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Useful Information about Jerusalem


Information about entering and leaving Israel during Covid-19

Follow the link to the official page in English for traveling restrictions (frequently updated):


Transportation from Ben Gurion Airport to Jerusalem

There are several possibilities: bus (485), train, collective taxis (Sherut-Nesher), taxis, etc. They are described here (some services might be reduced because of the Covid limitations).

The train is perhaps the most convenient possibility if it fits the schedule:

Departure station: Ben Gurion Airport

Sunday to Thursday - Every 30' from 6:29 am to 23:29 

No trains on Friday & Saturday

Destination station:  Jerusalem - Yitzchak Navon


Public Transport

Once in Jerusalem, public transport is available except for Shabat (from Friday evening to Saturday evening). Google-maps works well to find the proper line. 

It might be useful to get a Rav-Kav card for public transport at the Airport (Terminal 3 - Reception Hall) or the Central Bus Station of Jerusalem. 

The Institute is located in a central area: 5 minutes walking to the City Hall and 5 minutes to the Old City walls. It is connected with all the city areas with a modern tram and many buses (see the map here).


Conference  sessions 

The sessions of the Conference will take place at The Polis Institute (8 HaAyin Het St).  
The dates are from the 5th of October to the 7th
On the 8th in the morning, we will have a 3-hour tour of the Old City of Jerusalem and its surroundings. 


The Conference will not use a specific hotel. 

There are some hotels that we used in the past, which are around the area.

We are contacting them to get special offers for the conference participants.

- Legacy Hotel: Nablus Road 29, Jerusalem

- Villa Brown: Ha-Nevi'im St 54, Jerusalem

- Jerusalem Inn: Yohanan Horkanos St 7, Jerusalem

- Albright Institute: Salah e-Din St 26, Jerusalem (it is a research institution; they accept guests for the Conference)

- Salesian Sisters Pilgrims Home: 18 Ayin Het street (Chip pilgrims house; email: [email protected])


Basic Contacts

The Polis Institute: +972 (0)747011048

Emergency Numbers

  • Police: 100
  • Ambulance: 101
  • Fire and Rescue Services: 102
  • Emergency Services: 112
  • 24 Hour Crisis Line: 118


Tourist Information

- Information Center in the Central Bus Station (3 Shazar Avenue Yitzhak Navon Station).

- Information Center in the Old City (1 Jaffa Street - just inside Jaffa Gate).

- Websites for tourists and pilgrims: