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Trip planning: Google Maps has all of the Israeli bus and train schedules. For driving directions the app Waze works a little better. There’s also a decent iPhone app called “” for use on the go; it’s reliable but not particularly user-friendly. | Kol-ko is another bus tracking app for iPhone.

Pro tip:Getting a RavKav card can give you access to student discounts.

Around Beersheva

Bikes: Biking is extremely popular in Beersheva, particularly amongst students - the BGU campus sometimes resembles bike parking more than a university! You can get anywhere in the city in less than 15 minutes on a bike, and you’ll turn long walks into short trips. Just be careful about locking your bike with a good lock. And wear a helmet. Full article: Biking

Taxis: All taxis in Beer Sheva charge 20-25 NIS per ride no matter where in town you are going, but you should confirm/negotiate this before setting off, just in case. Sometimes they will charge extra for luggage, particularly if you use the roof rack, but you can bargain with them if that is the case. On Shabbat and late night, the fares are raised to 30-35 nis. Taxis are cash only, and you don't have to tip the drivers. It’s a good idea to keep a few dispatchers' phone numbers. Upon calling, a taxi can be dispatched to your location for free, 24/7. Call 08-643-4343 or 08-620-9090 (operates on Shabbat) or just ask any driver for his card.

Buses: There is an extensive bus route around the city. Fares are currently 4.40-4.60 NIS per ride. (It’s a good idea to bring the agorot (cents); Drivers might not accept bills larger than 20 NIS.) Most buses run between 6am and 10pm or later, but frequencies vary by route and time of day, from every 8 minutes to once/hour. Google maps is pretty good, but you can also check, Egged: Metropoline or Dan

For a list of lines see Bus Routes

Around Israel

For a detailed list of fun day trips see Trips within Israel

Train: Trains frequently have wifi, outlets, bathrooms, less motion sickness, more comfortable seating then buses, and they don’t get stuck in traffic. There are two train stops in the city. One is the North-University station near the sports center, and one is at Beer Sheva Merkaz (Center) near the Central Bus Station. There are only northbound trains (towards Tel-Aviv) out of Beer Sheva (except for Dimona), and they generally run once an hour. On Fridays, the last train leaves around 12:30pm and train service resumes 1-2 hours after Shabbat ends on Saturdays. When using the train, you should keep your ticket handy as they are often checked by train staff and it will be required to exit the station. This is the main website for trains all over the country: - it’s available in English and has detailed schedule information and trip planning.

Bus: The bus is generally slightly cheaper than the train, runs more frequently, runs later, and will get you to southern cities and is sometimes faster. Frequently has wifi. Tickets can be purchased from the driver (except to/from Eilat) and exact change is not needed.

The Central Bus Station (CBS) is behind the Kanyon HaNegev mall on Rager. When taking Tel-Aviv/Jerusalem bound buses from Beer Sheva, board the bus at the CBS or at certain stops along Rager Blvd. Returning to Beer Sheva, you can get off at any stop on Rager.

Common Intercity Bus Routes from Beer Sheva:
Beersheva to the Airport - 469
Tel Aviv - Central Bus Station: 370
Tel Aviv - Arlozeroff Station: 380 (Note: same as Tel Aviv - Savidor Merkaz train station)
Jerusalem - Central Bus Station: 470
Ashkelon - 363/364 (the beach!)
Eilat - 392/394/397 - must purchase tickets in advance from the Egged ticket window.

Sherut: Sheruts are minibuses that provide transport to most major cities in Israel. The sherut stand is located outside the CBS. There are sheruts to Tel-Aviv, Ashkelon, and Ashdod that run on holidays and Shabbat.
Rideshare (Tremp): This is a popular alternative to other forms of transport. Ride sharers get the comfort & convenience of a car ride; drivers split the cost of gas. BGU has an active online bulletin board for ride sharing info. (Translate via web browser.)

Cars: For more on renting and owning a car, see the m a in article cars