    • Very smooth and super quiet direct non-stop high- speed (ke160 kph) access from airport to Tel Aviv and to Jerusalem
    * Signs and announcements also in English

    CONS
    • Can be quite crowded and noisy, especially during rush hours including much of the day, but especially Sunday mornings- many people in a hurry
    • Stations generally not near nor adjacent to major famous tourist attractions
    • Some stations are so so busy & unattractive- functional at best
    * Inside Tel Aviv city stations (Hagana, HaShalom and Savidor-Arlozoroff) can be polluting with toxic fumes and exhaust- the stations are open but below street level
    * Some of the routes are through quite unattractive unscenic areas, such as Ramle Lod, where there is trash and litter and abandoned cars
    • Never any service on Sabbath and Jewish holidays from sundown the day before
    • One must buy a ticket from the information desk OR have a multi-use “Rabbi Line” (multi line) card,
    * The payment system is not terribly user-friendly- you must have a Rabbi Line card (yes- that is what it is called), load a non refundable amount of money on it and then insert it awkwardly into a machine and choose your exit station and hope that it registers correctly. If you have success in that, you can tap in and tap out, without knowing how much it cost and how much you have left.... awful

    "I VISITED THIS PLACE"...
    ... I love the trains and train travel, and I'm always eager to ride one- to just about anywhere because I just about always enjoy the experience.

    This time, I arrived at the airport from Athens Greece and instead of returning home, I had an evening meeting in Jerusalem, so this was he first time to take the several years old high speed fast electric train non stop to Jerusalem's Central Railway Station. Wow!! That was fantastic!! The trains are sleek smooth and shiny and totally clean. The rain journey of only 18 minutes non stop was so quiet as the train glided silently along the tracks. And the passengers were silent too.

    This week, I took the train to a conference in Tel Aviv. It was an older train and moved slower and had a number of stops, but still an acceptable experience- clean train and quiet passengers.

    ADVICES
    • Avoid busy times- be prepared for crowds during all daylight hours and rush hours
    • Avoid Sunday mornings (and Fridays)- those are our weekend times
    * Despite my experiences as described, at least be prepared for a lot of people and for a not-quiet experience
    • Purchase, have and use a non-refundable “Rabbi Line” card- see my "helpful" photo of the machine from a previous review: load and insert your card into the slot (not at all intuitive, logical nor easy) and then type and choose what you want to do- where you want to go, and agree to the purchase (deduction from the balance on the card). You must tap in and also tap out

    ... I hope that you like my few "helpful" photos, which I will attach here.
    Written 30 December 2023
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  • PROS
    * New fun safe scenic transportation option
    * Underground section is new and a first for Israel
    * Clean fast smooth quiet and efficient traffic congestion free mode of transportation

    CONS
    * You need a RavKav card or the Moovit application in order to travel
    * It is already crowded to go (see my "helpful" photos)
    * The large shiny stations are utilitarian without any shopping or kiosks

    "I VISITED THIS PLACE"...
    ... because once it opened, I needed to be among the first to ride. So since it was the Hebrew birthday of Mrs. Place, I took her and we went from Arlosoroff to somewhere in Jaffa and then returned. It was a "cheap date" and I enjoyed it very much. The experience and speed in the underground section was as if I was in London, Paris, Rome, Athens, Amsterdam, Warsaw, NYC or DC, except that it was clean, shiny and bright and very very quiet.

    WOULD I DO THIS AGAIN?
    For sure, and I look for reasons to do that

    WAS IT WORTH THE COST?
    Sure- it is a standard one unit transportation ride- maybe something on the order of 5 shekels or less

    ADVICE
    * Get a Rav Kav Israeli transportation card or Moovit app before you go
    * Be sure to include the underground segment in your adventure journey.
    Written 13 January 2024
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  • anag2203
    Mexico5 contributions
    I simply cannot begin to explain just how amazing your tour was. Definitely by far the best one out of all in our trip. And we had many! You showed real interest in each one of us, what we were looking for, and even though you probably have done this too many times, we felt you genuinely enjoyed it too!! Thank you for your passion and your patience and for opening up to us in the most intimate and personal things too. This experience changed our lives!!
    Written 29 September 2023
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  • Natalie M
    San Mateo, CA1 contribution
    Avner is the best! From my first initial message, his response and phone call to ensure he gathers information about you or groups interests in order to help customize your private tour. He is prompt, very knowledgeable and attentive. Always making sure we drank enough water throughout the 2 hot days we spent with Avner. Took us to Masada, Dead Sea and Jordan River on day 1 and Jerusalem on day 2. Even took time to help us plan a bus route for 3 work days. Avner made us feel part of his family. We are thankful and will definitely contact Avner again, when we come back with more family.
    Written 23 July 2023
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  • Arie L
    8 contributions
    The airport in Tel Aviv is so over crowded, that the money we spent on this fast track service was worth every penny
    Written 23 August 2022
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  • David A
    California3 contributions
    Researched and booked service from U.S. Driver was punctual and even found us as we were a little lost. Driver was welcoming and provided us with a lot of useful information during the ride. Beautiful, clean car and even had water for us. Highly recommend this service if you want to touch down leave the airport worry free about how to get to your destination. We went from Ben Gurion Airport to Jerusalem.
    Written 16 July 2023
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  • noam
    Bangkok, Thailand2 contributions
    Excellent transfer,Waiting for Ben Gurion to pick up on time



    Nice people, kind bottles of water and coke in the car



    Written 12 March 2020
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  • María L V
    1 contribution
    We used Erez Yarkon travel for our family trip to Israel and everything was flawless! Erez created a custom itinerary for us based on our preferences. Erez has such attention to detail and created a perfect holiday for my family. Highly highly recommended!
    Written 7 November 2019
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  • Lindsey O
    2 contributions
    We used Froride to shuttle us to Ben Gurion airport from Old Jaffa on Shabbat. We had an esim, and not a local number, so trying to contact potential drivers late Friday night to find a ride at 6 am was stressful. Kobi from Froride was very responsive on WhatsApp (even at midnight!) and found us a driver quickly. The driver, Vladi, arrived early and was very kind and accommodating. He even checked our flight status as he pulled away from our hotel to make sure it was leaving on time. Logistics can be very stressful on Shabbat for a foreigner, but with Froride, everything went smoothly. Also, we paid $69, which was comparable to what a local friend told us to expect.
    Written 12 August 2023
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  • Christina H
    Pasig, Philippines74 contributions
    We took the Sherut mini van taxi-sharing ride from Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv to our hotel Crowne Plaza Jerusalem. Cost was NIS 67 per person, It was okay except that it is not for people in a hurry as the driver never leaves until the van is full. Also, it took us more than two hours to get to our hotel as we were the last to be brought to our destination. We initially tried riding the cheaper and bigger shuttle bus just outside the airport but it was very chaotic, there was a mad scramble for seats & we panicked when we saw our luggage being taken out by other passengers to squeeze their bags in. If budget is not a problem, best to hire a private airport transfer service.
    Written 15 November 2019
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