Getting to & Getting Around TEL AVIV
The gay centre of Tel Aviv is within walking distance of all the major hotels. A trip to the port or to one of the gay super clubs outside of town will require a taxi.
The city of Tel Aviv sprawls over such a large area that getting around without a car can be frustrating and time consuming. The complex network of freeways connecting the sprawl can be intimidating, especially for those not used to driving in big cities, but with a map or good directions, hiring a car is the best and most popular way to see Tel Aviv. The city was designed with the automobile in mind and is more driver-friendly than most big cities with wide streets and plenty of parking.
If possible, visitors should avoid rush hour traffic, which is heaviest from 7am to 10am and 3pm to 7pm, when freeways often come to a standstill. Many, however, are equipped with HOV (high-occupancy vehicle) lanes for those cars carrying more than one person – an attempt to curb vehicle emissions, these lanes tend to move more quickly.
Tel Aviv is one of the cheapest places in the country to rent a car. It is also possible to get around by bus, but frequent transfers and long distances can make this slow and impractical, and it is not recommended for late-night travel.
Metered taxis are plentiful and affordable, and a popular means of transportation, but beware of drivers taking long, indirect routes.
When our editors stay in Tel Aviv for reports or parties – this is where they stay!
Set only 150 m from a sandy beach and offering a rooftop sun terrace with a panoramic view of the Mediterranean sea, See The Sea – Designed Rooms is located in Tel Aviv and provides air-conditioned accommodation. Free WiFi access is provided.