how to go there
Akko is 26km N of Haifa, 41km NW of Nazareth, 60km W of Tiberias, 115km N of Tel Aviv, 175km N of Jerusalem
Train is probably the most convenient way to get to Akko as it is on the main Israeli train track, during the day there’s a train every 20’ from Tel Aviv (43nis), Haifa(14nis)
There are Egg buses from Carmel in Haifa (11,70nis) or some other buses (271, 272, 251, 262, 361, 500)
By shared taxi
We were in Haifa already so we preferred to take a sherut (shared taxi) from Hezli street near Hadar subway. It was cheap (13nis each) and easy to get (we just waved our hands and asked the driver if he goes to Akko as they have signs in hebrew only). It was a smooth 40’ trip. He dropped us at the main road and had to walk about 8’ to the entrance of the old city
how to move around
Most visitors visit the Old City of Akko and not the city itself. Old Town is 10’ walk from train/bus station, have in mind that is small in size and in most parts pedestrian only with small lovely alleys. We took a map from the Tourist Information but you don’t really need it.
You will need a taxi/shared taxi only for Bahai shrine which lies outside the old city.
How to Arrive ?
Akko is located in the north of Israel. Its almost 2 hours drive from Tel Aviv and 30min' drive from Haifa.
Taking the train to Akko from Tel Aviv can be the easiest and cheapest way.
From Tel Aviv Merkaz (central train station of T"A) it takes 1hour and 40minutes and a round trip ticket cost 61shekels.
Trains are very comfortable and easy and it gives you a chance to see more parts of the way.
From The train station to Old Acre (akko), where basically most of the attractions are you can simply take a taxi. The way should take aprx 10 min' not more and the price should be aprx 15shekels.
Being a coastal town just north of Haifa, Akko is pretty easy to get to - well served by the inter-city trains connecting Nahariya, the furthest northern train station on the coast (only 10 minutes from Akko) and Be'er Sheva via Haifa (20 minutes) and Tel Aviv (90 minutes). Trains are pretty regular throughout the day/evening - last train around 8pm heading south (other than Friday - last train is around 3pm: no service on Saturday until late evening). The train station is about 20 minute walk, however, from the main gate of the Old City.
A day return to Tel Aviv is approx NIS 65.
Akko is also very well connected by buses - not just to the same coastal cities of the train line, but also heading inland to places such as Nazareth, Tiberias etc.
Most of the attractions for the tourists are located in the area of the Old town.
The best option to explore the old town is by food and for some good reasons : you can see a lot more this way and the other option is that there are places that you can't drive with a car because there are some narrow streets.
Train to Akko
Train from tel aviv to Akko will cost something like 60 nis and it will take you between 1.5 to 2 hours..
Train is a great option to enjoy this city because you can see the most important places in less than 1 day.
Maybe the most simple and relax way to get to Akko is by train (and this way avoiding the traffic by car or bus)
There are trains from Tel-Aviv that going to Haifa and some of them will continue also to Akko.