By Plane-Flights arrive at Ben-Gurion International Airport, on the outskirts of the city. From Sunday to Thursday, from 6am-9pm, and on Friday from 6am-to various times depending on the start time of Shabbat (Friday sundown to Saturday sundown), there is a fixed daytime taxi fare ranging from NIS 110–190 from Ben-Gurion to Tel Aviv, in addition to a starting fee of NIS 11 and a surcharge of NIS 5. This fare includes one suitcase per passenger; additional suitcases are NIS 4 each. Trains leave Ben-Gurion Airport for the Arlosoroff Street Train Station in Tel Aviv two times an hour from 3:30am to 11pm. Fare is NIS 16. From there you’ll need to take a local taxi. You’re not too far to most Tel Aviv hotels, but with baggage, jet lag, and brutal summer heat, it’s not walkable. Note: The Arlosoroff Train Station is a magnet for taxis looking to cash in on exhausted, unknowing tourists arriving from Ben-Gurion Airport. Always insist that your driver use the meter.

By Train-The Central Railway Station (sometimes called North Railway Station because it’s in the northern reaches of the city) stands at the intersection of several major arteries—Petach Tikva Road, Haifa Road, and Arlosoroff Street. From here, municipal buses will take you throughout the city. For Israel Railways information, schedules, and fares to points in Israel go to

By Bus-From the New Central Bus Station (in a southern part of town) take bus or sherut no. 4, which runs along Allenby Road and then up Ben-Yehuda Street. As you ride along Ben-Yehuda, you’ll be parallel to, and a block away from, Ha-Yarkon Street, where many hotels are located. Ask the driver for the stop closest to your hotel. For the more inland Dizengoff Square area, take the no. 5 bus or sherut to Dizengoff Square. For all bus line and real-time arrival information, use Google Maps or download the Moovit app to your phone.

By Sherut-Ten-passenger vans from Jerusalem and Haifa drop passengers off just outside the main door of the vast Tel Aviv Bus Station and leave for the return trip as soon as they’re full. Sheruts cost a shekel or so more than busses do, but are less of a hassle than wending your way through the six-story bus station.

By Car-Major highways connect Jerusalem, Haifa, and Ashkelon with Tel Aviv.

Visitor Information

Tel Aviv's two Tourist Information Offices are located at 46 Herbert Samuel Promenade (tel. 03/561-6188; open Sun–Thurs 9:30am-5:30pm and Fri 9am-1pm), and at 2 Marzuk and Azar St., at the Clock Tower in Jaffa (tel. 03/516-6188; open Sun-Thurs 9:30am–6:30pm, Fri-Sat 9:30am–4pm). There’s a smaller, pop-up tourist information office nearby, in Jaffa at David Raziel Street and Yefet Street (tel. 03/681-4466; open Fri-Sat 9:30am–4pm), as well as at Rothschild Boulevard 11 ([tel] 03/516-6188; open Sat-Thurs 9am-9pm, Fri 9am-4pm), and, during the summer months of April to October, an information truck stationed at Frishman Beach (open Sat-Thurs 10am–6pm, Fri 10am–5pm).  You can buy and load your Rav Kav, a smart rechargeable card for contactless bus payment, at any of the offices, as well as receive free maps, brochures, city guides and discount coupon books for Tel Aviv and sites all over Israel. Its staff distributes free information about sites in Tel Aviv and throughout Israel, as well as maps (some for a fee), useful brochures, and discount coupon books. 

Online, Time Out Tel Aviv offers lots of good information about independent tours, travel tips, and reviews of attractions, hotels, and dining.

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.