Bethlehem Private Day Trip by Train

from Tel Aviv

from1356 NIS


  • Own arrival by train to Jerusalem.
  • Train tickets and rides all day included.
  • Private transportation with a taxi from and to Jerusalem.
  • Private Tour of Bethlehem, the Birthplace of Jesus.
  • Visit the Church of Nativity.
  • Stroll through Manger Square.
  • See the Milk Grotto!
  • Jerusalem Digital Guide to discover Jerusalem at the end of the day.


  • On this private tour you ride the train on your own to Jerusalem. A taxi driver organized by us will be waiting for you at the Gold Hotel, near the train station. He will take you to the checkpoint in Bethlehem where you will meet your local guide.
  • The guided tour lasts 4 hours. Your private guide will take you to all the important sights in Bethlehem and will inform you about their history and religious relevance.
  • After your tour, our taxi will drive you back to Jerusalem. There you can extend your stay late into the evening, as your train ticket is valid until the last train of the day. Our digital guide with audio guides, tips and recommendations is available for Jerusalem. The digital guide and the audio guides are only available in English!
  • Our private tours offer maximum flexibility:  the tour and schedule can be changed according to your needs and interests!

What’s included



Roundtrip ticket Tel Aviv – Jerusalem – Tel Aviv.
Taxi to and from Bethlehem.


Local Transportation

The IsraelRail Rav Kav Card is valid for local buses, trains and the Light Rail in Jerusalem.


Bethlehem Private Tour

4-hour privately, guided tour of Bethlehem with your local private tour guide.

JerusalemRail Digital Guide

Our digital guide will help you navigate around Jerusalem after your tour.

8-10 hours

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It is possible to have lunch or dinner in Bethlehem as well as in Jerusalem. Inform your guide about your preferences and he can help you out with recommendations!


We suggest taking the 08:18 AM train arriving in Jerusalem Yitzhak Navon train station at about 08:59 AM

Meeting Point

Gold Hotel, Jerusalem

Dropoff Point

Jerusalem City


Tel Aviv Train Station
Train to Jerusalem

Take the train to Jerusalem from any train station in Tel Aviv. The ride lasts about 35 minutes.

Jerusalem Gold Hotel
Meet your Private Driver

A taxi driver, arranged by us, will wait for you in front of the Jerusalem Gold Hotel. It is a short 3-minute walk from the train station. He will take you to the checkpoint, where you meet your local guide.

Bethlehem Church of Nativity
Private tour of Bethlehem

Visit the Church of Nativity, Manger Square, the Milk Grotto and more! Your Private Bethlehem Tour lasts for 4 hours and can be customized to your interests.

Jerusalem Old City
Continue exploring Jerusalem on your own

After the guided tour, the taxi will take you back to Jerusalem. Feel free to discover more of the Old City or other areas of Jerusalem with our digital guide.

IsraelRail Train
Head back to Tel Aviv

The last train leaves from Jerusalem Itzhak Navon Station at 21:30. We recommend leaving arriving 20 minutes early.



  • Arrival and departure to Jerusalem is not included. You must get to Jerusalem on your own.
  • The train from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv runs every 30 minutes, Sunday through Thursday. The last train leaves at 9 p.m. There are no trains on Friday and Saturday.

Train Station Security Checks

  • Entry to all train stations is subject to a personal baggage check.
  • Every station entrance is manned by security guards who operate in accordance with Israel Police guidelines and are committed to upholding your dignity and safety during the security check.
  • Please be aware that lines may develop at the security check stations during peak hours in the morning and afternoon/evening (6:00am-9:00am and 15:00-19:00), so it is important that you arrive sometime prior to your train’s departure.