Local and intercity taxi service is available to and from any point in the country. Fares within the cities are charged according to the meter. The fares for intercity taxi service are standard fares that are set by the Ministry of Transportation. It is recommended to verify what the fare will be before boarding the taxi.
Taxis can be ordered by telephone from a local taxi station, or stopped by waving your hand at one on the street.
The starting fare within the city is NIS 9.10. An average ride will cost around NIS 20. There
is an additional charge of NIS 3.50 for telephone orders and an
additional charge of NIS 2.90 for each suitcase that is not hand
Night rates are 25% more than the normal fare, and begin at 9:01 pm and end at 5:29 am. These rates also apply for Sabbath and holidays.
Drivers must operate the meter for trips within the city. Do not let the driver convince you to agree on a price ahead of time if you are not familiar with the rates!
Service taxis (jitneys) travel on permanent local and intercity routes coinciding with the bus routes. The fare for these taxis is set according to distance. In most cases, it is equal to or slightly cheaper than the equivalent bus fare.
Service taxis stop at permanent stops, but will also make request stops along the way. Some central taxis lines also operate on the Sabbath.
Departure times are not prescheduled: the taxi leaves the station when it is full. For this reason it is wise to take into account that you might have to wait some time before the taxi fills up and departs.
Intercity Service Taxis
From Tel Aviv
to Jerusalem, Haifa, Netanya, Petakh Tikva, Rekhovot, Lod, Ramle,
Hadera, Afula, Eilat, Nazareth, and all stops on the way - Taxis leave
from the new central bus station.
From Jerusalem to Tel Aviv, Rekhovot, Haifa, Eilat, and all the stops on the way - Taxis leave from the central bus station.
From Haifa to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem - Taxis leave from He-Khalutz Street near Ha-Nevi’im Street in the Hadar district.
From Eilat to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem- Taxis leave from the central bus station.
From Tiberias to Tel Aviv - Taxis leave from the central bus station.
From Be’er Sheva to Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa, and all stops on the way, leaving from the central bus station.
From Netanya to Tel Aviv - Leaving from the central bus station.
Local Service Taxis
In Tel Aviv - Service taxis operate on the main Dan bus routes. The fare is slightly lower than that of the busses. Passengers can get on or off anywhere along the route, and not only at designated bus stops. These taxis also run on the Sabbath on routes 4, 5, and 16, and other routes.
Jerusalem - Service taxis run on the main Egged bus routes.
Eilat - There are no local service taxis in Eilat.
Haifa - Service taxis run on the main Egged bus routes in the city. Some lines also operate on the Sabbath.
Tiberias - There are no local service taxis in Tiberias.
Be’er Sheva - Service taxis run on the main Metrodan bus routes.