The Israeli Sherut (shared taxi)
Ben Guiron International Airport Tel Aviv Israel, Tel Aviv, Israel
The Israeli Sherut (shared taxi) Tel Aviv Reviews
sherut: safe and inexpensive mode of transportation Mar 03, 2014
What is a “sherut”...?
The (Israeli) sherut ("service" in Hebrew) is a shared van that goes from city to city or point to point within a city. These vans seat 7 to 10 passengers. Fares are around 30% higher than the bus but much cheaper than taxis. The driver will let you off at any bus stop in, right to your destination or even right at the doorstep of your hotel. Sherut taxis are 24 hours 7 days a week in service. Yes, even on Shabbat Holidays.
Riding a Sherut from Ben Guiron international Airport:
From the airport arrival gate, proceed to Terminal 2 to catch a sherut.
After coming out of the sliding glass door main exit, go to your right onto platform #2 for sherut taxi. And drivers usually would meet the passengers to offer (transportation) service.
The fare from Ben Guiron International Airport to Jerusalem is 64.00 shekels (US$20.00) for each person. This is a fix price, so may I stressed it out that you cannot negotiate neither make bargain. There is no charge for a child under 5 travelling on the lap of an adult.
It is absolutely safe to take the sherut! Sherut drivers do not over speed. They are also honest, reliable and mostly kind. More often sherut passengers are convivial and pleasant to be with. Sheruts seats have safety belts. Smoking is supposed to be forbidden inside.
Note: Always ask before climbing in to see that it truly is a sherut. Otherwise, a gloating driver may whisk you to your destination at taxi rates.
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