Tourist Tip #159 Hanetiv Hamahir - The Fast Lane to Tel Aviv

Time is money and the express lane from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv puts a price on your patience to wait in traffic or breeze on by.

Driving from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv during rush hour can be a wearisome experience, with bumper-to-bumper traffic from well outside the city boundaries. The fast lane to Jerusalem is a 13-kilometer stretch from the Ben-Gurion airport intersection with Route 1, ending at the second highway exit to Tel Aviv, the Kibbutz Galuyot exit. But unlike the highway, the fast lane to Jerusalem isn’t free.