The Old City Train

The Old City Train

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About the Old City Train

Getting through the Old City to the Western Wall just got a little easier and a lot more fun with "The Old City Train," a transportation service that takes visitors from Jaffa Gate to the Western Wall that will offer rich audio tour experience and greatly increase accessibility to the Western Wall for the disabled.


Route & Schedule

The Old City Train makes it easy to visit leading heritage sites including the Western Wall Tunnel, the Chain of Generation center, the Jerusalem Archeological Park - Davidson center and more

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The train route begins at Jaffa Gate and goes through the Armenian and Jewish Quarters before arriving at the Western Wall. The return leaves from the Dung Gate and travels via Mount Zion back to Jaffa Gate.  Excursions leave every 30-45 minutes Sunday-Thursday from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm (6:00 pm in the winter) and on Fridays until 1 hour before Shabbat.



There are two ticket offices, one located at Jaffa Gate and another at the Dung Gate near the Western Wall. The train operates on availability basis.


Bar\Bat Mitzvahs and other events

The staff at the Old City train can handle the entire production of bar/bat mitzvahs and other special events event based around a private tour and a lavish meal in a beautiful banquet hall with additional elements according to your tastes.


Tours for Educational Institutions and Groups

Visiting the Western Wall has never been easier! The Old City Train is designed to make the Western Wall, among Old City sites, accessible to educational institutions, workers' unions and more. The staff will accompany you from the moment you arrive at Karta Lot to the moment you are back from your tour. The train will take you right to the security check-points at the Western Wall, where you will get guidance for your group.

Opening Hours

Please note that operating hours may change due to police and transportation restrictions.
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based on 12 traveler reviews
  • Shine P.J
    Shine P.J
    November 17, 2020

    Fun ride

  • Assaf Nir
    Assaf Nir
    August 28, 2023

    The train travels back and forth from the Jaffa Gate to the Western Wall. At the Jaffa Gate you can buy tickets at the shop next to the gate. At the entrance to the Western Wall, only in cash on board the train. 20 NIS pe...

  • David naftalis
    David naftalis
    December 26, 2021

    An excellent attraction for families with children. A guided trip of about fifteen minutes (each way) round trip from the Jaffa Gate to the Western Wall. Price for an adult 20/30 a child 10/20 (one way or round trip).

  • דורית גורטשטיין
    דורית גורטשטיין
    October 24, 2021

    Although we called to ask when and where - we were told that 5 more minutes at the Jaffa gate and that was it! But from the moment of the trip, you don't hear anything from the voice guidance, there were no headphones, on...

    June 19, 2019

    We purchased tickets online. My 90-year-old father-in-law and mother-in-law together with my partner planned a tour of the old city. As soon as the deal was made, I called to find out when I could come on the tour. And si...

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