Frequently Asked Questions

For what period the passport should be valid?

The passport must be valid for 6 months from the date of departure from Israel.

What happens on weekends? What is Shabbat?


Shabbat is Judaism’s day of rest and seventh day of the week. Shabbat is observed from a few minutes before sunset on Friday evening until the appearance of three stars in the sky on Saturday night.
Trains & buses – don’t work on Shabbat.
Taxi service – Monit Sherut – shared taxi – there are few working all the Shabbat and all the day long.

Taxis – works 24/7
Restaurants, bars, cafes, theatres & cinemas, kiosks, AM-PM supermarkets, stores in the port, Hatachana, Jaffa are open.

How can I get From/To the airport?

Trains: There are trains from-to the airport to Tel-Aviv all the day. There are 4 stations in Tel-Aviv, but just 3 will be near our locations: HaHagana – Hashalom – Savidor Center.
There is a station that works all night long (except on Shabbat) -Tel-Aviv Savidor Center (after midnight there is a train each hour).
At the Ben Gurion Airport the train station is located on Level S (the lowest floor) and can be accessed from Greeters Hall via elevators, escalators or stairs. Tickets can be purchased from automatic machines located on Level G.
http://www.rail.co.il/EN/Pages/Homepage.aspx

Buses: There are buses from 5 am until 9 pm.
To the site: http://www.egged.co.il/HomePage.aspx

Taxis (payment only in cash and local money!)
Taxi Services: The taxi companies based at Ben Gurion Airport are under the supervision of the Israel Airports
Authority. They recommend that you only use these licensed taxis, operated by on-site dispatchers, rather than those which do not belong to these companies. The taxi stands and dispatcher’s booth are located at Terminal 3 on the ground level (G) of the multi-level road.
*Taxi fee from the airport to Tel-Aviv is around 150 nis.
*From Tel-Aviv to the airport the cheapest company is Hadar Lod: 110 nis. You need to book in advance (24 hs. Before) calling to 03-9711103

 

Which transport can I use inside the city?

Taxis inside the city – taxi drivers loves to offer a fix price for a trip that is always much more expensive than the meter. Ask him to turn on the meter in the beginning of the trip!
*If you are more than 2 passengers, the driver may charge an additional NIS 4.40, unless passengers are under the age of 5.
*The starting price of the counter is 11 NIS.

Service taxis (Sherut) “Shared Taxi” – travel on permanent local and intercity routes coinciding with the bus routes. The fare for these taxis is set according to distance. In most cases, it is equal to or slightly cheaper than the equivalent bus fare.
Service taxis stop at permanent stops, but will also make request stops along the way. Some central taxis lines also operate on the Sabbath.
Departure times are not prescheduled: the taxi leaves the station when it is full. For this reason it is wise to take into account that you might have to wait some time before the taxi fills up and departs.
Intercity Service Taxi generally leave from the central bus station. It is recommended to ask at the local central bus station for their location and routes.
Local Service Taxis in Tel Aviv – Service taxis operate on the main Dan bus routes. The fare is slightly lower than that of the busses. Passengers can get on or off anywhere along the route,
and not only at designated bus stops. These taxis also run on the Sabbath on routes 4, 5, and 16, and other routes. http://www.dan.co.il/Eng

Bicycles of the Municipality for rent – You can rent a bike for a trip or just to get to some place. Bicycle poles scattered throughout the city and you can take or leave your bike from each of them. https://www.tel-o-fun.co.il/en

AutoTel – Cars of the Municipality for rent – Car sharing by the minute from point A to point Z with parking.    https://www.autotel.co.il/en

How can I get Internet in Israel?

Free Wi-Fi – there is Wi-Fi for free at the airport in Tel-Aviv: https://www.touristisrael.com/free-wifi-tel-aviv/11612/

Cellular in Israel – https://www.prepaidisraelisim.com
http://www.israelcellcompare.com/cell-plans/unlimited-plans

 

Where can I eat or drink?

http://www.israel-food-guide.com/israeli-food.php 

https://www.secrettelaviv.com/magazine/blog/useful-info/eat-like-an-israeli

https://www.secrettelaviv.com/magazine/blog/toptens/my-best-restaurants-in-tel-aviv-2014

Our special recommendation –  http://hamitbahon.co.il/en

For meat lovers –  (you need to reserve a table before): https://www.secrettelaviv.com/best/best-restaurants/rak-basar-salame

Cofix –everything for 5 nis.! (there are also supermarkets!) all around the city

 

Which attractions are recommended in Israel?

The Beaches – White sand, blue sea, an opportunity to relax and disconnect.

Jaffa – Walk through the picturesque neighborhood and absorb its unique charm.

Port – Old Jaffa & flea Market

Neve Tzedek – is one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Tel Aviv.

Hatachana (The restored Jaffa train Station) – the historic train station newly-restored compound now serves as a cultural and shopping center.

Suzanne Dellal Centre – Catch a dance show by the best Israeli and international artists.

Hacarmel Market – Enjoy the hustle bustle of Tel Aviv’s most vibrant market.

Nachalat Binyamin – The outdoor pedestrian mall where you can find handcrafted work of hundreds of Israeli artisans and designers.

Bauhaus Architecture – Stroll through the streets and see the Bauhaus architecture of the White City.

Rothschild boulevard and Habima Square – the cultural hub of Tel Aviv .

Florentin neighborhood and Levinsky market

Rabin Square – the main plaza just outside City Hall

Azrieli Observatory – Get the “Big Picture” of Tel Aviv by viewing it from high above.

Sarona – is a newly renovated complex in the heart of Tel Aviv, originally a German Templar Colony.

Tel Aviv Port – one of Tel Aviv’s most charming and popular sites. About the port and the market.

Bus city tour

Free Walking Tours in English by the Municipality

 

Museums

Best Art Museums an Galleries in Tel Aviv

Eretz Israel Museum

Beit Hatfutsot – Located on the Tel Aviv University Campus, Beit Hatfusot also known as the Diaspora Museum is a leading museum of the Jewish People.

And of course

Jerusalem

The Dead Sea & Masada