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Israel Car Rental Mini Guide

If you are visiting Israel, renting a car is a great way to get around in comfort and at your own leisure. Whether planning a sightseeing tour of Jerusalem and Eilat, or planning a business trip to Tel Aviv, Israel is sure to have have a vehicle to suit your requirements. Let us do the hard work and search the market to save you time and money on your next rental car in Israel from any of the leading international rental agents like Alamo, Hertz, Thrifty and Sixt in addition to local rental agents like Cal Auto and Eldan, both offering great value and equally high standards.

Most popular pick-up locations for car hire in Israel

Facts about Israel

  • Israel has one of the highest life expectancies in the world.
  • The currency in Israel is the Shekel (ILS).
  • Israel harvests the power of the sun to its advantage, making it the leading nation in solar energy.
  • The two official languages in Israel is Hebrew and Arabic, with Hebrew being the primary language.
  • The national emblem of Israel is an Escutcheon which contains a Menorah in its middle, two olive branches on both sides of the Menorah and at the bottom the label 'Israel'.

Cheapest car hire in Israel

Kia Picanto

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 56.06 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 392.45 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Picanto

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 57.46 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 402.26 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai i10

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 73.14 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 512.00 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai i10

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 73.14 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 512.00 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai i10

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 73.14 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 512.00 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai i10

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 73.14 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 512.00 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai i10

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 73.14 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 512.00 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai i10

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 73.14 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 512.00 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai i10

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 73.14 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 512.00 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai i20

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 59.38 EUR/day
Hyundai i20

7 Days rental at 415.68 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai i20

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 59.38 EUR/day
Hyundai i20

7 Days rental at 415.68 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai i20

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 59.38 EUR/day
Hyundai i20

7 Days rental at 415.68 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai i20

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 59.38 EUR/day
Hyundai i20

7 Days rental at 415.68 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai i20

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 59.38 EUR/day
Hyundai i20

7 Days rental at 415.68 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai i20

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 59.38 EUR/day
Hyundai i20

7 Days rental at 415.68 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai i20

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 59.38 EUR/day
Hyundai i20

7 Days rental at 415.68 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai i20

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 59.38 EUR/day
Hyundai i20

7 Days rental at 415.68 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai i20

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 59.38 EUR/day
Hyundai i20

7 Days rental at 415.68 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Picanto

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 49.48 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 346.40 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Picanto

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 49.48 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 346.40 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Picanto

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 49.48 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 346.40 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Picanto

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 49.48 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 346.40 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Picanto

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 49.48 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 346.40 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Picanto

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 49.48 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 346.40 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Picanto

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 49.48 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 346.40 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Picanto

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 49.48 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 346.40 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Picanto

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 49.48 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 346.40 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Carnival

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 375.17 EUR/day
Kia Carnival

7 Days rental at 2626.20 EUR from 23/01/2023

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Carnival

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 375.17 EUR/day
Kia Carnival

7 Days rental at 2626.20 EUR from 23/01/2023

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Carnival

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 375.17 EUR/day
Kia Carnival

7 Days rental at 2626.20 EUR from 23/01/2023

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Carnival

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 375.17 EUR/day
Kia Carnival

7 Days rental at 2626.20 EUR from 23/01/2023

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Carnival

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 375.17 EUR/day
Kia Carnival

7 Days rental at 2626.20 EUR from 23/01/2023

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Carnival

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 375.17 EUR/day
Kia Carnival

7 Days rental at 2626.20 EUR from 23/01/2023

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Carnival

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 375.17 EUR/day
Kia Carnival

7 Days rental at 2626.20 EUR from 23/01/2023

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Carnival

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 375.17 EUR/day
Kia Carnival

7 Days rental at 2626.20 EUR from 23/01/2023

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Carnival

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 375.17 EUR/day
Kia Carnival

7 Days rental at 2626.20 EUR from 23/01/2023

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Accent

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 98.97 EUR/day
Hyundai Accent

7 Days rental at 692.80 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Accent

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 98.97 EUR/day
Hyundai Accent

7 Days rental at 692.80 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Accent

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 98.97 EUR/day
Hyundai Accent

7 Days rental at 692.80 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Accent

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 98.97 EUR/day
Hyundai Accent

7 Days rental at 692.80 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Accent

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 98.97 EUR/day
Hyundai Accent

7 Days rental at 692.80 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Accent

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 98.97 EUR/day
Hyundai Accent

7 Days rental at 692.80 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Accent

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 98.97 EUR/day
Hyundai Accent

7 Days rental at 692.80 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Accent

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 98.97 EUR/day
Hyundai Accent

7 Days rental at 692.80 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Accent

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 98.97 EUR/day
Hyundai Accent

7 Days rental at 692.80 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Hydrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 135.25 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Hydrid

7 Days rental at 946.77 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Hydrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 135.25 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Hydrid

7 Days rental at 946.77 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Hydrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 135.25 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Hydrid

7 Days rental at 946.77 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Hydrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 135.25 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Hydrid

7 Days rental at 946.77 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Hydrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 135.25 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Hydrid

7 Days rental at 946.77 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Hydrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 135.25 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Hydrid

7 Days rental at 946.77 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Hydrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 135.25 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Hydrid

7 Days rental at 946.77 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Hydrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 135.25 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Hydrid

7 Days rental at 946.77 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Hydrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 135.25 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Hydrid

7 Days rental at 946.77 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Top tips when hiring a car in Israel

  • Drive on the right-hand side of the road in Israel, the rental car will have its steering wheel on the right
  • There are toll roads in Israel, carry some cash or you can use chip and pin / contactless with a credit or debit card
  • Speed limits are in Km/h and policed heavily, stick to the speed limits to avoid a fine
  • Use of mobile phones whilst driving is forbidden, that call can wait
 

Popular car hire destinations in Israel

  • Afula car hire
  • Ashdod car hire
  • Beer Sheva car hire
  • Haifa car hire
  • Herzliya car hire
  • Karmiel car hire
  • Nazareth car hire
  • Raanana car hire
  • Rehovot car hire

Laws and rules of the road when driving in Israel

  •  

    R

    Road Driving Side

  •  

    50kph

    Urban speed Limit

  •  

    80-90kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  •  

    110kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  •  

    ILS  8.04/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

  •  

    24mg

    Drink Drive Limit

  •  

    ILS

    Currency

  •  

    YES

    Tolls

  •  

    21

    Min Rental Age

    17

    Min Driving Age

  •  

    Front and Rear

    Seatbelts

  •  

    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras

  •  

    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

Compare car rental agents in Israel

Rental Agent
Locations
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Avis
14
6.8/10
272
€ 73.14
€ 92.00
€ 113.14
€ 386.14
 Budget
14
6.5/10
215
€ 59.38
€ 98.97
€ 104.91
 Alamo
4
5.8/10
36
€ 153.37
€ 105.77
 Sixt
23
5.0/10
796
€ 86.20
€ 91.94
€ 139.13
€ 168.22
 Europcar
22
4.5/10
2,958
€ 78.64
€ 97.46
€ 132.84
€ 161.13

Car rental agent statistics in Israel

  • 6.8/10
    Highest rated agent:
    AVIS
  • 2.5/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    EUROPCAR
  • 4,277
    Total number of reviews in
    Israel
  • 23
    Most Locations in Israel:
    SIXT
  • 12
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • 8
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Israel

ItemPercent
January€ 86
February€ 66
March€ 73
April€ 64
May€ 70
June€ 73
July€ 98
August€ 103
September€ 69
October€ 85
November€ 78
December€ 91
ItemPercent
January€ 55
February€ 45
March€ 54
April€ 47
May€ 48
June€ 47
July€ 63
August€ 66
September€ 48
October€ 63
November€ 60
December€ 69
ItemPercent
January€ 549
February€ 292
March€ 302
April€ 334
May€ 405
June€ 359
July€ 579
August€ 545
September€ 312
October€ 476
November€ 475
December€ 530
ItemPercent
January€ 112
February€ 90
March€ 104
April€ 79
May€ 81
June€ 88
July€ 124
August€ 139
September€ 88
October€ 116
November€ 100
December€ 126
ItemPercent
January€ 327
February€ 267
March€ 318
April€ 257
May€ 263
June€ 277
July€ 432
August€ 440
September€ 242
October€ 291
November€ 283
December€ 348
ItemPercent
January€ 53
February€ 43
March€ 50
April€ 41
May€ 44
June€ 44
July€ 60
August€ 60
September€ 48
October€ 67
November€ 58
December€ 67
ItemPercent
January€ 185
February€ 144
March€ 158
April€ 135
May€ 128
June€ 136
July€ 213
August€ 189
September€ 141
October€ 164
November€ 150
December€ 183
ItemPercent
January€ 131
February€ 96
March€ 105
April€ 86
May€ 101
June€ 105
July€ 152
August€ 161
September€ 91
October€ 107
November€ 103
December€ 120

Select category to see average car hire prices in Israel

*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in Israel

DieselUnleaded
Dec , 2021

€ 1.77

€ 1.87

Jan , 2022

€ 1.84

€ 1.94

Feb , 2022

€ 1.92

€ 2.02

Mar , 2022

€ 1.95

€ 2.05

Apr , 2022

€ 1.95

€ 2.05

May , 2022

€ 1.95

€ 2.06

Jun , 2022

€ 1.95

€ 2.05

Jul , 2022

€ 2.16

€ 2.27

Aug , 2022

€ 1.87

€ 1.97

Sep , 2022

€ 1.85

€ 1.94

Oct , 2022

€ 1.79

€ 1.88

Nov , 2022

€ 1.78

€ 1.87

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Nov , 2022 1.78 1.87
Oct , 2022 1.79 1.88
Sep , 2022 1.85 1.94
Aug , 2022 1.87 1.97
Jul , 2022 2.16 2.27
Jun , 2022 1.95 2.05
May , 2022 1.95 2.06
Apr , 2022 1.95 2.05
Mar , 2022 1.95 2.05
Feb , 2022 1.92 2.02
Jan , 2022 1.84 1.94
Dec , 2021 1.77 1.87

Car rental price statistics in Israel

  • € 346.36
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 1805.11
    Highest daily price:
    BMW 7 Series
  • 1,024
    Total cars available
     
  • 68
    Most popular model:
    Kia Picanto
  • 75
    Location with most cars:
    Tel Aviv - Airport Ben Gurion
  • € 49.5 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    BUDGET - Eilat - Downtown

FAQs about car hire in Israel

How much does it cost to hire a car in Israel?

Car hire in Israel starts from just €49.50 per day for a (economy) class car from Budget. The average price to hire a car in Israel is just €216.60 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Israel is a BMW 7 Series car for a (fullsize) class from Sixt costing €1805.10 per day.

How do I get a free additional driver when hiring a car in Israel?

We often have special offers on car hire in Israel including free additional drivers, for example, is offering free additional driver and express check-in at for €0.00 per day.

Why is car hire so cheap in Israel?

Car hire prices in Israel are kept low thanks to the 6 car hire companies across the country. With over 30 car hire locations and 5,473 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Israel.

Who is the best car hire company in Israel?

Based on over 4,277 reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in Israel Is Sixt who score on average 5.0/10 across all locations in Israel.

What is the most popular car hire location in Israel?

The most popular locations to hire a car in Israel is Tel Aviv - Airport Ben Gurion with 6 car hire companies and 75 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Israel?

Current fuel prices in Israel are €1.873/ltr for petrol and €1.78/ltr for diesel as of 7 November 2022, it’ll cost on average €75 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €71 for diesel.

What are the speed limits in Israel?

Speed limits in Israel are in km/h and are generally 50 km/h on urban roads, 80-90 km/h on rural roads and 110 km/h on the motorways but you should always follow local signage.

What is the cheapest car hire company in Israel?

Budget is the cheapest car hire company in Israel offering a (economy) class car such as the Kia Picanto for as little as €346.50 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Israel?

The most popular car hire category in Israel is the Hyundai i20 available from 3 car hire companies in over 28 locations.

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€19.4
 
 
Mini 5 4 2 from €19.4 per day
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Economy 5 4 2 from €20.1 per day
Car Hire Haifa
€19.4
 
 
Mini 3 4 2 from €19.4 per day
Compact 3 5 3 from €23.2 per day
Economy 5 4 2 from €20.1 per day
Car Hire Jerusalem
€19.4
 
 
Mini 3 4 2 from €19.4 per day
Compact 3 5 3 from €23.2 per day
Economy 5 5 2 from €20.3 per day
Car Hire Tel Aviv
€24.3
 
 
Mini 3 4 2 from €24.3 per day
Compact 3 5 3 from €29.8 per day
Economy 3 5 2 from €26.6 per day