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Cheap Flights to Europe from Israel for 2020

Looking for cheap flights to Europe? Visit popular cities like London and Paris or explore new destinations like Lisbon or Tbilisi. They're all only a short flight away!

Cheap flights to Europe from Israel

Are you looking for cheap flights to Europe from Israel? We have the latest deals from Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport TLV to top destinations in Europe. Most of these flights are shorter than five hours, some of them are even less than an hour! Click on the photos above or the links below and start packing!

1. London, United Kingdom – לונדון, בריטניה

London's Big Ben
London’s Big Ben

The capital of Great Britain is full of culture, history, must-see sites and museums for first-time travelers, and new places to discover for frequent visitors. The most famous places are Buckingham Palace, Tate Gallery, Madame Tussauds, and the fantastic Natural History Museum. Many museums have free admission, and for others, you can buy tickets in advance and skip the long lines (or queues, as the Brits call it). It can save you some precious hours, especially if you travel during the summer. Explore Soho, Chinatown, and the theatrical delights of the West End and Covent Garden. Go to Camden Market and Portobello Road, where you can find some bohemian bargains, or browse Selfridges and Harrods even if you can’t afford to buy anything.

Buckingham Palace in London
Buckingham Palace in London

The culinary scene is much more than the infamous fish & chips. London has quite a few award-winning restaurants with food from all corners of the world. Well-known Israeli chefs also discovered London, including Asaf Granit and Yotam Ottolenghi, who won the Oscars of cooking books. If you are lucky enough to experience a sunny day in London, try boating and picnic at Hyde Park or Regent’s Park. Flight deals to Europe can bring you to London in just over 4:30 hours. There are full-service flights as well as low-cost flights from Israel to London. 

2. Amsterdam, Netherlands – אמסטרדם, הולנד

A sunset in Amsterdam
Sunset in Amsterdam

Searching for cheap flights to Europe? In less than five hours, you can find yourself in Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands. Spring and autumn are perfect for a city break trip, but pack warmer clothes than what you are wearing at home and be ready for some rain. The Tulip Festival is a must for visitors in April, as well as the Kings/Queens Day. Amsterdam is home to Restaurant &Moshik with chef Moshik Roth, the only Israeli chef in the world with two Michelin stars. 

Top your must-see list with Anne Frank House, Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, Vondelpark, Dam Square, Jordaan, and Red Light District. The relatively newly opened Film Museum is also worth visiting with its lovely cafe overlooking the water. The Amsterdam Zoo is an enjoyable activity for sunny days. If you travel in September, attend the Amsterdam Fringe Festival and the funky Jordaan Festival. The public transport in Amsterdam is excellent, but if you want to feel like a real, local rent a bike. The locals don’t care if it rains – they bike anyway, and that’s a great way to explore the city and find a local coffee house. Craft beer bars, art museums, and quirky flea markets are scattered all over the city.

Tip: Summer is the busiest time of the year, so If you want to find cheap flights to Amsterdam, you’ll have to plan well in advance. Use our Price Alert tool to track airfare changes. 

3. Budapest, Hungary – בודפשט, הונגריה

Flight deals to Europe: Budapest
The beauty of Budapest

The capital of Hungary is arguably one of the most beautiful cities in central Europe. Flight deals to Budapest are widely available when you search for cheap flights to Europe. In just over 2:30 hour’s flight away from Tel Aviv, you’ll be sitting by the Danube, the river with pleasure boats and the coffee shops with stunning cakes.

Budapest is an architectural gem with its eclectic mix of baroque, neoclassical and art nouveau buildings. Take a walk through the city parks; they are overflowing with attractions. Both locals and tourists love the thermal baths. Visit the Holocaust Memorial Center to explore the Jewish roots of Hungary. To get an incredible city panorama, walk up Gellert Hill. Breath in the views of both parts of the city, Buda and Pest, that retain distinctive identities. In recent years Budapest has gained a reputation for flourishing food markets, vibrant cafe culture, and impressive fine-dining restaurants. You won’t be hungry or thirsty during your vacation here, as food and wine are excellent and cheap compared to Tel Aviv. Low-cost flights to Budapest are available from Tel Aviv year-round, and from Eilat during fall and winter. 

4. Rome, Italy – רומא, איטליה

Rome at night
Rome at night

There are many beautiful cities in Europe and Italy, but there’s no place like Rome. The Colosseum is on the top of the “must-visit” list as the largest amphitheater ever built in ancient Rome. The Roman Forum was the administrative heart of ancient Rome, and you can find it just west of the Colosseum. Museum enthusiasts will surely get their satisfaction in Rome. The Capitoline museums are worth a visit for their exceptional collection of sculptures and statues. They are designed by Michelangelo, and you can find them on Rome’s Capitoline hill. It’s a great place to cool down if you are visiting during a hot summer day.

Speaking of summer, the summers in Rome are quite warm, with temperatures exceeding 30 degrees in July and August. These are also the busiest months with tourists. Winters are pleasant during the day, 13-15 degrees, but the nights are cold, 3-4 degrees. That is naturally the season to fetch cheap flights to Rome when you search for cheap flights to Europe.

The Colosseum in Rome
The Colosseum in Rome

Of course, Vatican City is a must-see for every visitor, whether you are religious or not. The museum complex houses are visited by 5 million people each year. Here you can find some of Italy’s finest artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Caravaggio, and Giotto. Prepare your belly for some real Italian food, there are pasta and Gelato (ice cream) everywhere, and it’s all good! There are plenty of food and wine tours when in Rome, including alternative tours, if you are looking for something more offbeat. 

5. Berlin, Germany – ברלין, גרמניה

Flight deals to Europe: Berlin
Find cheap flights to Berlin

The capital of Germany is packed with culture and history, including the darkest era of Europe. If it’s your first time in Berlin, there are several sites that you must visit. These sites include the Reichstag, Checkpoint Charlie, and the Brandenburg Gate. To visit the Reichstag Dome, you have to register in advance. Go to the Holocaust memorial and the Jewish Museum to explore Jewish life before and during World War II. Berlin is home to hundreds of museums where you can spend days. Don’t skip the museum island and the Naturkundemuseum, these are great, especially if it’s a rainy day. Peacock Island is perfect for a day out – spreading parkland with dozens of peacocks strolling freely.

Flight deals to Europe: Mauerpark Berlin
Mauerpark Berlin on Sunday

Not your first time in Berlin? Take the train and get off at a station that you don’t know. It’s the best way to find hidden gems in this magnificent city. If the weather allows it, you can rent a bicycle for the day for a very reasonable price. Finally, at the end of the day, you can have a cheap cocktail or beer in one of the countless bars. If you like to party, this is the best place for you with world-renowned clubs such as Berghain and Kit Kat. When searching for cheap flights to Europe, you can find cheap flights from both Tel Aviv (year-round) and Eilat (fall and winter). Berlin has two airports, and it doesn’t matter which one you arrive, as both are well connected to the city centers. 

Tip: Get your flight status with our real-time flight tracker. Before you head to the airport, check the flight status at Skyscanner Israel

6. Paris, France – פריז, צרפת

Eiffel tower in Paris
Paris is always a good idea

Audrey Hepburn said in the film Sabrina (1954): “Paris is always a good idea.” Over 65 years later, this quote is as valid as ever. Eiffel Tower, Le Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral, Arc de Triomphe, Montmartre, Champs-Elysées, Sacre-Coeur, Père Lachaise Cemetery, Catacombs, are only a few of the must-see sites. Paris is recognized by many as the most romantic city in the world. If you are visiting in the fall, take a walk in the leafy boulevards hand-in-hand with your partner. Ask a total stranger to take photos of you near the city’s monuments and statues, and then visit the famous galleries of the French capital. 

The Louvre in Paris
The Louvre in Paris

Summers are delightful compared to Tel Aviv, with 25 degrees on average during the day. Come in July to catch the Tour de France and Bastille Day celebrations. This is the busiest time of the year, so if you are looking for cheap flights to Europe in July – plan ahead! In August, the locals head to the coast, and many local businesses are off. Winters are cold but not brutally cold like other destinations in Northern Europe. It doesn’t matter when you fly to Paris, you can always pick a cafe and have a seat on its terrace with red wine. Be romantic, hey – it’s Paris!

7. Prague, Czech Republic – פראג, צ’כיה

Flight deals to Europe: Prague
Prague. Always stunning

Search cheap flights to Europe and find deals on tickets to Prague from Israel. Prague is the perfect destination if you like a mix of modernity and tradition. You can explore the city on foot and enjoy its architecture. Prague Castle is one of the largest castles in the world. The macabre Church of Bones adds something a little quirky to your trip, and your Instagram or Facebook story. The iconic Astronomical Clock, located in the Old Town (Stare Mesto), entertains on the hour as it comes to life with animated figures.

The capital of the Czech Republic offers its visitors a fantastic live music scene. Find a hidden basement bar or enjoy the elegance of the Czech capital’s concert halls. Take a seat and relax at any of Prague’s traditional cafes and restaurants and sip the world-renowned local beers. The weather is most enjoyable in summer when the temperatures are around 23 degrees. May-June and September are also relatively warm, with an average of 18-21 degrees. Winters are freezing but also very romantic. 

Tip: Always wondered how long in advance you need to book cheap flights to Europe? Use our Best Time To Book tool and find out!

8. Barcelona, Spain – ברצלונה, ספרד

Barcelona Sagrada Familia
Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

The summers of Barcelona will make your heart and soul dancing. Take a walk to the beach of Barcelona, ​​where you will find some of the finest hangouts for tapas and fine wine. Another unique summer option is the Parc de la Ciutadella, which often hosts festivals. You will find some drum players and lots of dancing. When you think of Barcelona, you think of Gaudi. Park Guell, Sagrada Familia, Casa Mila, and Casa Battllo are the iconic works of Antoni Gaudi. Visit La Boqueria market in the late afternoon and get a table at one of the seafood bars. From there, you can continue to the surrounding bars and keep drinking plenty of sangria. Mango and Zara is only the tip of the iceberg of your shopping options. 

Flight deals to Europe: Barcelona
Visit Barcelona

There’s always something going on in Barcelona. If you are searching for cheap flights to Europe, visit the festivals and processions in Holy Week, but you will need to book your accommodation weeks in advance. Christmas markets are a unique take on the traditional German Weinachtsmarkts. If you are staying until the beginning of January, the locals will show you how to celebrate a very happy new year.

9. Bucharest, Romania – בוקרשט, רומניה

The Parliament Palace Bucharest
The Parliament Palace in Bucharest

Searching for cheap flights to Europe? Cheap flights to Bucharest are available year-round from Tel Aviv and during the low season from Eilat. There are plenty of attractions and sites to visit for all ages, such as the Palace of the Parliament, museums, parks, and gardens. Shopping lovers will get their satisfaction at one of the giant modern shopping malls. If you are looking for a more authentic experience, visit one of the farmers’ markets. Don’t go to bed too early and check the sassy nightlife at one of the cafes, bars, and clubs.

The winters in Bucharest are frigid. Between January and March, the temperatures can sink well below 0, up to -10 degrees. It’s the perfect time to rent a car and drive to one of the ski sites in Romania. The summers are sweltering, and the temperatures can rise to 40 degrees. Many people choose to travel to Bucharest between May and October. From June to December, there are festivals almost every month, such as Bucharest of Old in June, with costumes from the 19th century. You can experience their traditional food, watch unique shows, and enjoy the lively Christmas markets in December, a great opportunity to find cheap flights to Europe.

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10. Milan, Italy – מילאנו, איטליה

Flight deals to Europe: Milan
Find top deals to Milan

Search cheap flights to Europe and visit Milan for the most stylish city break. Milan is known for being a global capital of fashion and design. The cheapest tickets can be found in winter, but then you can expect a lot of rain, gray sky, and low temperatures. Summer is warm and humid. Spring and fall can be a little tricky; you can enjoy a fantastic day in the sun, which may change in minutes to a cloudy day that will leave you wet. The best season to visit Milan is Spring when the weather is more stable with 18-24 degrees. 

Armani, Versace, Prada, and Gucci are only one side of the city’s attractions. Even if you are not into fashion and shopping, you can go to the canal-side cafes, old-fashioned ice cream parlors, and parks. You can go to one of the local flea markets or relax in a beautiful piazza, with coffee and cake. Your diet will have to be on hold until you get back home. Culture and art enthusiasts can visit the theatre and opera. Don’t skip the magnificent gothic Duomo di Milano which is lit up at dusk. There are countless delicious dining options, from traditional Italian restaurants to incredible pizzas, but before you stuff your belly go for an aperitivo in a chic bar.