Israel is a country located between the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. It is located on the continent of Asia and has a population of almost 7.8 million people. Surrounding countries include Syria, Egypt, and Jordan. However, for most people, traveling by car is not an ideal way of getting to Israel. Plane seems to be the most appropriate means of transportation for frequenting visitors.
Israel is home to Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion International Airport. The airport hosts three airlines including El Al, Arkia Israel Airlines, and Israir. American and European carriers all offer flights to the Israeli airport as well.
Once grounded, transportation is offered by automobiles, buses, and trains. These options allow visitors to travel to popular destinations including Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and Haifa. Some options are more efficient than other so make sure you do your research before deciding on which mode of transportation will be taken.
Traveling to Israel by boat ride can be accomplished. Despite being surrounded by water, getting to Israel by boat can be unexpectedly troublesome. Main sea ports of Israel are located in Haifa and Ashdod. These ports are frequented by cruise lines that include Israel as an attractive destination while passing through, but do not mark it as a one-way destination. Private marinas for personal boats and yachts can be found at Tel Aviv, Haifa, Herzilya, and Ashkelon.
If getting to Israel by land is more up your alley, boarding crossing from Jordan and Egypt can both be too viable options. Make sure you come equipped with your passport and expect customs to thoroughly see you both in and out of the country. However, getting into Israel by crossing the border at Jordan can be done at the Allenby/King Hussein Bridge, the Yitzhak Rabin, and via the Jordan River where the crossing is at the Sea of Galilee. Egypt’s border crossing entrances can be found at Nitzhana and Taba.