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Eilat car rental

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Eilat car rental

We are considering driving in Israel and would be grateful for some information on the following:

Are there any car rental companies at the border with Jordan?

Do we need to book rental car before we arrive in Eilat at end of April?

Any good rental car companies to recommend if we want to drop the car off in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv? Are local companies reliable?

Are there security or safety concerns for foreign tourists to drive in Israel?

Israel
Destination Expert
for Israel
posts: 10,277
reviews: 32
1. Re: Eilat car rental

There are no rental companies at the border crossing - you would need to get your car in Eilat.

It's a good idea to book in advance, you usually get better rates that way.

Eldan has been highly recommended by many of the posters here - it's the largest Israeli rental car company.

No concerns, just drive safely as you would anywhere in the world.

Eilat, Israel
Destination Expert
for Taba, Eilat
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2. Re: Eilat car rental

You need to take the car for three days minimum, or pay for three days if you only want one, for one way rental.

Ottawa, Canada
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for Jerusalem, Galilee, Tel Aviv
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3. Re: Eilat car rental

The border crossing is very close to Eilat and car rental options. Eilat is a small city, you can drive almost anywhere in 15 minutes or so. Take a taxi from the border (of course depending on the time of arrival) to the car rental agency. Booking in advance online gives a big discount. With Eldan, it is 20% with advance online reservations.

Israel
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for Israel
posts: 10,277
reviews: 32
4. Re: Eilat car rental

What day of the week will you be arriving?

It does make a difference. On Fridays rental offices close around 1 pm and on Saturday they are closed.

5. Re: Eilat car rental

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