The Haifa Cable Cars are easily identifiable, as are all cable cars, so finding them shouldn’t be an issue. The three orange balls that represent the cable cars may be seen ascending and descending the mountain from various locations throughout Haifa. A number of fascinating attractions may be found at the bottom of the cable cars, across the highway, including the National Maritime Museum, Elijah’s Cave, and the Clandestine Immigration & Navy Museum (whose ships and submarine can be seen clearly from the cable car).
Ride the Haifa Cable Car
The Haifa cable car is by far the most enjoyable method to ascend the steep slope to the Stella Maris Carmelite Monastery.
All the way up, there are superb panoramic vistas of the city and its key sites of interest, making this a fantastic pastime for photographers.
It’s worth noting that the cable car journey is extremely short, and even if you’re not interested in visiting the monastery itself, the views from the viewing point at the top of the hill, across Haifa and down to the Mediterranean, are typically seen well worth taking if you don’t want the walk.
At the peak, there is a tiny cafe that sells snacks.
Address: HaHaganah Street, Galshanim Beach.
Each way: NIS 19
Round-trip: NIS 28
Children above the age of 2 require tickets.
The cable car’s 4.4-kilometer length has a 460-meter elevation climb as it travels from the HaMifratz Central Bus Station, a center for public transportation at the base of Mount Carmel, to the Technion and subsequently the University of Haifa. It is anticipated that most of the passengers would be students. The original projected travel time from the Check Post Junction to the University of Haifa was 17 minutes. However, more current projections show that the trip will take 19 minutes.
The cable car line underwent testing beginning in April 2021, with an anticipated opening date of October 10, 2021. The next day, however, media sources stated that even though the infrastructure was finished, a dispute with the Austrian cable car manufacturer Doppelmayr Cable Car was holding up the service’s launch. Official comments from the Israeli Ministry of Transportation claim that the disagreement is a contractual one, but insider sources assert that it is a financial one in which Doppelmayr is seeking payment of an additional 20 million euros before turning on the system.