How to Get from Eilat to Jerusalem

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For travelers who want to know how to get from Eilat to Jerusalem, there are various options. Jerusalem is a city with such religious and cultural significance, it cannot be missed. The most common transportation options include booking a shuttle, taking a bus or renting a car. The trip can last between 4-5 hours. There are also several tour options from Eilat that allow you to experience Jerusalem without you worrying about the transport.

Tours from Eilat to Jerusalem

If you are interested in taking a tour of Jerusalem from Eilat, there are daily tours options, for example, our one-day Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Dead Sea Tour. The tour from features the highlights of the city and is the best way to see Jerusalem from Eilat.

Shuttle Bus

A shuttle bus is available once a day, 7 days a week including Fridays and Saturdays when other forms of public transport and flights are not available. The shuttle bus from Eilat to Jerusalem offers a convenient, and reliable opportunity to transfer both directions.

Bus from Eilat to Jerusalem

In order to take the bus, go to the Central Bus Station in Eilat. The Egged bus 444 leaves four times a day from this station.  The final stop on this bus is the Jerusalem Central Bus Station. The ride takes about 4-5 hours and has multiple stops along the way. Tickets cost NIS 82 (aprox $24)

Private Transfer

Renting a car is another way to get there. If you rent the car in Eilat, there are two route options to reach Jerusalem. The first option is to drive out of Eilat on Route 90 North. Continue on 90 North until you see signs for Route 1. Continue on Route 1 toward Jerusalem. Take the exit for Route 50 South and get off at Kiryat Moshe. Turn left at Sderot Yitshak Rabin and follow signs for the city center. This option is the most direct. Because it goes through the West Bank, be prepared for a few checkpoints along the way.

For the second option, drive out of the Eilat on Route 90 North. Turn left onto Route 25. Turn right to merge onto Route 40 toward Arad/Tel Aviv-Yafo. Stay on Route 40 until it joins with Yitzhak Rabin Hwy/Route 6. Take the exit toward Route 3 and merge onto it. Then, take the ramp to Route 1. Follow Route 1 into Jerusalem and look for signs for the city center. The drive takes about four hours. If you prefer to travel with a driver and a private transfer, check our transfer service.

To travel the other way, check out our article about how to get from Jerusalem to Eilat.

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