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Eilat

Getting around

The town centre is walkable, but you’ll need a bus or taxi for locations along the Taba road. The hourly bus No 15 connects the central bus station with the Egyptian border at Taba (6.40NIS) from 8am to 6pm Sunday to Thursday, 8am to 3pm Friday and 9am to 7pm Saturday. To reach the Rabin border crossing into Jordan, you’ll have to get a taxi (25NIS).

Car & motorcycle

Car

You can rent a car by calling any of the following:

Budget (371 063)

Europcar (637 4014)

Hertz (637 6682)

Reliable (637 4126)

Thrifty (637 3511)

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Local transport

Taxi

Eilat’s taxis can be an inexpensive and comfortable way to get around, especially when there are two or more of you. Although distances are short, much of the town is on a hill and, worn out by the heat, you could well decide to take a smart Mercedes ride rather than walk. Fares are roughly 6NIS per kilometre; a taxi from the town centre to Taba is 28NIS.

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