Tourist Driver's License
In order to drive a rental car in Israel, tourists must have a valid foreign driver's license. Note that you do not need to get an international driver’s license. You can use your driving license for up to one year in Israel. If you decide to stay longer, you will have to apply for an Israeli driver’s license as well.
Further information about driving in Israel with a Foreign Driving License can be found on the Israeli Government Portal.
Traveling by car
Traveling by car is a great way to commute in Israel. It takes about seven hours to cross the State of Israel from North to South or from tip to tip. There are many car rental agencies in Israel. Rent a car agencies are located throughout the country but most are in Central Israel and closer to Ben Gurion International Airport.
Tamir Rental Car Israel company is one of the largest among these agencies with more than 1,000 in stock and 43 years of experience in the industry.
We are proud to serve our customers with the best customer service and lowest prices for rental cars in Israel.
Israeli road numbers
Even numbered roads run north to south. Low numbers indicate roads which are closer to the south.
Odd numbered roads run from the east to the west of Israel.
Low numbers indicate roads which are closer to the west.
Toll Road Number 6
Israel one has one toll road, number 6 that runs from the North to Central Israel. If you decide to take this highway, you should sign an agreement with your car rental in Israel service beforehand or pay the required fees when you return the car.
Driving rules in Israel
The use of cellular or mobile phones are prohibited while driving in Israel.It is illegal to hold you cell phone to your ear and talk while driving in Israel, but you can talk on the phone if you have a speaker.
In case of an emergency and if you must stop on the side of the road, you are required to put a bright yellow vest on that can be found inside the glove compartment of all Tamir rental cars.
Car lights must be turned on at all times during the day, morning and night, between November 1st and March 31st. It is illegal to drive without headlights during this period of the year.
In case of an accident, an Accident Report must be filled out. This document can be found in the glove compartment of all Tamir rental cars.
Driving under the influence of alcohol is absolutely forbidden.
An accident caused by a DUI will not covered by the insurance company in Israel.
Navigating in Israel
While navigating a car rental in Israel, especially in Jerusalem, one should pay attention to entering into Palestinian neighborhoods. For example, west and east Jerusalem are intertwined. Some tours in Jerusalem even include traveling and seeing sites in both west and east of the capital city.