There are 4 ways to get from Jerusalem to Ashkelon by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Jerusalem Central Bus Station 3rd Floor/Platforms to Sports Center/Ben Gurion 436 / ...

$11

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Train  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Jerusalem Malha to Tel Aviv Haganah Jerusalem Malha-Jerusalem<->Tel Aviv Center-Tel Aviv Yafo
  2. Take the train from Tel Aviv Haganah to Ashkelon רעננה מערב-הרצליה<->באר שבע מרכז-באר שבע / ...

$11 - $16

Taxi  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Take a taxi from Jerusalem to Ashkelon 46.9 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Jerusalem to Ashkelon 46.9 miles

$11 - $17

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The cheapest way to get from Jerusalem to Ashkelon is to bus which costs ₪ 39 and takes 1 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Jerusalem to Ashkelon is to taxi which costs ₪ 430 - ₪ 550 and takes 1 h 2 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Jerusalem Central Bus Station 3rd Floor/Platforms station and arriving at Sports Center/Ben Gurion. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Jerusalem to Ashkelon. However, there are services departing from Jerusalem Malha and arriving at Ashkelon via Tel Aviv Haganah. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 5 min.

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The distance between Jerusalem and Ashkelon is 62 km. The road distance is 75 km.

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The best way to get from Jerusalem to Ashkelon without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 20 min and costs ₪ 39.

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The bus from Jerusalem Central Bus Station 3rd Floor/Platforms to Sports Center/Ben Gurion takes 1 h 20 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Jerusalem to Ashkelon bus services, operated by Egged, arrive at Jerusalem Central Bus Station 3rd Floor/Platforms.

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Jerusalem to Ashkelon train services, operated by Israel Railways, depart from Jerusalem Malha station.

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The best way to get from Jerusalem to Ashkelon is to bus which takes 1 h 20 min and costs ₪ 39. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ₪ 35 - ₪ 60 and takes 3 h 5 min.

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Jerusalem to Ashkelon bus services, operated by Egged, arrive at Sports Center/Ben Gurion station.

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Jerusalem to Ashkelon train services, operated by Israel Railways, arrive at Ashkelon station.

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Map of how to get from Jerusalem to Ashkelon.
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  • Distance: 38.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 20 min

What companies run services between Jerusalem, Israel and Ashkelon, Israel?

Egged operates a bus from Jerusalem to Ashkelon every 3 hours. Tickets cost $11 and the journey takes 1 h 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Jerusalem to Ashkelon via Tel Aviv Haganah in around 3 h 5 min.

Train operators
Israel Railways
Website
rail.co.il
Train from Jerusalem Malha to Tel Aviv Haganah
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
rail.co.il
Train from Tel Aviv Haganah to Ashkelon
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
rail.co.il
Bus operators
Egged
Website
egged.co.il
Bus from Jerusalem Central Bus Station 3rd Floor/Platforms to Sports Center/Ben Gurion
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
egged.co.il
Other operators
Taxi from Jerusalem to Ashkelon
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Rechavia Taxi
Phone
+972 2625 4444

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