Airfare to Tel Aviv, Israel
Tel Aviv doesn’t have the historic or religious importance of Jerusalem or Bethlehem, but it is the economic center of this small country and the point where most travelers arrive. It offers easy access to all of Israel’s top attractions and key sites.
Airfare to Tel Aviv will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates.
Also consider flights into Amman, Jordan. To get between the cities, you can grab a spot on a train, bus or flight. Look for cheap flights on no frills airlines. Although it will take longer to reach your destination, a bus or train could save you enough cash to make it worth your while.
Another possible money-saving tip is to look for flights that go through Dubai, U.A.E., or another major gateway city instead of flying direct. Because there are more flights – and competition – from these cities on low budget airlines, you can save some cash over flying non-stop to your destination. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.
Finally, consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. El Al is the national airline. However, Air Canada, LOT Polish Airlines and other airlines also stop in Tel Aviv.
The most expensive air tickets to Tel Aviv are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the New Year. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.
Summary of Money Saving Tips:
- Fly mid-week
- Book your holiday during the off-peak season
- Consider flying into Amman, Jordan and traveling overland to Tel Aviv via train or bus
- Look for flights that go through large cities, with many flights
- Check out carriers besides the national airline – they may undercut the monopolistic competition
For more information on Tel Aviv, check out BootsnAll’s Tel Aviv Travel Guide.