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Transportation from Port of Ashdod to Jerusalem

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Transportation from Port of Ashdod to Jerusalem

What is the best mode of transportation off a cruise docked at the Port into Jerusalem? How long would each choice take? Thank you so much, Mimi

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1. Re: Transportation from Port of Ashdod to Jerusalem

Taxi around an hour, probably; or a taxi to the Ashdod central bus station and then a bus, total around two hours.

Springfield...
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2. Re: Transportation from Port of Ashdod to Jerusalem

Thank you very much. Would you care to estimate the cost of the taxi into Jerusalem? Would a sherut be available from the Port of Ashdod, and would it be likely to fill quickly from cruise members going into Jerusalem?? Thanks for your wise input... Mimi

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3. Re: Transportation from Port of Ashdod to Jerusalem

There is no sherut from Ashdod to Jerusalem. A taxi will cost 300 shekels one way (possibly with a surcharge from the port, I don't know). Not my estimate; official Transport Ministry fare! And there is a small surcharge - as with all taxi fares anywhere in the country - for more than two passengers.

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4. Re: Transportation from Port of Ashdod to Jerusalem

A taxi from Ashdod Port to Jerusalem is 328NIS one way for 2 people.

That is around 95USD.

Taking into consideration that you can easily find a local supplier and join a small group shared tour to Jerusalem (with or without Bethlehem) for few more USD I think that this option is better for you.

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5. Re: Transportation from Port of Ashdod to Jerusalem

There is a shuttle from the port to Ashdod center where you can take a bus. The limitation is the hours the shuttle runs, to return to the port. It takes about 1.5 hours to reach Jerusalem by taxi, but you would need over 2 hours should you decide to go by bus. Return to the port only by shuttle as only one Ashdod taxi company is authorized to enter the port.some shipping lines lines offer transportation only to/from Jerusalem which may be worth your while for budgetary /time constraints. Check with the cruise if this is an option.

Chana

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6. Re: Transportation from Port of Ashdod to Jerusalem

What day of the week are you arriving? What date? The answer to your question depends whether you are arriving on a weekend/holiday or not - weekend in Israel is Friday-Saturday.

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7. Re: Transportation from Port of Ashdod to Jerusalem

If you're arriving Friday afternoon or Saturday your only option is taking a taxi. Otherwise you may have public transport, but it'll take more than two hours. Sounds like waste of time. You may want to consider renting a car for the day as well. A good option for about $30 if you don't mind driving.

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8. Re: Transportation from Port of Ashdod to Jerusalem

The OP is definitely not arriving on Saturday ( they are in Haifa that day) BUT it could be on a Friday! A car rental is NOT a good idea. You can waste 1 hour picking up and than another hour returning the rental. Furthermore, the rental will not be next to the port, so they'll first have to get to the agency! ( and then from the agency back to the port) ( and if it is a Friday, agencies are closed by mid day)

Go with the transportations suggestions from the beginning of the thread!

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9. Re: Transportation from Port of Ashdod to Jerusalem

Renting a car when coming on a cruise to Ashdod is beyond impractical and illogical - use a taxi or the ship's shuttle to public transportation options.

Springfield...
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10. Re: Transportation from Port of Ashdod to Jerusalem

Thank you - I do agree with that assessment... Mimi

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