Taxi in Tel Aviv
Taxi in Tel Aviv has a clear advantage over public transport - it works on Shabbat and any holidays..
Taxi services in Tel Aviv
All Tel Aviv taxis are white cars with meters equipped in them. In addition, the car's doors bear the corporate identity, and the roof has a sign “Taxi” (in the salon you will find a price list with tariffs).
There are different ways to resort to taxi services in Tel Aviv - stop the car by standing at the side of the road; contact the hotel or restaurant administrator to call a taxi for you; find a car near train stations, shopping centers, popular tourist spots.
Since Tel Aviv is a rather congested city, it is best to order a taxi by calling one of the taxi companies: “Gordon”: 03-5272-999; “Azrieli”: 03-6081-333; “Shekem”: 03-5270-404.
Magnetic monorail taxis in Tel Aviv
Not only residents, but also guests of Tel Aviv will soon be able to use this unusual type of transport. The fare for monorail taxis will be more than for public transport, but less than for regular taxis.
It is worth noting that to call a two-seater booth moving on electromagnets along “rails” at a height of 6 m, you can go to a certain station directly from your smartphone.
Taxi cost in Tel Aviv
You can find out how much a taxi costs in Tel Aviv by looking at the rates described below:
- landing + the first 600 m of the route cost passengers about 12 shekels, and the next 90 m - 0.3 shekels;
- as soon as 15 km is displayed on the counter, the fare will be calculated based on the price of 0.3 shekels / 75 m;
- at night, as well as on holidays and weekends, you should be prepared for a 25% increase in fares;
- additional payments: for the third passenger you need to pay an additional 4.8 shekels, for a phone call - 5 shekels, for the transportation of bulky luggage - 10 shekels.
It should be noted that when traveling to / from the airport “Ben Gurion”5 shekels will be added to the fare. If you are going to travel outside Tel Aviv, you will pay for the fare according to a special price list, which the driver must issue to you for review on demand..
In order not to be deceived, you should take on arms: if the driver informs you that the taximeter is faulty and tells you an obviously inflated fare, it makes sense to contact the dispatch service through which you called this taxi in order to complain. Important: it is advisable to pay the fare not in US dollars or euros, but in shekels - otherwise the driver will probably calculate the fare at an unfavorable rate for the passenger.
Taxi is a convenient and easy way to get around Tel Aviv and its surroundings.