Location, location, location…

Rehovot is located close enough to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem to make it an ideal choice for anyone needing to reach either city. Jerusalem, is about an hour away when the traffic permits, Tel Aviv can be reached in 30 minutes or less. Beit Shemesh, Modiin, Ramle, Lod, Yavne, Gedera, Ashdod are all very close by.

There are minibuses that run frequently between Rehovot and Tel Aviv as well as Ashdod. There is a Tachana Merkazit (central bus station) centrally located in the mall with frequent buses to most cities.

At the northern end of the city is the train station with frequent trains across the current network. Travel to Tel Aviv is about 22 minutes by train, depending on which station you need.

Traffic in the most Israeli cities is becoming more problematic as the amount of private cars increase. On western side of the city, a new highway and set of interchanges currently being built, will provide direct access from Kfar Gevirol neighborhood to Route 42. Once you are on Route 42 is is a short trip north to Holon, Rishon LeZion and Tel Aviv.

On the eastern side of the city, there is a ring road (Kvish HaOkef) which goes from Highway 40 at the south up to the Science Park. The road avoids much of the traffic congestion on Herzl and connects the neighborhoods on the eastern side of the city.

The Kvish HaOkef, is surrounded by empty fields and orchards. On most evenings you can see people strolling on the sidewalk, kids cycling and joggers following the path. Today we saw a few camels, goats and a horse just as we were driving past the particle accelerator at the Weizmann Institute.

The city is very diverse with science and high-tech in a well established city, but on the edges you can still see the famous orchards and herds of sheep grazing on the sides of the road.

On the eastern side of the city, there is a relativley new ring road (Kvish HaOkef – Menachem Begin Boulevard) which runs from route 40 up to the Rehovot Science Park. The road avoids much of the traffic congestion on Herzl and connects the neighborhoods on the eastern side of the city.

At this point the Kvish HaOkef (Egged bus going south into Rehovot from Science Park) does not connect directly to the highway 431 (bridge in center of picture already in place to enable future connection to Rehovot) which runs several hundred meters north-east of the city. We understand construction is slated to begin soon to connect these roads and shorten travel time from eastern Rehovot neighborhoods to Route 6 and all points east and north of Rehovot.

The Kvish HaOkef, is surrounded by empty fields and orchards. On most evenings you can see people strolling on the sidewalk, kids cycling and joggers following the path. Today we saw a few camels, goats and a horse just as we were driving past the particle accelerator at the Weizmann Institute.

Getting to Rehovot by Train

Check out the train schedule and information on the Rehovot train station. Trains run frequently between Rehovot and the four Tel Aviv train stations. Travel time to Tel Aviv is about 25-40 minutes depending on which station is the Tel Aviv destination. Sit back, relax and enjoy the train ride.

 

Bus Routes

From Jerusalem there are two buses that travel directly to Rehovot. They are 434 and 435.

From Tel Aviv the two buses that reach Rehovot are 201 and 301.

The schedule is available (in English) on the Egged site.

Many people hop on a sherut and go to the train station or take it all the way to Tel Aviv, Lod or Ashdod. The minibuses travel up and down Herzl and pick up passengers whenever they are flagged down. The cost is usually a little less than the bus and you are guaranteed a seat.

Taxis

Rehovot has local taxi companies that service the city and surrounding areas.

Moniot Gordon 08 949-3333

Moniot Remez 08 945-5555

Moniot Hanegev 08 946-6666

 

Rehovot The City of Science and Culture