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 and Shuttles

The Western Wall Train and Shuttle bus depart from Jaffa Gate and return every 20 minutes between 08:40 and 13:20 – The travel is free for Bar Mitzvah families.
Departure point - Karta Parking Lot B (the bus parking lot parallel to Yitzhak Kariv Street)
Destination- Goren Square near the Western Wall.

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

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Jerusalem, Israel

Aug 12, 2019

שגריר ארה"ב בישראל מר דיויד פרידמן בתפילה בכותל המערבי

U.S. Ambassador to Israel, Mr. David Friedman, got up from shiva for his mother and came to pray at the Western Wall.

U.S. Ambassador to Israel, Mr. David Friedman, got up from shiva for his mother and came to pray at the Western Wall.
Ambassador Friedman - We share in your grief and hope all your prayers are answered.
May the Omnipresent comfort you among the rest of the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

Aug 12, 2019

הודעה לעיתונות מוצאי תשעה באב בכותל המערבי

After Tisha B’Av at the Western Wall Press Release

150,000 people visited the Western Wall during the Shabbat preceding Tisha B’av (Shabbat Chazon) and on the fast of Tisha B’Av itself.

Aug 11, 2019

לקראת סוף צום תשעה באב בכותל המערבי

As the end of the fast approaches, thousands of families and individuals from all around Israel are gathering at the Western Wall Plaza in solidarity and prayer for consolation and for the rebuilding of Jerusalem, speedily and in our days.