Cons: They don't tell you that the car cannot be driven in the Palestinian territories!! That means that Bethlehem in upper Gallilee is off-limits. Dishonesty from the top
4.8 OkayOct 3 2019
Pros: The car was in good conditions.Cons: Pick-up and drop-off was a horrible experience. The place is a mess, the service is horrible.
8.0 ExcellentSep 29 2019
Pros: staff friendly, good value, great location in Tel Aviv
2.0 MediocreSep 28 2019
Cons: When we arrived at car rental I had to wait for a car that was much larger in size than I wanted. They weren't clear about any extra per mile fee or refill costs so I couldn't find put what to expect. They also told.me the wrong return time in Jerusalem so I ended up returning the car 20 minutes early without refilling the tank. There were also no signs in Jerusalem at the street level directing me where to find the lot for returning the car. I was luck that I didn't get a ticket for parking on the side of the street to run inside to find out where the lot entry was located.
6.4 GoodSep 15 2019
Cons: The queue was very long plus the website never notified me about the mandatory fee for insurance. If it is mandatory why dont they add it to the price?
9.6 ExcellentMay 28 2019
Cons: It would be nice to receive a car that doesn't have hundreds of scratched and dents
6.4 GoodMay 20 2019
Cons: To few KMs per rental, ended up paying 50% more
6.0 GoodOct 24 2018
Car was okCons: Car was FILTHY inside and had many little scratches outside
2.0 MediocreOct 12 2018
Filthy car and terrible servicePros: There was absolutely nothing to like about the service or the car - Budget should be embarrassed and appalled that one of its locations would send out a car as they did.Cons: The employees don’t care at all about the customer - they cared more about closing up shop and going home than doing what was right which is simply giving me a clean car. My car was filthy - stains all over the seats - dirt all over the dashboard, used floss and dirty ear plugs left from last renter and garbage in main console. They didn’t even attempt to clean it or make it right.
10.0 ExcellentOct 8 2018
Great staffPros: I was meet with very kind and professional staff. Received the car and the paperwork was done within few minutes.Cons: There is hardly any parking at the facility
Pros: Great ServiceCons: Kayak and Sixt reservation had some communication issues but at the end it all worked out.
8.4 ExcellentMay 25 2020
Pros: Car and price where great! Pick up was fastCons: Drop off is terrible and not safe!
6.8 GoodFeb 24 2020
Cons: Full disclosure of fees
9.2 ExcellentFeb 20 2020
Pros: Friendly, helpful, simpleCons: They said no booster was available, bit I looked around and saw one
6.4 GoodFeb 18 2020
Cons: We were notified at the rental counter that they required Liability Insuramce coverage . The insurance coverage more than tripled the cost of the rental. We were not happy. We should have been notified when we booked the rental!
9.2 ExcellentFeb 13 2020
Pros: The staff was friendly and helpful. The return was easy and fast.
9.2 ExcellentJan 30 2020
Pros: Yea very friendly staffCons: Car didn’t have a usb connection to connect my smartphone that was very annoying since I was using waze all the time to go from place to place and my phone was running low in battery every day. I expected that your cars will be equipped with this capability.
10.0 ExcellentJan 27 2020
Cons: Everything was great!
2.0 MediocreJan 7 2020
Cons: The rental was cancelled because I arrived to the pick up 1.5 hrs late. They did not even attempt to find me an alternative or even apologize. I got no notice that I was late nor that the agreement was cancelled.
2.0 MediocreJan 6 2020
Cons: That was the third time I rented a car in Tel Aviv and the first and last time I will decide to rent a car from Sixt. The woman behind the counter was unpolite and impertinent. The car I booked for 5 people was suddenly not available. Our reservation included a car, insurance and two drivers for 400 €. Suddenly the second driver was not included and she insisted we need an extra insurance so we ended up paying 670€. The car we got in the end was a sport car and she said it was an "update" although iI insisted that we dont care for a sports car we wanted a car where we will fit in with all our bags. The car seats were wet. Later we found out that happend every time in rained. It was impossible for is to use the car for 5 people and suitcases for longer trips so two of us ended up taking the train to the destinations. The woman behind the counter at Sixt ignored all my requests and just told me to take it or leave. Since it was 11pm in the night and we had our grandmother with us we took it. Worst experience ever!
Pros: Courteous service. Clear and accurate pricing. Good car. Highly recommend.
2.0 MediocreJun 18 2019
Cons: The price was 4 times(!) what was advertised.
2.0 MediocreJun 5 2019
Pros: actual price was triple than what was booked on kayak and staff only tried getting out from you another dollarCons: honor prices
4.8 OkayMay 11 2019
Pros: Prices were x5 higher than promised here and x2 higher than explained on the counter. The staff consists of con artists and pathological liars. I submit a criminal case to Tel Aviv police office.
2.8 MediocreOct 19 2018
Cons: Returning the car at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv is a nightmare. The Hertz return is not in the same location as the return for all the other agencies. The airport signage for Hertz is completely inadequate. Nav apps (Google maps) takes one to the wrong level. We drove around for 100 minutes (!) and literally could not find where to leave the car. This is a big problem when there is an international flight to catch.
2.0 MediocreJul 22 2018
DeceivingCons: No mention of a mandatory insurance policy that cost $50 US dollars a day in addition to what I paid to kayak
4.0 OkayMay 24 2018
Pros: The car generally drove well.Cons: Car was parked on a sidewalk NOT in the place I was told to find it on pick up. Really could not find the car. There was some minor scrape which was present before I took the car. I had trouble finding your return area, signed when driving around airport were way to small.
6.8 GoodApr 25 2018
Hertz ok but car type not goodPros: Easy pick up and drop off at airport. The customer service person was nice and explained the insurance options.Cons: The car was a Cleo. This car's engine stops every time the car comes to a stop at traffic lights and in stop and go traffic, then must re-start to move. This was terrible especially in Israel's hilly terrain . The insurance cost in Israel is outrageous! Credit card insurance policies will not cover rental cars there.
5.2 OkayFeb 7 2018
Pros: Pick up and drop of location is greatCons: Communication with costume service is very bad They charged me more for some insurance that i declined to
6.0 GoodNov 24 2017
Cons: The air conditioning wasn't working. The car did not have power.
Pros: Drop off was great; Shuttle to airport from drop off was quick.Cons: Not trying so hard to up sell me on Insurance. Also, when I came back to the counter to upgrade the car, the staff made it very uncomfortable. In fact, the Salesperson quoted me $20 per/day which I accepted, only to have his Manager say $30 per/day is the lowest he can do...Car was great but getting the initial paperwork completed was an poor experience.
9.2 ExcellentNov 2 2019
Pros: The stuff and service was very good, when you could reach them.Cons: The main problem is the long wait on line to have an answer to a question. We had 2 issues:1st ,our pick up branch at Hayarkon Street in Tel Aviv, had some problems with their phones and computers,so it took is over an hour to reach someone to solve quite simple problems ( change of the pickup time, and a day later when we had a question about the payment,we were transferred from one employee to the other until someone agreed to listen (before trying to transfer the call again)and we got the answer in 30 seconds. 2. We got an excellent and the most fuel efficient car we experienced-Reno Clio-(thanks to the very nice guy at Hayarkon branch!).after 2 days of driving we noticed that the analogical fuel meter didn't even stir. We called to ask - but the very nice lady who tried very hard to help, didn't have the answer. We drove to a closest branch to us -Holon-to find that it closed down 3 years ago (why nobody bother to update your Google sites??). Than,since no one could explain what happens,we drove to Rishon Le Zyyon , an extremely busy location,no parking at all, where the local guy in 5 minutes explained the efficiency of the car,how the meter works,-and was very surprised that no one could explain it to us over the phone,and save us 1.5 hour and worry. Can you please,guys,train your phone center stuff a little bit in basic mechanics of the cars you rent out?
2.0 MediocreOct 4 2019
Pros: NoCons: Honesty
2.0 MediocreMay 4 2019
Pros: The price that was charged was different from the price that I was quoted. Tried to resolve dispute over the phone - unsuccessfully. In spite of multiple phone call to AVIS Israel issue has not been resolved during 30 days of stay. At checkout, supervisor promised to take care of it. Still waiting..Cons: Provide honest and transparent quote online including ALL costs and show the options, especially for insurance, will make the booking process easier and save aggravation later on. Show all the taxes and mandatory costs. Sugar coating the price online … then sticker shock at the counter doesn't work
8.0 ExcellentFeb 3 2019
Pros: Staff was friendly, everything went as planned. They said they did not have car size I reserve, so they offered to upgrade to larger car. After my refusal, they found correct size in seconds. Not sure how to consider this process. They just could offer an upgrade without pressure.Cons: Tires were significantly underinflated which affected handling, comfort and likely gas mileage. Had to find gas station along my route to pump them to correct pressure. I tried three gas stations until found the one that had working pump. They could check car before renting out.
2.0 MediocreJan 31 2019
Cons: This car rental cost twice what kayak told me to anticipate paying, due to unforeseen taxes, insurance, etc. Really, really annoying.
10.0 ExcellentJan 29 2019
Pros: yes, people did their job well. No issues.Cons: no, was just what I expected.
10.0 ExcellentJan 9 2019
Great car rental location for a foreigner!Pros: Unlike most other Israeli rental companies, the staff was knowledgeable, efficient and gave a clear explanation of all costs (insurance, etc.). Very professional and pleasant experience.
7.6 GoodJan 6 2019
Nice cars just NO clean insideCons: NO clean inside
2.0 MediocreOct 15 2018
Cons: Customer service Old car Car return different location biggest problem next time I’m going to hertz
Pros: Yes, staff was great, and pick-up and drop-off went smoothly. No surprises at anytime - that's always a good thing!Cons: The vehicle's air conditioning seemed to be effective only when moving at a good clip. When stopped at a light, or elsewhere, the air conditioning was ineffective. I was renting an MG.
8.8 ExcellentMay 11 2019
Pros: Car was goos. Friendly staff.Cons: Lots of hidden fees! Price advertised on kayak was nowhere near actual price
10.0 ExcellentNov 9 2018
Eldan is wonderfulPros: Elena rentacar, who manages enterprise reservations at TLV, is wonderful. They send a detailed price breakdown in advance, returns are super efficient and staff are friendly.Cons: Sometimes there is a lengthy wait to pick up the car as generally only one person staffs the booth, which manages several re tap companies.
3.2 MediocreOct 16 2018
Cons: I had reserved an SUV, they gave me a much smaller car.
10.0 ExcellentOct 16 2018
Pros: Nice car nice service
2.0 MediocreAug 18 2018
Never againCons: Dirty, no customer support. Said there was an extra fee when I got to the desk. Paid about 3 or 4 times more than what I reserved online because of some BS forced insurance requirement.
2.0 MediocreMay 22 2018
Very disappointedPros: that I gave it back alreadyCons: That the guy didn’t want to give me the size I was supposed to get! He gave me the smallest car possible and offered me for more money the car size I was supposed get for my reservation.
2.0 MediocreApr 5 2018
Online Reservation did NOT workCons: I made a reservation for a car that was supposed to end there and was supposed to cost 143.00 I ended up paying 432.00 because of fees not included but that did apply.
6.4 GoodMar 8 2018
okayishPros: Very nice shuttle from dropoff to the airport. Nice car.Cons: The agent was very pushy to sell extra insurance by scaring us that they can charge us up to the full cost of the car in case something goes wrong. The full cost of the rent was 3.5 times higher than the price shown on Kayak. The car had cigarette smell.
4.0 OkayJan 8 2018
I ended up charged twice the original amountPros: The lady at the front desk tried explaining the need for the increased amount. Tried...Cons: At the pickup desk I found out that instead of $329 it'll cost me $752. Why? hidden charges. Two type of un-mentioned insurances and another airport fee. The car was beat up and scratched with no mentioning of any damage on the pickup report. Good thing I pointed them out. The driver's seat was burnt with cigarettes.
Cons: to dropp of in the termunal flying i had to go back with all suitcases to terminal 1
7.2 GoodDec 24 2019
Pros: Staff was friendly and pretty quick to process the rental once I got to the final spot in line. Car drove with no issues.Cons: Long wait at pickup, and was not informed of mandatory liability insurance in Israel, adding a $14/day charge that I did not know about when booking the car. Had I known about the charge, I probably would have just avoided renting a car altogether.
3.6 MediocreNov 8 2019
Pros: nothingCons: offer $ 64 cost $ 118 :-))) the mandatory insurance HAS TO BE INCLUDED in the selling price !!!
2.4 MediocreOct 4 2019
Pros: NothingCons: A lot, the car was old used car, the wheel want working, the remote control was out of battery, the whole thing was a scan, when I arrived they asked me to pay 634$ instead of 101$ for my original booking
2.0 MediocreOct 1 2019
Cons: -pickup could take less than an hour - the agent who is bringing the car over could devide non to stop for food at 1 am while I am waiting for the car at the desk - the car could be clean - had those things happen I would have continued the rental for two weeks as planned and not returning it
6.4 GoodSep 2 2019
Pros: drop off was easyCons: I didn't get the size I ordered. A/C was weak.
2.0 MediocreAug 30 2019
Pros: nothingCons: they gave away my cat and fetuses to honor my reservation
4.0 OkayAug 18 2019
Pros: My car was in bad shape they technical support was the Only one that helps and came to fix the car Even due many problems were show afterCons: Don’t work with Companies that upsell the cost when you Don’t have any other chose , don’t work with companies that rent old cars !!
10.0 ExcellentAug 13 2019
Pros: Very easy and fast check in experienceCons: nothing
6.8 GoodJul 28 2019
Pros: Nice car did its jobCons: Hidden costs are prevalent, didn't like that. Read the small print
Insurance cargeCons: Alamo did not release car without me purchasing insurance for the car from Alamo. This is despite the fact that my credit card automatically insures all my rental cars. The mandatory insurance purchase, which was greater in cost than renting the car itself, was not mentioned at Kayak website during the booking.
2.0 MediocreFeb 4 2018
The price online was completely differentPros: NothingCons: I got registration online with the price and when we came for pickup, the price was completely different, much much higher I would never work with this site againe and specialy with alamo cars
8.0 ExcellentFeb 1 2018
Proof of competence when things need to be adjustedPros: The car which was a large Fiat was good except that the front fender was loose when the car was given to me. It got looser as the trip went on and I finally called to get a replacement car. Eldan, the agency that represents Alamo, was very good at replacing the car but their main Jerusalem office was all but closed because of the visit by Vice President Pence. Their representative Sarah at headquarters steered us to a smaller office nearby in Givan Shaul, but they didn't have a lot of cars. We got a large dirty 4 wheel drive Diesel Dacia when we indicated to the manager David that we could drive a manual shift. Adriel, the manager of the downtown branch who was in Givan Shaul because he couldn't get to the office either because of Pence, said that we could return the Dacia to him downtown in two days and get the exact same type of car that we had had before but with an attached fender. We did that and the Eldan team was good to their word. At all times, everyone on the Eldan team, was courteous and resourceful at getting our problems solved. It's not how you react when situations are simple that tests the mettle of an organization, but how you react when there is a problem. The Eldan team was great. I would use them again.Cons: Because of all of the confusion, as described in the what went right section at left, I was charged for a fillup of gas. When I got the Dacia in the Givan Shaul office, because of the confusion, I was given the car with a partially filled tank of gas. I returned the car with the same partially filled tank of gas as well. I was charged for the partial fillup. I will have to call Eldan in Israel to get that charge removed. I do feel that they will do this because of the treatment I have received from them to date.
9.2 ExcellentSep 14 2017
Pros: Free upgradeCons: Original navigation system in the car had some issues. Also, mirrors wouldn't automatically open after I would start the car. Pls, note that the rate doesn't include the mandatory insurance
2.0 MediocreAug 23 2017
Dacia "automatic"transmission was like riding a bucking broncoPros: The manager at Ben Gurion airport for Eldan rentals, the presumed local Alamo affiliate, was very nice.Cons: I had reserved 2 infant car seats but upon arrival the 2 car seats presented to us were filthy and worse, had no restraining straps. The manager was nice and apologized and offered us an "upgraded" rental, which turned out to be the Dacia. The transmission on the Dacia was the worst on any car that I've driven. It was rough, sluggish, jerked and at times made us feel as if we were in a rodeo riding a bucking bronco. There is no Park setting on this transmission, only Drive, Neutral and Reverse, so that when parking or waiting at a traffic light on an incline, the parking brake must be utilized. I don't know if the Dacia that we received was a lemon, or whether our experience is characteristic.
7.2 GoodJul 9 2017
Pros: Nice car and good valueCons: Had to wait an hour on line to pick up the car since they had only one person behnd the counter for most of the time.
9.6 ExcellentJan 19 2017
Excellent experiencePros: At first it was a small bit of hassle but then it all went smooth sailing and easy. Inc a upgrade
Pros: The car was a hybrid in a country where gas is very expensive. I appreciated that. Too bad the hybrid had to come after the first car that had issues. One of them being a faulty tire immediately when I drove off the lot.Cons: Their service. They treated me like I popped the tire and didn’t want to pay. I drove off the lot and the tire lost air immediately. Ridiculous.
5.2 OkayJan 5 2020
Cons: Waited 40 minutes in line, Price was double once arrived to the counter mandatory insurance and other bulshit stories.
2.8 MediocreJan 1 2020
Cons: 2 hours waiting to pick up the car is not acceptable. Lack of organization and disrespect for customers
9.6 ExcellentNov 25 2019
Pros: staff on pick up were great, even with the long lines of people waiting. drop off was a cinch and a wild ride to the airport.
7.6 GoodOct 21 2019
Pros: Easy pick up in Tel AvivCons: You must take some of their insurance even if you have your own through your credit card and car insurance. This added about $100 to cost.
2.0 MediocreAug 26 2019
Cons: There was an hours long wait, everyone was cramped into their tiny little office with no organized line. I had to cancel the reservation a book somewhere else-was NOT worth it.
10.0 ExcellentAug 19 2019
Cons: Excellent vehicle !! Will you ever get bigger as well?
2.4 MediocreJul 29 2019
Pros: The car workedCons: To begin with, the reservation was 18euro but at the branch they charged me 50 dollars for compulsory insurance! It took almost one hour for me to pick up the car (long line and slow service)
8.4 ExcellentMar 15 2019
Pros: Staff was friendly and helpfulCons: The van was nice and clean but well worn. Not an issue, but there were no better vans available. All in all, was a great experience.
2.0 MediocreJan 19 2019
Cons: We were treated really bad at the office. We went away without taking a car. I travel a lot and had never experienced something like that before
Cons: the car was bit old. honda civic with 104k kms. otherwise fine.
6.8 GoodFeb 17 2020
Pros: Ok for serviceCons: Price proposed was 7 dollar a day came out61 dollar a day You really fool me Never again dollar
2.0 MediocreNov 26 2019
Pros: Nothing at all.Cons: Service, cars without damages.
4.8 OkayJul 28 2019
Pros: Car was ok, as expected.Cons: Pickup was SOOOO slow. They ended up charging waaay more than advertised online because they said the insurance costs were high. They charged three times what was advertised originally, and the insurance component of the price was like two times the cost of the car. Absurd!
5.2 OkayMar 25 2019
Pros: The car was in good conditions.Cons: Service at the Herzl store. The price was also very missleading. How cone the inrance costas 4 times what I’m paying for the car per day!?
5.2 OkayMar 3 2019
Cons: The rental was cheap but the insurance was very expensive. The car wasn’t in good shape
2.4 MediocreFeb 19 2019
Cons: The car I reserved was not available, The car was rented to diferente client,
10.0 ExcellentNov 19 2018
Dollar-Budget-Hertz rental fast and convenientPros: 144 HaYarkon is a great location and the staff are efficient and honest.Cons: The mandatory minimum insurance and VAT add $27 a day to the bill.
Book a rental car when going on a trip to the second most populous city in Israel to be able to explore every corner of Tel Aviv. With a rental car, travelers can enjoy the wonderful beaches of the city but also drive into Jerusalem, which is just over an hour’s drive away.
Ben Gurion Airport is 15 miles from Tel Aviv’s center, so the easiest way is to rent a car directly at the airport and drive into the center in under half an hour via Route 1. All rental car desks are located in the arrivals hall on the first floor and cars from companies like Avis, Hertz, and Europcar can be rented, among some others. Note that an international driver’s license is required.
Driving in Israel is generally not an intimidating affair and most street signs are trilingual in English, Hebrew, and Arabic. Honking is pretty common in Tel Aviv and drivers will use it more frequently, often to show their annoyance or impatience. It is advised to remain in the right lane if driving under the speed limit, and changing lanes may require a bit more aggressive driving behavior than travelers are used to from home.
Using a mobile phone during driving is an absolute no-go in Tel Aviv, even if stopped at a red traffic light. Many accidents in the city are caused by people using mobile phones, and people are fined accordingly high for this -- so refrain from using your mobile phone and, if you need navigation, either ask a fellow passenger to help you or pay a little extra for a satnav holder. As traffic increases dramatically during rush hours (which are from Sunday to Thursday from 7-10 am and 4:30-6:30 pm), high attention to the road is recommended.
25% of our users found rental cars in Tel Aviv for $12 or less
Book your rental car in Tel Aviv at least 7 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
Economy rental cars in Tel Aviv are around 69% cheaper than other car types, on average
FAQs about renting a car in Tel Aviv
Some car rental companies in Tel Aviv which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Sixt, Budget and Europcar
On average a rental car in Tel Aviv costs $18 per day.
Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Tel Aviv are Budget (6.0, 526 reviews), and Hertz (6.0, 94 reviews).
Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Tel Aviv. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.
The average gas price in Tel Aviv is $7.37 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $88 and $118, depending on the car size.
Intermediate (Class Intermediate Car or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Tel Aviv.
A Intermediate car rental in Tel Aviv costs $18 per day, on average.
A Economy car rental in Tel Aviv costs $15 per day, on average.
A Mini car rental in Tel Aviv costs $13 per day, on average.
In Tel Aviv, cars are most frequently rented at CalAuto Terminal 3, Ben Gurion Airport, Pick Up: Terminal 3 1st floor Return: Parking lot 16 (Car rental return). (7 miles from city center).
On average a rental car in Tel Aviv costs $128 per week ($18 per day).
On average a rental car in Tel Aviv costs $550 per month ($18 per day).
Since the city can be bursting with traffic during rush hour, changing lanes can be a challenge, and parking spots are hard to get by, opting for a compact car is a good choice. A smaller car will also cost less and won’t need as much gas.
Speed limit signs are given in kilometers per hour. Urban areas allow up to 50 km/h (31 mph), and 80-90 km/h (49-55 mph) is permitted on intercity roads. On highways, drivers can speed up to 100-110 km/h (62-68 mph). Speed cameras are also common in Israel, so adhering to the speed limit is important.
A refill in Israel will cost about 6.69 Israeli new shekel per liter ($1.79 per ¼ gallon, or $7.16 per gallon). Almost all gas stations ask for the same price, so it is not necessary to hunt down the cheapest places to refill the tank. When opting for self-service, the price can be marginally cheaper. Usually all major credit cards are accepted.
Parking in Tel Aviv can be a challenge, so familiarize yourself with the color-coded parking areas beforehand. Red signifies parking is not permitted and blue or white means it is a metered parking area. Many on-street parking spots are also reserved for locals, so it’s probably better to opt for a parking lot or parking garage instead, like the Dizengoff Center parking lot or Suzanne Dellal Parking. In Reading in the north of Tel Aviv, there is a free parking lot from which buses can be taken into the center.
Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).