What are the transportation options from the airport?
Most visitors arrive at Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV) located 30-minutes from the heart of Tel Aviv, 45 minutes from Jerusalem. If you are arriving without prior land arrangements, there are cabs at the airport, bus services – and trains are available from the airport station (take the airport elevator to the lowest level) to Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Netanya and Haifa.
For information about all domestic and international flights, please visit the Israel Airport Authority website
How do I get around?
Israel has a sophisticated system of highways, buses, trains and domestic flights. Follow these links to know more.
Buses – The most popular form of transportation in Israel, you can buy tickets at any city’s central bus station or from the driver. Please note that most buses don’t operate in Israel on Saturdays (Shabbat)
For schedules and fares of buses in Israel, please visit: Egged website or www.bus.co.il/en
Train – The Israel Railways is an affordable easy way to travel between major cities in Israel. Please note that the trains don’t operate in Israel on Saturdays (Shabbat)
For train schedules and fares, please visit the Israel Railways website.
Private Taxi – a more expensive option, taxis can be flagged down or ordered by phone almost anywhere, and they’ll take you around town or between cities.
Rent a car – International car rental chains have offices in Israel, and there are multiple Israel-based car rental companies. you can rent a car in all of Israel’s major cities and at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv. It’s recommended to reserve a car before you arrive.
Driving in Israel is on the right-hand side of the road, and most signage is written in Hebrew, Arabic and English.
Don’t use a hand-held phone while driving: it’s against the law.