WELCOME TO Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv is located in central Israel on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, and its official name is Tel Aviv – Jaffa because the city combines these two municipalities. Many people believe that Tel Aviv is the capital of Israel but, in fact, the capital of Israel has always been Jerusalem.
The population of Tel Aviv is approximately 450,000 people. Together with its neighboring cities Bat Yam, Holon, Ramat Gan, Bnei Brak and others united under the name Gush Dan, the population exceeds one million people. The population is mostly Jewish, but Jaffa is home to a large number of Arabs.
The city is very close to Ben-Gurion International Airport and has a road and railway connection with it. Each train has a wheelchair accessible wagon. Transportation of handicapped passengers must be booked in advance by phone or via the website of the railway station.
In Israel, they say, “Haifa works, Jerusalem prays, and Tel Aviv plays”. Tel Aviv is also called a non-stop city because of lots of restaurants, cafes and pubs open day and night, many of them are accessible, with accessible bathrooms and entrances.
There are many hotels in the city to every budget, ranging from the prestigious Sheraton to hostels suitable for budget travelers and students. Most 5 and 4 stars hotels are adapted for people with limited mobility. You can find more information about accessibility in other sections of the website.
In addition to numerous accessible cafes and restaurants, the most visited places are famous Tel Aviv beaches, quays, museums and galleries, churches, cathedrals and mosques, skyscrapers, parks, recreation areas and markets. As a rule, Tel Aviv beaches are accessible for people with disabilities. Every person in a wheelchair has direct access to the sea and to special tents with a shadow.
You can also use the services of local guides and online consultants on our website.
As well as the beaches, nearly all the attractions in Tel Aviv are accessible for travelers with limited mobility. Sidewalks and pavements are 90% accessible and have tactile markings. The main urban was of transport is by buses which are equipped with platforms for wheelchair users. You can also use the services of regular and route taxis. Some taxis are equipped with wheelchair lifts to transport people with disabilities. Also, you can rent a mobility scooter.
Intercity buses are inaccessible, unfortunately. Now a subway is being built in Tel Aviva to connect it with its suburbs and neighboring cities. The railway stations provide assistance for people with reduced mobility and visually impaired persons. To book the service, you need to call to the departure station and ask for assistance. You can speak English and in some cases Russian because in Israel one–third of the population speaks Russian. The most visited places include Old and New ports of Tel Aviva and Jaffa, Azrieli Towers, Carmel market and a flea market in old Jaffa, Sarona district, Rothschild Boulevard, accessible Gesher and Habima theaters, Ganei HaTaarucha Exhibition Center and others.
You can find more information about the sights the section “Travelers’ stories”
Welcome to Tel Aviv!