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Israel’s main international airport Ben-Gurion (TLV) is approximately 20 minutes by train or taxi from Tel Aviv and 45 minutes by private or shared taxi from Jerusalem. The other international airport is Eilat, at the southern tip of Israel, but it is mainly used for direct charter package flights from Europe and flights from inside the country.

Getting into Town from the Airport

From Ben-Gurion to Jerusalem -- Sheruts (shared taxis) will take you from the airport to any address in Jerusalem for NIS 65 per person. Private taxis are also available (Flat rate: NIS 270 daytime; NIS 320 night; NIS 5 surcharge for each bag); a surcharge applies for more than two passengers.

From Ben Gurion to Tel Aviv -- Trains leave Ben-Gurion Airport for Tel Aviv every hour except in the middle of the night. The fare is NIS 15. There is no service starting 3 hours before Shabbat on Friday until after Shabbat is over Saturday night. From the railroad station you pick up a taxi to your hotel. Private flat-rate taxis run from the airport into Tel Aviv. Private taxi for two passengers from the airport to your hotel runs around NIS 150 official flat rate. There are extra charges for additional passengers, for each bag, and for night or Shabbat service. Agree on the flat rate and expect around NIS 30 to pop up in additional charges. Usually, fares will be higher if you choose to pay a meter fare.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.