Ben Gurion International Airport
The main airport in Tel Aviv is the Ben Gurion International Airport although it is known locally as NatBag which is its Hebrew acronym. There is another airport in the area but it services mostly domestic flights in Israel, Sde Dov Airport. The Ben Gurion airport is located 19km from Tel Aviv´s centre and it is a very well-run airport which has been voted the Best Middle Eastern Airport and it is widely considered to be one of the safest airports in the world. Remember when you travel to Israel that this is a country on high alert and so it has very tight security in place. Security officers will be uniformed and also there are likely many in plain clothes, so while it may seem excessive. It is deemed necessary for your safety and everyone’s.
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Airport Car Hire
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Getting there & Away
If you are not opting for car hire Tel Aviv, then you will need public transport to get to the city or to you onward destination. You can travel from Ben Gurion airport by bus, train or taxi. Buses depart for Airport city from Gates 21 and 23 in Terminal 3 (2nd floor). From Airport City, you can transfer to regular buses. For buses to Shoham or Be’er Sheva through Gedera and Kiryat Gat, there are other operators and it is better to look these up individually. For your train ticket there is an automatic machine on Level G, and then get the train from level S (bottom floor) to Tel Aviv, Haifa, Acre and Nahariya. Taxis are available in Terminal 3 on level G. Always use the taxi dispatcher as this is the most secure way to get a taxi and to ensure that your taxi driver uses the meter. Don’t for get to ask for a receipt at the end of your journey.
Set along the coast with more than 15kms of sea frontage, great restaurants and cafes, Tel Aviv is a very vibrant city. It is a business city but also full of contemporary architecture, art and style. It has year round sunshine which is great for sitting out and soaking up the atmosphere. Make sure you get some beach time to relax, some time in a theme park for an adredaline rush, and don’t leave the city without eating copious amounts of hummus, it is a way of life here! Without a doubt the prettiest street is the Rothschild Boulevard which is part of the ‘White City’ a treasured UNESCO World Heritage Site. One great thing about Israel is that it is a small country, so you can jump into your hire car and be in Haifa or Jerusalem in an hour, the Dead Sea in two hours or else from Haifa, go on to check out the Sea of Galilee and The Golan Heights. Or go south for the Dead Sea, Be’er Sheva and Ein Geddi.