Flights to Israel: practical information
Cheap airlines to Israel
Planning a holiday in Israel? We don't blame you. This small but very diverse country has a lot to offer. Start your trip planning with cheap flights to Israel's Ben-Gurion International Airport (TLV) close to both Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Several low cost airlines even fly there from London.
When to book flights to Israel
Summer is the most popular time to visit Israel despite the scorching heat and humid coastlines. Spring and autumn are gorgeous and are without a doubt the best times to visit, so book your flights 3 months in advance and travel in the shoulder seasons.
- Peak season: Summer but the shoulder seasons are better.
- Low season: Winter.
Direct flights to Israel take 5 hours from London.
Experience Israel: what to see, what to do
Israel may be small but it certainly delivers as a great holiday destination. It has coasts on the Mediterranean, the Red Sea and the Gulf of Eilat. The Dead Sea, Holy Lands and ancient cities attract tourists from around the world.
Essentials in Israel
Dead Sea: This is the lowest point in the world at 394m below sea level. It's also one of the most popular attractions for tourists in Israel. It's a perfect day trip from Jerusalem with an Israel car hire so pack your swimming trunks, let's go to the sea!
Tel Aviv: If it's your first time in Israel, Tel Aviv is a must. The Old Jaffa is a good place to start, this is where legend says Jonah boarded a ship that was eaten by a big fish. The nearby flea market is also excellent.
Beaches: Israel's Mediterranean coastline is the perfect place to spend a beach holiday. The Sharon is home to several beach resort towns like Netanya and Caesarea which have excellent beaches.
Find more information on Go Israel.
Accommodations in Israel
There are some really great accommodation options in Israel. The country is well equipped with cheap hotels as well as luxurious ones. You'll find hotels in Israel have very similar standards as in Western Europe.