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There are 3 ways to get from Bethlehem to Galilee by bus or train

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Recommended option

Line 163 bus, bus, line 38 bus

  1. Take the line 163 bus from Rachel's Tomb to ICC Jerusalem/HaNassi HaShishi
  2. Take the bus from Jerusalem Central Bus Station 3rd Floor/Platforms to Karmi'el Central Bus Station/Alight
  3. Take the line 38 bus from Karmiel Rail Station/Platforms to Mikhmanim Center

2 alternative options

Train

  1. Take the train from Yerushalayim/Yits'hak Navon to Tel Aviv Center
  2. Take the train from Tel Aviv Center to Karmiel

Line 231 bus, bus, line 361 bus, line 38 bus

  1. Take the line 231 bus from Bab El-Zakak/Beit Jala Road to HaNevi'im Terminal/Alight
  2. Take the bus from Gesher Hameitarim/Herzl Blvd to Safed Central Station/Ha'Atsma'ut
  3. Take the line 361 bus from Safed Central Station/Platforms to Karmiel Rail Station/Platforms
  4. Take the line 38 bus from Karmiel Rail Station/Platforms to Mikhmanim Center

Bethlehem to Galilee by bus and walk

The journey time between Bethlehem and Galilee is around 4h 53m and covers a distance of around 211 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 49m. Operated by Superbus, Egged and Nateeve Express, the Bethlehem to Galilee service departs from Rachel's Tomb and arrives in Mikhmanim Center. Typically 54 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

54 Weekly Services
4h 53m Average Duration
₪ 33 Cheapest Price
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bethlehem to Galilee is to line 163 bus and bus and line 38 bus which costs $10 - $16 and takes 4h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Bethlehem to Galilee is to line 163 bus and bus and line 38 bus which costs $10 - $16 and takes 4h 53m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bethlehem to Galilee. However, there are services departing from Rachel's Tomb and arriving at Mikhmanim Center via Jerusalem Central Bus Station 3rd Floor/Platforms and Karmiel Rail Station/Platforms. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 53m.

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It is approximately 133 km to get from Bethlehem to Galilee.

The best way to get from Bethlehem to Galilee without a car is to line 163 bus and bus and line 38 bus which takes 4h 53m and costs $10 - $16.

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It takes approximately 4h 53m to get from Bethlehem to Galilee, including transfers.

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Bethlehem to Galilee bus services, operated by Superbus, depart from Rachel's Tomb station.

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The best way to get from Bethlehem to Galilee is to line 163 bus and bus and line 38 bus which takes 4h 53m and costs $10 - $16. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $19 - $25 and takes 5h 36m.

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Bethlehem to Galilee bus services, operated by Nateeve Express, arrive at Mikhmanim Center station.

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There are 119+ hotels available in Galilee. Prices start at ₪ 500 per night.

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Map of how to get from Bethlehem to Galilee.
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  • Distance: 133.4 km
  • Duration: 4h 53m

What companies run services between Bethlehem, Palestine and Galilee, Israel?

You can take a bus from Bethlehem to Galilee via ICC Jerusalem/HaNassi HaShishi, Jerusalem Central Bus Station 3rd Floor/Platforms, Karmi'el Central Bus Station/Alight, and Karmiel Rail Station/Platforms in around 4h 53m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bethlehem to Galilee via HaNevi'im Terminal/Alight, Damascus Gate, Central Station, Yerushalayim/Yits'hak Navon, Tel Aviv Center, Karmiel, and Karmiel Rail Station/Platforms in around 5h 36m.

Train operators
Israel Railways
Phone
08-6831222
Email
Pniyotz@rail.co.il
Website
rail.co.il
Train from Yerushalayim/Yits'hak Navon to Tel Aviv Center
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₪ 17 - ₪ 22
Website
Israel Railways
Adult single ride
₪ 17 - ₪ 22
Train from Tel Aviv Center to Karmiel
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
₪ 30 - ₪ 40
Website
Israel Railways
Adult single ride
₪ 30 - ₪ 40
Bus operators
Superbus
Phone
1-700-700-181
Website
superbus.co.il
Bus from Rachel's Tomb to ICC Jerusalem/HaNassi HaShishi
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₪ 4 - ₪ 6
Website
Superbus
Egged
Phone
+972-3-6948888
Website
egged.co.il
Bus from Jerusalem Central Bus Station 3rd Floor/Platforms to Karmi'el Central Bus Station/Alight
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
₪ 23 - ₪ 35
Website
Egged
Nateeve Express
Website
nateevexpress.com
Bus from Karmiel Rail Station/Platforms to Mikhmanim Center
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₪ 5 - ₪ 9
Website
Nateeve Express
Bus from Gesher Hameitarim/Herzl Blvd to Safed Central Station/Ha'Atsma'ut
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₪ 30 - ₪ 45
Website
Nateeve Express
Bus from Safed Central Station/Platforms to Karmiel Rail Station/Platforms
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
₪ 8 - ₪ 12
Website
Nateeve Express
South Buses
Phone
02-5798587
Email
south-buses@hotmail.com
Website
south-buses.com
Bus from Bab El-Zakak/Beit Jala Road to HaNevi'im Terminal/Alight
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
₪ 6
Schedules at
south-buses.com

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