It’s not easy to find cheap flights to Tel Aviv, but it is doable, if you research and compare.
Here are 7 tips on finding good deals and cheap flights to Israel:
Sure, direct, non-stop flights to Israel are much more convenient, but they are usually 10 to 30% more expensive.
You will need to decide on the right balance for you and your family between cheaper flights and the hassle of long stopovers.
Last summer, I flew with my family from Tel Aviv to Orlando and back for my son’s bar-mitzva trip. I always prefer to fly direct, but by stopping over in Rome each way, we saved $260 for each ticket! We’re a family of 4 so saving over $1,000 was worth the few hours of inconvenience.
You stand a much better chance of catching a cheaper ticket by flying:
Especially during the off season, you may find special deals and sales with the airlines themselves.
If possible, avoid the high-season for traveling to Israel, when airfare can be 50% higher than during the off season!
Airfare to Israel is considerably cheaper between November and early March.
So when is peak season to Israel? During the summer months of June to August, and around the major Jewish holidays of
To find out the exact dates of these holidays each year, surf to our page on National Israel Holidays.
Discount airlines offer dramatically cheaper prices to Tel Aviv! Most of the flights are from Europe, and in particular from the UK, Germany and Switzerland and others.The main discount carriers in Israel are currently offering direct flights as follows (updated 2019):
Just be aware of EXTRAS that can double your price ticket!
A notch or two above these discount airlines are charters from carriers such as: IsraAir and Arkia.
I've flown often with IsrAir and Arkia - they give good value for a relatively lower cost.
You can ogyrn find cheap flights to Israel if you consider flying with less popular carriers.
There are lots of reputable airlines that you are less familiar with that often offer lower airfares.
Research or ask your travel agent to check prices on airlines flying to Israel such as Turkish Airlines, Royal Jordan Airlines or some of the others listed below. You'll be surprised how much you can save.
Use the list of airlines below below to compare airfare options for your cheap flights to Tel Aviv.
Many students aren't aware that lots of airlines offer student fares. If you are a college or university student, do ask the airlines about student rates before booking your flight.
If you are between the ages of 18-26, you may be eligible to a fully
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