Tel Aviv Jaffa, Israel
Tel Aviv ( תֵּל־אָבִיב-יָפוֹ , تَلْ أَبِيبْ يَافَا) is the second largest city in Israel after Jerusalem, and the largest metropolitan area. It is on the Mediterranean coast. The official name is Tel Aviv-Yafo, and reflects the fact that the city has grown beside the ancient port city of Yafo (english: Jaffa), believed to be one of the oldest in the world. Yafo located to the south of the new city center, in addition to many other neighboring cities. Jaffa is famous for its association with the biblical story of the prophet Jonah.
The airport train station is easily accessible at the lower level on Terminal 3 (one level below the arrivals hall). It offers good connection to many parts of the country, including the city of Tel Aviv, with a single-ride ticket to the city for only 12 NIS (roughly $3US). Buy a ticket from the cashier or from an automatic machine, and use it to enter the platform area. Keep the ticket for use to exit the electronic gate at your arrival station. The train service operates around the clock on weekdays, with 3 trains per hour most of the day and one per hour at night. On weekends and Jewish holidays, from Friday afternoon till Saturday evenings, it doesn’t operate. Trains stop at all four Tel Aviv stations, with the exception of late night trains that stop only at Tel Aviv Merkaz/Savidor station. The stations are, in order of arrival from the airport: Tel Aviv HaHagana, Tel Aviv HaShalom, Tel Aviv Merkaz/Savidor, Tel Aviv University. For most travelers, HaShalom or Merkaz/Savidor would be the place to disembark. Most stations are suitable for non-Hebrew speakers, nonetheless, passengers will often be glad to assist.
This pictures have been taken on 28 of September, 2011.
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