As Israel’s transportation hub, Tel Aviv offers a wide variety of means of public transportation. The city’s relatively small size (52 sq. kilometers) means that getting around town is easy, accessible and quick. Tel Aviv is one of a few cities in Israel in which public transportation is available on Saturdays. The existing “Share-route” lines that operate on weekends within, and to and from, the city.
AIRPORT TO CITY
TLV International Airport (Ben Gurion) is located just 25 kilometers outside of the city centre. Israel Railways operates a 24 hour train service during the week to Tel Aviv’s main train station (Savidor). During daytime, the train stops at all 4 stations in Tel Aviv, including the Tel Aviv Convention Centre Station.
Train Travel Time from TLV International Airport
Tel Aviv Haganah Station – 12 minutes
Tel Aviv Shalom Station – 16 minutes
Tel Aviv Savidor Central Station – 21 minutes
Tel Aviv Convention Centre Station – 26 minutes
WITHIN THE CITY
A network of urban and metropolitan buses operates in Tel Aviv, with seven bus terminals spread throughout the city. Buses depart from and arrive to Tel Aviv from all areas of the country. Moving within the city is easy and accessible thanks to over 130 inner-metro bus lines. Additional means of sustainable transportation are the city-run Tel-O-Fun bike sharing system (operating over 2,000 bicycles and 180 docking stations in the city) and the Auto-Tel car sharing system which offers over 260 cars.
“Share-route” lines run during the weekend throughout Tel Aviv and from Tel Aviv to other main urban centres in Israel. “Share-route” line 4 is active 24 hours a day with a frequency of once every 4 minutes, connecting Tel Aviv’s Central Bus Station to the beach and main hotels area. “Share-route” line 5 connects the Central Bus Station with the city centre and the beach. Additional “Share-route” lines connect Tel Aviv to Haifa, Be’er Sheva, Jerusalem and over 10 other urban centres. In addition, the City’s bicycle and car sharing systems are fully operational during the weekend.
TO AND FROM THE CONVENTION CENTRE
Weekdays: The Tel Aviv Convention Centre is centrally located directly on the Ayalon Highway. It is easily accessible both from within the city and from outside the City, with its own railway station on Israel Railways main train line (connecting the Convention Centre to TLV International Airport, Jerusalem, Haifa and Beer Sheva). Trains to and from Tel Aviv’s other train stations run once every 5 minutes and bus lines connect the Convention Centre directly to the City’s main hotels by the beach, Rabin Main Square and other main areas in the city.
Tel Aviv Beachfront (Carmelit Terminal)
Bus lines 22 / 47 / 48
Every 7 minutes
Rabin Main Square
Bus line 189
Every 12 minutes
Bus Line 480 + Train
Every 12 minutes
Every 20 minutes
Weekend: During the weekend, “Share-route” line 5 stops a mere 5 minute walk from the Convention Centre with a frequency of every 5 minutes from 6am until 3am.