How to Get From Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

Whether you're traveling by taxi, train, or bus - the lowdown on transportation from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, including costs, day trip planning, and more.

Marie-Claire De Villiers
By Marie-Claire De Villiers
Edited by Joel Taylor

Published December 29, 2021.

With everything that the phenomenal cities of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem have to offer, we will always want to travel between them as quickly and easily as possible. It really is easy, and we’ll provide you with all the details on various transport options.

Traveling from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

The distance from Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport and Jerusalem is 60 kilometres and makes for an easy one-hour drive by car. The distance from the Tel Aviv city centre is about 67 kilometres. A rental car costs around $30 per day.

Here are some other options for traveling from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem:

  • Taxi Private taxi and Uber day trips from the Tel Aviv airport to Jerusalem cost around $85.
  • Bus If you’d like to take the bus, it will take you between 1-1.5 hours and cost about $5.
  • Train A high-speed train runs every 30 minutes from Ben Gurion Airport and Jerusalem’s central bus station and takes 28 minutes to make the journey. A one-way ticket across the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem railway costs $7.

Some other options include shared taxis and hotel transfers; however, we recommend using one of the methods above for your tours between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. There’s a transport option for every pocket, every group, and every schedule. We wish you happy travels on your adventures in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem!