Want to know how to get around town?
If you're going to Jerusalem or need to decide how you'll be getting around Jerusalem itself, here is our transportation guide.
For transportation once you're here - read on. We're here to help you pick the best way to travel.
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Public transportation in Israel can get you everywhere. Although the number of private cars is on the rise, most Israelis still do not own a car and yet manage to get around just fine. This means you, too, can get pretty much anywhere without one! But let's look at all your different options.
Jerusalem is a walker’s town. It's the only way to explore all the nooks and alleyways of the Old City and of many picturesque neighborhoods. It's also the most intimate way to get to know all the sights and sounds of the place.
If you’re fit and don’t mind wearing out some shoe rubber, you can walk around the western part of town at any time of day or night without worrying about your safety.
(Concerned about safety in Israel, or in Jerusalem in particular? Here's what we think about that frequent question: Is it safe?)
To get around the city on foot, all you need is a good map and you’re set.
Nevertheless, to save yourself lots of time and energy, there will be times when you will need a vehicle or public transportation. Here are your choices:
Coming to Jerusalem from Ben Gurion Airport? Click here for all the different ways of going to Jerusalem from Ben Gurion Airport.
But what if you're still trying to figure out the best way to get to Jerusalem and Israel in general?
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