Tel Dor Excavation Project

Tel Dor office
Institute of Archaeology
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Mt. Scopus 91950
Jerusalem, Israel
Tel. +972 (0)2 5881304

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Getting to Dor

By train

From the Ben Gurion Airport take train northward (Haifa direction) to Binyamina station (about 20 km from Dor). You can check the schedule and fares on the Israel Railway company's web site.

From Binyamina you can take a taxi to the entrance to Nahsholim, from where the site is in a walking distance.

By car

If you come to Dor with a rented car, you should proceed from the airport in the general direction of Haifa. Follow the signs from the airport to highway number 1, to Haifa and Tel Aviv. After driving through Tel Aviv on the highway you should turn off to highway number 2 (follow the blue signs to Haifa). Keep on highway 2 northwards for about 50 km. and take the exit to Zichron Ya’akov. At the first intersection (the Fureidis intersection) turn left atthe traffic lights to route 4. Just after you pass through the village of Fureidis on your right, take the first left turn from route 4 to Nahsholim / Dor. Turn right at the sign to Nahsholim. This road will lead you to the parking lot, from where you can walk to Hamizgaga Museum or to the site.

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Getting to Kfar Galim

By train

The Ben Gurion Airport Line of the Israel Railway Company from the airport to Haifa Hof HaKarmel (Razi'el) station costs about $10. You can check the schedule on the company's web site (most of the Northbound trains stop at this station but make sure that the one you choose does). There are usually taxis outside the train station and the ride to Kfar Galim is about 3 km ($5-10 depending on time of day and trafic).

By car

From the airport - proceed in the general direction of TA. Do not get on the route 4! Pass through TA via Ayalon North and follow the signs to Haifa via highway (route 2).

From TA (highway 2) - get off the highway at the Atlit intersection and continue north on route 4 about 8 km. to the Kfar Galim junction. The gate is just off route 4.

From Haifa - follow the signs to TA via route 4 (do not get on the highway). Drive south on route 4 about 3 km. from the highway 2 / route 4 fork to the Kfar Galim junction.

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