Lag B’omer in Mount Meron

Mount Meron is the most interesting place to celebrate Lag B’omer. The mountain, in the Western Galilee region near Safed is the location of the tomb of the Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai (Rashbi), and as such draws tens of thousands of religious Jews from across Israel and beyond who make the annual pilgrimage there lighting bonfires on the eve of the holiday and celebrating with picnics the following day. Visiting Mount Meron at Lag B’omer can provide a fascinating insight into the history and customs of religious Jews.

For more information, see Lag Baomer across Israel

Special buses go to Mount Meron for Lag B’omer. You should book tickets ahead via the Egged Call Center *2800. Below is the timetable for 2013.

Jerusalem – Belz Square

Jerusalem CBS platform No.22

Jerusalem – “Park & Ride” Parking Lot at Ammunition Hill
(take 6, 8, 22, 25, 45, 52, 59, 68, 69 to get to Ammunition Hill Parking Lot)

Call *2800 to order ticket in advance for the following trips:

  • Thu 25/04: 19:00, 21:00, 23:00
  • Fri 26/04: 09:00, 11:00, 13:15 (via Ein Tut)
  • Sat 27/04: 22:00, 23:00, 24:00, 01:00, 02:00 (from CBS till 24:00)
  • Sun 28/04: 06:45, 08:00, 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 14:00

Buses from Atirot Mada will continue directly to Meron (via Ein Tut interchange)

For passenger attention: Fri -Sun route No.982 at 17:00 will not operate as usual

Fares: regular return ticket – NIS 71.40, senior citizen return ticket – NIS 42.00, children return ticket (5-10) – NIS 67.20


Buses will depart from Meonot Ge’ula/Gesher Rupin Kani’el Bridge and will continue directly to Meron via Carmel tunnel (boarding is possible upon presentation of ticket )

Call *2800 to order ticket in advance

From Haifa

Sat 27/04: 21:30- 01:30  (every hour on the hour)

Sun 28/04: 06:45; 09:00; 11:00; 13:00 -17:00  (every hour on the hour)

From Meron

From Sat 27/04 24:00 To 28/04 22:00  (every hour on the hour)

Fares: regular return ticket – NIS 35.00


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