Situated around 20km from the centre of Tel Aviv, the Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV) functions as the primary airport for the city, and the main international hub for the country, seeing roughly 16 million visitors each year. If you transit through this port, you can take advantage of the free WiFi, the public telephones, and the postal office.
There are also banking services available, with ATMs and currency exchange counters. For eating, you will discover there are lots of options, from bakeries selling delicious local goods, sit-down restaurants serving hot meals, fast-food retailers where you can get a quick fix, or pick up snacks and drinks from smaller snack kiosks if you’re short on time. For shopping, you can pick up duty-free items, or browse the fashion outlets, electronics stores, gift shops and newsagents before hopping aboard your flight.
Flying to Ben Gurion International Airport will involve a stop or two, and this route is usually operated by Air Canada, Thai Airways, Air China, British Airways, Delta, Korean Air and United.
· Take route 1, and then merge onto the Ayalon Highway/Route 20. From there you must take exit 15. Merge onto Shefa Tal Street, and aim for Arlozorov Street, which will take you into town. Skyscanner’s search tool can help you book a car before you arrive, or you can arrange the details with one of the rental agencies within the airport.
· The railway is a popular and quick way into town, and you can get on the train from Terminal 3, and you’ll be right in the centre of town in 15 minutes for 15ILS ($5).
· Buses leave from Terminal 1, but you can also find them on level 2 if you are coming out of Terminal 3. These tend to link Tel Aviv with Jerusalem.
· If you plan to take a taxi, you can find them right outside Terminal 3. The journey should take about 20-30 minutes, but can cost up to 150ILS ($50). Take a private airport transfer instead for peace of mind, and a little more leftover in your wallet.
Please note that information is correct as of October 2016
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