Getting Around

Getting Around



Most international car rental companies and local companies have offices in the large cities and at Ben Gurion Airport. It is recommended to book in advance, especially in a Maccabiah summer. 


For special fares, we recommend you to visit our sponsor's - Shlomo Sixt - website, as it offers special rates for the Maccabiah guests. Click here to book your car through Shlomo Sixt. 




Israel offers an extensive public transportation system, which includes buses and trains. Buses are the most popular form of public transport for both local and inter-city trips, as they practically cover all the country.


Israel railways operates convenient train services. Trains run from Tel Aviv to Neharyia in the north and to Beer Sheva and Dimona in the south. They also cover Jerusalem and Ben Gurion airport.


Jerusalem has its new state-of-the-art light rail system, which covers the most important sites of the Holy City. For further information, click here


Finally, Haifa's Carmelit is the only subway system operating in Israel. It runs from the lower city to the top of the Carmel mount. 


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EGGED is the largest bus company in Israel. It operates most of the intercity bus lines, as well as the local service in most of the large cities and towns. 


Dan runs extensive local and intercity bus services in the Tel Aviv area. Other bus companies in the Tel Aviv area: Metropolin and Kavim


For comprehensive information about bus routes and timetables, check Israel's Public Information Info Center's website here.  


If you own a smartphone, we recommend you to check out the Moovit application.  


For train routes and timetables, please visit the Israel Railways website here





You can stop a cab anywhere, or order a cab by phone from a local taxi station. You can also check out the Get Taxi application. Fares within the city are charged by the meter, while inter-city rides are set (or negotiated) prior to the ride.