"It was a poignant example of our enduring connection to the past"
Getting to and from Ben Gurion Airport, Israel’s main international airport is generally an easy task with many options available including the train, shuttles, taxis, sheruts (shared taxis), and car rental. Each has its own advantages and each is better suited to different types of traveler, different destinations/start points, and different numbers of people.
Ben Gurion airport shuttle transfers
The shuttle transfers to and from Ben Gurion Airport are one of the most convenient and cheapest ways to get from the airport to the city of your choice. Shuttles run from the airport to Tel Aviv or to Jerusalem for $17.50 (70 NIS) each way.
Taking a train to or from Ben Gurion Airport
Israel Railways run all trains in Israel, and trains are possibly the best way to get to Tel Aviv from Ben Gurion Airport. The Airport has a frequent service with modern trains travelling directly from the airport.
Taking a Taxi to or from Ben Gurion Airport
Taxis to Ben Gurion Airport can be ordered from any taxi service in the country, while from the airport, taxis should be collected from outside the Arrivals hall where a dispatcher is on hand. Fares from the airport are legally fixed and fall into two categories depending on time of day. Drivers can also charge for luggage.
Taking a Sherut to or from Ben Gurion Airport
A sherut is a shared taxi, a very popular way of travelling in Israel and in particular to and from Ben Gurion Airport. From the airport, sheruts run to Jerusalem and Haifa, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They can be found on Level G outside Arrivals, and are minibuses which take about 10 passengers either to the main bus station in the city, or direct to the passengers destination door. They will also pick you up from your front door for the return journey to the airport if you book in advance.
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