It’s definitely possible to find cheap flights to Israel, especially when you use our favorite tips and tricks.
With that in mind, here are our top tips for finding cheap flights to Israel.
Understanding Israel’s Travel Seasons (High Season and Off Season)
When you visit Israel, there are a few different ebbs and flows to the travel season that can influence flight prices. Here’s what you need to know about Israel’s high season and off season, when it comes to finding cheap flights to Israel.
High Season (June through September)
- Typically when the most travelers come to Israel.
- When Israel experiences the hottest temperatures of the year.
- Excellent for enjoying the beaches, sea, outdoor markets, and Israeli sunshine.
- Be sure to bring your sunscreen, hats, and water bottles, because it can get extremely hot, particularly in August and in the southern part of the country.
Off Season (December through February)
- You’ll find far less travelers in Israel this time of year than during the peak months.
- Typically this is when weather is the coolest, and the wettest (this is the time of year when Israel experiences the most rain).
- Temperatures can still be considered “mild” when compared to winter temperatures in Europe and North America.
- You can certainly still explore all of what Israel has to offer, and the weather in places like Eilat and the Dead Sea might still be warm.
- Be sure to pack some warmer clothes and rain boots.
When looking for a cheap flight to Israel, be sure to take seasonal travel trends into consideration!
How to Find Cheap Flights to Israel
After understanding the pros and cons of the different travel seasons in Israel, there are a few tips and tricks you can keep in mind, in order to find cheap flights to Israel.
Set up Google Flights price tracking: Google Flights is one of the most popular and handiest tools for finding flights online, and one of its most helpful features for finding cheap flights to Israel is the “Track Prices” feature. Flight prices fluctuate from day to day, and sometimes they can rise and fall by a substantial amount. In order to get a cheap flight to Israel, you need to ensure you’re buying your ticket at a time when the prices are at their lowest. When you search a flight itinerary from your home airport to Israel, you can click the “Track Prices” toggle, which will enable Google to track the prices of the flights for you. Then, when the prices fluctuate, you’ll get an email notification.
Check the budget flight apps websites: There are plenty of budget flight websites, apps, and tools that you can check to try to find a cheap flight to Israel. Always read the terms and conditions on these websites, and ensure that the flight still meets your travel needs (with factors such as luggage allowance and layovers).
Check your credit card benefits: If you use a credit card, you might have some travel reward perks that you don’t know about. Many credit cards offer “miles” programs, where you can accrue miles for money spent on regular purchases. Check with your bank to see if a credit card you’re already using has flight benefits.
Be flexible with your travel dates: When you decide to travel to Israel greatly impacts the price of your plane ticket, and the best way to find a cheap flight to Israel is to be flexible with your travel dates. If you’re willing to fly when prices are lower, you can likely spend less money on your flight than if you need to fly at a specific time when prices are higher.
Guide to Israel’s Airports
Did you know Israel actually has two airports? When you travel to Israel, you’ll likely fly into the main international airport. But there is also a second airport that might be useful for your travel plans. Here is what you need to know about Israel’s airports:
Ben Gurion International Airport: Located near Lod, just outside of Tel Aviv, Ben Gurion International Airport is Israel’s main international airport, and is the busiest airport in the country. When you find cheap flights to Israel, you’ll probably arrive in Ben Gurion International Airport. This airport has Duty Free shopping, free WiFi, and two terminals, Terminal 1 and Terminal 3.
Ramon Airport: Located near the southernmost Israeli city of Eilat, Ramon Airport is a smaller airport that you can reach by flight from Tel Aviv, as well as some international destinations. Several European countries have flights that travel to Ramon Airport, for example. Depending on where you’re departing from, be sure to check Ramon Airport as a destination, as you might be able to find a cheap flight to Israel that takes you here.
Traveling from Israel’s Airports to Abraham Hostels
Part of choosing a cheap flight to Israel is understanding your travel options once you land here in Israel. Here is what you need to know about traveling from Israel’s airports to our hostel locations.
To Abraham Tel Aviv: From Ben Gurion International Airport, you can easily reach Abraham Tel Aviv by bus, train, or taxi. Several buses run daily that can take you to Tel Aviv’s Central Bus Station, and there is a train that takes you right from the airport to HaHagana Station in Tel Aviv, which is right next to the central bus station. From the station you can take a local Tel Aviv bus to the hostel, you can take a short cab ride, or you can walk about 15 minutes. You can also take a private taxi directly from the airport to the hostel.
To Abraham Jerusalem: From Ben Gurion International Airport, you can easily reach Abraham Jerusalem by bus, train, or taxi. Several buses run daily that can take you to Jerusalem’s Central Bus Station, and there is a train that takes you right from the airport to the Yitzhak Navon Railway Station in Jerusalem, which is right next to the central bus station. From there, you can take a local Jerusalem light rail to the hostel, you can take a short cab ride, or you can walk about 20 minutes. You can also take a private taxi directly from the airport to the hostel.
To Abraham Eilat: From Ben Gurion International Airport, the best way to reach Abraham Eilat is by bus, train, or flight. You can take a bus that will bring you directly to the Central Bus Station in Eilat (it will take about 5.5 hours). You can also take a train part of the way, then switch to a bus. From the Central Bus Station, it is about a three minute walk to Abraham Eilat. It is also possible to fly from Ben Gurion International Airport to Ramon Airport, which is just outside Eilat. You can then take a cab to Abraham Eilat.
To Fauzi Azar by Abraham: From Ben Gurion International Airport, the best way to reach Fauzi Azar by Abraham is by bus. From the Central Station in Nazareth, it is about a 20 minute walk to Fauzi Azar.
To find the exact buses, trains, and schedules, you can use Google’s public transportation directions, or the app Moovit, which is very popular here in Israel.
Also please note, that from sundown on Friday until sundown on Saturday it is Shabbat, and the public transit in the country is unavailable in most cases. This includes most trains and buses. In order to travel from the airports to Abraham Hostels during Shabbat, you can take sheruts, which are mini-buses, or private taxis.
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