Israel’s Newest Airport
Eilat’s new Ramon International Airport has officially opened just north of the city of Eilat as of January 21, 2019. The new Ramon Airport has replaced the two existing airports in Eilat – Eilat City Airport and Ovda Airport – and has created an impressive new international gateway to Southern Israel and the Red Sea. The Ramon Airport is expected to handle up to 2 million passengers a year with expansion allowing for capacity of up to 4.2 million passengers by the year 2030.
All domestic flights to the old Eilat City Airport from Tel Aviv and Haifa have now moved to the new Ramon International Airport. It will also handle low-cost and charter flights from Europe that previously flew in and out of Ovda Airport, including flights from Ryanair, WizzAir, Transavia, SAS, Finnair, Edelweiss, and Ural Airlines.
With more flights coming into southern Israel, many travelers are wondering how to get from Ramon International Airport to Eilat. This airport is becoming a more popular destination for those who want to explore all that this area has to offer. It’s close to Eilat, the Red Sea resorts of Aqaba and Taba, and even Petra in Jordan, and Jerusalem or Tel Aviv. Ramon airport is approximately a 15-minute drive from the center of Eilat.
How to Get from Ramon Airport to Eilat
Bus: Israel’s public bus company, Egged, operates lines 30 and 50, which run between Ramon Airport and the tourist areas, as well as lines 31 and 32, which run from the city’s neighborhoods in the mornings from 5-8:00AM only. Fares are 4.20 NIS for a single trip.
Taxi: Taxi fares start at 84 NIS and go up to 95 NIS after 9:00PM and on Saturdays and holidays. The driver will also charge an additional fee for luggage.
Car: You may park across the street from Ramon Airport in Basmat parking lot, located opposite gates 32 and 33. Parking costs 5 NIS for one hour and 25 NIS for 24 hours. Eilat residents who own a parking permit may park free of charge for 36 hours.
Rental car services are available in the arrivals hall, with vehicles located in the parking lot outside the terminal.
Private Transfer: A private transfer between Ramon Airport and Eilat, or anywhere else in the region, is also available.