Travel to Sde-Boker
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 May 22nd 2016.
There are regular trains going to this station from Tel-Aviv. To get there from the
airport: you would usually have to take the train to Tel-Aviv and change to a Be'er-Sheva bound
train after one stop. There are occasional direct trains from the airport to Be'er Sheva but they are very infrequent, don't wait for one
if you didn't check beforehand exactly when it is coming. 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 indicate in the registration form if you plan to take one of these shuttles. This will ensure that
there will be enough space for you. If you do not know this information at the time of registration, or if you
cannot make it to either shuttle, please send an e-mail to the organizers as soon as your
travel plans are finalized. We can reserve a place on either shuttle, or 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. Unfortunately these schedules are available only in Hebrew.
They detail the departure times from the first station in Be'er Sheva central bus station according to weekdays. STARTING FROM THE RIGHT you have
Sunday, Monday, ... , Saturday. Note that busses stop at noon on Friday and resume only at night on Saturday. Both busses 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, the central train station s 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.
- Be'er Sheva to Sde-Boker 210 NIS.
- Airport to Sde-Boker 630 NIS (+ the cost of the highway tolls: apprximately 30NIS)
- Airport to Be'er-Sheva 424 NIS (+ the cost of the highway tolls: approximately 30NIS)
Getting back from Sde-Boker
There will be a shuttle going back from Sde-Boker to Be'er sheva at 11:30 on Friday. This bus will bring you in time to
take the direct train leaving Be'er Sheva university station at 12:35 and arriving in the airport 13:36.