We drove to Tiberias from Tel Aviv as about one hour and a half. We first made a stop in Haifa, making a day tour in the city, including a visit the beautiful Bahai's Gardens .
Haifa is not so easy to drive in for whomever come from out of city and don't know it by streets and roads, and traffic can be a major problem. Still, car was the only quick way for us since we wanted to stop in many places on the way.
Anyway, after 40 minuets drive from Haifa, we got to Tiberias, and even though it was start rainy we could enjoy the road and the city before its came dark.
If you ever have had the chance to visit Cairo you will appreciate my comparison when it comes to roads and its drivers! Tiverianis as the locales are called have a unique Middle Eastern view on driving which roughly translates into Western thought as ' Every man for himself'. In all seriousness though it can be nerve racking and suicidal on days like Friday when people are getting ready for Shabbat. As an example my wife who in my opinion is a good driver and better than myself abhors driving in Tiberias and leaves it to me every time, I for some reason am not as phased by it. So if your driving here avoid Friday like the plague and give everyone the right of way.
Tiberias is a sleepy little town in the Galilee but it has good transportation. We're connected with the national bus service EGGED, and they have a very good website in English that will show you the times and places the buses go to. In and around Tiberias things get tricky. The inner city buses is run by another company named Connex and they do a good job too but unfortunately the kids have also done a fine job ripping out all of the route maps for the different lines so if you don't speak Hebrew it is most difficult to use them. The same goes for the frequent sheruts [service taxis] that follow the bus lines for a slightly lesser fee. So if you're intending to use the public transportation system here just beware that it is not as user friendly as it is in the major cities.