Join thousands of pilgrims who come up to Jerusalem every year, and come to the Western Wall - the remnant of our Temple and the source of the Jewish nation's yearning and inspiration.
The Western Wall Prayer Plaza is open all day, every day of the year. Official state and private events are held here, including ceremonies for Memorial Day for IDF fallen soldiers, swearing-in ceremonies, prayer gatherings, and bar mitzvah events.

Public transportation

Public transportation

You can take Bus # 1,3, or 38, or come by taxi
Private car

Private car

You can also come by private car and park in the following parking lots:
Carta Parking, at the entrance to the Old City near Jaffa Gate (hourly rate)
Mount Zion Parking - meant for buses only (free) 
Special Occasions

Special Occasions

Brides and grooms on the day of their wedding may enter by car through Jaffa Gate with advanced arrangements made with the Office of the Rabbi of the Western Wall at 02-6263345, ext. 200.
רכבת הכותל

Old City Train

Departing from Jaffa  Gate and Back
Approximately every half hour
Free to The Old City

Free to The Old City

Free bus service from a special stop in the parking lot of the First Station to Dung Gate, every 20 minutes,
Sun, Tues, Wed. 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Mon and Thurs. 7:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Fri. and holiday eve. 8:00 a.m. until one hour before Shabbat
The shuttle leaves every 20 minutes
Handicapped-accessible shuttle leaves every hour on the hour

For more details- click here


Jerusalem, Israel

Mar 06, 2018

פתח תקוה

Children from Petach Tikva come to Jerusalem


Mar 04, 2018

rakevet hakotel

New! The Western Wall Railway is free of charge for Bar Mitzvah families

Starting from Monday 18 th of Adar 5768 (5.03.2018), the Western Wall Train will operate the free transfer of Bar Mitzvah families from the Karta parking lot to the Kotel and back.
Train times:
From 08:40 until 13:30 every 20 minutes.
Pick up point at Karta - at the exit from the parking lot
Pick up point at the Western Wall - in the square at the entrance to the Western Wall
Good luck and safe travels!

Mar 02, 2018


The largest Megilat Esther in the world was read on Purim at the Western Wall - Purim 5768


Can a Bat Mitzvah be held at the Western Wall?

Queston:  Can a Bat Mitzvah be held at the Western Wall?

Answer: The Western Wall Heritage Foundation invites Bat Mitzvah girls to celebrate their special day at the Western Wall (Kotel) with a special family ceremony. We offer two types of ceremonies – a 30-minute ceremony, at no charge, including a meeting with a Bat Mitzvah ‘guide’, or a more expanded ceremony lasting about an hour at a charge, that includes decorating glass candlesticks.. For details and registration, click here.