Arab Bus Station in Damascus Gate
Updated on 12 August 2019
If you are visiting Bethlehem from Jerusalem and you have to make your own way to Bethlehem, you need to take bus number 234 from the Arab bus station in Damascus Gate in Jerusalem (Called Bab el-‘Amoud in Arabic). This bus goes to Bethlehem 300 Checkpoint as the last station. (Bethlehem 300 Checkpoint also known as Bethlehem Checkpoint, Bethlehem Crossing or Rachel’s Tomb Crossing).
The bus runs almost every 5-10 minutes and it takes about 30 minutes to Bethlehem 300 checkpoint.
Bethlehem 300 Checkpoint / Crossing point
Assuming you are on bus 234, you will arrive
The moment you cross the apartheid wall, you are in Bethlehem side. You will arrive
If you are visiting Bethlehem by your own without a tour guide, it’s up to you to take a taxi or walk to the old city of Bethlehem (It’s about 2km away from the checkpoint). The taxi cost is 20 NIS to the Nativity Church.
A Second Option
A second option to visit Bethlehem from Jerusalem is to take bus number 231 from the same bus station in Jerusalem. This bus is a longer route and will end in Bab Zqaq Bus Stop in the center of Bethlehem.
If you booked your tour with us, The meeting point is at Bethlehem 300 Checkpoint so take bus number 234 unless if other place is specified when you contact us.