With over 300 days a year of glorious sun no wonder Eilat is so popular among tourists from all over the world. Situated at the crossroad of : Israel , Egypt and Jordan Eilat is the Hotspot for backpackers who wish to explore the Red Sea and the israeli desert. Eilat is small and fun. You can take a one day tour to Petra and get to your hotel in the evening. Water sports are very popular and there are several diving clubs and diving schools where you can hire diving gear.
A large number of Hotels and Hostels provide accommodations for 3 million tourists a year. You can find many types of Hotels : All inclusive Hotels , 5 star hotels , 4 star hotels and many budget hotels. There are also great affordable Hostels in Eilat
, most of them at the center of the city a short walk from the beach.
How Do I get to Eilat ?
Situated at the most southern spot in Israel Eilat is the ultimate road trip. You can drive to Eilat, hike to Eilat, Fly to Eilat and even walk to Eilat in Israel national trail
. If you need to get to Eilat and not sure how to do it this short article is for you. We will start with the most common way : Getting to Eilat by Bus. There are several bus lines form major cities in Israel that will take you to Eilat. Notice to take the express ( direct bus ) to Eilat and not the lines that will be waste of time and money. ' Egged '
bus lines is the largest transportation operator in Israel and it operates the bus line to Eilat. You can book a drive to Eilat online here or buy a ticket in major cities only : Tel Aviv , Haifa , Jerusalem and Beer Sheva. You must remember that it is a long drive and the bus makes several stops for a short rest. Make sure you have water and food. Click here !
to book online tickets to Eilat with ' Egged '. If you want to fly to Eilat you canonly fly from two places : Ben Gurion airport
outside of Tel Aviv or Sde Dov airport
inside Tel Aviv. Two airlines have daily flights to Eilat : Israir air lines
and Arkia air lines
. If you want to fly cheap compare prices between these two airlines. Prices may be high on high season but you can find cheap deals. You will land in Eilat's airport. Driving to Eilat can be fun because it is indeed the ultimate israeli road trip. The desert landscape is truly amazing and you have a stop in the dead sea.
Book online hotels & hostels in Eilat
We listed the best hostels in Eilat :
HI - Eilat Hostel
Fawlty Towers Hostel