There are a number of ways to get to the Old City. The Old City consists of very narrow streets and alleyways, therefore most transportation stops outside the walls and gates of the Old City and visitors are required to walk between 2-15 minutes to their final destination within the Old City walls.
There are four main entrances to the Old City. The closest entrance to the Jewish Quarter and Mount Zion is Zion Gate. There you will find a public parking lot and from there it is a short 10 minute walk to the Western Wall through the Jewish Quarter. You can also park at the Givati parking lot, which is near Dung Gate in front of the City of David.
Or, you can enter via Jaffa Gate (parking either at Mamilla Avenue or at Karta parking lot, which is closer to Jaffa Gate). The Jaffa Gate entrance will lead you to the Armenian Quarter, Christian Quarter or Muslim Quarter (descending east). Although you can head to the Jewish Quarter via Jaffa Gate, it is not the nearest option.
The Christian Quarter is ideally accessed via the New Gate on Jaffa Street (just in front of Notre Dame Church), and the Muslim Quarter via Damascus Gate, just steps away from the bustling marketplace in East Jerusalem and Rockefeller Museum.
Please see details of transportation to the Old City, including parking details below.