Bat Yam is a city in Israel and a working-class suburb of Tel Aviv. It has a population of about 130,000.
The city's name means "daughter of the sea" (which is the Hebrew term for "mermaid"), as it is on the coast between Tel Aviv and Rishon LeZion.
Bat Yam has two train stations:
- 1 Bat Yam-Komemiyut railway station. This station opened in 2011 and there is a train every thirty minutes during the day. During rush hour, frequencies increase to one train every fifteen minutes.
- 2 Bat Yam-Yoseftal railway station.
The train is aimed at commuters, and the stations are not near sites of interest. But unlike buses, the train does not get stuck in traffic. It might be most convenient if you are coming from other stations on the same line (Kfar Sava, Rosh Haayan, Petah Tikva, and southern cities like Ashdod and Sderot). There is onward bus service from both stations
The easiest way to get to Bat Yam is generally by bus. There are many urban buses from neighboring cities such as Tel Aviv, as well as intercity buses from Jerusalem.
From Tel Aviv
- From the Central Bus Station:
- from HaHagana train station: Lines 26, 46.
- from Har Zion street: Lines 1, 42, 46, 142.
- From Arlozorov train station and Azrieli Center: Lines 1, 40, 42, 140, 141, 240.
- From Central Tel Aviv:
- from Ibn Gabirol street and Rabin Square: Lines, 18, 25, 26, 125, 425.
- from Carmel Market and Dizzengoff Center: Lines 18, 19, 25, 88, 125, 418.
- From Jaffa:
- From Jerusalem blvd: Most bus lines that run thru Jerusalem blvd.
- From Yefet street: Lines 10, 83, 88.
From Rishon LeZion
Lines 10, 15, 16, 19, 22, 83, 85, 425.
Lines 11, 16, 19, 22, 43, 87, 88, 99, 141, 143.
From Ramat Gan, Bnei Brak and Petah Tikva
- From Ramat Gan: Lines 1, 42, 140, 142, 240.
- From Bnei Brak: Lines 1, 140.
- From Petah Tikva: Line 1, 143.
Line 406. Check the schedule - this line run maybe once per hour. An express line running nonstop between Jerusalem and Holon. If you miss these buses, take the 405 to Tel Aviv and a local bus to Bat Yam.
The city is small, and often you can get from place to place on foot. But in the summer heat, you'll want to take a bus, car, or taxi even for short distances.
Dan operates a single local bus line (Line 6) but it's more recommended to take a bus headed for Tel Aviv or another part of the urban area.
The beaches are nice. Other than that, there is little of interest here.
- 1 Bat Yam Mall, 92 Yoseftal St, ☏ +972 3 555 0100. Su - Th:10:00 - 21:30, Fr: 09:30 - 15:30, Sa: 20:00 - 23:00. A typical shopping mall.
- 1 Gorilla Caf'e Bar, 81 Ben Gurion St, ☏ +972 77 4101422. Open 24/7. Dairy restaurant.
- 2 Tayo, ☏ +972 73 7584337. 09:00 until last custumer. Also known as Tayo Beach. Located at the southern beach near Conony Beach Hotel near the border with Rishon LeZion. Meats restaurant. This restaurant is known by it's private beach.
- 3 Nirvana at Tobego, 96 Ben Gurion St, ☏ +972 3 6560832. 08:00 until last custumer. Meats restaurant. Located on the Promenade.
- 4 Japanika, 73 Ben Gurion St, ☏ +972 3-723-6100 (*3636 is in use to dial all Japanika branches. Please specify that you need the Bat Yam branch). 12:00 - 02:00. Asian restaurant
- 5 BG99, 99 Ben Gurion St, ☏ +972 3 5515570. 08:00 - 02:00. Hamburger restaurant
There are few hotels in the city. All of them located near the Promenade. Staying in these hotel is also recommended for who travel at Holon and Rishon LeZion that don't have hotels.
- 1 Arena Hotel, 99 Ben Gurion St, ☏ +972 73 7890219. formerly Leonardo Suites Hotel. Most famous and luxurious hotel in Bat Yam. There is a small shopping center at the hotel lobby that called "Arena Mall" and few restaurants.
- 2 Armon Yam hotel, 95 Ben Gurion St, ☏ +972 3 5522424. Located near Leonardo Suite hotel and Pizza Domino. A 3* star hotel.
- 3 Colony Beach Bat Yam Apartments, 138 Ben Gurion St, ☏ +972 3 5551555. Condominiums hotel. Located at the southern beach near Yitachak Sade street and Marina bus terminal.
- Holon is a neighbouring, similar city to Bat Yam, but has more sites of interest for tourists.
|Routes through Bat Yam|
|Ra'anana, Herzliya, Tel Aviv ←||N S||→ Holon, Rishon LeTzion|
|Jaffa (Tel Aviv) ←||W E||→ Ramla, Lod, Beit Shemesh|
|Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv ←||N S||→ Ashdod, Ashkelon → Beer Sheva|