Find cheap car rental deals in Jerusalem, Israel
Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the world – an exhilarating place that combines ancient sites of religious significance with a modern cultural and political destination. You should ideally rent a car to explore the city, giving you total flexibility even during the days when public transportation stops operating. Use Orbitz to help you find the perfect car for your trip.
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Take your pick of rental agencies in the city. Budget, Thrifty, Enterprise, Dollar, Hertz, Avis, Sixt and more offer cars in the city center and in the airports.
The minimum age for renting a car in Israel is 21, and the maximum age is 75. Drivers aged between 21 and 24 may incur surcharges as younger drivers.
You only need your driver’s license and a credit card, but once you’ve picked up your insurance documents you should keep them in the car as you drive around Jerusalem.
There are no disadvantages to booking a rental car in advance. Use Orbitz to find the best deal for you, then book for the greatest choice of prices and vehicles. There are rarely any cancellation or reservation fees.
Remember to always have your headlights on during winter months, and to pack a high-visibility vest in your rental car. You should also wear a seat belt at all times, and note that using your phone behind the wheel can result in an on-the-spot fine.
Jerusalem encompasses many different neighborhoods with different atmospheres. We’ve highlighted three places to visit while you’re in the city.
The ancient heart of the city lies surrounded by historic walls and famous gates. Find many of the religious destinations in or around the Old City. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Western Wall all lie within this ancient settlement. Gethsemane lies just outside of the walls, beneath the Mount of Olives.
Find an array of modern cultural attractions and trendy cafés in the heart of the city. Downtown is home to Ben Yehuda Street, one of the best shopping destinations in Jerusalem. Come to the triangle for the Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art and the Hebrew Music Museum, plus a number of bars and restaurants down pedestrianized streets.
Givat Ram is one of the cultural and political centers of the city. Come here to visit the Supreme Court and other governmental buildings or to wander through the scientific campus of the Hebrew University. Museums line the landscape – the Israel Museum, the Bible Lands Museum and the Bloomfield Science Museum are among the best in the country.