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Mayor Batarseh Signs a Twinning Agreement with Marrickville

The Deputy Mayor receives Bethlehem City's Scottish friends at the Peace Center

Mayor Batarseh Attending HCEF Conference in Washington DC
 

 

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Public Transport System

Since taxis don't operate on meters, it is best to agree on the price before setting off. West Bank license plates are not permitted to enter Jerusalem . However, a certain number of these cars are permitted to enter Israel with a permit. Israeli operated taxis (with yellow plates) may enter the West Bank and Gaza Strip at the driver's discretion. If the driver declines, it is easy to transfer to a Palestinian taxi at the checkpoints.

An inexpensive alternative is Service Taxis. These are usually seven passenger cars, or little Ford vans, which operate on a fixed route for a fixed price just like the public bus. Most of them travel between towns and cities from recognized taxi ranks, departing when they are full. Passengers can get out anywhere along the way, but you pay the same fare anyway . They most often depart from a main street such as Bab-ez-qaq and the Manger Street . Shared taxis, services, run on particular routes between villages and towns. These are frequent and inexpensive. They set off from established spots around Bethlehem , one of which is the Manger Square . Another is al-Madbaseh Square. Negotiate with drivers for a trip off the established routes. A 7 seat stretch Mercedes can be hired with the driver for the day for U.S.$100. A good place to ask is the As-Sha'b Taxi office in the Manger Square , near the 'Umar Mosque.

 

Bethlehem has a limited bus service within the city and beyond. The bus lines are owned by private companies.

Bus No.

Destination

Station

47

Beit Sahour

Manger Square

47

Jerusalem

People's Market, Beit Sahour

22

Jerusalem

Bus Station, Bethlehem

21

Jerusalem

Beit Jala, Hebron Road

23

Hebron

Hebron Road , Bab ez-qaq

39

Nahalin, Battir

Cinema Sq. Bethlehem

B1

Solomon Pools

Cinema Sq, Manger Sq.

B

Beit Jala

Cinema Sq.

51

Beit Fajjar

Cinema Sq.

60

St. Theodosios

Bus Station, Bethlehem

Shared Taxi

Destination   ---> Station

Herodion     ---> Peoples' Market, Beit Sahour.

Beit Sahour  ---> Manger Square

Jerusalem       ---> Manger Square

Beit Jala        --->Cinema Sq.

Tequ'a          ---> Qanah Str.

 

Car Rental

Car rental companies in major Palestinian cities provide self-driven service at reasonable prices. Local car rental firms generally offer lower rates than those of international companies. Based on a three-day rental, you should be looking at around $55 to $75 per day for a small car with air conditioning, insurance and unlimited mileage. July and August prices are substantially higher than the rest of the year. Most car rental companies require that the driver is over 21 and has a driver's license. Be cautious while driving for the streets are often narrow, permitting traffic in only one direction. There are a number of car hire agencies in and around Bethlehem

Murad Rent-a-Car 277 0222

'Orabi Rent-a-Car 277 2004

Taxi service

 Manger Sq.     2742647

 As-Sha'b     2742309

 Hazboun     2742647

 Najmeh     2742470

 Beit Jala     2742629

 Shepherds Taxi     050 574292

 Beit Sahour Taxi     050 586036 or  050 352336

Airport Taxi Service

Nesher: 24 hours service to and from Ben Gurion Airport . Tel: 6231231. It is advisable to make reservation 24 hours before flight. Egged Buses leave the airport for Jerusalem every twenty minutes.

Airlines Tel

Air Canada

02-6280606

Air France

02-6282535

Airport Info. (Ben Gurion)

03-9723344

Alitalia

02-6284896

British Airways

02-6288654

Egypt Air

02-986950

Gaza International

07-2135696

Gulf Air

02-386312

Iberia

02-6283235

KLM

02-6284896

Lufthansa

02-382065

Olympics

02-6234538

Palestinian Air

07-2822800

Qatar Air

02-984894

Royal Jordanian

07-2983705

S.A.S

02-6283235

Sabena

02-6234538

Tower

02-2770130

TWA

02-6241576

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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