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Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport

General information

Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport is the busiest and most important airport in Israel consisting of two terminals (T1 and T3). It is one of the safest airports in the world, mainly used by national airline EL Al, Arkia and Israir Airlines. The old city of Jaffa and the new city of Tel Aviv grown together over time and are now part of the Tel Aviv-Jaffa municipality. Jaffa is the Arabic spelling, Yafo is the Hebrew name.

If you are flying to or from Israel you must take into account strict controls at airports and border crossings, make sure to arrive well in advance (3 hours) at Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport. The country has two international airports, Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport and Eilat Ramon Airport. Eilat Ovda Airport is closed since March 31, 2019. Find and book the best hotels in Israel.


Where is Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport situated?

Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport is located southeast of Tel Aviv and northwest of Jerusalem. By car, it is accessible via Ben Gurion Interchange of the main highway in Israel connecting Tel Aviv and Jerusalem (Highway 1).

How many terminals does Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport have?

There are two terminals at Ben Gurion International Airport, namely T1 and T3. Domestic flights and low-cost flights from airlines as easyJet and Wizz Air usually depart from Terminal 1. The modern Terminal 3, opened in 2004, is intended for all other international air traffic. Since January 1, 2018, Terminal 3 is used for all incoming flights. You can move between the two terminals with a free shuttle bus. The shuttle buses run every 10 to 20 minutes, 24 hours a day.

The beautiful Terminal 3 consists of four floors, namely Level G (Arrivals, train station), Level 1 (Short-Term Parking Vineyard Car Park), Level 2 (Public transport buses) and Level 3 (Departures, gates 1 to 110). In the Departures hall the check-in desks are divided into zones A, B, C and D. There are four concourses with gates at Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport, namely B, C, D and E. There is space for an additional pier A.

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Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in Israel.

Airport Distance
Amman Queen Alia Airport (Jordan) 109km



The distance from Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport to the centre of Tel Aviv is 23 kilometres. By car, it takes 30 minutes to get to the centre of Tel Aviv.

From TLV Airport to Tel Aviv City centre by Car
23 km
30 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport by public transport. Visit the Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Tel Aviv is about ₪ 175.-. Book your taxi at Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From TLV Airport to Tel Aviv City centre by Taxi
23 km
30 min
₪ 175.-

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Car rental

At Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

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At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport.



Departures and arrivals

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Flight tickets

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Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Sadot Hotel Ben Gurion Airport - an Atlas Boutique Hotel, Assaf Harofeh

The Sadot Hotel is a design hotel in Be'er Ya'akov. Friendly staff will welcome you to the Sadot Hotel - an Atlas Boutique Hotel. You will have a generous buffet breakfast and parking is free.


Star Guest- House, Or Yehuda

Providing free WiFi, Star Guest- House is located in Or Yehuda, 14 km from Independence Hall Museum and 14 km from Nachalat Benyamin Crafts Fair. Featuring family rooms, this property also provides guests with a terrace.


Airport Guest House, Or Yehuda

Airport Guest House is situated in Or Yehuda, within 11 km of Hashalom Train Station and 11 km of Itzhak Rabin Memorial. The property is around 11 km from The Cameri Theatre, 11 km from Independence Hall Museum and 11 km from Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

Hotels in Tel Aviv

Looking for the best hotels in Tel Aviv? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Mendeli Street Hotel, Tel Aviv

Mendeli Street Hotel is within a 2-minute walk from the Tel Aviv promenade and the Frishman and Borashov Beach. It offers air-conditioned accommodation with free Wi-Fi. Rooms here will provide you with a flat-screen cable TV, safe and a minibar.


Center Chic Hotel - an Atlas Boutique Hotel, Tel Aviv

Overlooking Dizengoff Square and a few steps from the shopping centre, the Center Chic Hotel was renovated in 2011. It offers free bike rental, and rooms with free WiFi and cable TV.


Brown Lighthouse Tel Aviv, a member of Brown Hotels, Tel Aviv

Set less than 1 km from Meir Park, Brown Lighthouse Tel Aviv, a member of Brown Hotels in Tel Aviv offers free bikes. The property is around a 12-minute walk from Dizengoff Center and 1.2 km from Dizengoff Square.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


From Tel Aviv/Jerusalem: Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi & Dead Sea

Enjoy a technicolor sunrise from the fortress of Masada. Explore the cliffs and springs of the Ein Gedi Reserve. Relax in the healing waters of the Dead Sea.


From Tel Aviv: Masada & Dead Sea Full Day Tour with Pick Up

Explore the Dead Sea and the ancient ruins of Masada on a full-day guided tour from Tel Aviv. Ascend by cable car to King Herod’s mountain fortress, before floating in the Dead Sea waters.

Tour & transport

From Tel Aviv: Petra 1-Day Guided Tour with Transfers

Discover Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Depart from Tel Aviv in an air-conditioned coach. Cross the border with an experienced guide. Explore the history and culture of Petra on a guided tour.


  5 reviews

Have you visited Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport lately? So far, 5 airport passengers have written an airport review about Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport. This airport has an average score of 1 out of 5. Provide other airport travellers with essential airport information and tell us about your airport experience.

Latest airport reviews

4 months ago

Terrible experience. Discrimination based on nationality. Me with Russian passport had to go to "special line" where others like me waited and were completely ignored. I had sunstroke and awful headache but the stuff didn't care. All they said was wait. Where is humanity there? My American friend made through security in 5 minutes and I had to wait almost 3 hours. Then they checked my things many times and took me to a special room where they did body check. Almost missed my flight. At the same time, they were rude and took my perfume, gifts that I bought for my friends and my Sunscreen even though my friend had similar items and they didn't even check his back. Awful treatment based on passport. Awful inhumane treatment. Not to mention personal questions asked many times both when entering and leaving the country.

Michael G
4 months ago

Worst airport ever seen. Spent 3 hours standing in 3 lines. Almost no seats in main hall. Families with small children standing in long lines too. Taxi scammers on arrival exit. Avoid this place.

Gary Hawkes
6 months ago

I’m 56 and have been all over the world and this airport is the absolute worst airport by far. Totally under staffed so huge 4 hour queue just to get a sticker and answer 4 questions which the airline carrier could mask you when you check in. Only 2 people asking the questions and giving security stickers. Never coming back, ruined our trip.
No air con in the walkway to the plane so queued for ages sweating like a pig.

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