Safed Transportation

 you don't have a car you can still travel all over Israel - by bus and train.

Buses -- You can always call *8787 to receive centralized information about any bus route in Israel via Bus.Gov

The Safed bus station is located at the entrance to Safed, at the junction between Yom Ha'atmaut Road , Jabotinsky Street and Jerusalem St. All of the buses within Safed and to and from Safed operate through the bus station, but there are bus stops throughout the city for city buses and for many of the long-distance buses.

* Nateev Express is the main bus company in Safed. Nateeve Express operates the local buses around Safed as well as the long-distance buses to Kiryat Shemona and Nahariya, Jerusalem, B'nai Brak and Haifa. You can call Nateeve Express at *3553 to get information about a specific bus line. 

* Connex/Afikim facilitates the Safed-Tiberius line. Call their help line at *6686 for assistance.

At the Safed bus station, which is an outdoor station, all stalls have signs in English and in Hebrew.

City Buses

#3 to the Ibikur neighborhood

#4 to Ramat Razeen

#13 to Ivakor

#10 and #11

#6 & #7 is the bus to take to the southern neighborhood ("darom") and to the Ziv hospital (runs approx every half an hour)


Long-Distance Routes -- Nateeve Express

#982: Jerusalem - first bus is at 8:00, runs every 2 hrs on the even hour, return to Safed arriving on the odd hour.  The first bus is at 8.00am and the last bus is at 22.00pm.

#980, 982 and 984: B'nai Brak

#361 and 501: Meron, Carmiel, Acco and Haifa -- travels every half hour throughout the day, last bus from Haifa to Safed leaves haifa at approximately 9:00p.m.

#511: Safed-Kiryat Shmoneh

#367: Safed-Ma'alot and Safed-Nahariya

#43 Safed-Baram and Safed-Avivim

#45 Safed-Dalton and Safed-Alma


Tiberias - Connex/Afikim

Take a trip to the Kinneret and to Tiberias.

#450:Safed- Tiberius.


Timetable information:

The bus companies have up to date timetable information on their websites. It's also easy to call the central bus authority at *8787 to ask for information about the bus that you need.


There are kiosks/cafés at the Safed bus station where you can get snacks, hot and cold drinks, ices etc.


Towards the back of the Safed bus station you will find the public bathrooms up some stairs. Like most public bathrooms at bus stations they won't win any awards, especially as they are not accessible to people who have walking difficulties, and they cost 1shk.

Bus Transfers

Discounted bus travel and discounts on two-way trips are available ONLY if you have a Rav Card. You can obtain your Rav Card at the information booth at the central bus station. The card itself is free and you can then "load it up" with credits for your discounted travel. The Rav Card is accepted by all bus companies in Israel.


Taxi companies in Tzfat to call for a taxi: 04-6970707


Train Travel

The nearest train station to Safed is in Acco. The train station is located directly across the street from the bus station, enabling you to take the bus to Acco and then continue your journey on the train.

From Acco you'll find trains to many cities along the coast and into the South including Haifa, Tel Aviv and Beersheva. The train also travels directly to Ben Gurion airport from Acco. It's worthwhile to be aware that, while the train travels to the Acco station until very late at night, the last bus traveling from Haifa/Acco to Safed passes through Acco at approximately 10:00p.m.