The northern Dead Sea is an area with a distinctly international nature. It is fascinating in its combination of ancient heritage, clement neighborliness between Jews and Arabs, and its closeness to the Capital - Jerusalem. From the Land of the Monasteries near Qasr al Yahud, to Qumran, from the northern shores of the Dead Sea Land to holiday villages on kibbutzim, the past and the present fuse to create a magic that is hard to describe in words.
On the Map
The Heart of the Dead Sea, as its name suggests, is the beating heart of the Dead Sea Land – the place of King David, and of countless springs emanating from the earth. This area is known for its abundant Nature Reserves: Einot Tzukim Reserve and Ein Gedi - the only settlement in the world planned as a Botanical Garden - and many other attractions alongside diverse accommodation options of all levels.
This part of the Dead Sea Land is known for its dominant "fire" component. From the sulfur rocks at Masada and Sodom, to the lively tourist and hotel complex in Ein Bokek and Hamei Zohar, you will find diverse content of great interest. Heritage sites alongside extreme sports attractions, well-kept beaches and a new promenade, indulgent hotels and Spa centers, zimmers, lodges and rural khans, are just some of what the southern Dead Sea Land has to offer.
JerusalemApprox. half an hour from northern Dead Sea
Tel AvivApprox. one and a half hours from Arad
Ben Gurion AirportApprox. one and a half hours from Ein Bokek
EilatApprox. two hours from Sodom
From Jerusalem and the Surrounding Area:
Egged Line Number 444, 486
From Tel Aviv and the Center
Egged Line Number 421
From Be’er Sheva:
Egged Line Number 384
Egged Line Number 444
It is recommended to keep-up-to-date with changes in the operating hours of the lines on Egged’s Official Website
Yossi is a qualified and professional taxi driver, a member of Kibbutz Ein Gedi
Transfers from the Dead Sea to Ben Gurion Airport, transfers from Ben Gurion Airport to the Dead Sea area.
Advice and transportation to attractive tourist centers in the Dead Sea region and throughout the country, personal equipment and package transportation service.
Reliable and professional taxi service at fair prices.
Transportation all over the Dead Sea Land and beyond to major urban centers.
Transfers from Ben Gurion Airport to the Dead Sea, and vice versa.
To get to the north of the Dead Sea from Jerusalem/Tel Aviv:
Drive on Route 1, turn right at the Beit Ha’Arava Junction onto Route 90.
To get to the south of the Dead Sea, via Route 6 or 4:
Drive up to the Shoket Junction, turn right onto Route 31 and continue to Zohar Junction.
From there you can reach the settlements of Kikar Sodom or Ein Bokek, and the northern Dead Sea region.
To Kikar Sodom – Turn right onto Route 90, southbound.
To Ein Bokek and the northern Dead Sea – continue straight on Route 90, northbound.
Arrival from Eilat:
Drive on Route 90 to Zohar Junction and turn right, continuing on Route 90