Tel Aviv - Eilat - Tel Aviv
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Mar 14, 2013 2:24 PM Last Post By: ronapietrzak
Feb 27, 2013 9:32 AM
Tel Aviv - Eilat - Tel AvivI am planning to travel from Tel Aviv to Eilat to cross the border into Jordan and to return to Tel Aviv aproximately six days later. I am thinking in going by bus and flying back . I like travelling by bus when visiting abroad since I enjoy the scenery and I enjoy watching life as I pass through. Is it a good option to take the egged bus in the morning although it takes 5h30' to reach Eilat? Should I plan both ways by plane or both by bus?.
Thanks in advance for any help
Feb 27, 2013 9:41 AM
Feb 27, 2013 11:42 AM
Feb 27, 2013 1:01 PM
Feb 27, 2013 4:26 PM
4I took the bus via the Dead Sea down. I returned to Tel Aviv from Eilat with a stop at Mitzpe Ramon for a few hours, and then the train from Beersheva directly to the airport. The bus stops at several military bases on the way up to Beersheva, but I recommend a stop at Mitzpe Ramon if for nothing else but to watch the ibex climb around in the trees.
Feb 28, 2013 12:19 PM
5I will go down to Eilat by bus and return back flying as both journeys are recommended. Thanks to all for your suggestions
Feb 28, 2013 12:40 PM
6The buses from Tel Aviv to Eilat don't take the scenic route. If you want to go via Mitzpe Ramon you need to change in Beersheva, and take bus route 392 from there to Eilat. This of course is a much longer journey.
Sample journey time: leave Tel Aviv at 07:30 a.m., bus route 380 (operated by a company called Metropoline), arrive Be'er Sheva 08:54; depart Be'er Sheva 09:15, bus route 392 (operated by Egged), arrive Eilat 14:06. There is no guarantee that you will get a window seat. Because buses on route 392 serve a lot of army bases in the Negev they are full of soldiers. You should reserve a seat on the bus, but you cannot book a specific seat (window, aisle, left, right).
Mar 14, 2013 2:24 PM
7Last November,my husband and I took the bus from TelAviv to Eilat and the plane back. I strongly encourage you to take the bus down to Eilat. It is a long ride, but I find the trip into the Negev very impressive. Although you don't actually go to the Dead Sea, you ride on the same winding roads a good bit of the way.
It's not as impressive going north, so flying back that way probably makes sense.
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