The Tel Aviv Central Bus Station
The Tel Aviv Central Bus Station, whose construction was completed in 1993, is located on Levinsky Street in the South Tel Aviv neighborhood of Neve Sha’anan. All the major bus companies traveling out of Tel Aviv, including Egged, Dan, Metropolin, Veolia, Superbus, Kavim, Netiv Express and Afikim use this station. The Tel Aviv HaHagana Train Station is a short walk away from the Central Bus Station. Service taxis to most of Israel’s major cities and local Tel Aviv taxis can be found outside in the adjacent parking lots.
The Tel Aviv Central Bus Station also serves as a mall and gathering place for residents of South Tel Aviv. With over 230,000 square meters of commercial space and parking areas, the Tel Aviv Central Bus Station mall provides almost every type of clothing, shoes and food stores the local population requires. Evening entertainment venues have also opened in recent years. An approximate 80,000 individuals pass through the Tel Aviv Central Bus Station on a daily basis.
In recent years, with the increased number of migrants and refugees arriving in Israel, the Tel Aviv Central Bus Station and surrounding neighborhoods have been the home base for Israel’s “foreign population.” The bus station and nearby streets are filled with non native Hebrew speakers coming from Nigeria, Ghana, Sudan, the Philippines, Thailand, South America and more.