Car Rental in Eilat

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Eilat, Israel
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Downtown
Mini
Hyundai i10 or similar
Hyundai i10
  • 4
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avis
$27.01 per day
Downtown
Economy
Hyundai I10 or similar
Hyundai I10
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$51.88 per day
Downtown
Compact
Hyundai Accent or similar
Hyundai Accent
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$131.12 per day
Downtown
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avis
$41.83 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Downtown
Standard SUV
Chevrolet Equinox or similar
Chevrolet Equinox
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avis
$62.75 per day
Downtown
Full-size
Hyundai Sonata or similar
Hyundai Sonata
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$96.10 per day
Downtown
Premium
BMW 318 or similar
BMW 318
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$153.90 per day
Downtown
Special SUV
Kia Sorento Urban or similar
Kia Sorento Urban
  • 7
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$169.30 per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 05:28 on 2024-07-13. 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
$92 per day
Average car rental length
5 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
9.4 / 10
Average gas price
$1.91 per liter or $7.24 per gallon
Lowest gas price
$1.61 per liter or $6.09 per gallon
Highest gas price
$2.12 per liter or $8.02 per gallon

Why rent a car in Eilat?

The southernmost city in Israel, Eilat is also one of the country’s main tourist destinations. Located on the Red Sea, it is a popular resort town and a paradise for diving, snorkeling, or simply enjoying the sun and the sea. More adventurous travelers will also want to use the opportunity to go on a tour into the surrounding Negev Desert at the tip of which Eilat is situated.

Eilat

One-Way Car Rentals in Eilat

The most popular one-way rental options for pick up in Eilat and drop off in another city include:

  • From Eilat to Tel Aviv - 96 offers from $35.22 per day
  • From Eilat to Shilat - 5 offers from $43.92 per day
  • From Eilat to Jerusalem - 27 offers from $35.22 per day
  • From Eilat to Beer-Sheva - 26 offers from $35.22 per day
  • From Eilat to Haifa - 26 offers from $35.22 per day

Top ways to enter Eilat

  • Ramon Airport: Also known as Eilat-Ramon, it replaced the old Eilat Airport and is the main airport serving the city and the region. Although not very large, the airport has flights by around ten airlines and provides connections with destinations such as Germany, France, the Netherlands, and Russia. The airport is about 20km (12 miles) north of the city itself, and the trip between them takes 20-25 minutes.
  • Tel Aviv Airport: By far the largest in the country, Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport handled more than 24 million travelers in 2019. The airport has flights by tens of airlines, including low-cost carriers like Ryanair and Wizz Air, and offers connections to destinations all around the world. Tel Aviv Airport is about 335 km (208 miles) north of Eilat; if you drive without interruptions the trip takes just under four hours.
  • Aqaba King Hussein Airport: Located in neighboring Jordan on the other side of the border, Aqaba is practically a stone’s throw away from Eilat. However, it’s important to keep in mind that you cannot cross the border in a rental car. What you can do is take a taxi to the border, cross into Israel, take another taxi to Eilat Airport, and pick up a rental car there. 

Top sights and activities

  • Eilat Coral Beach Nature Reserve. A national park, a coral reef, and a watersports hub, this place is one of the main reasons why people travel to Eilat. Whether you come here to dive among the underwater life, kitesurf the Red Sea waves or simply enjoy the natural scenery, you’re bound to have a good time. Coral Beach is about a ten-minute drive southwest of the city center, near the border with Egypt.
  • Coral World Underwater Observatory. Located inside the nature reserve, but deserving special mention, the underwater observatory is another must-see highlight of Eilat. A large aquarium, it houses many species of fish found in the Red Sea, as well as exotic fish and other marine life from around the world. In addition to an aquarium, you’ll also find the Oceanarium (a 4D movie about sharks) and exhibits on conservation.
  • Eilat Birding Center. Also known by its full name, the International Birding and Research Center is another great place to see wildlife. Millions of migratory birds travel through the area every year on their way to or from Europe, Africa, and the Arabian Peninsula. The center is just northeast of the city center and takes no more than ten minutes to reach by car.

Traffic and parking

  • Traffic in Israel drives on the right-hand side of the road.
  • Unless specifically indicated otherwise, the speed limits in Israel are: 120km/h (74mph) on Toll Highway 6; 110 km/h (68 mph) on specifically designated highways; 100km/h (62mph) on Highway 1, the road connecting Tel Aviv to Jerusalem; 90km/h (55mph) on non-urban roads with a built-up dividing area; 80km/h (49mph) on non-urban roads; and 50km/h (31mph) on all urban roads.
  • The legal alcohol limit is 0.024% for experienced drivers and 0.005% for novice drivers. Exceeding the limits can lead to a large fine, a license ban, and even imprisonment.
  • It is required to have your headlights turned on non-urban highways from November to March, even during the day.
  • Proof of insurance and the car’s documentation need to be in the car whenever you’re driving.
  • If you’re the driver, you need to have your passport or ID card with you at all times.
  • The emergency numbers are 100 for the police department, 101 for the ambulance, and 102 for the fire department.

Toll roads

As of 2019, there is only one paid toll road in Israel, Highway 6. Also known as the Trans-Israel Highway and the Yitzhak Rabin Highway after the former Israeli prime minister, it is 179km (111 miles) long and passes a number of major cities like Be’er Sheva, Ramla, and Petah Tikva, letting drivers bypass the Tel Aviv region to the west of it.

There are no toll booths on Highway 6. Cars are registered either via an automatic license plate recognition system or via an electronic transponder inside a vehicle called “Passkal”. The exact fee depends on the type of vehicle, the distance traveled, and the time of day.

Some rental car providers do not permit the drivers to use Highway 6 - they will ask you to sign a contract that says that you are not allowed to drive on it. Others permit it and will either provide a vehicle with an electronic transponder inside or will charge you for the toll payment after receiving the electronic bill. In either case, the car rental company might add an additional service fee on top of the toll payment. Ask your rental car provider in advance about permission to drive Highway 6 and about the exact services and fees.

Ideas for day trips

  • Red Canyon. Also known as Wadi Shani, the Red Canyon is one of the main natural attractions of the Negev Desert. The canyon gets its name from the reddish hue of its rocks which shines especially brightly during the sunset (although this is also when it gets most visitors). The canyon is about a 25-minute drive northwest of Eilat, near Highway 12. There is a parking spot where you can leave your rental and follow the trail toward the canyon.
  • Timna Valley. Another very popular day-trip destination, Timna Valley and Park is both a natural and a historic attraction. Copper has been mined there for at least 2,500 years and, according to some stories, it was the location of the legendary King Solomon’s mines. The area also has an ancient Egyptian temple and carvings by the Romans, as well as some spectacular rock formations. All these things come together to create an ancient, otherworldly atmosphere. Located some 30 km (18 miles) north of Eilat along Highway 90, Timna Valley can be reached in 25 minutes.
  • Yotvata Hai-Bar Nature Reserve. Located just north of the Timna Valley, the nature preserve of Yotvata Hai-Bar is home to many wildlife species characteristic of the Levant and North Africa. These include the red-necked ostrich, Dorcas gazelle, caracal, and Arabian leopard. The preserve can be visited by driving through it in a car, so it’s possible to see many of the animals close up; others are behind protective barriers. The trip from Eilat takes about 35 minutes.

Most popular cars

The most popular rental in Eilat is the Kia Picanto, although many travelers also go for the Nissan Micra and the Hyundai i10. The most popular rental car types are economy, mini, and standard.

Car rental prices in Eilat

  • Large cars - from $42 per day
  • Medium cars - from $35 per day
  • Vans - from $161 per day
  • Premium cars - from $154 per day
  • Small cars - from $27 per day
  • SUVs - from $46 per day

Money-saving tips

These are some good methods to save money on your rental car:

  • Compare the rates of different rental car suppliers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit during the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Eilat is the cheapest in March when renting a car is about 33% cheaper than the yearly average and a whole 57% cheaper than renting a vehicle in June.
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Top 5 cities near Eilat

  1. 248.2 km / 154.2 miles away
  2. 273 km / 169.6 miles away
  3. 292.2 km / 181.6 miles away
  4. 308.4 km / 191.6 miles away
  5. 359.6 km / 223.4 miles away

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What is the cheapest month to rent a car in Eilat?

Car rental prices in Eilat vary by time of year. This graph shows the average prices per month to help you find the best time of year to rent.
Average rental costs per day in Eilat
$47.90
January
$47.78
February
$134.01
March
$44.64
April
$53.94
May
$42.38
June
$70.18
July
$57.82
August
$55.24
September
$60.77
October
$51.92
November
$34.00
December
The cheapest month to rent a car in Eilat is December (when prices average $34.00 per day). This is 42% cheaper than the yearly average and 75% cheaper than renting in March (when prices average $134.01).

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 usual rental length in Eilat?

How long travelers keep their rental cars for varies from month to month: in January, the average renter keeps their car for 7 days, and in February, they keep their car for 2 days.
Average number of rental days in Eilat
7
January
2
February
5
March
2
April
4
May
5
June
4
July
5
August
5
September
4
October
7
November
3
December

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

Based on the number of searches by our customers, the most popular month for renting a car in Eilat is September, and the least popular is April.
Monthly searches in Eilat by pick-up date relative to the average
44%
January
117%
February
29%
March
15%
April
29%
May
88%
June
176%
July
176%
August
190%
September
146%
October
117%
November
73%
December

Car rental information

Car rental locations 2
Airport locations 1
Popular suppliers Europcar, Budget, Avis
Popular car categories Small cars, Large cars, Medium cars, SUVs
Lowest price $27 per day
Cheapest supplier Avis

Most popular car models of rental suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Europcar Hyundai i20 4 2 Small cars
Europcar Suzuki Alto 2 3 Small cars
Budget Hyundai i10 5 2 Medium cars
Europcar Fiat 500 3 2 Small cars
Europcar Ford Fiesta 5 1 Small cars
Budget Hyundai i20 5 2 Large cars
Budget Hyundai Venue 4 2 Large cars
Europcar Hyundai Tucson 5 2 SUVs
Europcar Kia Picanto 5 2 Small cars
Europcar Mazda 3 4 2 Medium 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.

Latvia
Kia Picanto
March 17, 2023
Lots to see on the way to Jerusalem. Nice drive trough the desert.
Lithuania
Kia Picanto
January 23, 2023
It was no information about parking near dead sea in any language exept judish and we got penalty :( persons in car rental helped us to pay it but for name change they will charge 51 sheckel what is in my opinion to much
United States of America (USA)
Kia Picanto
June 1, 2022
Rode through Israel, and the car was reliable. A car was needed for us to get around.
Lithuania
Suzuki Alto
February 29, 2020
Timna park, red canyon, dead sea
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest-rated company
Budget
8 / 10
)
Lowest-rated company
Avis
7 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
13
Total rental companies
6
Average daily price
$91.74
Lowest daily price
$27.01
Total cars available
58

Top 6 suppliers in Eilat in 2024

Budget
Budget
Very good 8 / 41 reviews
2 locations
Enterprise
Enterprise
Good 7.7
1 location
$111 - $230
Thrifty
Thrifty
Good 7.5
1 location
SIXT
SIXT
Good 7.4 / 12 reviews
2 locations
$52 - $819
Europcar
Europcar
Good 7.3 / 57 reviews
1 location
Avis
Avis
Good 7
1 location
$27 - $63
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