"From West to East by Taxi" Bus or Taxi Tip by travellingdan

Bus or Taxi, Jerusalem: 31 reviews and 24 photos

Jersualem still is a divided city. You will realize this when you try to go from the Israeli western to the Palestinian eastern part of town by taxi.

As long as you find an Arab taxi driver you should be ok. But when you try to go to some eastern part of Jersualem with an Israeli Jewish taxi driver he or she will most likely refuse to cross the Road Numer One (former border between Israel and Jordan before the 1967 war).

In the past Jewish-Israeli taxidriver have been attacked by Palestinian Arabs there and some still are afraid.

So ask before hand if she/he really will drop you off at the right place before you will have a frightened cabdriver at your side (this happended to me once).

By the way: The only place taxis go easely into the East is French Hill and Mount Scopus (Hebrew University). Anyways, you shouldn't pay lot more then 20 NIS for the ride - that's the usual price.

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  • Written Aug 15, 2005
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