Getting from Ben Gurion Airport to Haifa.
Best ways to get to Haifa from Ben Gurion are by train, bus, shuttle or taxi.
Haifa - The Worker's City, a view of the Bahai Terraces, Bahai Temple, the German Colony and the Port (Image credit: Unsplash)
Train to/ from Ben Gurion Airport
Getting to and from Ben Gurion Airport (NATBAG) from Haifa is easy.
The northbound train from from the airport starts its journey in Modi'in and then travels to all four stations in Tel Aviv including; HaHaganah station, HaShalom station (Azrielli), Savidor station and Tel Aviv University station. It continues northwards stopping at Binyamina, and then continues to all of the Haifa stations; Hof HaCarmel Central Station; Bat Galim, Hashmonah (Central) and Merkazit Hamifratz Central Station. The train continues northwards to the Krayot, Akko and Nahariya.
- The Israel Railways train route map here
- The train timetable can be accessed, in English, here
- Visiting Israel? Purchase an anonymous Rav Kav multipurpose, public transport card for 5 shekels and load all your public transport fares and combinations thereof, onto the card.
The train station is located at the lower level of Ben Gurion’s Terminal 3 on Platform 1.
The train doesn’t operate on Shabbat (Friday evening through Saturday evening).
Ticket price:35.50 Shekels = $US 10
Bus to/ from Ben Gurion Airport
The bus stations are located at gate 01. Bus line 947 takes passengers from the airport to Haifa Hof HaCarmel Central Station. It is a 2.5 hr bus trip which meanders its way through Petach Tikva, Raanana then northwards on Rd No. 4 to Hadera, stopping along the way until it reaches Haifa. The first bus from Ben Gurion starts at 7a.m. and the last bus leaves Ben Gurion at 9p.m. The last bus on Friday afternoon is at 5:00pm (summer).
Ticket price: 34 NIS
Private taxi to/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. A private taxi from Ben Gurion to Haifa is in the region of 550 NIS (US$150) - September 2019
Shared taxis to/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 Haifa. Sheruts also run to other parts of the country, 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.
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