Ben-Gurion Airport Guide
- Full name: Ben-Gurion International Airport
- Location: The airport is situated 12 miles (20km) southeast of Tel Aviv, and 30 miles (50km) northwest of Jerusalem.
- Time: GMT +1 (GMT +2 from the end of March to the end of October)
Tel: +972 (0)3 975 5555.
- Transfer to the City:
Trains are the best option for getting into Tel Aviv; they're clean, fast and cheap. Trains run from Level S of Terminal 3 to Tel Aviv Savidor Station and a trip into town takes 20 minutes. Passengers arriving after midnight will have to wait until 3am for the first train of the day. Buses run from the nearby Airport City rather than the airport itself. Passengers can take the free Egged 5 Shuttle from the second floor of arrivals to Airport City.
- Car rental:
Avis, Budget, Dollar Thrifty, Eldan, Hertz and Sixt have facilities at the airport.
Airport facilities include currency exchange, ATMs, banks, public telephones and a post office, luggage storage, business facilities and VIP lounges, information desks, two synagogues, medical clinics, a police station, a VAT refund desk, special needs assistance services, a playroom and a mother and child room. There are also myriad shopping and dining options.
The area directly in front of the terminals is reserved for pick-up and drop-offs only. Short-term parking is available in the parking lot in front of Terminal 3. Rates for short-stay parking start at ILS 18 for the first hour, and go up by ILS 4 every fifteen minutes thereafter. The maximum daily rate is ILS 90. Long-term parking is available opposite Terminal 3. A shuttle bus runs from this parking lot to the terminal at 15-minute intervals. Long-stay rates are ILS 40 per day in the open area and ILS 70 per day in the roofed area.
- Departure tax: The ILS 50 departure tax for leaving Israel is included in ticket prices.
- Website: www.iaa.gov.il/Rashat/en-US/Airports/BenGurion