General Information that is Good To Know when Traveling to Israel


Ben Gurion Airport

Israel has an international airport, Ben Guríon Airport, located at the center of the country, right next to the highway that connects Tel Aviv with Jerusalem. Account with taxi services at the front door from the airport, regular bus service and trains that connect Ben Airport Gurion with the rest of Israel.
Airports Authority of Israel:
iaa.gov.il

A home away from home
Accommodation
Tourists will find in Israel a variety of accommodations for all tastes, purposes and budgets including Five Star luxury hotels of leading hotel chains in the world, resorts & spa's, charming hotels, to Bed & Breakfast and hostels. Prices vary according to category and season and generally prices are published in US dollars. You can book directly on our website tours with hotels included or you can call us directly so one of our travel agents can help you.

We do not care about Monday
The Israeli week
The Israeli week is different from the one in rest of the world. The work week is from Sunday to Thursday, and the weekend, Friday and Saturday. Most businesses are open Friday until early afternoon, before the Shabbat, which begins at the sun set on Friday and lasts until a little after the sun set on Saturday.

From here to there
Transportation
Israel is a small country. which allows to move quickly and economically. The Taxis can be taken on the street, book by phone or through an app international as GetTaxi and Rider. There are several local companies and international car rental in different CITIES including in the Ben Gurion Airport.
Train Information Services:
rail.co.il / Tel. 08-6831222 or * 5770
Bus Information Service:
bus.co.il / Tel. 1-900-72-1111

Everything about money
Currency and change
The currency is the New Israeli Shekel (NIS). You can enter Israel with local cash, foreign currency, traveler's checks and Credit cards. All kinds of foreign currency can change at the airport, banks, post offices, most hotels or offices exchange rates authorized in the main cities. You can withdraw cash easily at ATM's with your international bank credit or debit card.


At the wheel
Driving in Israel
The minimum driving age is 17 years and it circulates on the right. Limits of speed are from 30 to 50 km / h in the cities, 80-90 on interurban roads and 130 in Auiopistas and on route number 6. Safety belts are mandatory and yes they enjoy an exit at night, it is important to remember that there is zero tolerance for alcohol when driving, so they must designate a driver and enjoy safely.

Fun in the sun
Weather
With around 40 rainy days on average, Israel is known for its radiant sun, although you have to remember that Israel does have 4 cliamet seasons. Summers are long and last from April to October with spikes of heat and humidity in July and August. Autumn and winter last from November to March. The southern city of Eilat enjoys almost 360 sunny days, transforming it into the hottest city of Israel.
Israeli Meteorology Service:
ims. gov.il

Languages
The official languages ​​are modern Hebrew and Arab. English is the main language Spoken and understood by the majority. A great Number of Israelis speak a different language and you will find many languages ​​spoken fluently by the population such as Spanish, Russian, French, Amharic and many more.

For additional information before your travel to Israel visit Good to Know Information traveling to Israel here.

 

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