ISRAEL on SATURDAY - Transport

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Apr 21st, 2015, 09:06 AM
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ISRAEL on SATURDAY - Transport

Short of taking a taxi, what's the best way to get from Haifa Port to Tel Aviv and back to Haifa on Saturdays?
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Apr 21st, 2015, 09:45 AM
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There are shared taxis called a "sherut" that go between the two cities on Saturdays. These are 10 seat minibuses that leave when they fill up, follow a fixed route and stop anywhere along the route on demand. The cost is approx. the same as for a bus. The end stations are HaNevi'im St in Haifa and the Central Bus Station in Tel Aviv.

Public transport (bus and train) starts after sunset. You can check the bus schedules at www.bus.co.il and the train schedules at http://www.rail.co.il/EN/Pages/HomePage.aspx
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Apr 21st, 2015, 11:37 AM
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thanks for this!

So, I get the sherut at HaNevi'im St in Haifa. Is this near the port, or do I have to take a cab there?
Does the sherut stop anywhere near the port?
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Apr 21st, 2015, 12:35 PM
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HaNevi'im St. is in the Hadar neighborhood, one level up on Mt. Carmel. Take a short taxi ride from the port and insist that he turn on the meter. Don't accept any excuses! The sherut probably starts on one of the side streets off HaNevi'im - the driver will know where. The sherut fare is a fixed rate. You can ask him to let you off anywhere on his route through Tel Aviv. Where do you want to go?
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Apr 21st, 2015, 06:06 PM
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dizengof area
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Apr 21st, 2015, 07:08 PM
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There are urban sheruts in Tel-Aviv that run on Saturday. The #5 goes West on Yehuda HaMaccabi and Nordau, then South the entire length of Dizengoff (you can follow this on Google maps). The sherut drives through Tel Aviv on Namir Rd. Ask the driver to let you off at the corner of Yehuda HaMaccabi (the first light after the Yarkon River bridge) . Walk west to Weizman and wait for the sherut on the northwest corner. You have to wave at the minibus because it only stops on demand. You can ask anyone on the street for help and directions if you are not sure where to go.

This is the quickest way. Alternatively you can go all the way South to the CBS and take the #5 sherut back North on Dizengoff. You can also get off at a convenient location on Namir and hail a taxi.
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Apr 21st, 2015, 11:09 PM
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You can see some sheruts (pronounced "shay-ROOT") just off Hanevi'm St in this StreetView photo:
http://goo.gl/maps/9z0IZ
And a #5 sherut on Weizman in Tel-Aviv, about to turn west onto Yehuda HaMaccabi:
http://goo.gl/maps/m8Fhe
A #5 sherut on Dizengoff:
http://goo.gl/maps/6ICZP
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Apr 22nd, 2015, 03:06 AM
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thanks so much !!
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Apr 26th, 2015, 07:32 AM
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Are there Sheruts available from HAIFA to JERUSALEM?
Would like to go to Yad Vashem/Jerusalem on Sunday.

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Apr 26th, 2015, 12:38 PM
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There are no direct sheruts. It is easier, faster and much more comfortable to take a direct bus, either the 940 from the Hof HaCarmel station or the 960 from the Lev HaMifratz station. The drive takes about two hours and you can check the schedules on the "Egged" website. You can take the Light Rail from the Jerusalem CBS to Yad Vashem. Will you stay overnight in Jerusalem?
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Apr 26th, 2015, 12:57 PM
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need to get back to Haifa

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Apr 27th, 2015, 08:20 AM
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Take the same bus back to Haifa. You need at least three hours for Yad Vashem so I suggest you get an early start. Note that the buses are more crowded than usual on a Sunday morning because of all the soldiers returning to their bases, students returning to their schools, etc. (Sunday is a regular workday in Israel).
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May 23rd, 2015, 10:09 AM
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sorry, last question-

On Saturday, Will we able to easily find a sherut from Herzlia beachfront to Haifa?
and if so, where?

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There are no sheruts in Herzliya. You would have to take a taxi out to Highway 2 and pray that a Tel-Aviv to Haifa sherut has empty seats and stops at the junction. Definitely NOT recommended. Why will you be in Herzliya??
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May 24th, 2015, 05:33 PM
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Unless you have a specific reason to be in Herzliya it is not worth the transportation hassle to get there. All the beaches are the same.
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May 25th, 2015, 01:29 AM
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May 25th, 2015, 02:30 AM
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you are a little sparse with the details. There are many beaches in Haifa, such as "Hof HaCarmel (Dado)" beach just south of the city:
https://goo.gl/maps/dvwl9
Similarly, the entire length of Tel-Aviv is a beach:
https://goo.gl/maps/rxpn8
So if someone recommended the Herzliya beaches to you, there is really no need to go there, especially on a Saturday.
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