Israel

Car hire in Israel with SIXT

SIXT car hire in Israel gives you the opportunity to drive wherever you want, in a first-class vehicle supplied by some of the most trusted car manufacturers in the world, BMW, Subaru and Mercedes. Each is only 3 months old on average, so you can enjoy driving a virtually new car. Language barriers are non-existent, as all our branch agents are fluent English-speakers. A choice of models awaits you, from a cost-effective modern economy car for driving in Israel’s busy major cities, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa ­– to a family-sized MPV with large windows and a nice high ride height for the best sightseeing visibility.  

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SIXT services in Israel

We make car hire in Israel a personal experience for you. Select your car from a wide range of models that includes compact cars, saloons and sedans, MPVs and 4x4s. You can also hire a minibus for group tours, or sports and convertible models if you have a road trip in mind. You can book extras to make your visit more convenient, like child seats or a sat nav unit. Rental periods are flexible, allowing you to match them to your travel schedule. If you’re on holiday you can take a long-term rental, or you can even book a mere one-day rental if you’re just passing through.  

SIXT services in Israel

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Flexible Hiring Options

Select ‘pay later’ while making the booking - this means cancellation is free up to the day of pick-up  

Licence Requirements

In Isreal drivers can hire a selection of smaller cars from as young as 21 years old. You must have a valid licence for at least a year.   

One-Way Car Hire

Using the online tool, select a different branch to see if this is an option, all one-way car hires must be organised prior to the journey.  

Available Extras

If you want additional things for the booking, we can include sat nav systems, child seats, as well as additional mileage and additional drivers.  

Licence Requirements

Valid licences from EU member states are accepted in Israel. Non-Roman alphabet licences (Japanese, Arabic etc) must be accompanied by an International Driving Permit.  

Crossing Borders

It is not possible to cross borders from Israel into Palestinian territory. If this agreement is broken, then all rental protections are invalidated.   

Best places to visit in Israel

  • Jerusalem: Israel’s Holy City has many religious landmarks. Its centrepiece is the world-famous Temple Mount (Haram Al-Sharif), one of the most revered sites in both Judaeo-Christianity and Islam. The Dome of the Rock where it stands has similar significance. There’s also the famous Western Wall, also known as the Wailing Wall, which is the holiest site in the Judaic religion.  
  • Tel Aviv: this is Israel’s coastal tourist playground, known for its beaches and nightlife. Besides the bars and restaurants on the beach promenade and around the Great Synagogue plaza, you can visit Jaffa’s Old City and Port, which is a combination of a flea market and archaeological artefacts and ruins. Then take a drive to the historic Yemenite Quarter that is older than Tel Aviv itself.  
  • Haifa: one of the most prominent landmarks here is Baha’i Gardens. The Stella Maris Carmelite Monastery is also a must-see for its beautiful frescoes. You also can’t miss floating above the city on the Haifa cable car, which is the best way to get down from the monastery hill. There’s also Elijah’s Cave, another of the most important religious pilgrimage sites in the country.  

Winter 2021 in Israel

If you visit in winter and hire a car, take a drive to mythical Bethlehem, where you can visit the famous Church of the Nativity. To experience the other side of Israel, drive out to Timna Park, where you’ll get a taste of the rugged Negev Desert. The imposing ruins of Masada are also well worth seeing, as is the Mar Saba Monastery, both of which are a day trip away from Jerusalem. And then relax alongside the Sea of Galilee or in the hot pools in the nearby town of Tiberias.  

Why Rent With Sixt?

Why Rent With Sixt?
  • New Cars - On Average 3 Months Old
  • Premium Fleet Of German Cars
  • Car Hire Made Quick And Easy
  • Friendly 24/7 Customer Service
  • Free Cancellation When You Pay On Arrival
  • No hidden costs or credit card fees

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