Getting from Tel Aviv to Eilat might seems like a difficult challenge for some visitors to the Holy Land.
It is difficult especially for those who unfamiliar with the local transportation and language.
Eilat, is the southernmost city of the Holy Land which is located at the Northern tip of the marvelous Red Sea.
This busy port and popular resort city, became a popular destination for both domestic and international tourism.
It’s Beaches, Coral Reef, Nightlife and Desert landscape, provide an unforgettable experience for many tourists.
On the first hand, the most preferable and used method is taking a day tour with an included stay in the city’s resort hotels.
The combination of a half day tour at the morning and chilling in the hotel’s pool right after is truly unforgettable.
This also provides you with the advantages of a guided private tour and convenient mean of transport between the nearby landmarks and sites.
On the other hand, some folks may prefer using the public transport.
Some visitors may also turn to more Private means of Transport such as Taxis or even take a flight to Eilat from Tel Aviv.
Nevertheless, conducting some research before will surely help to those who are unfamiliar with the methods.
We in Holy Land VIP Tours collected the methods in the following guide.
Getting from Tel Aviv to Eilat by a Public transport
The Israeli public bus company, Egged, operate a direct bus line between Tel Aviv and Eilat.
The buses to Eilat depart from Tel Aviv’s Central Bus Station, also known as the new central bus station.
It is the 2nd largest bus station in the world.
The station is located in the southern part of the city near Tel Aviv HaHagana Railway Station, but there is no direct link between them.
Tel Aviv’s bus station is located inside a shopping mall which features various shops and cafes.
Most intercity buses leave from a departure hall on the main (north) wing on the 6th floor.
The bus from Tel Aviv to Eilat is unique as it is the only route in Israel that should be pre-booked.
Online booking is only possible in Hebrew, but you can book via the Egged call center.
For more information about the bus line click here.
The bus trip from Tel Aviv to Eilat and vise versa usually takes 5-6 Hours.
During your trip you will be passing through the beautiful desert of the Negev.
In order to get from Eilat to Tel Aviv, proceed to Eilat’s central bus station and there, you will find you bus back to Jeursalem.
Shuttle from Tel Aviv to Eilat
The Eilat shuttle service provides travelers with a transfer from Tel Aviv to Eilat, as well as to Ovda Airfield.
Transfers are available every day of the week making it the only option to get to from Tel Aviv to Eilat during Shabbat.
Shuttles must be pre-booked and tickets can be purchased in their website.
Book a room in a resort hotel and take private tours
Of course, Booking a room in one of Eilat’s many resort hotels and taking Private tours at day is the best way to experience the city.
The city’s resorts hotel provides you with the opportunity to take some time off and relax.
With a private tour, led by a Certified guide, you will be able to fully experience all the famous landmarks and sites that spread across this beautiful desert region.
Such tours and activities can be a visit to King Solomon’s mine or Swimming with dolphins in the Red Sea.
Our Christian guide will provide you with convenient transport for the day.
In addition, we provide opportunity to fully experience each place from the Christian aspect and learn about each Holy place.
Holy Land VIP Tours offers many daily tours in the region of the Eilat.
For instance, you can take a tour to the ancient city of Petra in nearby Jordan.
Also, we provide our customers with the ability to combine many of them with special activities.
Getting from Tel Aviv to Eilat by other means of transportation
Some additional means of transport you can use for getting from Tel Aviv to Eilat, are private taxis or Private shuttles.
Its an expensive mean of transport and such trip can cost up to 800 NIS (220-230 USD) to one direction.
There are numerous companies which offer such private services.
Also the rate heavily dependent on exact destination and special rates such as night rates or Shabat Rates.
Therefore, its the least preferable one but yet its available.
Feel comfortable to haggle with the driver before the trip and ask for fixed price.
Interested in a Private tour in the Eilat region?
I’m Daniel Sahwany, Christian Private guide, I have 10 years of extensive guiding experience. My family is originally from Nazareth, but I was born and raised in the holy city of Jerusalem and live there to this day. I’m fully certified to guide both within Israel and the Palestinian Authority. which is mean you won’t have to switch guides during your tours. I provide tours in many holy cities in the Holy Land, From Jerusalem to Bethlehem, all over the Holy Land.