Aerial Cable Cars:
Mount Carmel, Haifa

by | Sep 14, 2017 | 0 comments

Although I’ve heard people say that the ride on one of the three spherical orange cable cars is not as exciting as it looks, I beg to differ. I found the views of the beach and the port magnificent. The ride is a short five minutes but very much worth it. The cable car leaves from the lower station that houses the Yotvata restaurant and transports visitors from the beach at the western end of Bat Galim Promenade up to the top of Mount Carmel. You can see the Clandestine Immigration and Navy Museum museum’s ship and submarine from the cable car.

The upper terminal is at the site of the Old Lighthouse and Stella Maris. There is a refreshment kiosk with outdoor seating at the upper terminal.

When we visited, we went up with the cable car, and then we hiked down, passing the famous Cave of Elija the Prophet referred to in the Bible. The hike down was easy, it was energizing, and best of all, we got to enjoy beautiful views on the way.

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Posted: September 14, 2017

Information, prices and hours posted here are current as of the posted or updated date. It is advisable to call ahead or check online to confirm hours and prices.


Lower Terminal:

Directly across the road from the Af-Al-Pi Chen

GPS Coordinate for parking: 32.831063, 34.970204

Phone Number:



Summer: 9am-8pm

Winter: 10am-6pm



One way: NIS 19

Round-trip: NIS 28

Children under 2: free

Approximate Distance from:   

Jerusalem: 1 hour, 40 minutes

Tel Aviv: 1 hour

Meron: 1 hour

Safed: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Tiberias: 50 minutes

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