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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Jerusalem - King David
Mini
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$32.24 / per day
Downtown
Economy
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$35.07 / per day
Downtown
Compact
Hyundai i10 or similar
Hyundai i10
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
$37.00 / per day
Downtown
Intermediate
Hyundai Accent Aut. or similar
Hyundai Accent Aut.
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$54.55 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Downtown
Standard
Mazda 6 or similar
Mazda 6
  • 4
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$67.23 / per day
Downtown
Luxury
Cadillac XTS or similar
Cadillac XTS
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avis
$245.60 / per day
Downtown
Full-size
Hyundai i20 or similar
Hyundai i20
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
$40.20 / per day
Downtown
Premium
Hyundai Accent or similar
Hyundai Accent
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
$50.87 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 15:25 on 2024-06-21. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
Hebrew, Arabic, Russian
Currency
ILS
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+972
Average car rental price
$70 per day
Average car rental length
8 days
Speed limit within town
50 km/h or 31 mph
Speed limit out of town
80 - 110 km/h or 50 - 68 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.02%
Rating
9.1 / 10
Average gas price
$1.86 per liter or $7.06 per gallon
Lowest gas price
$1.72 per liter or $6.49 per gallon
Highest gas price
$2.11 per liter or $7.97 per gallon

Why rent a car in Israel?

Israel is a great country to explore by car. From fun cities Haifa and Tel Aviv on the coast to timeless Jerusalem in the center and the Dead Sea and Negev Desert in the south east, its surprising diversity is best explored if you have your own ride. 

Israel

Top ways to enter Israel

  • Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport: By far the busiest airport in the country, Ben Gurion handled almost 25 million passengers in 2019. The airport offers flights to and from plenty of destinations in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas.
  • Ramon Airport: Primarily serving the resort city of Eilat in the far south of the country, Ramon Airport is especially active during the tourism season when it has flights by around ten different airlines. During this time, there are connections with countries like Germany, Russia, the Netherlands, and Finland.
  • Haifa Airport: A small international airport serving the coastal northern city of the same name, Haifa Airport offers a domestic connection with Eilat, as well as flights to nearby Cyprus and seasonal flights to the Greek island of Rhodes.

Top cities and places to visit

  • Tel Aviv: Posh, cosmopolitan, and modern, Israel’s largest city is a true metropolis. Whether you explore the old port area of Jaffa, visit the city’s many museums and cultural institutions, dive into the crazy night life or simply hit the extensive city beaches, you’re likely to have a good time.
  • Jerusalem: Sacred to three of the world’s most notable religions, Jerusalem is a city like no other. Most of Jerusalem’s attractions are connected to religion and can be found within the confines of the Old City walls. Despite its international reputation being connected to conflict, the city actually lives at a notably slower, more relaxed pace than Tel Aviv.
  • Eilat: Located on the Red Sea near the borders with Jordan and Egypt, Eilat is one of the most popular beach holiday destinations in all of the Middle East. In addition to great diving and other water sports, Eilat is just a short day trip away from plenty of interesting attractions in the Negev Desert to the north.

Most popular rental car

The most popular rental car in Israel is the Citroen Jumpy, but travelers also like the Hyundai i20 and the Kia Sportage.

Driver's license requirements

  • Israel recognizes valid foreign driver’s licenses that if you’re visiting for a shorter period than 12 months.
  • If you’re in Israel for longer than 12 months or live there permanently, the law requires you to obtain the local driver’s license
  • Israel also recognizes International Driving Permit (IDP). However, even if you have an IDP, you must also carry your original driver’s license as you might be required to present both.
  • You must carry your driver’s license, not a copy, with you at all times. 
  • You need to have had your driver’s license for at least two years.
  • Some rental car suppliers charge a young driver fee for drivers between the ages of 22 and 25 and a senior driver fee for drivers over the age of 65.
  • There may be additional requirements depending on the car supplier and category, so make sure to check the terms and conditions before booking.

Crossing borders

The land borders with Jordan and Egypt are open, but it is not possible to visit any of the neighboring countries with a rental car. It’s quite common to visit one of the other countries from Eilat and you can pick up a new rental car in the Jordanian city of Aqaba that’s just 15 km (9 miles) from Eilat. However, you should make sure whether you need a visa to visit any of them as each country has its own unique visa policy. Also, keep in mind that the Sinai region of Egypt which borders Israel and especially its northern area can be dangerous for foreign visitors, so do your research of the latest situation in advance.

The land borders with Lebanon and Syria are closed. Israel has hostile relations with both countries and visiting the border areas in Israel’s north might be dangerous, so if you plan to travel in the area, make sure to check the latest security forecast in advance. 

The Golan Heights is a disputed territory between Syria and Israel. The part controlled by Israel can be accessed from anywhere else in the country and actually has a reputation for its scenic beauty, but the security situation is somewhat volatile, so make sure to check the security forecast before your visit.

Visiting the West Bank: The rules are somewhat murky for picking up a rental car in Israel and driving to the West Bank. Although all of the West Bank is under Israel’s control, on the ground level some parts are controlled by the Israeli forces while others are controlled by the Palestinian Autonomy. Most rental car companies permit visiting the former, but not the latter. You should ask your rental car company in advance about specific locations that you’d like to visit.

The security situation does not permit visiting the Palestinian Territory of Gaza with a rental car.

Most popular types of rental car

The most popular car type in Israel is a fullsize, but luxury and compact are also popular.

Top driving routes

  • Haifa. A lovely city on the country’s northern Mediterranean coast, Haifa is considerably less busy and more serene than Tel Aviv, but has just as amazing beaches. In addition to plenty of culture and landmarks, Haifa also offers access to some of the greenest nature areas that can be found in Israel.
  • Dead Sea. Nearly 400 m (1,315 feet) below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest point in the world. This extreme setting means that the area is home to absolutely fascinating, otherworldly caves, cliffs, and landscapes, not to mention the hyper salinated waters of the sea itself. It takes only about an hour to get here from Jerusalem and two from Tel Aviv.

Car rental prices

  • Large cars - from $40 per day
  • Medium cars - from $37 per day
  • Vans - from $110 per day
  • Premium cars - from $51 per day
  • Small cars - from $32 per day
  • SUVs - from $33 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

You can do a number of things to get a good car rental deal in Israel:

  • Compare rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit on the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Israel is the cheapest in October when renting a car is about 25% cheaper than the yearly average and about 40% cheaper than renting a car in Israel in November.
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What is the cheapest month to rent a car in Israel?

The cost of renting a car in Israel varies by season. The table and graph below can help you find the best time of year to save on a rental car.
Average rental costs per day in Israel
$44.10
January
$41.90
February
$36.94
March
$45.27
April
$40.05
May
$66.14
June
$70.05
July
$72.70
August
$54.09
September
$50.33
October
$48.84
November
$52.88
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Israel is March — when rental costs average $36.94 per day. This is 29% cheaper than the yearly average and 49% cheaper than renting a car in August (when prices average $72.70 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

What’s the average rental length in Israel?

How long renters typically keep their vehicle sometimes varies depending on the time of year. Travelers tend to keep their rental cars longer in April — an average of 12 days. They tend to keep them for a shorter time in December — an average of 6 days.
Average number of rental days in Israel
9
January
9
February
8
March
12
April
8
May
7
June
7
July
7
August
7
September
7
October
7
November
6
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Israel?

Based on how many customers search for a car in Israel, the most popular month is October, while the least popular is January.
Monthly searches in Israel by pick-up date relative to the average
50%
January
77%
February
94%
March
58%
April
89%
May
106%
June
120%
July
128%
August
111%
September
214%
October
99%
November
54%
December

Car rental information

Car rental locations 30
Airport locations 2
Popular suppliers Europcar, Alamo, SIXT, Budget, Avis
Popular car categories Small cars, SUVs, Medium cars, Large cars
Lowest price $32 per day
Cheapest supplier Alamo

Most popular car models of rental suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Alamo Toyota Aygo X 5 1 SUVs
Europcar Hyundai i20 4 2 Small cars
Alamo Kia Picanto 4 1 Small cars
Europcar Ford Fiesta 5 1 Small cars
Europcar Kia Picanto 5 2 Small cars
Alamo Renault Clio 4 2 Small cars
Europcar Suzuki Alto 2 3 Small cars
Europcar Fiat 500 3 2 Small cars
Europcar Mazda 3 4 2 Medium cars
SIXT Hyundai i20 4 2 Small cars

Our customers' reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have the option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic.

Israel
Hyundai i20
July 27, 2023
The trip was amazing, visiting different beaches and great places like Nazareth and Safed in Israel, was much easier with a car.
Portugal
Toyota Aygo X
July 15, 2023
Israel safe country to travel by car. Great spots like Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Dead Sea.
Australia
Hyundai Accent Aut.
June 27, 2023
It's Israel so everything is always amazing! Dead Sea, Hezekiahs tunnel, Old City.
Slovakia
Suzuki Crossover 4*2 Aut.
March 13, 2023
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South Africa
Hyundai Accent Aut.
March 6, 2023
Great driving comfort driving around Israel with a full car. Lunch in Tira on a Saturday is a must for the best pita, humus and felafel.
Canada
Kia Picanto
November 19, 2022
Traveled throughout Israel from Dan to Beer Sheva. We used the unlimited park pass and it went smoothly and we were able to drive everywhere. You will need a lot of patience to travel the highways because of traffic.
Cyprus
Kia Picanto
November 19, 2022
Avoid Tel Aviv at any cost. Traffic is horrendous
Israel
Renault Clio
October 1, 2021
Beautiful country
Israel
Seat Ibiza
March 14, 2020
Good and efficient staff
Netherlands
Suzuki Alto
February 8, 2020
Difficulty with parking
United States of America (USA)
Kia Carnival
March 27, 2019
As long as you have a navigator like my son guiding you around and through all of the round-a-bouts. NO problems driving in Israel ... except narrow streets and some places have limited parking.
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest-rated company
Alamo
8.2 / 10
)
Lowest-rated company
Avis
6.8 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
20
Total rental companies
9
Average daily price
$70.34
Lowest daily price
$32.24
Total cars available
650

Top 9 suppliers in Israel in 2024

Alamo
Alamo
Very good 8.2 / 134 reviews
3 locations
$32 - $103
Enterprise
Enterprise
Good 7.7 / 12 reviews
4 locations
$34 - $108
National
National
Good 7.7
1 location
SIXT
SIXT
Good 7.6 / 159 reviews
23 locations
$46 - $728
Hertz
Hertz
Good 7.6 / 59 reviews
2 locations
$56 - $127
Thrifty
Thrifty
Good 7.4 / 69 reviews
4 locations
Europcar
Europcar
Good 7.3 / 651 reviews
19 locations
$35 - $386
Budget
Budget
Good 7.3 / 445 reviews
14 locations
$37 - $189
Avis
Avis
Satisfactory 6.8 / 35 reviews
14 locations
$40 - $254
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