JERUSALEM, Israel – Jerusalemites got some long-awaited good news on Tuesday with the launch of a 24-hour bus service to Ben Gurion Airport that will operate every day, stopping at 2:00 p.m. Friday and resuming at 7:00 p.m. Saturday after Shabbat (the Jewish Sabbath).
For 16 shekels, about $4, the busses will travel on the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv Highway to Ben Gurion Airport's Terminal 1 and 3, with two stops at the Hemed and Shoresh interchanges.
The Afikim Bus Company launched the new bus line on Tuesday.
In addition, next year should see the launch of a faster train service that will get passengers from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv in just 28 minutes. The current service, while picturesque, takes about an hour and 15 minutes.