Israel car hire

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Cheap car hire in Israel

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Top tips for hiring a car in Israel

  • Anyone wishing to explore rural areas of the country or to cover large distances will find it advantageous to rent a car in Israel. Another important point to note is that public transport doesn’t run on Shabbat (Friday afternoon to Saturday afternoon), meaning that roads are quieter and non-driving travel options are limited during this time.
  • Parking can be confusing in Israel, especially in urban areas. As a general rule, red and white stripes at the curb mean that parking is forbidden, blue and white stripes mean a fee is applicable, and a gray stripe means that parking is free. When parking in a city overnight, it might be smart to use a secure underground garage, although this is a more expensive option.
  • By law, children under the age of four must be restrained in an appropriate baby or child booster seat, even when making the initial trip out of the airport and into the city center. Most agencies can provide age-appropriate restraints, but it is very important to book these in advance, especially during busy periods like Passover. Expect to pay a daily fee of around 14-18 ILS (4-5 USD) with an agency like Budget.
  • It is not permitted to rent a car in Israel and drive it into another country, especially not into the West Bank or Gaza, which are under the control of the Palestinian Authorities. Agencies also do not allow rental vehicles to be driven into East Jerusalem.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Israel for €55 or less
  • Book your car hire in Israel at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Israel

  • What is the most popular car hire in Israel?

    Mini (Toyota Aygo or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Israel.

  • What is the best car hire company in Israel?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire in Israel is Sixt (6.7, 107 reviews).

  • How can I find car hires near me in Israel?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • Where should I hire a car in Israel?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to hire a car in Israel are Herzliya (14% of total searches of users looking to hire a car in Israel), Eilat (14%) and Haifa (14%).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in Israel?

    On average a car hire in Israel costs €388 per week (€55 per day).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car long term for a month in Israel?

    On average a car hire in Israel costs €1,661 per month (€55 per day).

  • What is driving like in Israel?

    Anyone who chooses to rent a car in Israel will find main roads and highways to be well maintained, and an intelligent highway network makes it easy to travel across the country. Rural roads can be more basic, especially in mountainous areas, and driving styles can be more aggressive than what you’d find in other countries. Toll roads are quite common and can add considerably to the budget for any trip. It is also important to keep an eye out for expensive congestion lanes on national highways.

  • How old do you have to be to hire a car in Israel?

    Most rental agencies require drivers to be at least 21 years old to rent a car in Israel. Young driver surcharges are common for those under 25 years of age, and there is usually a maximum age limit of 75 in place; for example, Sixt imposes a surcharge of 43 ILS (12 USD) per day on renters age 21-23 or over 75. A domestic driver’s license in English is required for car rental in Israel. If your domestic license is not in English, an International Driver’s Permit (IDP) will be needed.

  • How much does petrol cost in Israel?

    Petrol prices in Israel are generally considered to be very high, often reaching two or three times the price of fuel in the USA: expect to pay around 6.6 ILS (1.84 USD) per liter of gas, which equates to around 6.96 USD for a gallon. While petrol stations are widely available in cities and beside highways, it is recommended to keep your tank at least half full when driving in rural or desert areas. Note that some self-service machines may not work with foreign credit cards, or some might ask for a passport number before fueling can begin.

  • What are the speed limits in Israel?

    Three main speed limits are enforced throughout Israel, with road signs visible in English, Arabic, and Hebrew. In urban areas, the maximum limit is 50 km/h (31 mph), while national roads have a top limit of either 80 km/h (50 mph) or 90 km/h (56 mph). Only highways have a higher limit, which is 120 km/h (75 mph).

Car hire directory

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in Israel

    38 Locations

  • eldan

    Eldan car hire locations in Israel

    27 Locations

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car hire locations in Israel

    27 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car hire locations in Israel

    26 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car hire locations in Israel

    25 Locations

  • calauto

    CalAuto car hire locations in Israel

    23 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in Israel

    20 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in Israel

    18 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in Israel

    14 Locations

  • shouqi

    Shouqi car hire locations in Israel

    9 Locations

  • bluesky

    BLUE SKY 2000 Rent A Car car hire locations in Israel

    8 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car hire locations in Israel

    7 Locations

Good to know

Most popular agency

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

€55/day

Good deal

€55/day

When to book a rental car in Israel

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Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for hire cars for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 48 hours. Offers are subject to change and may not be available on all car hires listed or dates of travel. Some hire car providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the website of the respective hire car provider.