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Fastest way to get from Jerusalem to Eilat?

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Fastest way to get from Jerusalem to Eilat?

Should I rent a car and drive or fly? I am planning on going to Petra, so can I leave a rented car overnight in Eliat, walk across the border and get a taxi to petra on the jordanian side? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

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1. Re: Fastest way to get from Jerusalem to Eilat?

Renting a car is actually quicker since the closest airport is BG. If you wish you can stop at Masada. Bluesman, our Eilat expert, mentioned not long ago the existence of a parking lot near the border. I don't know about getting a taxi to petra. I would rather go with a company . Desert eco tours is very well recommended in this forum.

Enjoy!

Calgary, Canada
posts: 107
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2. Re: Fastest way to get from Jerusalem to Eilat?

thanks so much for your recommendation--sounds like a good idea to stop at Mesada on the way! I booked a hotel at Petra, so I will email them to find out about transportation from the Jordanian border--I think it's pretty easy to get there. Again, thank you for your help.

3. Re: Fastest way to get from Jerusalem to Eilat?

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