For in-town journeys taxis are of course the fastest way to get around. Each city and almost every town have their own taxi stations. One can either call the station to order a taxi or hail one on the street. Most taxi drivers will speak at least a few words in English.
Fares ♦ When traveling in-town ask the driver to put on the meter. ♦ When taking a taxi out of town – negotiate a set fare with the driver.
Surcharges ♦ Ordering a taxi : about 4.00 NIS ♦ Luggage : about 3.00 NIS per piece. ♦ Third person about 5.00 NIS ♦ Leaving from BGN or Sde Dov Airports 6.00 NIS
Sherut / Sharing Taxi A unique sharing taxi service in Israel. “Sherut” are taxis (10 - 12 seater vans) that generally follow major bus routes & mostly operate between major cities. Pricewise, sherut taxi fares are a set price & are similar to public bus fares. They normally reach their destination faster & tend to be less crowded. Sherut operating hours extend longer into the night. A sherut taxi will leave its station when there is a full load of passengers in the car (you may be in for a wait). Sherut stops are on route only (it will not get off its route for individual address drop offs). In all major cities the sherut taxi station is within the vicinity of the central bus station.