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Last Updated on October 23, 2021

2018 Jerusalem Marathon Traffic Updates

Special transportation and traffic arrangements on the Marathon Day 9.3.18.

Traffic arrangements

Starting on Thursday, the 18th of Adar, 16.3.17, from 23:00 until the end of the event on Friday, the 19th of Adar, 17.3.2017, Ben Zvi Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic.

On the day of the marathon, the following streets will be closed to vehicular traffic from 05:30: Rupin Avenue, Hebrew University Campus, Netanel Lorch, Rabin Avenue, Haim Hazaz Avenue, Tchernichovsky, HaPalmach, HaNasi, Keren HaYesod, King George, Yafo Street, Tzahal Square, HaTzanhanim, Haim Bar Lev Avenue, George Adam Smith, Lehi, Martin Buber, Binyamin Mazar, Churchill, Kariv, Sha’ar Yafo, The Armenian Patriarchate, Sha’ar Zion, Hativat Yerushalayim, King David, Jabotinsky, Chopin, Dubnov, Gretz, Emek Refa’im, Derech HaRakevet, Derech Beit Lehem, David Remez, Derech Hebron, Yanovsky, Yehuda, Pierre Koenig, El’azar HaModa’i, Kovshei Katamon, Yehoshua Yavin, Sacher Park.

Traffic disruptions are also expected on the streets tangential to the routes of the race.

Parking arrangements

Vehicles parking along the marathon routes will not be permitted to leave until the event has ended and the routes have been opened. Parking on either side of Yehuda Street will be prohibited starting on Thursday, the 18th of Adar, 16.3.17, from 20:00 until the next day, when the marathon ends. The HaLeom Parking Lots, the museums and the Government Complex will serve only participants in the race.

Light rail

The light rail will operate on two routes: Route 1 – from Hel Ha’Avir to Giv’at HaTahmoshet.
Route 2 – from Central Station to Mount Herzl.
For information: CityPass Information – *3686.

Public transportation

Giv’at HaTahmoshet Station and Central Station will be connected by public transportation lines: 66, 66A, 45, 25, which will pass through the city center and Mahane Yehuda Market.
There will be changes to some of the public transportation lines. For information: Egged Information – *2800.

Educational institutions

Schools and education system institutions will (as much as possible) operate normally.
Information regarding the school day at every educational institution will be provided to parents and students by school managements and kindergarten teachers.
Parents and students are advised to keep track of publications regarding changes to traffic arrangements and directions to alternative routes.


Shuttles (free of charge, round trip) will depart from the Mount Herzl Plaza, the Sha’arei Tzedek Hospital parking lots and the Eastern Gallery Plaza of Teddy Stadium to the Israel Museum Plaza between the hours 05:30 – 13:30.


Egged route 5a or Kavim route 13 from Ben-Gurion Airport to El-Al Junction
Egged route 947 from El-Al Junction to the central bus station in Jerusalem


All information about train schedules and routes can be found on the Israel Railways website.  

Open main routes

North – Uzi Narkis Avenue, Road 9, Golda Meir Avenue, Eshkol Avenue
Center – City Entrance, Herzl Avenue, Begin Avenue South/North, Bar Ilan/Yirmiyahu route
South – Dov Yosef Road, Golomb Route, Ein Kerem Route
Information at the municipal call center – 106, on the website:
www.jerusalem-marathon.co.il and on the Jerusalem Municipality app.


Information courtesy of the Jerusalem Marathon Website

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