Transportation in Israel
Transportation in Israel, is a well-developed system of rail and road transport, as well as domestic air traffic.
The main modes of transportation in Israel
- Public transport: This includes urban, inter-city buses and taxis, and in Jerusalem there is also a high-speed tram, and in Haifa - the subway. Please be aware that if there are no people at bus stops, bus (buy a ticket only from the driver) did not stop, and then to go out you need to press one of the buttons located on the handrails. When traveling on Israeli cities should be borne in mind that from Friday evening until Saturday evening did not work practically any type of transport (exception - taxis). It is worth noting that taxi (local and long distance routes) to move not only convenient (they are planted passengers at bus stops and on-demand), but also a bit cheaper than the bus. But because of the lack of a clear timetable, you may have to wait before the bus hit the road, because it must be filled with passengers.
- Railway transport: on comfortable trains, equipped with air conditioning, you can get to the major Israeli cities and suburbs. Exception - Eilat, Galilee and the Golan Heights (there are not trains). You can buy tickets at the ticket office or vending machines. To get a 10% discount, it is necessary immediately to buy return tickets. In addition, discounts are provided for different groups of passengers: for pensioners - 50% of students - 10%, children up to 10 years - 20% (children under 5 travel free on the train).
Prices for taxi services are quite high: they can pay by the meter or pre-negotiate the price with the driver. If you decide to order a taxi by phone, please note that you will be charged an additional fee, and a taxi ride through the night rate will be more expensive by about 25%.
The country can take advantage of servicestourist taxi: the driver of the taxi - it is also a professional guide who will arrange for you a guided tour of the city (this service is provided by the company, information on which can be found in any hotel).
To get anywhere in the country, should berent a car. For the preparation of the contract to you (minimum age - 21-24 years old) will need an international driving license, which must be valid for at least another 2 years. In addition, you will need to provide your credit card (it will write off a sum for the rental + will keep security deposit) and take out insurance. Important: you need to hold the steering wheel with both hands (for those closely monitoring the police), all passengers must be worn, and when driving in the country need to include lights (in good weather may not use fog lights). Do not leave the car and the curb, painted in red and yellow or red and white (it evacuated).
Through constantly developing and improving transport infrastructure in Israel, traveling around the country - it is a pleasure.