Although the Arava is a desert, reaching it is a lot easier than you would think and there are several options available.

Bus

There are frequent and direct bus lines from Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, the Dead Sea, Be'er Sheva and Eilat throughout the week. Buses collect and drop off passengers at dedicated stations, conveniently located at the entrances to Arava communities.

Book a bus ticket online here>>

 

Train

Trains operate all over Israel and directly from Ben Gurion Airport to Beer Sheva or Dimona. The rest of the journey must be made by bus .

Book a train ticket online via "Israel Railways" here >>

 

Flights

Reaching the Arava has never been easier! The new international Ramon Airport, conveniently located in close proximity to Timna Park runs frequent domestic and international flights form a variety of destinations in Israel and abroad. Less than an hour's drive from the airport, you will find a variety of lodging options, hiking trails, attractions and desert activities.

Driving Directions

At the airport's exit junction turn right (north) on Road 90. In less than an hour, you will find yourselves in the heart of the Arava desert, near Ein Yahav, Hatzeva and Tzukim.

Public Transport

The airport operates a shuttle bus, every half an hour. The shuttle reaches Be'er Ora junction and here you can catch a public bus (Egged) northbound to Ein Yahav and the upper Arava region.

Book a bus ticket online here>>

 

 Car

Car rental services are available in Eilat and Beer Sheva. We recommend you to rent a car before arriving in the Arava

Departing from the Dead Sea.

The Jordan Valley road connects the Dead Sea road to the Arava junction. Turn left at the Arava junction to connect to Road 90.

Departing from the South.

Drive from Eilat along Road 90 towards the central Arava, located approximately an hour and a half from Eilat.

Departing from Jerusalem and Central Locations

Road 6 – Toll Road (Please check with your car hire company how to pay for use of the toll road).

Drive along Road 6, southbound to Shoket junction. Continue along the road leading from Be'er Sheva to Hativat Ha'Negev junction and turn left to Route 40. Drive along Route 40 until you reach the Dimona / Eilat interchange and turn left to Road 25 until you reach the Arava Junction. At the junction, turn right to connect to Road 90.

Road 40

Drive along Road 40 towards Be'er Sheva until you reach the Goral junction. Turn left at the junction and continue along Road 40 until you reach the Dimona / Eilat interchange and turn left to Road 25 until you reach the Arava Junction. At the junction, turn right to connect to Road 90.

Departing from Be'er Sheva and the Surrounding Area

Driving on Road 40 to the Dimona / Eilat interchange and turn left to Road 25 until you reach the Arava Junction. At the junction, turn right to connect to Road 90.

Road Services

Along the Arava, you can stop at three road services, which also offer snacks, refreshments and fast food complexes.

Ein Hazeva

"Paz" Petrol Station, Burger Ranch, Aroma Café, Yellow Convenience Store, Public Toilets

Ein Yahav

"Delek" Petrol Station, McDonald's, Public Toilets

Tzukim Junction

"Dor Alon" Petrol Station

 

Transportation and Road Services:

Mayan  and Gross

Sells batteries for all types of vehicles, fuel additives and oils.

Location                      Moshav Ein-Yahav

Cellular                       +972-52-3666-740

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Location                      Moshav Ein-Yahav Farm No 8

Cellular                       +972-52 8666363

Additional Phone       +972-52 3666360

Fax                               +972-8-9956081

E-mail                         grossr@014.net.il

Open                           24 hours  


Car Tire Repair

Service, replacement and sale of tires for private cars, tractors, trucks and all types of heavy or industrial equipment in the Arava region. Sells batteries and oils.

Location                      Moshav Tzofar

Cellular                       +972-52-4260991

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Location                      Moshav Tzofar

Cellular                       +972-52-4260991

E-mail                         appelygal@gmail.com


'Pessach' Transportation Moshav Idan 

Buses and minibuses from the Arava to all parts of the country. Reliable and courteous service 24 hours a day.

Location                      Moshav Idan

Cellular                       +972-52-3666-740

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Location                      Moshav Idan

Cellular                       +972-52-3666740

Additional Phone       +972-8-6581740

Fax                               +972-8-6582929

E-mail                         p.gam13@gmail.com

Open                           24 hours  



'Ein Shahak" Transportation Services

Ein Shahak Transportation Services provides nationwide transportation solutions by a professional team of staff, ensuring our customers receive reliable service at affordable prices. Our vehicles are equipped with a fridge, Wi-Fi, TV and karaoke. We are approved by the Ministry of Transport to provide taxi and bus services.

Location                      Sapir

Cellular                       +972-52-3666-130

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Location                      Sapir

Cellular                       +972-52-3666-130

Fax                               +972-8-6581989

E-mail                         eygal@arava.co.il

Open                           24 hours  

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David Almog Taxis

Reliable service at affordable prices

Location                      Sapir – 10 Har Ramon 

Cellular                       +972-52-3666-135

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Location                      Sapir – 10 Har Ramon 

Cellular                       +972-52-3666-135

E-mail                         david@arava.co.il

Open                           24 hours  


Elad Taxis

Taxis service based in Dimona offering professional and courteous service to visitors in the Arava region, in a new and spacious taxi with a roof rack. Service with a smile – guaranteed!

Location                      Dimona  

Cellular                       +972-50-3322-585

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Location                      Dimona  

Cellular                       +972-50-3322-585

E-mail                         elad3420@walla.co.il

Open                           Sunday to Thursday 07:30 – 19:00 Friday 07:30 – 15:00

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Or Transportation

Minibus and bus transportation solutions.

Location                      Moshav Tzofar M.P. 22 Arava 86830

Cellular                       +972-52-426-0653

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Location                      Moshav Tzofar M.P. 22 Arava 86830

Cellular                       +972-52-426-0653

Fax                               +972-056-582-345

E-mail                         or@arava.co.il

Open                           24 hours