Tourists now have yet another way to travel between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv and this time it is way faster and smoother. Over a decade overdue, the high-speed railway connecting Tel Aviv and Jerusalem is expected to welcome its first passengers next Saturday evening, December 21. Starting on Sunday morning, December 22, trains will run every 30 minutes in each direction, with the journey taking 32 minutes. Israel Railways had originally said that the journey would take 28 minutes. Trains traveling in both directions will run every 30 minutes from Sunday to Thursday, and will stop at Ben-Gurion Airport en route to their final destination. Trains will operate from about 6:20 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. on weekdays, and two trains will run in each direction on Saturday evenings. A single ticket will cost NIS 22.