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    Israel Driving Overview

    Israel Driving InformationIsrael offers almost 10,000 mi/16,100 km of highway that you can use to investigate one of the most historic countries in the world. You can drive along the Mediterranean coast and visit the historic city of Tel Aviv once you pick up a rental car from Ben Gurion Airport. The capital of Jerusalem is easily accessible by a highway that begins in Tel Aviv.

    Driving Age Requirements in Israel

    To rent a car in Israel, you must be at least 21 years old (age may vary by car category) and no older than 75 years old. Drivers who plan to rent a car under the age of 25 may incur a young driver surcharge. You must have held your license for at least 1 year. Child seats are mandatory up to age 4.

    Rules of the Road

    Traffic travels on the right side of the road in Israel, the same as in North America.

    Gast Stations in Israel

    Speed Limits & Gas Stations in Israel 
    • City: 31mph/50kph
    • Open Roads: 49mph/80kph
    • Highways: 62mpg/100kph
    Gas Station Availability - Gasoline is available in major cities and near major highways.
    Israel Parking Laws and Tolls

    Parking & Tolls in Israel

    There are no toll highways in Israel.

    Some streets have blue and white lines on the side of the road. Parking is legal in this zone if you have an appropriate parking ticket displayed on the car's dashboard.

    Israel Car Rental Insurance Information

    Car rental insurance varies widely, so please review the information below prior to making your reservation. Regulations of the country where you rent the car will be in effect for the duration of your rental.

    All our car rental rates include fire and third party liability insurance. Our inclusive rates also provide collision and theft coverage at an advance purchase discount. You may elect to decline collision and theft coverage. If you plan to take advantage of coverage offered by your credit card, please contact your card issuer directly for details. Specific insurance information for your reservation will be printed on your confirmation voucher.

    The following guidelines apply to rentals commencing in Israel.

    Israel Driving InformationRequired Insurance Coverage

    Fire and third party liability insurance is mandatory and is included in all rentals. Third party liability insurance offers unlimited coverage in case of damage, injury or death to/of people outside and inside the rental car, including the driver. Damage to property other than rental car, excluding passengers' luggage, is covered up to US$50,000.

    Optional Insurance Coverage

    Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and theft protection are included in our inclusive rates at a discount. CDW, if purchased at the rental counter, costs approximately $15 - $20 per day. Theft protection, if purchased at the rental counter, costs approximately $4 - $8 per day. CDW and theft protection reduces the deductible (responsibility of the client) to $400 - $700, depending on the vehicle type. Personal Accident Insurance (PAI) is available at the rental counter for approximately $3 per day. Super CDW may be offered locally to reduce the deductible as low as zero. Optional insurance coverage is available with select suppliers only, rates subject to change without notice.

    Car Rental Restrictions in Israel

    Taking vehicles into East Jerusalem is not recommended; theft and damage coverage will be VOID if a vehicle travels into this area. Vehicles are not permitted into areas under the control of the Palestinian Authority (West Bank and Gaza).

    Restricted Countries

    Travel is not allowed outside of Israel. Vehicles are not permitted into the West Bank and into areas under the control of the Palestinian Authority (West Bank and Gaza).

    Israel Driving InformationOne-Way Rentals

    Domestic one-way van rentals and one way car rentals are available between select locations, additional fees may apply. International one-way rentals are not available.