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About Ben Gurion Airport

Ben Gurion International Airport is one of the international airports offering service in Israel. Ben Gurion International airport known as the busiest airport of the country is named after David Ben-Gurion, the first prime minister of Israel. In 2016, the airport welcomed 18 million passengers. It is the 48th busiest airport in Asia. Ben Gurion International Airport is among the five best airports in the Middle East thanks to its passenger experience and its high level of security.

Getting to the City Center from Ben Gurion Airport

Tel Aviv, one of the major cities in Israel and located on the country’s Mediterranean coastline, is the center of culture, art, education and trade. Tel Aviv, considered to be an important place for all religions with its history dating back to 2000 BC, is also a tourism center with its nightlife and unique beaches. The White City, in UNESCO’s World Heritage List, and the museums spread over all parts of the city make Tel Aviv more attractive.

Tel Aviv is also known as 'the city that never sleeps' where the life is active for 24 hours. Since the country is a trade center and has a crowded population, traffic congestion is the biggest problem in the city. Those governing the city are trying to make transportation easier every day with the bicycle trails they are expanding.

Trains and buses offering service to approximately one million passengers monthly are the main transportation options of the city. In the city, two airports as international and regional offer service for passengers.

At International Ben Gurion Airport, many transportation vehicles offer service for passengers. Thanks to the trains you can go not only to the city center but also to many cities of the country. Buses and taxis are trying to make transportation easier for passengers because the traffic is heavy in the city. Moreover, there is an opportunity to rent a car for those who want a more comfortable travel.

Taxi

Taxis that you can find at the Level G (ground floor) of the Terminal 3 demand higher fares at night. Since taximeters are obligatory in taxis according to the laws, you cannot bargain for the fare. Furthermore, taxi service is provided with yellow and white colored vehicles called Sherut which have the capacity of 12 passengers. In this taxi service, you cannot specify the route, you can only get off wherever you want.

Bus

You can go to the city center from the airport by taking the bus route 5 belonging to the bus company Egged. Buses operate between 05:00 am and 10:00 pm. To get on the buses, you need to buy your tickets in advance. These buses will take you to the airport in about 4 minutes which can vary according to the traffic density.

Train

Trains, one of the commonly preferred options in the transportation to the city center, are new and very comfortable. Trains operate from 05:35 am to 10:35 pm. There is a train every 30 minutes. You can buy your train tickets online or from the ticket vending machine found in the terminal building. The train station is located on the first floor (Level G) of the airport.

Car Rental

At the airport, there are many car rental companies offering comprehensive services for those wanting to feel themselves special. There are a great variety of vehicles from limousines to more affordable cars that passengers can rent. In order to rent a car you can get in contact with Tal Limousine, Tour Bus, Sashir and Super B car rental companies.

Last Updated: 18 Jul 2017
Getting to Ben Gurion Airport from the City Center

Tel Aviv is very rich in terms of transportation. Buses, trains and taxis are running all day to carry passengers to the airport. Car rental companies with offices in the city center meet special requests of passengers.

Taxi

Taxis offer service all day. You can get to the airport in about 25 minutes by taxi. It is recommended to demand the receipt from the driver before getting off the taxi. In addition to standard taxis, you can travel from the early hours of the morning until the night with Sherut taxis. Sherut stops are usually located side by side with bus stations in different parts of the city.

Bus

Bus route 6, which you get on from the bus stops located in the city center, offers service until 10:00 pm. In Tel Aviv, which has a lot of traffic in the morning and evening hours, you may need to take the road a bit earlier by taking into account the departure time of your flight. Since the names of the stops in Tel Aviv are written in Hebrew, it is beneficial to get information about the route in advance by making search online.

Train

Since trains are fast means of transportation, they are the commonly preferred options in Tel Aviv. However, because trains run every two hours, you should learn the departure times of trains in advance. Transportation to the airport by train which you will get on from the Tel Aviv Train Station lasts approximately 12 minutes.

Car Rental

In Tel Aviv, which is a crowded and complicated city, the fact that all of the signs are in Hebrew makes it difficult to drive for foreigners. For this reason, renting a car is a difficult option. Nevertheless, it is possible to get in contact with one of the car rental companies from the internet and rent a car very easily.

Airport Information

The international airport of Tel Aviv, which can compete with the world cities, is also quite dazzling. At the airport, which has three terminal buildings, everything is aforethought for the passengers.

Terminal 1, used for regional flights, is painted with the colors representing the three sacred mountains of Israel. Terminal 2 is only used as a cargo terminal.

Terminal 3, where international flights are made, has a small store called Buy&Bye. At the airport where smoking is prohibited, there are many restaurants that offer the flavors of the world cuisine, a post office and a large number of stores for passengers wanting to do some shopping. In addition, there are two synagogues for the Jews in the terminal.

Last Updated: 03 Jul 2017

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Which are the alternative airports to Ben Gurion Airport?

You can use Beersheba Airport as an alternative to Ben Gurion Airport.

Which airlines fly to Ben Gurion Airport?

United Airlines, Lufthansa, Air Europa, Israir Airlines, Wizz Air Malta, Etihad Airways, Azerbaijan Airlines, Wizz Air, Flydubai, Air India, Aegean Airlines, El Al Israel Airlines, Red Wings Airlines, Delta Air Lines, ITA - Italia Trasporto Aereo, Georgian Airways, Flyone Armenia, Air Baltic, Azimuth Airlines, Air France, LOT Polish Airlines, Air Canada, Uzbekistan Airways, Blue Bird Airways, Arkia, Hahn Air fly to Ben Gurion Airport.

Which airlines have direct flights from which cities to Ben Gurion Airport?

Wizz Air, El Al Israel Airlines, Red Wings Airlines, Air Europa, Israir Airlines, Flydubai, Blue Bird Airways organizes direct flights from the cities of Krakow, Moscow, Madrid, Sochi, Larnaca, Warsaw, Dubai, Budapest, Rhodes to Ben Gurion Airport.

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