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There are 3 ways to get from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by bus or train

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Bus  •  50 min

  1. Take the bus from ת. רכבת ת''א מרכז/איסוף to Jerusalem Central Bus Station/Unloading 480

$9

Cheapest option

Line 61 bus, bus  •  1 h 34 min

  1. Take the line 61 bus from Arlozorov/Shlomo HaMelekh to עמידר ר''ג 161 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bar Ilan Bridge/Road 4 to Jerusalem Central Bus Station/Unloading 400 / ...

$4 - $5

1 alternative option

Train  •  1 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Hashalom to Nat-bg Nahariya-Nahariya<->Mode'ein Center-Modi'in-Makabim-Re'ut / ...
  2. Take the train from Nat-bg to Jerusalem Yitzhak Navon Nat-bg-Ben Gurion Airport<->Jerusalem Yitzhak Navon-Jerusalem

$8 - $12

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is to line 61 bus and bus which costs ₪ 12 - ₪ 17 and takes 1 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is to bus which costs ₪ 33 and takes 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from ת. רכבת ת''א מרכז/איסוף and arriving at Jerusalem Central Bus Station/Unloading station. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. However, there are services departing from Hashalom and arriving at Jerusalem Yitzhak Navon via Nat-bg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 16 min.

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The distance between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem is 54 km.

The best way to get from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem without a car is to bus which takes 50 min and costs ₪ 33.

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The bus from ת. רכבת ת''א מרכז/איסוף to Jerusalem Central Bus Station/Unloading takes 50 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Tel Aviv to Jerusalem bus services, operated by Egged, depart from ת. רכבת ת''א מרכז/איסוף station.

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Tel Aviv to Jerusalem train services, operated by Israel Railways, depart from Hashalom station.

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The best way to get from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is to bus which takes 50 min and costs ₪ 33. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ₪ 29 - ₪ 45 and takes 1 h 16 min.

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Map of how to get from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
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  • Distance: 33.6 miles
  • Duration: 50 min

What companies run services between Tel Aviv, Israel and Jerusalem, Israel?

Egged operates a bus from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $9 and the journey takes 50 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem via Nat-bg in around 1 h 16 min.

Train operators
Israel Railways
Website
rail.co.il
Train from Hashalom to Nat-bg
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
rail.co.il
Train from Nat-bg to Jerusalem Yitzhak Navon
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
rail.co.il
Bus operators
Egged
Website
egged.co.il
Bus from ת. רכבת ת''א מרכז/איסוף to Jerusalem Central Bus Station/Unloading
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
egged.co.il
Dan
Website
dan.co.il
Bus from Arlozorov/Shlomo HaMelekh to עמידר ר''ג
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
dan.co.il
Afikim
Website
afikim-t.co.il
Bus from Bar Ilan Bridge/Road 4 to Jerusalem Central Bus Station/Unloading
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
afikim-t.co.il

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Tel Aviv to Jerusalem bus services, operated by Egged, arrive at Jerusalem Central Bus Station/Unloading.

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Tel Aviv to Jerusalem train services, operated by Israel Railways, arrive at Jerusalem Yitzhak Navon station.

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