Ben Gurion Airport, Israel’s main airport, is located around 15 km from Tel Aviv. It has two main terminals: Terminal 3, designated for international flights, and the smaller Terminal 1, designated for domestic and low-cost international flights. There are several ways to travel from and to the airport, including train, bus, and taxi.

TRAIN

The train station is located at the lower level of Ben Gurion’s Terminal 3. There is a direct route from the airport to Tel Aviv and vice versa. The train from Ben Gurion to Tel Aviv generally leaves from Platform 1. You can take a train back to the airport from any train station in Tel Aviv. 

Stations: Tel Aviv - HaHagana (southern Tel Aviv), Tel Aviv - HaShalom (central Tel Aviv), Tel Aviv - Savidor Center (central Tel Aviv), and Tel Aviv - University (northern Tel Aviv).
*After midnight, the train stops only at Tel Aviv-HaHagana and Tel Aviv-Savidor Center. 

Price: 13.50 NIS 

Schedule: Sun-Thu: 24 Hrs
*The train doesn’t operate on Shabbat (Friday evening through Saturday evening). 

Accessibility: The train from Ben Gurion Airport to Tel Aviv is accessible to persons with wheelchairs - there is no need to notify in advance of your arrival. However, if you would like personal assistance (a team waiting for you at the entrance), it is recommended to notify the station 24 hours prior to your scheduled journey. 

Helpful App: “Israel Railways” | Available on App Store and Google Play

BUS

The bus stations are located on gate 01. Bus line 445 takes passengers from the airport to several central streets in Tel Aviv such as Allenby, Dizengoff and Gordon. It operates every hour on the hour, excluding Shabbat (Friday evening through Saturday evening). 

Price: 9.30 NIS 

Schedule:
Sun-Thu: 24 Hrs 
Fri: 4am-5pm 
Sat: 9pm-3am
*The bus doesn’t operate on Shabbat (Friday evening through Saturday evening). 

Helpful App: “Moovit” | Available on App Store and Google Play

TAXI

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. 

Pricing: Starting from 134 NIS

Schedule: 24 Hrs