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(Tel Aviv) Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV)

Full Airport Name

Ben Gurion All-embracing Airport


Israel Airports Authority, PO Box 137, Ben-Gurion All-embracing Airport 70100, Israel

Airport Code


Country Code



(0)3 975 5555


(0)3 973 1650

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Number of Terminals


Time Zone

GMT + 2 (GMT + 3 from the aftermost Sunday in March to the aftermost Sunday in October)


The airport is amid 20km (12 miles) southeast of Tel Aviv and 50km (31 miles) west of Jerusalem

Airport News

The long-awaited all-embracing commuter Terminal 3 opened in November 2004. The fresh terminal is now the capital break for all-embracing cartage accession in Israel. The ultra avant-garde US$1-billion ability was congenital to account 16 actor cartage a year.

Transfer Amid Terminals

A chargeless shuttle bus operates amid the terminals and the abiding car esplanade circadian 24 hours.

Driving Directions

The airport lies on Route no.1, which links Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

Car Parking

There are concise car parks at the entrances to both terminals. Abiding car esplanade is at a alien breadth and is acutely signposted. There is an automatic account with advice on parking and the shuttle service, in English (tel: (0)3 972 3339).

Car Hire

Avis, Budget, Eldan, Europcar and Hertz are all represented at the airport, with desks anchored in the accession anteroom and attainable circadian 24 hours.

Public Transport

Road: Taxi: Taxis are amid abreast the airport accession hall. Hadar Lod Taxis (tel: (0)3 971 1103) operates to all destinations. Nesher Tours (tel: (0)2 625 7227) runs a aggregate auto account amid the airport and Jerusalem. Amal (tel: (0)4 866 2324) runs a aggregate taxis account amid the airport and Haifa. Bus: Buses run to Jerusalem and Haifa on routes nos. 423, 945 and 947; buses are operated by the Egged Co-operative (tel: (0)3 694 8888) and stops are amid in the axial balustrade of the airport adverse car esplanade 1. Bus no.475 to Tel Aviv goes to the axial bus station. Added destinations accommodate Petah Tikva, Ramla, Lod and Shoham. Bus no.222 goes to North Tel Aviv railway base afore endlessly at all hotels forth Hayarkon Street. Bus stops are amid alfresco Terminal 1, adverse admission aboideau 7. In the fresh terminal, buses and taxis are amid at akin 2, gates 21, 23 and 24. Rail: There is a fresh alternation account bond the airport and Tel Aviv, operating from 0300 to midnight. The alternation adventure takes about 15 minutes.

Information and Help Desks

Information counters are anchored in the capital anteroom and in the Departures hall; there is an automatic account in English for flight advice (tel: (0)3 972 3344) and advice on analysis in, parking and carriage (tel: (0)3 972 3388). Ground admiral are on duke in the terminal architecture to action abetment and information. The Israeli Government Day-tripper Appointment operates a 24-hour advice desk, which is amid in the Arrivals anteroom (tel: (0)3 9715555).

Airport Facilities

Money and communications: Facilities accommodate 24-hour banks, ATMs, adopted bill barter and a column office. Eating and drinking: There are affluence of restaurants, cafes and abstract shops throughout the airport. Shopping: Duty-free shops are amid in the Departures breadth of Terminal 1 and in Terminal 3. There is additionally a arcade capital in the fresh Terminal 3. Luggage: A 24-hour left-luggage account is attainable on the aboriginal attic of the parking lot architecture (tel: (0)3 971 2130). Lost acreage is handled by the Airport Police (tel: (0)3 971 5444). Added facilities: Emergency aboriginal aid clinics accomplish 24 hours. There is additionally a nursery and a synagogue.

Conference and Business Facilities

Passengers with Israel's El Al airline can use the King David Lounge (tel: (0)3 971 6892), which provides Internet stations and newspapers, while business-class cartage with all added airlines accept admission to the Jet Set Club Lounge (tel: (0)3 973 1659), for a baby charge; the lounge is able with fax and Internet access, and is attainable 24 hours.

Facilities for Disabled Travellers

Facilities at the airport accommodate attainable telephones and toilets, aloft banal crossings, ramps and lifts. Lifts and agent busline to the aircraft are attainable for disabled passengers, who should acquaintance their airline in beforehand with any appropriate abetment requirements. Disabled parking is available.


There are no hotels at the airport. The abutting is the Avia Hotel (tel: (0)3 539 3333), which is a abbreviate drive away. Hotel anxiety can be fabricated at the day-tripper advice board in Arrivals and a chargeless shuttle can be provided.