How to get to Bethlehem

From Jerusalem

If you get off the bus at the checkpoint

30 mins by bus no.21 from the bus station in front of Damascus Gate: 5.2 NIS (’12)

From the checkpoint, take a taxi to the city center (15 – 20 NIS in ’12).

Arab bus station in front of Damasqus gate, Jerusalem
Arab Bus Station in front of Damascus Gate. Buses for Ramallah depart from another station.

If you go directly to city center via checkpoint

1 hour by bus no.21 from the bus station in front of Damascus Gate, arrival at the bus stop on the Hebron Road: 7.3 NIS (’12)

From Ramallah

1 hour by shared taxi from the central bus station: 20 NIS (’12)

Ramallah Central Bus Station
Central Bus Station in Ramallah. The stand is on the 2nd floor (= 1st floor in Europe).

From Hebron

30 mins by bus from the bus stop in the new city: 5 NIS (’10)