Is it worth sharing a taxi? A shared ride is a service taxi also known as Monit Sherut
We are here to provide you with information about Israeli shared taxis called Monit Sherut, a much less expensive option that can be good for students and young groups. OTTO Israel provides private transportation services in Israel, but the service may be expensive for some people.
So what does Monit Sherut in Israel Means? and what is the cost?
The goal of the Monit Sherut lines from Jerusalem and Haifa is to make it affordable and convenient for people who live in outlying cities to travel to Ben Gurion Airport.
From Jerusalem to the Israeli airport, a Monit Sherut will cost you between NIS 230 and NIS 360.
A Monit Sherut costs between NIS 400 and 570 to travel from Haifa to Tel Aviv.
Monit Sherut, a low-cost alternative to a private taxi or driving a private vehicle to the airport, was thus discovered by the Ministry of Transportation as a workaround.
Shared Monit Sherut reduces the cost of travel by up to 50%
Due 2022, only 3 transportation companies in Israel are authorized by the Ministry of Transportation to make cooperative trips to Israel and provide Monit Sherut:
Nesher taxi company, Amal taxi company, and Dan.
1. Nesher service taxi Monit Sherut operates in and from Jerusalem to Ben Gurion Airport 24/7.
2. Amal taxis Monit Sherut operates in Haifa to Ben Gurion Airport 24/7.
3. Dan Monit Sherut from Tel Aviv and the satellite cities to Ben Gurion Airport 24/7.
4. 99-minute taxi company - provides joint trips from Jerusalem to Ben Gurion Airport.
The Ministry of Transportation has given the three companies permission to operate minibusses on specific service lines under its supervision.
The cost of the trip to Ben Gurion Airport is predetermined in these service lines, where the fares are tracked.
so that no one will be surprised by additional costs during the trip.
However, there are also private transportation firms that have "jumped on the bandwagon" and offer a comparable service.
The price of the trip is decided by the company because private companies are not always subject to the Ministry of Transportation's price regulation.
Using Monit Sherut, each of us can order a shuttle to the airport at a cheap price
So yes, the fare is cheap, but of course, it comes at the expense of other things like:
1. You will have to get to central areas of the city on your own, such as a train station, or any central area chosen by the taxi company.
Of course, this sometimes involves a difficult effort, since you are carrying equipment or luggage.
If you live very far from the pick-up point, you will have to take a private taxi, and this may affect the price of the trip with a service taxi to Tel Aviv.
If this is the case - it is recommended to find out how much a Monit Sherut costs to Tel Aviv, and to find out whether the difference in the price of the trip is worth the effort, if it is a single passenger, it will probably still be significantly cheaper. If you are a family, or a group, there is a good chance that a private car with a driver is better for you, also in terms of price.
2. A strict schedule - to travel with a Monit Sherut in Israel, you will be asked to leave the house at the time determined by the taxi company.
There is no flexibility regarding the time of leaving the house, and if you are not ready in time, the Monit Sherut will continue to the destination without you.
3. Long travel time - in exchange for the low travel price you will pay, you will have to make a "trip" to the city to pick up the other passengers.
Some passengers paid the double price to be picked up from home. The travel time will be significantly longer.
The minibus itself can accommodate 10 or more passengers, so the number of seats is designed to serve as many people as possible,
It is possible that the level of service will suffer due to the large number of passengers - each passenger has his own requirements.
Why not Monit Sherut? get to the airport in your private car or with a private car with a driver
In comparison to a Monit Sherut, the cost of a private vehicle with a driver is, at best, three times higher.
If you drive your own car, among other things, you'll have to pay for gas, get tired of driving, and spend a lot of time looking for parking.
On the other hand, getting to the airport in a private car with a driver is quicker and more effective.
So Monit Sherut in Israel or private transfers?
This collaborative transport model is only successful thanks to extremely low prices for long journeys.
Basically, it turns out that the passengers who share the Monit Sherut, finance the cost of the trip together!
Usually, passengers have something different requirements!
Meaning, if it's only one person, it's much easier to deal with the special requirements for transportation in Monit Sherut but 3 or 5 is a different story!
If a family with children needs to get to Ben Gurion Airport by Monit SHerut.. you can understand that it is much more complicated and not worth the effort or any financial benefit.
If you are located in the north or south part of the city(Jerusalem or Tel Aviv) and you need to reach a collection point in the city center,
You will have to order a special taxi that will cost you at least NIS 40.
For the Monit Sherut, you will pay for each passenger, and in summary, it will cost more than a private car with a driver.
Let's not talk about all the trouble and mess around.
So if you live very far from Ben Gurion Airport, it might be worth it financially to consider public transportation such as buses, trains, or Monit Sherut.
Let's mention this again, the service is currently provided in an orderly manner only in Haifa Tel Aviv, and Jerusalem.
For up to 4 passengers, a private taxi from Tel Aviv to the TLV Airport costs 150–190 NIS; a private car or van with a driver costs 100–150 USD.
Make the calculations since you will receive VIP service from your front door to the terminal entrance in exchange.
For convenience and experience, ordering a private car with a driver is highly advised if you live close to the airport.
After all, the trip is typically taken for your precious vacation or a trip that you have long planned.
Don't try to save a few more pennies; instead, start your trip off on the right foot.
Sometimes the cheapest option is also the most expensive, as they say.