Car Hire from Tel Aviv Airport
Tel Aviv airport serves the cities of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv on the Mediterranean coast of Israel. Hiring a car from Tel Aviv Airport, also known as Ben Gurion Airport, is recommended to explore what Israel has to offer. Skyscanner can help you find the best Tel Aviv airport car hire deal available.
Where to hire a car at Tel Aviv Airport
When hiring a car from Tel Aviv Airport you have a choice of car hire companies available, these include Isralimo, Avis, Shlomo, and Sixt located in the airport.
Petrol Stations near Tel Aviv Airport
Most car hire companies ask that cars be returned with the same amount of fuel (usually a full tank). You must abide by the policy in order to avoid any extra charges.
There is a petrol station situated at the airport of Tel Aviv. It is on the North West side of the airport, the old eastern entrance, at the roundabout. From the station you can follow signs for car return to easily drop off your vehicle at the end of your trip.
Driving around Tel Aviv Airport
Two main roads exit the airport, Route 1 that travels West and South and the 40 which predominantly travels north. Road signs are in both Hebrew and English so you can easily navigate around the area. Israel is one of the safest places in the Middle East to drive with Israeli driving laws being strictly enforced.
Getting to your destination
Here is a guide to some of the popular destinations in Israel which can be easily reached after hiring a car from Tel Aviv Airport.
Tel Aviv is a vibrant beach resort with an exciting party scene, one of the best in the world set amongst the Bauhaus architecture. Away from the beach parties the city centre is home to a number of artistic and cultural attractions including the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Bialik House and Givon Gallery.
Tel Aviv Airport to Tel Aviv city centre is a 20 minute, 20km drive via Route 1.
Parking is difficult to find in the city, especially on street parking. Parking is available in parking lots however this can be expensive costing around 30NIS an hour. It is therefore recommended you look into parking options at the Tel Aviv hotels.
A place of pilgrimage for Christians, Muslims and Jews, Jerusalem has a number of religious places of interest including the Western Wall, The Dome of Rock and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The old and new city are steeped in culture and art and is home to one of biggest museums, The Israel Museum that covers 20 acres and exhibits some of the world’s best art and archaeology.
Jerusalem is 50km from the airport and takes 50 minutes to drive. Take Route 1, following Ben Gurion Boulevard then take the exit for Jerusalem centre.
Parking cards must be purchased for inner city parking. These can be bought from street kiosks, petrol stations and post offices. Ensure you only park in designated areas.
Wander the narrow alleys of Old Jaffa, which are filled with shops, art galleries and unique restaurants, then visit the newly renovated Jaffa Harbour that has a beautiful backdrop of the city of Tel Aviv. This picturesque city gives you the perfect glimpse into Israel.
Tel Aviv Airport to Old Jaffa is an 18.5km drive which takes approximately 25 minutes via Route 1, exiting at junction 12a.
There are metered car parks situated around Old Jaffa. You pay by the hour on weekdays and parking during the weekend is free.