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Jerusalem to Afulah - train,bus,or both

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Jerusalem to Afulah - train,bus,or both

Hi

I'm back again planning another section of my trip. You folks have been a fantastic, and an amazing help to me- thank you.

I will be in Jerusalem for 4 nights, and on the Friday I have to make my way up north to Kibbutz Yizrael, which is just outside Afula. Which is the easiest and most economical way to get to Afula?

Many Thanks,

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11. Re: Jerusalem to Afulah - train,bus,or both

Afula bus station isn't so bad, all puns aside. The worst thing about that bus station are the washrooms, not up to the usual standards for public washrooms in Israel. Lots of good snack options though.

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12. Re: Jerusalem to Afulah - train,bus,or both

*grin*. Pastor Al, I got it straight away. My grandfather was a lover of puns. ;)

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13. Re: Jerusalem to Afulah - train,bus,or both

Al - that probably went way above the head of any non-Anglos, but it definitely made me smile :-)

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14. Re: Jerusalem to Afulah - train,bus,or both

What kind Afula'm I ?

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15. Re: Jerusalem to Afulah - train,bus,or both

Just to point out that the last train to Afula left in 1951. If you wait a few years you'll be able to take one on the rebuilt Valley Railway! The old station is still there, a few minutes walk from the central bus station. I'm happy to expand on this if anyone is interested.

Afula bus station is OK. Nothing fancy or special, and unlike many bus stations in Israel it hasn't been rebuilt (it's pretty much the same as it was when I first made its acquaintance some 40 years ago), but it serves its purpose.

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16. Re: Jerusalem to Afulah - train,bus,or both

Thank you again. I will take the bus and if I miss it for whatever reason, I can pick up a taxi.

Do the taxis from Afula operate late on the friday afternoon?.

Yizrael is very beautiful - I spent 3 months there as part of the Machon program many years ago, and this is my first return visit. I was also on Kibbutz Ginegar for 3 months also nearby, so I will pay a quick visit there

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This may be the wrong forum, but since you have all been so helpful, I will throw in a quick question here.If you think I should transfer it to the Haifa Forum, let me know.

After Yizrael, I will have one and half days in Haifa. ( Saturday afternoon and Sunday)

1) On Saturday late morning, can I get a taxi from Afula to Haifa and roughly how much would it cost me?

2) Half day tours from Haifa on a Saturday afternoon-is there such a thing.?

3) On the Sunday, I know one can get full day tours that start and return to Haifa. Some go up north to Rosh Hanikra. Is there a safety issue there?

4) On the Sunday night, I head back to Tel Aviv. Are there any tours that start in Haifa and "end up" in Tel Aviv, where I could get dropped off? Alternatively maybe I can get a tour on that Sunday that starts in Tel Aviv going up north, that I could try to join in Haifa,and then return to Tel Aviv with them. That would be ideal depending on where the tour goes.

Looking forward to your suggestions, and thank you again.

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17. Re: Jerusalem to Afulah - train,bus,or both

The official MoT Saturday rate for a taxi from Afula to Haifa is 262 NIS. You should have no problem getting one.

There are no safety issues at Rosh Hanijra.

I suggest spending Sunday in Akko. You don't need a guided tour there - you can get an audio guide at the Visitors Center:

http://www.akko.org.il/en/

At the end of the day you can take a train directly back to Tel-Aviv:

http://www.rail.co.il/EN/Pages/HomePage.aspx

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18. Re: Jerusalem to Afulah - train,bus,or both

ONLY BUS, You need to take the bus from Jerusalem Central bus stop

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19. Re: Jerusalem to Afulah - train,bus,or both

Tours always start in the morning unless they are night tours, which are specialty tours. You can take the train to Akko on your own, tour on your own and then take a bus to Rosh Hanikra. Or take the train to Nahariya and a taxi from there (bus frequency to Rosh Hanikra the site is infrequent). Check with Guy Tours Haifa which offers tours departing from Haifa. I don't have their schedule but maybe they have something to Tel Aviv which you could just leave before the group returns to Haifa -- just a thought.

Chana

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20. Re: Jerusalem to Afulah - train,bus,or both

Dogmeat, that was cool. But I guess if you had said "Afula his money are soon parted" it might not have gone over all heads.

On another note, there is a McDonald's in Afula . . . . .

LOL