Best Time to Fly to Israel
The main cities in Israel (Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa) are year-round destinations, though they may become very hot and sticky in the summer months. Israel’s peak season is generally the summer months, when school is out and larger groups plan trips to Israel.
Most of the beach resorts enjoy warm temperatures even in the wintertime, so this can be the perfect time to travel to Israel. Lower accommodations and cheap flights to Israel are often found during the winter months. However, it does get cold in the mountains.
Why you should take a flight to Israel
Whatever your reason for booking flights to Israel, it’s bound to be a spiritual journey. Cast aside your preconceived notions of this country and book tickets to Israel for more personal reasons. A trip to the Western Wall or a swim in the Dead Sea are just a few of the reasons Christian, Muslim and Jewish travelers plan Israel flights and trips on a yearly basis.
Let’s begin planning the trip to Israel by answering the most common question: is it safe to fly to Israel? The answer is yes, it is safe, but like anywhere you travel today it’s always good to keep your common sense and wits about you. It’s no secret Israel is center of religious tension in the Middle East. Muslims, Jews and Christians have been fighting over the “Promise Land” for centuries. While today’s wars seem more violent, they are also very segregated to certain parts of the country which remain off limits to tourists. However, the rest of Israel is worth exploring and travelers booking flights to Israel won’t be disappointed.
Before you book airline tickets to Israel, there are some cultural and religious rules to keep in mind. Jews cannot eat dairy and meat together, and Muslims and Jews are forbidden from eating pork at any meal. The falafel and schnitzel are common foods found throughout Israel, and if you’re visiting Israel on a Friday night, remember that it’s the Sabbath (the Jewish Holy Day) and observant Jews are not permitted to cook so many family-owned restaurants will be closed.
For cheap flights to Israel, consider booking Israel trips through travel organizations or community groups that include the price of airfare in the Israel travel package. Planned tours include a visit to all the must-see Israel destination spots and some tours will include a visit to a kibbutz or community service activities in an Israeli village. No matter how you book a trip to Israel, your experience in the Holy Land is sure to be memorable.
Israel has a typical Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers, and short, wet, cool winters.
There are a few domestic Israel flights available in the country, between Eilat, Tel Aviv and Haifa, operated by airlines El Al, Arkia and Israair.
Buses are excellent for inter-city trips. Most are run by a company called Egged. Fares are reasonable and the journey is fast. You can by tickets in advance at the bus stations or just direct from the driver.
The rail service is less extensive, but gradually expanding. It is all run by Israel Railways. Tickets must be bought in advance, but you can reserve a seat when you do so.
Note that there is no rail or bus service on Shabbat or public holidays.
The following chart gives approximate journey times from
The following chart gives approximate journey times from Tel Aviv (in hours and minutes) to other major cities and towns in Israel.
(prices quotes are from London)