Israel Land Borders

Israel Land Borders

Israel Land Borders

Whilst most tourists enter Israel by air, many are coming and going through the land borders with Egypt and Jordan.

Allenby/King Hussein Border Crossing – from Jordan

The Allenby, or King Hussein Border Crossing is located between Jerusalem and the Jordanian capital of Amman.

  • A taxi journey from Amman to the border takes about an hour and costs 25-35JD.
  • A bus from the Jordanian exit terminal to the Israeli entry terminal costs about 3JD and another 2JD for luggage
  • At the Israeli side, you pass through an airport-style security terminal

Useful information…

The Allenby Border Crossing is open from Sunday to Thursday between 08:00 and 00: 20, and Friday and Saturday between 08:00 and 15:00. It is closed on Yom Kippur and the first day of the Muslim Feast of Sacrifice.

Transport at the crossing…

  • Taxi – there is a taxi rank
  • Sherut to the Allenby border crossing – from the terminal, a sherut to Jerusalem costs 34 shekels per person, plus 3.5 shekels for luggage.
  • Bus to the Allenby border Crossing – the bus stop is located about 100 meters from the terminal but is accessed only by taxi. Bus number 963 runs to and from Jerusalem (about 20 shekels) whilst 961 is to Kiryat Shemona.

Aqaba/Yitzhak Rabin Border Crossing – From Jordan

The Aqaba, or Yitzhak Rabin Border Crossing is located between Eilat and the Jordanian city of Aqaba.

Useful information…

The Aqaba Border Crossing is open from Sunday to Thursday between 06:30 and 20:00, and Friday and Saturday between 08:00 and 20:00. It is closed on Yom Kippur and the first day of the Muslim New Year.

Transport at the crossing…

  • Taxi – there is a taxi rank
  • Sherut to Eilat– from the terminal, a sherut to Eilat

Jordan River Border Crossing – From Jordan

The Jordan River Border Crossing is located in the north of Israel near the city of Beit Shean. It crosses the River Jordan into the center of Jordan.

Useful information…

The Jordan River Crossing is open on Sunday to Thursday between 06:30 and 21:00, and Friday and Saturday between 08:00 and 20:00. It is closed on Yom Kippur and the first day of the Muslim New Year.

Transport at the crossing…

  • Taxi

Taba Border Crossing – From Egypt

The Taba Border Crossing is located between Eilat and the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt.

Useful information…

The Taba Border Crossing is open 24/7 apart from on Yom Kippur and the first day of the Muslim New Year, when you should check for exact opening times.

Transport at the crossing…