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Tel Aviv Travel Guide

Tel Aviv Airports

Ben-Gurion Airport (TLV)


The airport is situated nine miles (14km) southeast of Tel Aviv, and 30 miles (50km) west of Jerusalem.


GMT +2 (GMT +3 from April to September).


Transfer Terminals: 

A free shuttle service operates between the three terminals at 15-minute intervals.

Transfer City: 

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

Car Rental: 

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.

Airport 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 holidays and the Sabbath.

Airport Facilities: 

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

Car Parking: 

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 included
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