Transportation in Israel

Over the years, Israel's transportation scene has gone through a significant transformation. We've seen impressive upgrades to our train system and the roll-out of a handy light rail, making it easier than ever to travel without a private vehicle. Whether you prefer buses, trains, or planes, getting around Israel is now easier than ever.

Photo by Din Ahahroni Rolland

We’re here to offer you the essential tips and information for a hassle-free journey, whether exploring within Israel or heading abroad. And for the car enthusiasts out there, we’ve got you covered, too. With detailed insights on everything from buying a car to transferring your driver’s license- Belong is here to ensure that your driving experience in Israel will be as smooth as your rides.

How Israel's Transportation System Works

The Ministry of Transport and Safety

Israel’s transportation system is managed by the Ministry of Transport and Road Safety (Mirsad Hatachbura), a key governmental body responsible for overseeing and regulating transportation across the country. Its primary mission is to enable efficient travel to various destinations. The Ministry plays a huge role in developing and implementing policies, strategies, and regulations related to transportation and infrastructure. This includes overseeing the road networks and public transportation services and advancing road safety measures.

Public Transportation

How to Get From Point A to Point B

Buses in Israel

Buses are an integral part of Israel’s transportation network, forming a comprehensive system that links both urban centers and rural settlements. As the most popular mode of transport across the country, buses offer an essential connection for all areas, ensuring accessibility and convenience for daily commutes and travel. It’s important to be aware that most bus services in Israel do not operate on Saturdays in observance of Shabbat.

Types of Rides
Intercity bus lines in Israel are categorized into 3 distinct types to accommodate varying travel needs:

Regular (Me’asef) – Regular bus services in Israel are the standard buses that make frequent stops along their designated routes. They are designed to accommodate passengers traveling to various points along the way. These journeys are generally slower due to the multiple stops, so considering other transportation options might be more efficient if you’re planning to travel between major cities.

Express – Express bus lines in Israel are tailored for faster travel, featuring fewer stops compared to the regular bus services. These buses are an excellent choice for passengers seeking a quicker journey between specific destinations, as they make limited stops along their route. This makes express buses a more efficient option for those traveling directly to major locations or across longer distances.

Direct (Yashir) – Direct bus lines in Israel offer the most streamlined travel experience, operating either as non-stop routes or with very few stops, typically only in the cities of departure and arrival. This category is ideal for passengers who prioritize time-saving and efficiency in their travel plans, providing a more direct and uninterrupted journey than other bus services.

Reservations to/from Eilat
Reservations are available only for buses to/from Eilat and can be done at a ticket booth, by phone, by internet, or by text message.

Information boards
In many central bus stations, you can find electronic information boards, which provide information on destinations, platforms, and times of departure.

Bus stops
Bus stops in Israel are easily identifiable by small yellow metal boards. These boards display the route numbers that make stops at that location, typically accompanied by destination information. If the information is presented only in Hebrew, you can check the other side of the board, where you might find an English version.

Additionally, route maps are often posted on the walls of the bus stop. If you find yourself having difficulty interpreting the information or are unsure, don’t hesitate to ask fellow passengers for assistance. You can also download the Moovit application on your phone which will assist you with your traveling plans as it is based on GPS.

Additionally, most bus companies provide information by phone and via the Internet.

Bus companies
Despite its small size, Israel features a diverse and well-organized public transportation system, with several prominent bus companies providing comprehensive and reliable services across the country. The two main operators of buses in Israel are:

Egged – Egged is the largest and most extensive bus company in Israel, operating a vast network of routes that connect cities, towns, and rural areas throughout the nation. It is the main bus provider in key cities like Jerusalem and Haifa. For inquiries or assistance, you can contact Egged by dialing *2800 from any phone. The call center operates weekdays from 6:30 to 21:00, Fridays from 7:30 to 15:00, and Saturdays from the end of Shabbat until 23:00. Customer service is available in both English and Russian, ensuring accessibility for a diverse range of passengers.

Dan – Dan, available in Hebrew, is another major bus company in Israel, known for its extensive service in metropolitan areas, particularly around Tel Aviv. Specializing in urban and suburban transportation, Dan plays a vital role in daily commuting within these regions. For assistance or inquiries, you can contact Dan by dialing 03-6394444 (Bezek), *3456 (Cellcom/Orange), or *4444 (Pelephone). The call center is available on weekdays from 7:00 to 21:00, Fridays from 7:00 to 13:00, and Saturdays from 18:00 to 22:00. Additionally, Dan offers a 24/7 online service. Customer support is provided in multiple languages, including English, Russian, and Spanish, catering to a wide range of passengers.

In addition, there are several other, smaller operators with websites available only in Hebrew:

Israel Railways’ Trains

Israel’s train system, operated by Israel Railways, has experienced significant modernization in recent years, becoming a highly efficient mode of transportation, particularly within the coastal plain. These trains are recognized for their cleanliness, modern amenities, and reliability, offering frequent services that cater to the needs of commuters and travelers. The addition of relatively new train stations has further enhanced the efficiency and convenience of the network.

Airport trains
The Ben Gurion Airport Train Station is strategically located on the line connecting Modi’in and Nahariya, making it convenient to access trains to various destinations such as Tel Aviv, Herzliya, Netanya, and Haifa. The trains operate at a high frequency, typically running twice an hour. This accessibility and frequency make them one of the swiftest options for travellers looking to travel from the airport to several cities in Israel.

Trains in Israel
Tel Aviv Center (or ‘Tel Aviv Savidor Markaz) stands as the primary train station in Tel Aviv, offering special convenience. Adjacent to the Arlozorov Bus Terminal (Tel Aviv 2000 Terminal), it provides access to a multitude of bus services. Other notable train stations in Tel Aviv include Tel Aviv University, serving the northern neighborhood of Ramat Aviv and the University. Tel Aviv HaShalom is situated next to the Azrieli Center, one of the city’s largest malls, and is within a roughly twenty-minute walk of Rothschild Boulevard. For those in South Tel Aviv, the Tel Aviv HaHagana station provides a convenient option. In addition to the primary commuter lines spanning from North to South.

Israel’s railway network extends to various destinations including Beer Sheva in the Negev, Ashkelon, and Nahariya. For detailed information on train travel in Israel, the Israel Railways website offers comprehensive resources. The website is fully accessible in English, providing information on timetables, routes, and ticket details.

Public Transportation on Weekends

Historically, public transportation has been prohibited on Shabbat, but societal shifts have prompted changes. Responding to the growing demand for transportation on Saturdays and holidays, several initiatives have been introduced to operate bus lines on these specific days. Cooperative associations have been established to facilitate this shift. To discover more about the bus lines operating during Shabbat in Tel Aviv, click here.

Ramat Gan, much like Tel Aviv and Kfar Saba, has its own public transport network operating on Shabbat. This network provides direct routes by buses to entertainment hubs, the beach, and hospitals every Friday and Saturday. However, trains do not operate at all between sundown on Friday and sundown on Saturday.

Prices and Payments for Your Rides

Israel’s public transportation system offers convenient payment options for travel, some of these include:

  • ‘One Way’ – The National Public Transport Authority launched a “One Way” website that calculates the cost of your prospective journey.
  • ‘Rav Kav’ -You can conveniently charge your Rav Kav card anywhere in the country and enjoy seamless rides on buses, trains, and the light rail to and from any destination. If you don’t own a Rav Kav, you can order one online by clicking here.
  • Moovit – Payment for rides can also be done through Moovit , where your app becomes a digital ticket for your travels.

Discounts on Public Transportation
In Israel, there is a keen awareness of the financial difficulties certain segments of society face. This sensitivity is acknowledged in the range of discounts provided in various sectors, including transportation. It’s a reflection of the country’s commitment to supporting and assisting those who might face greater economic challenges, ensuring access to essential services like transportation.

According to the guidelines established by the Ministry of Transportation, the range of groups that qualify for these discounts include:

  • Children up to 5 years old
  • Children older than 5 and teenagers
  • Students
  • Senior Citizens
  • Members of the security forces and national service
  • Beneficiaries of National Insurance
  • The visually impaired

Special Transportation Options

Night-Time Routes

The Ministry of Transport and Road Safety in Israel actively provides late-night public transportation options. Night lines (Kavei Laila – Hebrew website) are special services operating during weekends and holidays. They facilitate travel between residential neighborhoods and entertainment areas. These services are available from midnight until 04:00 in the morning. The Ministry of Transport and Road Safety manages these night lines in partnership with public transportation companies. Passengers can use these services at the same fares as regular public transportation, and all standard daytime payment methods are accepted. This initiative is part of the Ministry’s commitment to promoting safer travel options.

Transportation Applications

The Moovit app simplifies public transportation in Israel by providing an all-in-one solution for route planning. Imagine entering your destination into the app and instantly receiving a comprehensive guide of all the buses and trains needed for your journey, complete with an estimated time of arrival. Moovit offers real-time information and schedules, helping users plan efficient routes and easily navigate the transit system. The app delivers precise arrival times, live updates, and step-by-step directions for various modes of transport, including buses, trains, light rail, and public shuttle buses.

An added convenience is the ability to pay for rides directly through the app, using a QR code available both outside and inside each bus, as well as for taxi-shuttles (Monit Sherut). This feature transforms Moovit into a tool for both residents and visitors in Israel.

Rules for Bikes on Public Transportation

 Bringing a Bike on a Bus

Wouldn’t it be cool if your commute could be a combination of exercising on your bike and relaxing on the bus? Buses in Israel let you do just that as long as you adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Foldable bicycles are permitted on urban buses and can be accommodated in the passenger area, following the established regulations.
  • For intercity buses, bicycles can be stored in the cargo compartment at no additional cost.


Transporting a Bike on a Train

Here is another perfect blend of exercise and relaxation during your daily commute – cycling and then unwinding on the train. In Israel, this becomes a reality as long as you adhere to these simple guidelines:

  • Bicycles can be carried on the designated southern car of the train, which is clearly marked for your convenience
  • Non-folding bicycles can be transported on weekdays (Sunday-Thursday) between 09:00-15:00 and 19:00-06:00, as well as on Fridays and holiday eves throughout operating hours. Please note that non-folding bicycles are not permitted on trains during Saturdays and holidays
  • Folded bicycles are allowed on all trains, at any time of the day, and on any day of the week
  • Please refrain from carrying bicycles with wheels larger than 20 inches during weekdays (Sunday-Thursday) between 06:00-09:00 and 15:00-19:00, as well as on Saturdays and holidays

Carrying Pets on Buses and Trains

Bringing Pets on Buses
Tel Aviv is recognized as one of the most dog-friendly cities in the world. This welcoming attitude extends to allowing pets in various establishments, including coffee shops and buses. Bus operators in Tel Aviv simply request that pets be small enough to sit comfortably on your lap or be held in your arms. Additionally, dogs must be on a leash and wear a muzzle while on the bus. Service animals or guide dogs are allowed on buses without any restrictions. Notably, there are no extra charges for bringing animals on the bus, reflecting the city’s inclusive approach towards pet owners and their companions.


Pets on the Train
If you think dogs like car rides, just wait until you get them on a train. So, if you’re a dog-lover, you might be happy to hear that you’re welcome to bring your furry friend on board without extra charge, as long as:

  • Your pet is small enough to sit on your lap or be held
  • You leash your dogs and keep them securely restrained (while wearing a muzzle)
  • You are visually impaired and require a guide dog

Top Tips for Taking Public Transportation in Israel

Exploring the lively streets of Israel becomes an adventure best undertaken through the efficient and accessible public transportation system. Whether you’re navigating the bustling city of Tel Aviv or immersing yourself in the historical wonders of Jerusalem, the following tips offer valuable insights to enhance your journey:

  1. Press the “Stop” (Atzor) Button – Don’t assume the bus will automatically stop at every station. Press the button when your stop approaches; otherwise, the bus might skip it.
  2. Signal the Bus Driver – Just as you must alert the driver to stop, you must also signal them to board. A simple wave as the bus approaches ensures the driver knows to stop.
  3. Sit Down Promptly – Israeli bus drivers are known for their quick acceleration and sudden stops. Find a seat quickly after boarding for safety.
  4. Respect Seating Norms – Seats near the driver are generally expected to be offered to the elderly and disabled, even though it’s not an official policy.
  5. Expect Bus Delays – Buses in Israel may run a few minutes late due to traffic, unlike trains known for punctuality and minimal delays.
  6. Accessibility on Buses and Trains – All Israeli buses and trains are equipped for wheelchair access, with designated areas for wheelchairs and carriages.
  7. Charge Your Devices on Trains – Take advantage of electrical outlets on trains to keep your electronic devices charged during your journey.
  8. Keep Your Train Ticket – Don’t discard your paper train ticket after boarding; you’ll need it to exit at your destination station.
  9. Seek Information – For a break from technology, use information booths at major stations where staff can assist you. English proficiency varies, but they can usually guide you to your destination.

Driver’s License

Converting a Foreign License

If you’re planning to live in Israel, it’s crucial to understand the regulations regarding driving with a foreign driver’s license. You are allowed to drive legally with your foreign license for the first year after making Aliyah. Beyond this initial year, you must obtain an Israeli driver’s license to continue driving legally. This process of transitioning to an Israeli license is a mandatory step to ensure you comply with local driving laws.

Renewing Your Driver’s License

Starting from October 1, 2021, the validity of your Israeli driver’s license (including a photo ID) extends until you turn 70 years old unless specific conditions necessitate a shorter validity period of 2 or 5 years. However, if your driver’s license was issued before October 1, 2021, and it displays an expiration date, you must renew it even if you are under 70.

Your First Driver’s License

If you made Aliyah and are ready to start your driving journey, you must know a few things to get started. In Israel, you can begin learning to drive from age 16.5. The Ministry of Transport and Road Safety provides a comprehensive English website that guides you through obtaining an Israeli driver’s license. The process includes both a written exam and a road test.

Initially, you must determine the category of license you require; for non-commercial vehicles, a type ‘B’ license is necessary. Next, complete the online driver’s license application and submit a health declaration. You will receive a text or voice notification detailing the next steps.


Steps to obtain your first driver’s license in Israel

  • Step 1, Acquire a Green Form (Form Rashal 18)
    The initial step in obtaining a driver’s license in Israel involves getting a green form, known as Form Rashal 18. This form verifies your health status and confirms you don’t have any medical conditions that could impact your safety or that of others while driving. You must also provide an eye examination report from a licensed optometrist and a general health certificate from your family doctor. Soldiers are required to obtain additional approval from a military doctor. The green form can be obtained at various centers across the entire country.
  • Step 2, Take the Theory Test
    At 15.5 years old, you can take the Theory Test, which assesses your understanding of traffic laws, signs, and basic vehicle knowledge. This test is available at one of the twenty designated centers nationwide (Hebrew site). You can book and pay for the test online (Hebrew website)
  • Step 3, Completing Driving Lessons & Taking the Road Test
    Once you (hopefully) pass the theory test, the next step is to undertake driving lessons with a certified instructor. You must be at least 16 years and 9 months old to take the road test. You are eligible for the road test after completing a minimum of 28 required lessons and passing the internal assessment. This comprehensive training ensures that you are thoroughly prepared and meet the necessary standards for driving certification.

In Israel, every citizen is eligible to obtain a driver’s license. However, it is important for individuals with health conditions to report these to the relevant authorities for proper assessment. This ensures that all drivers meet the safety standards required for operating a vehicle.

Junior license

In Israel, those under 24 years old who obtain their driver’s license are first issued a junior license (nahag tzair). This license requires you to drive under the supervision of an experienced driver for 6 months. After this period, you can submit a declaration to upgrade to a permanent driver’s license. This process is designed to provide new drivers with the necessary experience and mentorship to ensure they become confident and responsible drivers.

Ownership of a Vehicle

Buying your first car in Israel is an exciting experience, and the process is quite straightforward. Although, before finalizing your purchase, it’s important to take a couple of essential steps:

  • Thoroughly check the vehicle’s license to ensure that all the details accurately match the vehicle you intend to buy.
  • Verify that the seller is the legitimate owner of the vehicle.

When buying a car in Israel, it’s crucial for the buyer to be aware that checking for any legal claims or attachments on the vehicle is their responsibility. This task does not fall under the purview of the Ministry of Transport and Road Safety or the Postal Authority.

To ensure a smooth purchase and secure peace of mind, conducting a comprehensive check with the Registrar of Pledge at the Ministry of Justice (Mirsad Hamishpatim) is highly recommended. This step is essential to confirm a clear title (Hebrew website) for the vehicle you intend to purchase.

Toll Roads

In Israel, some drivers opt to pay a little extra for a quicker and less congested route, leading to the popularity of toll roads. Recognizing this preference, the Ministry of Transport and Road Safety offers the option to choose such roads for faster travel. A significant number of commuters choose toll roads to enjoy expedited journeys with less traffic.

One of the primary toll roads is “Kvish 6” (Road No. 6), also known as “The Cross-Israel Highway.” This major north-south artery connects Haifa in the north to Beersheba in the south, offering a convenient and fast route for long-distance travel across the country. Additionally, the ‘Fast Lane’ from the airport area to Tel Aviv operates as a toll road during peak hours. However, this Fast Lane becomes free if the vehicle carries 3 or 4 occupants, depending on the specific day and time.

For payment, while one-time transactions are possible, most drivers use electronic toll collection systems for a smooth and efficient payment process, minimizing delays and enhancing the travel experience on these faster routes.

Parking in Israel

Parking in Israel varies depending on the location. Generally, it’s straightforward, but finding parking in major cities like Tel Aviv and Jerusalem can be quite challenging. Throughout Israel, including these cities, parking rules on the streets are strictly enforced, and the permissibility of parking is often indicated by the color of the curb.

While these rules are broadly consistent, their interpretation can vary between different municipalities. Therefore, paying close attention to any parking signs and seeking clarification if you’re unsure is essential. For convenience and to avoid the uncertainty of on-street parking, it’s often easier to use a parking lot where you can pay at the end of your parking time. This can save the hassle and time of looking for a spot on busy streets. Below is a list of markings to be aware of when searching for parking:

  • Red and white markings – Parking is generally not allowed (but in some places, you can park there at night or if you are displaying a disability card on your car’s window)
  • Red and yellow markings – These spaces are reserved for specific vehicles such as buses, therefore parking is not allowed at any time or under any circumstances
  • Blue and white markings – Parking is allowed if you pay for it via a parking permit from machines at the side of the road or obtain a parking ticket at some kiosk. Another way is by simply activating a parking app on your phone, such as Pango or Cello (Hebrew site).

To avoid financial or legal complications, never park on the side of a main road, in a handicapped bay, or in a private driveway.

Disabled Parking Permit

In Israel, those with physical disabilities are granted special privileges, including eligibility for a Disabled Parking Badge. This permit, issued by The Ministry of Transport and Road Safety, is intended for people with permanent or significant mobility impairments. The badge facilitates easier parking access, enhancing convenience and accessibility for those facing mobility challenges.

Determine if you qualify for a Disabled Parking Permit

Park and Ride

Israel offers a ‘Park and Ride’ system designed to provide a smooth integration of private vehicle use with public transportation, offering a more efficient way to travel, especially during peak traffic hours. Picture this: you’re driving until you reach the outskirts of congested areas, park your car in a designated lot close to public transport hubs, like train stations or shuttle terminals, and then hop onto a free shuttle. These shuttles glide through carpool lanes, bypassing the traffic.

This system makes your commute smoother and reduces the number of cars in city centers, easing traffic congestion and promoting more sustainable commuting practices. Israel’s primary ‘Park and Ride’ facility is located at the entrance to the carpool lane on Route 1, near the airport. From here, complimentary shuttle services are available to various key Tel Aviv locations, especially in areas dense with office buildings. ‘Park and Ride’ is an effective solution for those looking to combine the convenience of driving with the efficiency of public transport.

Car Rental Services

Although Israeli drivers aren’t known for their roadside manners, renting a car for travel within Israel is both convenient and generally straightforward. Israel has a modern and extensive road network covering the entire country. Road signs are displayed in three languages – English, Hebrew, and Arabic – which significantly eases navigation for visitors. Like in most European countries and the US, driving in Israel is on the right-hand side of the road. Additionally, GPS systems and maps available in English further simplify the driving experience for those unfamiliar with the area. This makes car rental a viable and often preferred option for exploring Israel’s landscapes and cities.

Renting a car in Israel is convenient and flexible for tourists to explore the country. It allows you to travel to various destinations at your own pace, providing a sense of autonomy and ease. This option is particularly attractive as it comes with a fixed fee, making it easier to budget for travel expenses. The roads in Israel are generally well-maintained, which further enhances the convenience and enjoyment of traveling by car. Whether you’re planning to visit major cities, historical sites, or scenic landscapes, renting a car can be an excellent choice for your Israeli adventures.

Daily/Hourly Car Rental Servicesa

In Tel Aviv and many other cities across Israel, an increasingly popular and convenient option for transportation is renting a car by the minute. Several companies like AutoTel, My Car Israel (Hebrew website), and Go To Global are pioneering in this sector, offers car-sharing services that are billed by the minute. This transportation model provides the freedom to travel comfortably and flexibly, often at a lower cost than owning a private car or frequently using taxis. These services are especially beneficial for short, spontaneous trips or when you need a vehicle for just a part of your journey, making it a versatile choice for both residents and visitors in urban areas.

How Does it Work?
The process to access the minute-by-minute car rental services is straightforward and user-friendly. You can start by visiting their websites, where the registration process typically takes less than five minutes, with automatic confirmation. The essential requirements are typically a valid driver’s license and a payment method. Once registered, you can use their apps to locate and reserve the nearest available vehicle through the vehicle map. This ensures the vehicle is held for you. With these services, you have the flexibility to travel from one point to another and conclude your trip by parking the car in spaces designated for these vehicles, in a Blue and White parking area, or any other legally permitted parking space. This convenient service offers an easy and efficient way to navigate around the city.

Taxis in Israel

Taxis (Monit) in Israel are considered reasonably priced, especially when compared to European standards, and are readily available for travelers. In some cases, like when traveling in a group with multiple passengers, opting for a taxi can be a cost-effective and convenient choice. Particularly for city navigation, taxis offer the easiest and quickest way to reach your destination without the hassle of searching for parking. This makes them a favored option for both residents and visitors looking for efficient and hassle-free transportation in urban areas.

Biking in Israel

In recent years, biking has emerged as a favorite mode of exploration for both locals and tourists in Israel. These trails traverse diverse terrains, from the Negev Desert to the rolling hills of the Galilee in the north. Biking has also gained significant traction in urban areas thanks to the increasing availability of trails and bike rentals. An important legal requirement for bikers is the mandatory use of helmets to ensure safety.

Bike Rentals
Biking has also surged in popularity as a convenient way to navigate Tel Aviv, notably with the introduction of the Tel-O-Fun bike rental service. You can easily rent bikes from numerous locations throughout the city.

The Tel-O-Fun service operates 24/7 all year round, featuring multiple docking stations conveniently positioned throughout Tel Aviv. To use it, simply:

  • Install the Tel-O-Fun mobile application from Google Play or the Apple Store
  • Complete the registration process by providing the requested personal details, email address, payment method, and identification document
  • Choose a bike from any rental station and scan the QR code on the bike’s handlebar
  • Select the desired subscription type if you haven’t acquired one beforehand
  • The bike will be released, and you can start your ride
  • After your ride, return the bike to any Tel-O-Fun station and ensure it is securely locked in the docking station
  • Receive confirmation on the completion of the rental deal through the mobile app on your digital device


Various bike rental companies are available throughout the country depending on the city and municipality.

Jerusalem may not initially seem like an ideal city for biking, but the increasing availability of bike lanes is changing that perception. As more lanes open, biking in Jerusalem is gaining popularity. In the older parts of the city with narrow streets, biking offers the advantage of reaching places where cars may not be as practical.

Scooter Rentals

In bustling cities like Tel Aviv, the sight of electronic scooters zipping around greatly represents Israel’s thriving e-bike and e-scooter culture. These modes of transportation have become increasingly popular because of their ability to navigate through heavy city traffic swiftly and efficiently, all while eliminating fuel costs. In response to this growing trend, cities like Tel Aviv and others have implemented e-scooter rental services with conveniently located docking stations. These stations are strategically positioned throughout the city, allowing users to find and rent e-scooters for their urban travels easily. The accessibility of these rental ports not only promotes sustainable transportation but also contributes to reducing dependence on traditional vehicles, positively impacting urban mobility and the environment.

Various electric scooter rental services operate in Israel, with Bird being the largest company, alongside others like Lime and Wind (Hebrew website) that are continuously emerging. These services offer users the flexibility to pick up scooters anywhere in the city and use them for the desired duration, with pricing calculated per minute. Click here to download Bird on your iOS device or here if you have an Android.

In Tel Aviv, utilizing e-scooters requires downloading the app of the specific scooter company beforehand. The app’s functionality includes locating the nearest scooter. Once you find a scooter, the app allows you to unlock it with just a tap of a button, enabling you to start your ride instantly. The scooters are designed to be user-friendly, often including instructions for safe foot placement and operation. For safety and compliance with local regulations, it’s crucial to use the scooters within designated bike lanes and avoid riding them on sidewalks or main roads. This ensures a safe and enjoyable experience for both the riders and pedestrians.

Riders must be at least 18 years old and hold a valid driver’s license to operate the scooters. These scooters are designed for single riders and should not be shared.


Ben Gurion Airport is Israel’s main international airport, located between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. This airport serves as Israel’s main hub for worldwide and domestic travel.

International flights

Ben Gurion Airport functions as Israel’s main international airport and falls under the Israel Airports Authority’s (IAA) jurisdiction.

Internal flights

Ben Gurion Airport, commonly known for international travel, has also become a hub for domestic flights within Israel. It’s now increasingly common to take flights for internal destinations, such as flying from Haifa to Eilat and back within the same day, offering convenience and speed for domestic travel. In addition to serving domestic routes, Eilat Airport also functions as an international airport, providing both international and domestic flight options. This expansion in services at both airports enhances travel flexibility and connectivity within Israel and beyond.

To check flight schedules, click here.


For domestic flights within Israel, passengers must undergo security checks and plan to arrive at the airport at least 2 hours before their flight’s departure. The latest you can arrive at the airport for these flights is 1 hour before departure. Additionally, a valid form of identification is mandatory for boarding any domestic flight.


The primary operators of internal flights in Israel are Arkia and Israir. El Al, Israel’s national airline, is expected to commence operations on the Tel Aviv to Eilat route soon. This addition will provide more options for travelers looking to fly within the country.