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Travel to Sde-Boker

Conference transportation

We will have two conference shuttles leaving from "Be'er-Sheva North/University" train station to Sde-Boker. They will leave at 14:35 and 17:50 on Sunday 8 February 2015. There are regular trains going to this station from Tel-Aviv. To get there from the airport, take the train to Tel-Aviv and change to a Be'er-Sheva bound train after one stop. Here is a link to the Israeli railway website where you can find the trains schedules. If the trains that are due to arrive at 14:21 and 17:41 respectively will be late the shuttles will wait for them. Please contact Ina to let us know either on which shuttle you would like to go. Alternatively if you cannot make it to either, write to her and she will help arrange for alternative transportation.

Getting there by car

The conference will take place in "Midrashat Sde-Boker" which is not the same as the Kibutz "Sde-Boker". The former is about 3.5km to the south of the latter. Both are along highway 40. Here is the google map of the way from Be'er Sheva but be warned: even though the line looks straight this highway turns in a few junctions along the way.

Getting by public trnasport

Here are the timetables for bus 60 and bus 64 going from Be'er-Sheva central bus station (platform 19) to Mitzpe-Ramon. Both have a stop near "Midreshet Sde-Boker". Be sure to tell the driver where you are going and have them tell you where to disembark. Be'er Sheva central bus station is of course accessible from Tel-Aviv or Jerusalem by busses. It is also close to the Be'er-Sheva central train station and hence accessible from Tel-Aviv by train too. Note that there are two train stations in Be'er-Sheva, this one is not the same as the university station where the shuttles will leave.

Getting there by Taxi

We can order taxis at reduced prices as follows: If you would like a taxi I would recommend doing this through the conference as taking a taxi directly from the airport would probably cost 30%-50% more.

Getting back from Sde-Boker

We will determine the exact timing of return shuttles during the conference, according to the individual schedules of the participants.