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Arrival late flight Friday

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Coolangatta...
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Arrival late flight Friday

Needing help, we arrive 8.15pm Friday night and plan to drive to Tiberias Saturday morning.

Should we collect rental car from airport and drive to accommodation or public transport to accommodation then pickup rental car Saturday morning.

Accommodation suggestions needed for 2 adults only 1 night.

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Israel
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1. Re: Arrival late flight Friday

With the exception of the airport, where car rental offices are open 24/7, you cannot pick up a rental car on a Saturday because the offices are closed then (they reopen on Sunday morning).

In addition, with very few exceptions there is no public transport in Israel on Friday night or Saturday because of Shabbat (the Jewish Sabbath), which starts at sunset on Friday and ends after dark on Saturday. So there is no possibility of getting to Tiberias on a Friday evening by public transport. A taxi would be very expensive, and then you'd be stuck in Tiberias without a car.

The only practical thing for you to do is to pick up a rental car at the airport when you arrive on Friday evening.

Coolangatta...
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2. Re: Arrival late flight Friday

Thankyou for the information. As this is our first time in Israel can you suggest accommodation which will have parking etc and not to hard to find late Friday night. We plan to drive to Tiberas Saturday morning.

Israel
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3. Re: Arrival late flight Friday

There are no hotels near the airport, but distances in Israel are short. You could stay in either Tel Aviv (20 minutes from the airport) or Jerusalem (30 minutes from the airport). Others will know better than I do about specific hotels, but what is your budget?.

Coolangatta...
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4. Re: Arrival late flight Friday

Seeking clean comfortable mid to budget range. Stay will only be short arrive late and depart early for Tiberias. Will parking be an issue?

Haifa, Israel
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5. Re: Arrival late flight Friday

Easiest in my opinion will be Leonardo City tower located on the main road from the airport to the north. leonardo-hotels.com/israel-hotels/tel-aviv-h…

Israel
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6. Re: Arrival late flight Friday

Parking varies from one place to the next - in order for us to assist you better we need to know a budget in numbers, dollar amounts - "mid to budget range" means different things to different people.

Coolangatta...
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7. Re: Arrival late flight Friday

$150 aud (430 ils)

Melbourne, Australia
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8. Re: Arrival late flight Friday

After a very long flight from Australia you definitely want the easiest option. Driving on the right side of the road when you are tired...

(Ps we will be doing a similar thing in just under two weeks but we have opted to get a taxi to Tiberias and hire a car a couple of days later in Tiberias).

Coolangatta...
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9. Re: Arrival late flight Friday

agree but our flight is so late and it would cost a lot for a taxi to Tiberias.

Coolangatta...
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10. Re: Arrival late flight Friday

I am so sorry just realised we arrive Sunday night 8.15pm, does this change options now?

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