Transportation to Mitzpe Ramon
From Tel Aviv airport:
The best way to get to Mitzpe Ramon is to take a combination of train and bus. After you get your bags, you will exit into a large lobby. You can get cash from an ATM and, if you wish, purchase a cellular SIM card. To get to the train, exit the lobby straight ahead and turn left following signs for the train. There are several machines for purchasing tickets, either with cash or credit card. Buy a ticket to Beer Sheva. You can view train schedules here: http://www.rail.co.il/EN/
You will get off at Beer Sheva Merkaz station, a ride of about 1 hour and 20 minutes. Upon exiting the train station building turn left and walk across the parking lot to the central bus station.
Look for the bus number 64 or 65 to Mitzpe Ramon. No need to buy tickets ahead of time, you can get them on the bus- cash only. Mitzpe Ramon is the last town on the line.
Remember that there are no buses from early afternoon on Friday until an hour after dark on Saturday. Plan your transportation accordingly. Cars can be rented at reasonable rates at the airport and in any major city, including Beer Sheva and by picking your car up at a location other than the airport you will actually save the airport fee.
On you last day of hiking you will be arrive back in Mitzpe Ramon and pick up your stored luggage. From Mitzpe Ramon you can continue your trip to Israel with public transportation.
The Ovda Airport is the nearest airport to Mitzpe Ramon and the Negev in general, ideal for arriving directly for our trek.
We will be happy to arrange a pickup for you if you contact us about this matter.
There is a public bus (number 392) which will take you from this airport to Mitzpe Ramon, but it is not prequent, and for the most part is very crowded, to th point of not letting any more passnegers on.
Bus number 392 of the Egged company will take you to Eilat,
and The 64 or 65 buses of Metropoline company , will get you to Beer Sheva.