All urban taxis are equipped with meters and are required by law to operate them. Don't use a taxi if the driver refuses to use the meter. Shared taxis (sherut in Hebrew), at a fixed rate per passenger, are available between major cities, and on certain urban routes as well, such as to and from the airport.
Buses are the most popular means of urban and intercity transport throughout Israel. Fares are reasonably priced and service is regular. Most bus lines do not operate of the Sabbath and on Jewish holidays.