Cancellations & Israel public transport information and updates.
26.0.20 - Only 25 percent of the regular bus service is operational. All trains cancelled.
Latest public transport directives effective immediately
Bus lines cancelled from 19.03.2020 as per the MOH's instructions
31, 200, 210, 248, 260, 261, 262, 263, 264, 311, 319, 382, 421, 430 , 432, 435 , 449, 495, 496, 503, 700, 703, 704, 716, 784, 790, 794, 800, 808, 819, 827, 832, 834, 847, 848, 849, 853, 871, 880, 882, 958, 964.
Bus lines cancelled from 18.03.2020 as per the MOH's instructions
407, 413, 426, 441, 450, 451, 490, 492, 547, 555, 556, 557, 558, 560, 836, 845, 940, 951, 952, 959, 962, 970, 972, 996, 998, 999.
Lines 15, 16 from Eilat - Taba - Eilat
Lines 31, 32, 50 Eilat - Ramon Airport - Eilat
Line 19 in Rehovot
Line 17 Merkazit HaMifratz to Nesher
There is a ban on standing passengers on intercity bus trips.
Bus passengers are also forbideen from sitting in the front row of seats directly behind the driver.
Windows are to be kept open as much as possible.
As of Tuesday March 17th, there will be no cash payment available for public transportation so as to minimize contact between passengers and drivers. Passengers will only be allowed to pay by using Rav Kav travel card
The Ministry of Transport are calling on the Israeli public to to stay away from public transport for all non-essential travel.
The public is urged to restrict private car travel by having a maximum of two people in one vehicle
Following a new set of directives from Israel's Ministry of Health and a significant increase in the number of railway inspectors who are in isolation as a result of the Covid-19 Coronavirus, changes have been made to the Israel Railways train service:
Commencing March 14th, until further notice, trains will NOT operate on the following lines:
Lod - Rishon LeZion Rishonim
Beit Shemesh - Jerusalem Malcha.
Dimona - Beer Sheva North.
The night lines between Beer Sheva and Tel Aviv are also canceled.
Terminal 1 at Ben Gurion Airport
The Israel Airports Authority (IAA) announced that Terminal 1 at Ben-Gurion Airport will close Wednesday, March 18th, until at least the end of April. Local flights from Ramon International Airport near Eilat, which usually arrive at Terminal 1, will now land at Terminal 3.
There are currently only two daily flights operating between Ramon and Ben-Gurion Airport.
Access to Ben Gurion Airport
The train station at Ben Gurion Airport is closed to anyone arriving in Israel. Domestic flight passengers are able to use the train services upon presentation of a plane ticket. Passengers on domestic flights landing at Terminal 1 are able to use the train as usual.