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Bus Jerusalem

Bus Jerusalem

Bus Jerusalem

Bus Jerusalem — Jerusalem’s inner city bus system is run by bus company, Egged. Buses are identified by a number displayed in the front window, with the destination written in Hebrew. Most buses depart from Jerusalem’s Central Bus Station in the north of the city.

 

The majority of buses run all day (5:30am – 11:00pm), though some start earlier and run later (such as line 1 and 2 to the Western Wall). Buses operate Sunday till Thursday, on Fridays till about an hour before Shabbat and on Saturday nights from one hour after Shabbat. Night lines in Jerusalem, such as the 106, 107, 102 and 103 run mainly on weekends and during vacation-time. A new development at some bus stations is electronic boards with expected times of bus arrival.

 

A single full-fare city bus ticket costs NIS 5.60 ($1.40/70p). But if you ask the driver for a kartisiya, he’ll sell you a pass good for 20 trips, plus one extra trip for free. The pass is punched each time you board a bus. Students pay reduced fares and can buy a special discount kartisiya as well. If you pay for a normal, single fare, keep the receipt the driver gives you until you exit the bus. Occasionally you may be asked to produce it as proof