One of the best ways to experience Tel Aviv is by foot. The city is small in size, making it extremely walkable. However, there are many other ways to get around, including bus, bicycle, scooter, and taxi. 

BUS

The buses in Tel Aviv follow an efficient network of routes, with many stations scattered throughout the city. A ticket for a single ride in Tel Aviv costs 5.90 NIS. To ride the bus, you need to purchase a smart card called "Rav-Kav" (see “Israel’s Travel Card”). To find the best bus route for you, see recommended apps below.

Click here for public transport map.

Accessibility: Bus companies Dan and Metropoline have a wheelchair accessible ramp as well as a designated spot for wheelchairs.

Helpful Apps: 
"Moovit" | Available on App Store and Google Play
"Google Maps" | Available on App Store and Google Play

**Buses do not operate on Shabbat, which begins sundown on Friday and ends Saturday at sunset. However, share-route taxis are a useful alternative (see below). 

Share-Route Taxis
Share-route taxis (monit sherut in Hebrew) are yellow minivans which operate as shared taxis, both within and outside Tel Aviv. They operate seven days a week and generally follow public bus routes. Unlike the bus, they will stop anywhere along their route, even it it’s not a bus station. To stop a share-route taxi, simply wave your hand as if you’re hailing a cab. 

Accessibility: Share-route taxis are relatively large vehicles and they have an accessible ramp. Most have space for one wheelchair, however, some can hold more than one. For a list of taxi operators, including contact and accessibility information, visit Israel’s accessibility website

BICYCLES AND SCOOTERS

Tel Aviv’s flat topography and comfortable climate make it a great location for bicycle and scooter riding. Throughout the city, you will find over 75 green Tel-O-Fun bike stations. This municipality-run bike sharing option enables riders to pick-up and drop-off a bicycle as needed. There are also several private companies which offer bike and electric scooter sharing services (see helpful apps below). 

Helpful Apps: "Telobike", "Mobike", "Bird", "Wind", "Lime" and "Bike".

How does Tel-O-Fun work? 
1. Go to one of the Tel-O-Fun stations around town.
2.  Choose a daily, 3-day, or weekly access card.
3. Rent a bicycle and start riding. The first 30 minutes are included in the rental fee. Afterwards, you pay according to usage time.
4. When you are done using the bicycle, return it to any Tel-O-Fun station.

Safety Rules and Tips:
By law, you must wear a helmet at all times while riding, no matter your age. 
While riding, you must obey traffic signs and laws.
The law requires that you ride on bike lanes or the road. It is not allowed to ride on sidewalks. This applies to both bicycles and scooters.
The use of electric scooters and bicycles is restricted to people ages 16 and above.  
While riding, stay alert and pay attention to your surroundings. 
Wear bright clothing or add reflectors so that drivers can see you. 
For more information click here
To pay a bicycle/scooter violation fine, click here

AUTO-TEL CITY CARS

Auto-Tel is a municipality-run vehicle-sharing service which enables residents and visitors to rent a car by the minute. 

How Does it Work? 
Join: the registration process is fast, easy, and super intuitive. 
Choose: pick your beauty from an extensive fleet of vehicles distributed throughout the city. 
Go: unlock your car using the app or smartcard, and get going. 
Just park: there are more than 300 free registered parking spots available throughout the city. 

TAXIS

Taxis are available 24/7. Most trips in the city center should cost you between 40-50 NIS. However, prices depend on the day of the week and hour. Between 5:30am and 9pm, you can expect a lower tariff, whereas between 9pm and 5:30am, you can expect a higher one. On Shabbat and holidays, the higher tariff goes into effect. 

Helpful Apps: 
"Gett" | Available on App Store and Google Play
"Raxi" | Available on App Store and Google Play

Useful Information: 
Drivers are required to turn on the meter and issue a receipt upon request. 
Additional charges: +4.80 NIS if you’re more than two passengers (excluding children up to the age of 5), +5 NIS if you’re taking a cab from Ben Gurion Airport, and +4.30 NIS per piece of luggage. 

Also, here is a list of taxi stations in the city:
Szold, 03-5254004
Sheinkin, 03-5607444
Bet HaHayal, 03-5461010
HaMeshukhrar, 03-5661818
HaHashmona'im, 03-5613631
Ichilov, 03-6967070
HaTsafon Taxis, 03-6020210
Blue House, 03-5660707
Migdal, 03-6093000
Gordon-Rama, 03-5272999
Balfour, 03-5604545
HaKenyonim, 03-9626090
Ben-Gurion, 03-5531111
Masaryk, 03-5557769
New York, 03-5237722
Nordau, 03-54662223

PARKING

Parking Rules in Tel Aviv-Yafo are complicated – even for Israelis!
Here are some basic recommendations:
• Parking lots are the best option – and municipal lots (named "Ahuzot HaHof") are also very cheap.
• Curb-side parking alongside blue and white pavements requires a payment done by app.
Helpful Apps (requires an Israeli SIM card):
"pango" | Available on App Store and Google Play
"cellopark" | Available on App Store and Google Play

To pay a parking fine, click here

Kindly note: In most streets, one side is reserved to residents only in the late afternoon.
If you do not read Hebrew, it is recommended to consult a local who will be happy to assist.
If you received a fine and have questions, kindly send a photo of it to: global_city@mail.tel-aviv.gov.il