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Jul 22, 2011, 10:26 PM
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I can only second what Amir wrote below: with the shared shuttle taxi, it
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might mean waiting for the taxi van to fill up, and for other passengers to
be dropped off at their homes/destinations before you do (both can be
somewhat annoying), but at least you know you're brought to your final
destination, without needing to ever change between a train and a bus,
without looking for any platform, and mainly without carrying your luggage.
I think most people will find this more comfortable after a long flight.
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On Fri, Jul 22, 2011 at 19:54, Amir E. Aharoni <amir.aharoni [at] mail
> 2011/7/22 Manuel Schneider <manuel.schneider [at] wikimedia>:
> > I wonder why it should be better to take a taxi than the train?
> In general, the train service from the airport to Haifa is very good
> and the Carmelit subway is cool, too.
> A shared taxi may be a little more expensive, but it may be useful in
> these cases:
> * For people who arrive when the train doesn't work (Friday evening,
> Saturday morning).
> * For people who stay in the hotels, but who arrive when the Carmelit
> subway doesn't work (night, Friday evening, Saturday morning).
> * For people who stay in the dorms. The dorms can be reached by buses,
> but not by the Carmelit subway.
> * Some dorms can be reached by a bus during the night and on Friday
> and Saturday, but some cannot.
> Finally, some people may want to go directly from airport to the hotel
> or dorm and not change means of transportation on the way after a long
> flight and with heavy bags. I love public transportation and i explore
> buses and subways in all the cities that i visit, but i know that not
> everybody is like me :)
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