Tel Aviv Airport

Tel Aviv Airport (TLV)

Tel Aviv Airport, also known as Ben Gurion International, is by far the busiest airport in Israel, with more than 10 times as many annual passengers as Eilat Airport in the south of the country. Ben Gurion Airport is 20km from Tel Aviv city centre.

Tel Aviv is a hub for several airlines, including El Al and Israir.

Tel Aviv Airport facilities

Tel Aviv Airport has 2 functional terminals: Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. Until June 2017, Terminal 1 was used merely for check-in and security purposes, with all passengers transported to Terminal 3 to board their planes. However, renovations to the terminal mean that low-cost carriers now actually depart from Terminal 1, while full-service airlines use Terminal 3.

Terminal 3 is the bigger of the terminals, with a wider range of shops and restaurants, however passengers flying from Terminal 1 aren't short of choices either. A free shuttle service connects the 2 terminals.

Security in Tel Aviv Airport is notoriously high for departing passengers. It's advised to give yourself plenty of extra time to make your way though the security checks.

Wireless internet is free to use in all areas of the airport.

Get an idea of what to expect in Tel Aviv and nearby Jaffa in this short video:

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Please note: all information is correct as of February, 2018.

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 Getting to Tel Aviv city centre

Driving hide 

There are 7 companies offering car hire at Tel Aviv Airport. These have counters inside the arrival halls of each terminal, while the cars are in the Pardes parkling lot. In Israel, cars drive on the right.

Trains hide 

Tel Aviv airport has a train station accessible from Terminal 3. From here, it takes 20 minutes to reach the central Savidor station. For an adult 1-way ticket, this costs 13.50 shekels ($5.30).

Buses hide 

Buses from Ben Gurion Airport take close to 50 minutes to reach the city centre. These cost around $2, so are the cheapest option, but they take far longer than other transport types.

Taxi hide 

Taxi ranks are found outside each terminal of the airport. A taxi fare to Tel Aviv city centre is NZ$65-NZ$80, with higher costs if you travel between 9pm and 5.30am. Passengers are also charged a small fee per suitcase.

 Who flies to Ben Gurion Intl

 Airport Contact Details

Ben Gurion Intl Airport

PO Box 7,
Ben Gurion Airport,
70100 ISRAEL

Tel:+972 (0)3 9723344,9755555
Fax:+972 (0)3 9752387


Israel Airports Authority

 Location Details

Longitude:34° 52' 57'' E
Latitude:32° 0' 43'' N

 Airport Location

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