Getting from Ben Gurion to Tel Aviv.
Train, bus, shuttle, or taxi are just some of the transport options between Ben Gurion Airport and Tel Aviv.
Train to and from Ben Gurion Airport
The northbound train from from the airport travels to all the four stations in Tel Aviv including; HaHaganah station, HaShalom station (Azrielli), Savidor station and Tel Aviv University station. It continues northwards stopping at Binyamina, all of the Haifa stations, the Krayot, Akko and the finally Nahariya station.
If you need to travel south to towns like Holon, Rishon L’Zion, Ashdod, Rehovot and final destination, Beer Sheva, then you need to take the northbound train to Tel Aviv, switch trains and then take a southbound connection.
- The Israel Railways train route map
- Visiting Israel? Purchase an anonymous Rav Kav multipurpose, public transport card for 5 NIS and load it with public transport fares
- The train timetable can be accessed, in English, here
The train station is located at the lower level of Ben Gurion’s Terminal 3.
The train doesn’t operate on Shabbat (Friday evening through Saturday evening) and religious holidays..
Ticket price to/from Tel Aviv: 13.50 Shekels = $US 4
Bus to and from Ben Gurion Airport
The bus stations are located at gate 01. Bus line 445 takes passengers from the airport to central Tel Aviv. Along Ben-Yehuda Street with stops at Dizengoff, Gordon, Frishman, and other central locations. The bus operates every hour on the hour, excluding Shabbat (Friday evening through Saturday evening). The last bus on Friday afternoon is at 3:00pm.
Ticket price to/from Tel Aviv: 9.30 NIS
Private taxi to and from Ben Gurion Airport
The taxis at Ben Gurion Airport operate under the supervision of the Israel Airports Authority. Taxi stands are located outside the arrival hall. Reduced rate licensed taxis can be found on Level 2 of Terminal 3 (take the escalators to your left after you pass through customs). It is recommended to use only licensed taxis. Make sure you negotiate your fare before setting out.
Shared taxis to and from Ben Gurion Airport
A sherut or a shared taxi is a very popular and convenient way of cutting costs and traveling in Israel especially to and from Ben Gurion Airport to Tel Aviv. Sheruts also run to other parts of the country; Jerusalem and surrounding areas and settlements and also to Haifa and surrounding towns, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Sheruts are located on Level G outside the Arrivals Hall. Usually they are minibuses which carry around 10 passengers either to the main bus station or direct to the passengers precise destination. The sherut will also pick you up from your front door if you book in advance.
It is usual that the sherut waits to fill up with passengers before commencing the journey which could mean a substantial wait. Sometimes the passengers might decide to chip in a little extra to make up the missing fares and get the driver to depart.