Transport in Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv’s bus network is pretty big and it's one of the most used transports by residents. Many of the vehicles that connect the city with other populations and the interurban busses work pretty well. It’s important to know exactly your stop. Busses follow Shabbat, so during the weekends –between Friday night and Saturday night- services are paralyzed. If you need to move, you’ll have to look for an alternative plan!
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The train is a very comfortable way of moving around Israel and connects Tel Aviv with other cities. The best is you get some info about the trains timetables once you’re in the country, though there are usually two every hour. In Tel Aviv, there are two main stations: HaShalon and Merkaz. It’s important to know that trains operate Monday through Friday, since trains don't work on Shabbat(Friday evenng and Saturday).
TaxiMoving around Tel Aviv in taxi is probably one of the most comfortable ways to spare the difficulties of parking, though traffic in the city is pretty chaotic and you may end up paying for being in the middle of a traffic jam. The price is more expensive than with public transport and, before getting on the taxi, you may agree on a price with the driver depending on your route, though taxis in Tel Aviv are forced to use a taximeter. If you decide on a taxi, make sure the price is what you need to pay. Taxis can be stopped on the street or you can call one (at an additional charge).
CarTel Aviv’s traffic is chaotic and there are jams veryoften. Parking is hard, so renting a car will help if you need to move to several places –or towns- far from each other, but if you’re only going to spend a few days in the city, it’s best to look for alternatives like public transport, taxis or hiring a driver.