Ben-Gurion Airport (TLV)
Location: The airport is situated nine miles (14km) southeast of
Tel Aviv, and 30 miles (50km) west of Jerusalem.
Time: GMT +2 (GMT +3 from April to
A free shuttle service operates between the three terminals at
Train: Trains are the best option for getting into Tel Aviv;
they're clean, fast and cheap. Trains run from level S of Terminal
3 to Tel Aviv Savidor Station. Tickets cost ILS 10 and the trip
into town takes 20 minutes. Passengers arriving after midnight will
have to wait until 3am for the first train of the day.
Taxis: Taxis usually wait outside the arrivals hall. Taxi fare
for the nine mile (15km) trip into town costs ILS 90. There is an
added surcharge at night and on Jewish hol
Passengers eager to zip away to Tel Aviv or Jerusalem in a
rental car will find the operators' desks conveniently situated in
the arrivals hall. Well-known companies such as Avis, Budget, Hertz
and Sixt all have facilities at the airport, as do Economy, Car
Trawler and Eldan.
Taxis usually wait outside the arrivals hall. Taxi fare for the
nine mile (15km) trip into town costs ILS 90. There is an added
surcharge at night and on Jewish holidays and the Sabbath.
Money and communications: currency exchange, ATMs, banks, public
telephones and a post office.
Luggage: Luggage carts are free of charge. The Lost and Found
desk and luggage storage are located on the ground level of the
short-term (western) parking lot.
Conference and business: Business facilities, including internet
access and fax machines, are available in the airline lounges,
particularly the Arbel lounge, the two Dan lounges, the El Al King
David lounge and the Metsada l
The area directly in front of the terminals is reserved for
pick-up and drop-offs only. Short-term parking is available in the
parking lot in front of Terminal 3 as well parking lot number one.
Rates for short-stay parking start at ILS 16 for the first hour,
and go up by ILS 3 per hour thereafter. The maximum daily rate is
ILS 80. Long-term parking is available opposite Terminal 3. A
shuttle bus runs from this parking lot to the terminal at 15-minute
intervals. Long-stay rates are ILS 25
Departure Tax: The ILS 50 departure tax for leaving Israel is