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Israel's main public transportation is buses. Trains are great too when possible (although pricier than buses) and there are trams in Jerusalem.
Moovit is an awesome app for public transportation:
Live transportation GPS: gives you the best routs and often able to show you how far the bus is from your stop.
Payment: You can link your credit card and pay for the travel fare by scanning your phone. Easy peasy.
Traffic in Israel is bad, especially in the Tel-Aviv area which is where we'll mostly be at, so always take that into account when calculating times.
Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings are especially bad as many soldiers travel from and to their bases for the weekend.
Big note: During Shabbat there is no public transportation!!! That means from Friday evening until Saturday evening you will have to mostly walk, rent a scooter or order taxis unless you rent a car.
The good news is that outside of those times there are bus lines that operate through the whole night!
Calendar: Google Calendar events
To connect to the google calendar including all the holidays and events during April hit the Google Calendar icon.
Airbnb for apartment style: https://www.airbnb.com/
Hostelworld for hostels: https://www.hostelworld.com/
Booking.com for hotels: https://www.booking.com/