Mitzpe Ramon and Eilat are two wonderful destinations in Israel with two very different landscapes. High up (900 meters high to be precise) on Israel’s very own ‘grand canyon’, Mitzpe Ramon is a desert town with spectacular views. Thrill seekers will be tempted by its adrenaline-fuelled activities whilst those who want to escape the noise of the day to day hustle and bustle will truly appreciate the town’s long tranquil hikes.
Approximately 150 kilometers from Mitzpe Ramon is the vibrant coastal city of Eilat. With windsurfing and snorkeling galore Eilat is the perfect destination after spending a few days in the desert. It is full of historic sites, trendy bars, markets, and a notable foodie scene. Despite the stark difference in scenery, Mitzpe Ramon and Eilat are not too far away. With great public transport options and Road 40, it is fairly easy and affordable to get from Mitzpe Ramon to Eilat.
Shuttle from Mitzpe Ramon to Eilat
Daily shuttles operate from Mitzpe Ramon to Eilat and back from Eilat to Mitzpe Ramon. Shuttles depart Mitzpe Ramon at approximately 6am daily, arriving in Eilat at 8am, en-route the shuttle stops at the Arava Border Crossing to Jordan, perfect for visitors planning a Petra trip. In the evening, shuttles depart from Eilat at 19:30pm, arriving in Mitzpe Ramon at approximately 21:00pm. Shuttles are available for booking with Eilat Shuttle.
How to get from Mitzpe Ramon to Eilat by Bus
Israel has an extensive and reliable bus system that runs public buses between Mitzpe Ramon and Eilat on a daily basis. Passengers can either purchase a bus ticket on the bus or at the bus station prior to boarding. The 392 Egged bus runs every few hours and costs around 10 USD for a one-way ticket. The journey is approximately three hours and it is a great way to witness local life in Israel.
Getting from Mitzpe Ramon to Eilat By Car
If you prefer to travel at your own speed in your own time then the best option is to drive from Mitzpe Ramon to Eilat. Visitors will find well-known car rental companies such as Hertz, Avis, and Sixt at many international airports and large cities and towns. Once you have a rental car it is a fairly straightforward drive to Eilat along the popular Road 40. The total journey time between Mitzpe Ramon and Eilat is around 1 hour and 50 minutes depending on traffic.
Best way to get from Mitzpe Ramon to Eilat
The two most convenient ways to get from the glorious Mitzpe Ramon to the coastal resort of Eilat is by bus or private car rental. Traveling by bus is ideal for those on a budget whereas families with younger children may find it easier to hire a car and travel at your own pace. Either way, you will reach the city of Eilat in a reasonable time. Both routes transport visitors through the spectacular Negev desert which makes the journey an adventure in itself.