With more flights coming into southern Israel, many travelers are wondering how to get from Ovda 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. It is 60 km, or a 45-minute drive, from the Ovda Aiport to downtown Eilat and this journey can be made by airport shuttle or private transfer (there are no car rental options at Ovda Airport).
How to Get from Ovda Airport to Eilat
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The Eilat Shuttle transfers travelers at the airport to their hotel or hostel in Eilat. The shuttle from Ovda to Eilat costs 8 USD per person, and is available both from Ovda to Eilat and from Eilat to Ovda (picking and dropping from all addresses in Eilat). Prior reservations are necessary, pre-bookings can be made at www.eilatshuttle.com. The schedule of the shuttle ties closely with the incoming and departing flights from Ovda.
The shuttle service from Ovda to Eilat has benefits over other methods of transportation as it drops passengers directly at their hotel door, and all drivers and representatives are fluent English speakers.
This shuttle company can also make transfers to other locations including Aqaba and Taba (25 USD per person), and Jerusalem and Tel Aviv (35 USD per person).
Private shuttles from Ovda Airport can also be booked through flo Shuttle to destinations across Israel, Jordan, and Egypt.
There are two airports that bring travelers to Eilat. People taking domestic flights in Israel will arrive at the Eilat Airport. This airport is downtown and next to the beaches and other attractions. The Ovda Airport, which is welcoming international flights, is outside of Eilat. Transportation from there is necessary to get to the center of the city.
There are few options. Ovda Airport has no public transportation or car rental options and the taxi service is not always very reliable. The best way to get to Eilat is by a pre-booked shuttle service.