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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
$57.16 per day
Tel Aviv Airport Car Rental
Mini
Toyota Aygo X or similar
Toyota Aygo X
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$60.62 per day
Downtown Car Rental
Compact
Mazda 2 Aut. or similar
Mazda 2 Aut.
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$66.28 per day
Tel Aviv Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
Nissan Sentra or similar
Nissan Sentra
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$95.94 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Downtown Car Rental
Premium
Hyundai i25 or similar
Hyundai i25
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
$93.15 / per day
Kfar Saba Downtown Car Rental
Standard
Mazda 6 or similar
Mazda 6
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$157.59 / per day
Downtown Car Rental
Luxury
Hyundai Tucson or similar
Hyundai Tucson
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
$192.65 / per day
Downtown Car Rental
Full-size
Chevrolet Malibu or similar
Chevrolet Malibu
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Hertz
$208.00 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 08:39 on 2023-02-03. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.
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Travel Information

Language
Hebrew,
Arabic,
English
Currency
ILS
Traffic direction
Right-hand side
Country code
972
Average car rental price
$114.78 / per day
Average car rental length
3 days
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mph
Speed limit out of town
80 - 90 km/h
50 - 56 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.024%
Rating
8.9

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 Car Rental

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 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

  • Station wagons - from $101 per day
  • Large cars - from $110 per day
  • Medium cars - from $90 per day
  • Vans - from $242 per day
  • Premium cars - from $236 per day
  • Small cars - from $67 per day
  • SUVs - from $144 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.
This information was written, fact-checked, and/or translated by our content creators. Learn more about our editorial policy.

Top 6 Most Popular Cities in Israel

  1. Car Rental in Tel Aviv from $97.81 per day
  2. Car Rental in Jerusalem from $58.49 per day
  3. Car Rental in Haifa from $57.16 per day
  4. Car Rental in Raanana from $58.49 per day
  5. Car Rental in Netanya from $57.16 per day

Map of Car Rental Locations

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Israel?

The cost of renting a car in Israel depends on the time of year. This graph compares price changes from month to month in order to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Israel
$34.35
January
$38.36
February
$41.82
March
$63.26
April
$47.37
May
$70.47
June
$50.99
July
$39.47
August
$51.33
September
$40.56
October
$58.65
November
$60.02
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Israel is January — prices start from $34.35 for an Economy class vehicle. This is 31% cheaper than the yearly average and 51% cheaper than renting a car in the month of June (when prices start at $70.47 for a Compact class). This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. The exact price for your trip will depend on the length of your rental and how far in advance you book. Just enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see exact prices.

What’s the average rental length in Israel?

The average length differs from month to month. The longest rental periods are in January — an average of 9 days. The shortest are in April — an average of 5 days.
Average Rental Length in Israel
9
January
6
February
8
March
5
April
6
May
7
June
8
July
5
August
7
September
5
October
5
November
7
December

What's the most popular time of year to rent a car in Israel?

DiscoverCars.com users search for cars in a lot of locations daily. We gathered this information in order to analyze car rental popularity in Israel. The most popular month is December, while the least popular is March.
Popularity of Car Rental in Israel by Monthly Searches
137%
January
110%
February
77%
March
88%
April
106%
May
85%
June
103%
July
90%
August
80%
September
100%
October
83%
November
140%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Europcar Hyundai i20 4 2 Small cars
Europcar Ford Fiesta 5 1 Small cars
SIXT Hyundai i20 4 2 Small cars
Europcar Kia Picanto 5 2 Small cars
Europcar Suzuki Alto 2 3 Small cars
Europcar Mazda 3 4 2 Medium cars
Europcar Fiat 500 3 2 Small cars
SIXT Hyundai I10 Aut. 5 1 Small cars
Europcar Seat Leon STW 5 2 Station wagons
SIXT Kia Picanto Aut. 5 1 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 an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

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.

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Enterprise
8.65 / 10
Lowest rated company
Europcar
7.95 / 10
Total number of reviews
28
Total rental companies
9
Average daily price
$114.78
Lowest daily price
$18.59
Total cars available
874

Top 9 Suppliers in Israel in 2023

Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.7 / 4 reviews
+972524441683 / +97239773400
Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport, Terminal 1
$65 - $139
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-22:00
National
National
Excellent 8.5
39773400
Terminal 1
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-22:00
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.4 / 34 reviews
+97226252151
King David St 24, Jerusalem, 94101, Israel
$61 - $129
Thrifty
Thrifty
Excellent 8.3 / 51 reviews
039754505
Terminal 3 Ben Gurion Airport
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Hertz
Hertz
Excellent 8.3 / 28 reviews
+97235223332
HaYarkon St 144, Tel Aviv-Yafo
$93 - $209
Working hours
Mon:08:00-16:00
Tue:08:00-16:00
Wed:08:00-16:00
Thu:08:00-16:00
Fri:08:00-12:00
Sun:08:00-16:00
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.2 / 336 reviews
+97239350016
88510 Shalom Center 1010, Eilat
$57 - $602
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.2 / 91 reviews
+972508500114
Hamasger 9, 6777658 Tel Aviv
$58 - $1375
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8 / 28 reviews
97248610444
39 Hyistadrot Blvd.
$98 - $343
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:00
Tue:08:00-17:00
Wed:08:00-17:00
Thu:08:00-17:00
Fri:08:00-13:00
Sun:08:00-17:00
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8 / 454 reviews
+97298612000
Ussishkin St 1, Netanya
$83 - $158
Working hours
Mon:09:00-17:00
Tue:09:00-17:00
Wed:09:00-17:00
Thu:09:00-17:00
Fri:08:30-13:00
Sun:09:00-17:00
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