Eilat lies 370 km away from Tel Aviv, 330 km from Jerusalem and 450 km from Haifa. Driving to Eilat by car takes between 3.5-5 hours and there are places to stop and refresh along the way. Alternatively, the buses of the Egged company are quite comfortable. Flying is the fastest way to reach Eilat. The EL AL, Arkia and Israir airlines all fly to Eilat from the Dov Hoz Airport or from the Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv. Eilat’s airport receives internal country flights. International tourists can land at the Ovda Airport, from where a bus departs regularly on a 50 minutes ride, stopping at various hotels and central locations around the city.
Inside the city, although the majority of Eilat's attractions are found in a close proximity to one another, tourists frequently rent cars, as, for example, even a 15-minute walk is hard in Eilat's hot weather. Also, despite its relatively small size, a number of destinations in Eilat do call for driving. And of course, anyone interested in exploring the surrounding area and going to places such as the Timna Park or the mountains, needs a car.