Megiddo (Getting there)
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Dec 3, 2012 11:17 AM Last Post By: Shuffaluff
Nov 29, 2012 7:41 AM
Megiddo (Getting there)Hi there. Does anyone know of a time table for transportation around Haifa? I was looking at the book for how to get to Megiddo, and it was sort of confusing since the first part said to tell the driver to let you off at a junction and then walk or hitch the rest. The second part said that bus 302 from Haifa stops right at the gate. It seems that this would be the better option, unless I don't understand what they are offering in the two options.
Thanks and cheers,
Nov 29, 2012 9:50 AM
1Megiddo Junction is a major road junction with a bus stop on several routes. It is about 2 km from the archeological site (which is easily visible from the road junction - it's that big bump!). You don't need to hitch.
I am at work now and it's not very easy for me to search bus websites. But unless you can't manage to walk about 2 km (one mile or so), take any bus and walk from the junction, if you have found a lot of other routes going there.
Nov 29, 2012 3:47 PM
2OK, I've got it. The 302, run by a company called Omni Express, does indeed pass the archeological site. The bad news is that it goes only very early in the morning, at 6:20 and 6:55 from Haifa.
The 301, also Omni Express, runs very frequently - every 20 minutes or so - from Haifa Merkazit Hamifratz (bus terminal adjacent to Lev Hamifratz railway station) to Afula.
There are loads of buses from Afula (major transport hub for the north) stopping at the Megiddo junction, Egged routes too numerous to list here, going every five or 10 minutes altogether and heading to various places. Ask when you get to the bus station in Afula. You will have to make your own way from the junction to the site.
Dec 3, 2012 10:50 AM
Dec 3, 2012 11:12 AM
Dec 3, 2012 11:17 AM
5That is correct. The 302 in both directions is only at around 6 a.m.
The distance from the archeological park to the Megiddo junction, where all the other buses stop, is only 2 km. Unless you have difficulty walking (in which case Megiddo itself will present problems) you should be able to walk it in about 25 minutes.
Note that when you reach the junction after your visit, you should look for the bus stop AFTER the traffic lights in the direction in which you want to go. This is standard at road junctions in Israel. You don't care where the bus has come from, only where it's going, and it will stop a few meters/yards after the traffic lights in the signposted direction of your destination.
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