Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV)
Travel and Ground Transport
(Tel Aviv, Israel)
Buses are the primary form of transport from Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV) to Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa, and they offer the cheapest transfers.
Private shuttle operations also serve the airport and there is a rail station and plenty of taxis.
To get to Tel Aviv, take bus number 475, which departs from the airport every 10 minutes and runs to the city and Tel Aviv's Central Bus Station; the journey takes between 30 and 45 minutes. Tourbus number 222 runs to Tel Aviv Central Railway Station as well as to many of major seaside hotels throughout the day and night. You can also take buses to Jerusalem and Haifa, which leave the airport every 30 minutes between 05:30 and 23:00. Journey times are about 45 minutes, with bus numbers 423, 945 and 947 servicing these two destinations.
There are also several shuttle buses that provide alternative transportation options. These can be booked in advance and operate to destinations throughout the country.
Hotel Shuttle Buses
Many of Tel Aviv's major hotels along the seafront and in the city offer guests free transportation from Ben Gurion International Airport. The availability of courtesy shuttles should be checked ahead of time.
Ben Gurion Airport has a direct rail link to Tel Aviv from the new Terminal 3, from where services run to destinations across Israel. Trains run from 03:00 to midnight and go from under the airport, in front of the Arrivals area; the journey time to Tel Aviv is about 20 minutes.
Taxis are readily available at Ben Gurion International Airport and can be found near the Arrivals halls of terminals 2 and 3. A number of operations run to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem including Hadar-Lod Taxis, Amal Company and the Nesher Company, which offers a shared taxi service to Jerusalem.
There are a couple of limousine operations that run from Ben Gurion International Airport to Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and its hotels including Tal Limousine
Minibus transportation services and Super B, which also runs guided tours.