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transport from Ein Bokek (Le Meridien Dead Sea) to Jerusalem

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transport from Ein Bokek (Le Meridien Dead Sea) to Jerusalem

we had 2 big baggages. Is it convenient to take the egged bus from Dead Sea to Jerusalem? Does the bus on time and reliable?

Please help!!!

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1. Re: transport from Ein Bokek (Le Meridien Dead Sea) to Jerusalem

The bus is a convenient, economical way to travel. All Egged buses have a baggage compartment in the bottom of the bus. The driver will open the compartment for you and you can but your bags there. When you reach the Central Bus Station you can retrieve them.

The buses are safe and reliable and a great way to experience day to day life in Israel from a different, non-touristy perspective.

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2. Re: transport from Ein Bokek (Le Meridien Dead Sea) to Jerusalem

If you go to egged.co.i./eng and go to 'plan a trip" you can get a schedule. Buses start their routes on time. If you are getting on the bus anyplace else the schedule will give you an approx. time. The bus does NOT wait for that time if it is early, so you need to get to the bus stop earlier and be prepared to wait later. It is traffic dependent. As Oreet has already said, luggage easily goes in the hold of the bus and is not a big deal. Be aware that when you get to Jerusalem your luggage will go through an airport type x-ray machine. (no restrictions like in the airport)

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3. Re: transport from Ein Bokek (Le Meridien Dead Sea) to Jerusalem

As mentioned - Egged is a great way to travel - the most popular mass transport solution in Israel. Their website lists this as 2:16 journey. There is roughly 1 bus per hour

Check out the timetable …egged.co.il/eggedtimetable/…

Note that some of the buses start in Eilat and so maybe full - so perhaps better to aim for one that start in the area. But this depends on what time of day / what day you are planning

If you are 2 or 3 people then you could consider a private taxi but this would be more expensive

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4. Re: transport from Ein Bokek (Le Meridien Dead Sea) to Jerusalem

Thanks for your great tips and advices 8-)

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