Rishon LeZion

Rishon LeZion, Rishon LeZiyyon or just Rishon (Hebrew:ראשון לציון) is a city in Israel on the Coastal Strip, just south of Tel Aviv. Rishon is Israel's fourth largest city with a population of 221,500. Its name translates as 'first for Zion' suggesting its importance as, along with Petah Tikva, the first Zionist settlement in Israel, founded in 1882.

Get in

Map of Rishon LeZion

By bus

Buses number 19, 129, 174, 201 and 274 reach Rishon LeZion from Tel Aviv (30-45 minutes).

By car

Rishon is located on the crossroads of several major highways and roads. On the western side, highways 20 and 4 cross through the city. On the south, it's bordered by the relatively new highway 431 that provides an easy connection to Jerusalem. Also crossing through the mid-section of the city is road 412 which connects to Rehovot on the south and Beit Dagan and road 44 on the north.

By train

Rishon is connected to the Israeli Railway system via two stations

Get around

Inside Rishon Lezion, Egged operates 9 internal buses that serve most parts of the city. Bus 21/21א is a seasonal bus that mainly operated at summer only but also can be operated on other school holidays. Most Egged and Dan buses that go to nearby cities like 19, 20, 85, 129, 174, 201 also can be used for internal service inside Rishon LeZion.


"Be'Ivrit" Garden


The beach


Sculptures of mamouth and other creatures at the entrance to Cinema city

Rishon was known for many years for it's vast selection of malls and shopping centres. Most noticeable are:




There are no hotels in Rishon LeZion but you can stay at the hotels in the cities Bat Yam and Tel Aviv that located north of Rishon LeZion.

Go next

Routes through Rishon LeZion

Haifa Ramat Gan, Bnei Brak, Petah Tikva  N  S  Ashdod, Ashkelon Beer Sheba
Tel Aviv Holon, Bat Yam  N  S  Beer Sheba
Tel Aviv  W  E  Modi'in Jerusalem

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