Tel Aviv’s city center is pretty small and easy to become familiar with. The weather is comfortable throughout the year, so there’s usually no problem to move around by foot, but there are few Tel Aviv transportation options for the times you choose not to.
The main local bus company in Tel Aviv is Dan. You can get a map of Dan’s lines in the central bus station or check their website which is useful and has an English section – http://www.dan.co.il/english. Buses of Egged, the inter-city bus company, run through Tel Aviv as well but most of them end their routes in other cities.
“Sherut” (service) taxis are a useful option for Tel Aviv Transportation. Sherut taxi is a mini-van taxi which runs in some of the buses routes (for the same price) but has no fixed stops, so you just give them a signal to stop (a noticeable wave of the hand should do it). The most useful Sherut taxi lines are 4 and 5, which run through most of the city’s central areas until 1AM on weekdays and 2AM on weekends. Of course there are also many “regular” taxis throughout the city, but they tend to be pricey and you should bargain with the driver most of the time, or at least remind him/her to turn on the meter.
Because the city center isn’t so big and is mostly plateau, getting around by bicycle is a common way to move around. There are bicycle lanes in some of the main streets and boulevards, and along the promenade as well. There are iron stands throughout the city, to which you can attach your bicycles. Bicycles can be rented in most hotels, in the Tel Aviv port and several other locations around town.
Tel Aviv Transportation services naturally include car rentals, but remember – Tel Aviv suffers from a severe lack of parking space, and the city is packed with cars on all hours of the day. If you still choose to travel by car, there are several useful public parking lots spread around the city’s central areas.