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There are 4 ways to get from Tel Aviv to Safed by bus, train or car

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Bus Egged  •  2h 28m

  1. Take the bus from ת. רכבת ת''א מרכז/דרך נמיר to Safed Central Station/Unloading 846

$20

Cheapest option

Bus Nateeve Express  •  3h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Jabotinsky Road/Ibn Ezra to HaHaluts/Henrietta Szold 980 / ...

$8 - $12

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  2h 53m

  1. Take the train from Tel Aviv Center to Acre 50 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Acre Rail Station/Herzl to Safed Central Station/Unloading 361

$13 - $19

Drive  •  2h 2m

  1. Drive from Tel Aviv to Safed 102.2 miles

$25 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Tel Aviv to Safed is to bus which costs ₪ 30 - ₪ 45 and takes 3h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Tel Aviv to Safed is to drive which costs ₪ 90 - ₪ 140 and takes 2h 2m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from ת. רכבת ת''א מרכז/דרך נמיר and arriving at Safed Central Station/Unloading station. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 2h 28m.

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The distance between Tel Aviv and Safed is 119 km. The road distance is 163.6 km.

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The best way to get from Tel Aviv to Safed without a car is to bus which takes 2h 28m and costs ₪ 70.

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The bus from ת. רכבת ת''א מרכז/דרך נמיר to Safed Central Station/Unloading takes 2h 28m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Tel Aviv to Safed bus services, operated by Egged, depart from ת. רכבת ת''א מרכז/דרך נמיר station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Tel Aviv to Safed is 164 km. It takes approximately 2h 2m to drive from Tel Aviv to Safed.

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There are 611+ hotels available in Safed. Prices start at $107 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 74.4 miles
  • Duration: 2h 28m

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

Egged operates a bus from Tel Aviv to Safed once daily. Tickets cost $20 and the journey takes 2h 28m.

Train operators
Israel Railways
Website
rail.co.il
Train from Tel Aviv Center to Acre
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
rail.co.il
Bus operators
Egged
Website
egged.co.il
Bus from ת. רכבת ת''א מרכז/דרך נמיר to Safed Central Station/Unloading
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
egged.co.il
Nateeve Express
Website
nateevexpress.com
Bus from Acre Rail Station/Herzl to Safed Central Station/Unloading
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
nateevexpress.com
Bus from Jabotinsky Road/Ibn Ezra to HaHaluts/Henrietta Szold
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
nateevexpress.com

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