Carmelit Haifa connects between entertainment, commerce and business centers of Haifa.
Only an 8- minute drive separates between you and three of Haifa’s most major activity centers, containing various businesses, commercial areas, diversified attractions, hotels and multiple places of entertainment.
Connecting between city centers
Carmelit Haifa is considered the most efficient, speedy and convenient way to get around the city, both for tourists as well as regular citizens. Each one of the Carmelit Haifa six stations will lead you to one of the three major centers in Haifa. Down town, characterized as an active business center during the day, and currently more and more as an art and night entertainment center developing thanks to the big investment in the area called “The Port Campus”; Hadar neighborhood, which constitutes in recent years a young and vibrant residential area, also offering various commercial and business areas; and Central Carmel where most of the hotels in town as well as multiple places of entertainment are located.
Six stations – countless attractions
The six Carmelit Haifa stations will lead you to a wide variety of many attractions the city offers. Gan-Ha’em station is located in the crest of Mount Carmel, in the heart of Carmel Center offering a rich selection of restaurants, cafes, pubs and additional entertainment venues. Near the station and at a short walking distance are located the municipal Zoo, Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art and additional museums, Louis Promenade, the Bahá’í Gardens, which constitute a source of attraction to many tourists, and more. The Carmelit Haifa stations in Hadar Neighborhood begin at Bnei-Zion station, which is located next to the hospital carrying the same name, also known as Rothschild Hospital. Close to this station is another entrance, the main entrance to the Bahá’í Gardens. Following is located the Massada Station, whereof a short walk will lead you to the MadaTech – the Museum of Science, the Municipal Theatre and others.
In addition, Massada Street has turned in recent years into a young and vibrant recreation center, and has even been called “The Sheinkin of Haifa”. Many shops are located in this street, such as second-hand shops, book shops, galleries and more, situated next to the humming cafes on this street. The Ha’Nevi’im and Solel Boneh stations are located near Haifa Municipal Museum, Wadi Nisnas, which offers restaurants, shops and colorful, intriguing markets and many observation points overlooking Haifa Bay. The last Carmelit Haifa station is Paris Square, located in the center of Haifa’s Downtown next to the Israel Railway Museum, Haifa Port, the District Government Center, and additional attractions.
On this site you may read in detail about each of the stations and the attractions nearby. Thus you may easily and pleasantly plan your interesting and enjoyable tour of Haifa.
Multiple benefits in one ticket
The ride experience offered by the Carmelit Haifa is based not only on the pleasure of riding the first and sole underground funicular railway in our small country. The short trip (not longer than 8 minutes!), free of any unnecessary entanglement in unfamiliar roads, with no need for parking, or standing in traffic jams are only part of the many advantages, turning the Carmelit Haifa into the most attractive way to tour the city. Thanks to the stations’ locations you may easily and quickly arrive at the many city attractions. Most of the attractions are located only a walking distance from the Carmelit Haifa stations, so you may also enjoy the spectacular landscapes the city offers. If necessary, you may also purchase a Carmelit ticket combined with a ride in the city public transportation lines.
A preferred transport solution
The renovated Carmelit Haifa reopened in 1992 and since then constitutes a green transport solution favored by the city citizens, who use it to reach their various work places as well as the places of entertainment. The many tourists visiting the city also enjoy an easy way of getting around a city unfamiliar to them, completely avoiding traffic jams and parking problems, without missing any attraction or experience offered by the city.