Domestic Transportation in Israel
Means of Transport Recommended in Town
Taxis are common in Israel and ensure urban and interurban travel. It is common to give a tip to the driver. Shirouts (shared taxis with 7 to 10 seats) make interurban connections at a reasonable price. This is often the only means of transport available on Saturdays. The cost of a journey is similar to that of a bus trip. The city has a developed bus network. Train is less expensive than bus but much less developed.
Haifa has a metro (Carmelit) but the number of stations which it serves is less. It is thus an under-utilised mode of transport. Tel Aviv also has a metropolitan network. Shared or service taxis are the only means of public transport in the Palestinian Territories. The route presently possible is: Nahariya-Haifa-Tel Aviv-Beersheba. The Jerusalem - Tel Aviv line is closed for work.
- Maps of Urban Networks
Plan of Carmelit of Haifa
Tel Aviv Metro Plan
- Urban Transport Agencies
NTA, Metropolitan Mass Transit System
- Find an Itinerary
To find a bus itinerary
- Taxi Companies
Ben Gurion Taxi services
Transportation From Airport to City Centre:
|Jerusalem - Atarot (JRS)||10 km / 6 miles||Available||Available||-||-|
|Tel Aviv - Ben Gurion Intl (TLV)||19 km / 12 miles||ILS 90-115||NIS 16 / 25-30 min||USD 3 / 20 min||Available|
Means of Transport Recommended in the Rest of the Country
Ben Gurion Airport is the main international airport. Eilat is served either by its own airport (for small or medium carriers), or by that of Aqaba in Jordan(for large carriers), but Jordanian authorities do not require special formalities. Internal air services in Israel are provided by the Arkia Company with well maintained aircrafts.
Buses serve the entire country and cheaply, but the service is interrupted on Saturdays and the days of Jewish festivals. The train though less developed than bus is however less expensive. A service is provided between Tel Aviv and Beersheba, Tel Aviv and Nahariya and Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
- Rail Companies
|Name||Type||Domestic Flights||International Flights|
|Israir Airlines||low cost||yes||Yes|
You Can Consult the List of Airlines Banned Within the EU. Look Also at the rating of the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Traveling By Yourself
- The road network in Israel is very dense and in excellent state. The traffic can sometimes be dangerous. There are no particular problem with the fuel supply. The traffic signs are in Hebrew and English. Insurance necessary for passengers travelling in their personal car, is normally included in the rental. Joint reports possible. Police intervention in case of physical injury. Throughout the Palestinian Territories, the roads are good. Service stations are rare in some regions of the West Bank.
- Driver's License
- Tourists are allowed to drive with their national or international license for maximum 3 months.
- Conditions For Renting a Vehicle
The driver should be from 24 to 75 years old, holder of a license valid for more than two years and an international credit card for necessary security to guarantee the contract.
The client is not permitted to cross the borders of Israel, and should make a commitment to entrust the vehicle keys only to persons authorized by the contract.
- Rental Agencies
- Tolls or Taxes
- Toll Road no. 6 according to the sections.
- Road Maps
Israel road map
- Find an Itinerary
- Traffic Conditions Online
- Parking Facilities
- Underground and external parking payments. In Israel,parking is highly controlled and a color code must be followed along the sidewalks. Some variants are there as per the cities. Find out when you park.
Rules of the Road
- Minimum Driving Age
- Side of the Road For Driving
- Speed Limits
- 30 to 50km/h in cities, 80-90 on freeways, 100 on highways and Route no.6.
- Safety Belts
- Permitted Amount of Alcohol in the Blood
- 0.5g/litre of blood
- National Roads Organizations
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