Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport
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.
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
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.
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
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.
At the airport
Departures and arrivals
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Things to do
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