Local and intercity taxi service is available to and from any point in the country. Fares within the cities are charged according to the meter. Drivers must operate the meter for trips within the city. Do not let the driver convince you to agree on a price ahead of time if you are not familiar with the rates!
Taxis can be booked by telephone, approached at a local taxi station, or stopped by waving your hand. Taxis reserved by phone pay an additional 5.2 NIS.
Luggage: The price of the service includes 1 parcel the size of a carry on. Additional cargo may be charged up to 4.4 NIS per unit.
Number of passengers: If there are more than 2 passengers, the driver may request an additional 4.90 NIS per passenger unless the additional passengers are under 5 years of age.
Night rates are 25% more than the normal fare. These rates also apply for Sabbath and holidays.
The fares for intercity taxi service are standard fares that are set by the Ministry of Transportation. It is recommended to verify what the fare will be before boarding the taxi.
Additional travel costs:
Route 6: Travel via route 6 will be charged an additional 16.6 NIS, except for junction 18 from Iron to Ein Tut which costs only 5.5 NIS.
Haifa Tunnels: Travel through the tunnels cost 6.2 NIS each way and 12.5 NIS round trip.
Travel in the Fast Lane to Tel Aviv: The cost will be according to the rate stipulated in the electronic sign at the Lane’s entrance unless the taxi is free from road fees.
Travel from Ben Gurion Airport to any location costs an additional 5 NIS .
Travel from Sde Dov Airport or Haifa Sea Port costs an additional 2 NIS.
Waiting periods: Waiting periods are fined at 15 minute intervals amounting to 94 NIS per hour.
Service Taxis (Sherut)
Service taxis (Sherut) travel on permanent local and intercity routes coinciding with the bus routes. The fare for these taxis is set according to distance. In most cases, it is equal to or slightly cheaper than the equivalent bus fare.
Service taxis stop at permanent stops, but will also make request stops along the way. Some central taxis lines also operate on the Sabbath.
Departure times are not prescheduled: the taxi leaves the station when it is full. For this reason it is wise to take into account that you might have to wait some time before the taxi fills up and departs.
Intercity Service Taxi or what is called a “Shared Taxi” generally leave from the central bus station. It is recommended to ask at the local central bus station for their location and routes.
From Tel Aviv the shared taxis service Jerusalem, Haifa, Netanya, Petakh Tikva, Rekhovot, Lod, Ramle, Hadera, Afula, Nazareth, and all stops on the way ..
From Jerusalem to Tel Aviv, - Taxis leave from the central bus station and Rabbi Kook Street downtown.
From Be’er Sheva to Tel Aviv, taxis, leave from the central bus station.
Local Service Taxis
In Tel Aviv - Service taxis operate on the main Dan bus routes. The fare is slightly lower than that of the busses. Passengers can get on or off anywhere along the route, and not only at designated bus stops. These taxis also run on the Sabbath on routes 4, 5, and 16, and other routes.
Jerusalem - There are no local service taxis in Jerusalem.
Eilat - There are no local service taxis in Eilat.
Haifa - Service taxis run on the main Egged bus routes in the city. Some lines also operate on the Sabbath.
Tiberias - There are no local service taxis in Tiberias.
Be’er Sheva - Service taxis run on the main Metrodan bus routes.