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Transportation Services

The University of Haifa campus spreads along the Carmel Mountain ridge southeast of the city of Haifa and is surrounded by the Carmel National Park.

The campus is easily accessible by numerous bus routes around the city with direct lines to and from each of the central inter-city bus and train stations in Haifa.

The International School is located in the Student Building, 2nd floor, rooms 226-240.

Campus Map

 How to get here?

The University of Haifa is accessed by several local bus routes:

Bus Number          Destination
24                            Horev, Romema, Hadar, Bat Galim
30                            Horev, Mercaz HaCarmel, French Carmel 
36                            Mercaz Ziv, Hadar 
37                            Horev, Mercaz HaCarmel, Hadar, Bat Galim
46                            Horev, Haifa Mall, Bus and Train Stations, Beach 
141                          Mercaz Ziv, Mifratz Bus Station 
143                          Nesher, Mifratz Bus Station
146                          Nesher, Mifratz Bus Station
146                          Horev, Hof HaCarmel Bus Station

In addition, there are "sherut" or "shared taxis" that travel from the University along the #37 and #141 bus routes. Private taxis are also available from campus. Israel is a small country, meaning that most places in Israel are a short distance away. Here are a few estimated driving distances between Haifa and major points in Israel:

Tel Aviv   50 minutes
 Jerusalem  2 hours
 Ben-Gurion Airport   1 hour, 20 minutes
 Tiberias  50 minutes

Please visit the following websites for more detailed information regarding travel to and from the University of Haifa: Egged Bus Company

"Rav Kav" Card

In order to pay for public transportation (bus/train/Metronit/Carmelit) you need to   purchase a   Rav Kav transportation card. You can purchase the card at 'Hof HaCarmel' Central Bus Station, and you need to bring: your passport, student ID card, and a letter from the  International Office stating that you are a student at Haifa University.

To use your Rav Kav you will need to charge it with money and then pay with

the card within the bus.

 *** Traveling with a multi-line ticket allows you to makes transition from the bus or the Metronit to the Carmelit at no additional charge within 90 minutes.

There are student discounts and semester/academic year packages for transportation both in and outside of Haifa.

For more details: http://www.egged.co.il/Article-786-Rav-Kav-Card.aspx

  If you wish to apply for Studying Approval for Rav Kav discount, please contact Ms. Miri Atias by E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  , with the following details:

  1. Full Name
  2. Passport Number
  3. Your Program's full name & dates

 "Moovit" App

This app provides schedules, times, and routes for all modes of public transportation.

 "Metronit"

The "Metronit" is a bus rapid transit system in Haifa. It has 3 Lines: 1(Red Line), 2 (Blue Line), 3 (Green Line). You must pay only with the "Rav Kav" and the card must be charged with money either at the Metronit's stations or central bus station, and not within the Metronit itself.

The Metronit;s routes are Haifa and the "Krayot" (suburbs) to the north.

 For more details: http://www.dannorth.co.il/?lang=en

 "Carmelit"

 The Carmelit is an underground funicular railway. It moves from Carmel Center, through Hadar, to downtown Haifa.

For more details: http://www.carmelithaifa.com

 Trains

There are two main railway stations in Haifa - 'Bat-Galim' by the old bus station (downtown), and 'Hof HaCarmel' Central Bus Station near the beach. See www.israrail.org.il for schedules and other information. Please note that there is train service directly to Ben-Gurion Airport (Terminal 3).

See Bus information (above) to determine how to get to the train stations from the University.

 Taxis

 You can call for a taxi to the University (referred to as ‘special’).  City taxi services include:

  • 'Carmel' - Carmel Center, Tel: 04-838-2626, 04-838-2727
  • 'Naveh’ - Neve Sa'anan, Tel: 04-822-2222
  • 'Horev' - Tel: 04-888-8888
  • Gett Taxi App

Note:  It is not customary to tip taxi drivers in Israel.

Shared Taxi (Sherut)

Within Haifa -  Sherut taxis are mini-vans that run along major bus routes in Haifa, and can be stopped along the way (not necessarily at a bus stop). The sherut will have a sign on the windshield with the number of the bus route that it follows. These are slightly cheaper and faster than a regular bus.

To the Airport -  Sherut service to Ben Gurion Airport (fixed price): 'Amal'- 6 Hechalutz

St., Hadar, Tel:  04-866-2324.  Reservations must be made by phone in advance.

Payment can be made by cash or credit card. There is another Sherut service

called Nissim Cabs: Tel: 04-822-2214,822-2213.

To other cities:  Sherut services to Tel Aviv leave regularly, including Saturdays, from Hechalutz St. in Hadar (call 'Amal' [above] for more information).  You can take sherut taxis to Acco, Nahariya, Carmiel, and Tiberias from Sidon Street off Neviim Street in Hadar.  

 

 

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