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Ovda to Eilat with a 16 month old baby

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Ovda to Eilat with a 16 month old baby

Hi, considering a vacation in Eilat in November with our 16 mo baby.

We are used to travelling with her and renting a car onsite. However there seem not to be any car rentals at or anywhere around Ovda Intl Airport.

So the question is:

- how bad are the transfer busses from Ovda to Eilat? Is it a crowded bus / minibus? I'm especially worried about a long tour of Eilat stopping at every possible hotel.

- any idea which car rental company is able to deliver and pickup car from Ovda Airport? I was only able to find some of the bigger ones in Eilat (Avis, Sixt, Budget, ...) and contacted all of them but waiting for a reply. I'm guessing there have to be quite a few local owned car rentals companies that might be interested in earning a little extra for a car delivery to Ovda Airport.

Any ideas?


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1. Re: Ovda to Eilat with a 16 month old baby

Hey adam,

You have several options:

1.The cheapest - Bus number 282 from the airport to eilat at around 7 usd per person

2. You can book a shuttle service ( a big - 7 seated taxi ) at this site https:/… costs around 8 usd

3. a private taxi from the airport to eilat will cost around 80 usd. You can book a private car on the above mentioned site or any available taxis that wait outside the terminal.

Have a great time in Israel !!


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2. Re: Ovda to Eilat with a 16 month old baby

The busses are air-conditioned and comfortable 45 minutes drive. There are no small car rental companies in Eilat, and it is a holiday until tomorrow so you will not get a reply until then. If you plan just to stay in Eilat then there is no need for a car, you have to pay for parking every where in Eilat., as everything is in easy walking distance except the Dolphin Reef and Coral Beach then either go by bus or taxi.

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