Ramon Airport Car Rental - Now Available
Eilat is now better connected than ever before with the opening of Ramon International Airport in January 2019. The old Eilat Airport (ETH) has been taken offline and all services and routes diverted to the new facility, Ramon International Airport (ETM), or to give it it’s full name Eilat Ilan and Assaf Ramon International Airport.
What rental agents are at Ramon Airport?
At present, Europcar are the only rental agent operating from Ramon International Airport. That's no bad thing as they have one of the highest customer ratings of any car rental supplier in Israel.
What type of car can you rent at Ramon Airport?
A full range of rental cars are available from Ramon Airport from mini / economy class cars like the Ford Fiesta and Hyundai i10 through to minivans and SUV rentals.
Can I rent a 4x4 at Ramon Airport?
Yes, the Hyundai Tuscon is available to rent at Ramon Airport.
Are 7 & 9 seater rental available at Ramon Airport?
Yes, both 7 and 9 seater rentals are available at Ramon Airport, such as the Opel Zafira and Volkswagen Transporter.
How much is car rental at Ramon Airport?
You can rent a car at Ramon Airport from around 22 EUR ($26) per day. Prices are competitive at Ramon Airport relative to the rest of Israel, however as only one rental agent, Europcar, are currently operating from the airport, competition is limited. We expect competiing rental agents to establish a base at Ramon Airport in the near future to bring a wider range and lower prices.
Why did Eilat need a new airport?
The old airport was very close to the city and some taller buildings were potentially at threat to aircraft movements, so the new airport location, some 20km north of the city remove this threat, but also allows freedom to expand in future. The new road network serving the airport also makes onward travel far easier to both Eilat and Be’er Ora without having the circumnavigate a busy city. Whilst tourist numbers to Eilat airport fell over the last decade with more and international arrivals being diverted to Ben Gurion Airport
, the hope is that the new airport will again attract international arrivals.
Who flies to Ramon Airport?
The new airport is a direct transition of the airlines and routes from the former Eilat airport, namely just Arkia who operate routes to Ben Gurion and Sde Dov, both Tel Aviv airports and Israir Airlines who operate routes to Haifa
as well as Tel Aviv Airport
. The good news for international arrivals is that Ryanair operate a limited schedule from European destinations as well as Wizz Air who will operate from Poland
. Should demand increase, it’s expected that these budget airlines will increase their schedules to meet that demand and also likely attract other budget airlines such as easyJet, which if came to pass would mark a significant milestone in Ramon Airports progress. The airport will certainly be capable of supporting such growth and is part of the long term plan for the region and Israel as a whole.
Much like Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion, 4x4 and SUV rental at Ramon Airport is expected to be in high demand and whilst the rental agents will have fleets in place to accommodate this demand, we still recommend you book early to guarantee availability.