We will write how to get from Tel Aviv airport to city center. The distance from Ben Gurion International Airport to downtown is 23 kilometers.
The travel time is around 30 minutes by taxi and the fare taxi is around $50 USD which is 160 NIS. Click here to book online Tel Aviv activities and day trips
The cheapest way from Tel Aviv airport to city center is by bus for $5 USD and the travel time around 20 minutes. You can also rent a car in Tel Aviv airport or get a private transfer that can be cheaper than a taxi.
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WHERE TO STAY IN TEL AVIV
You can sleep in a dorm room or a room for €15, while you can stay in a budget hotel for as low as €40. There are so many to choose from depending on what type and how luxurious you want your stay to be starting from €100.
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TEL AVIV AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN
TRAIN TEL AVIV AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Tel Aviv airport to city center is by train. The train from Tel Aviv airport to city center is running every 30 minutes during the day 5 35 am to 8 35pm and every hour at night time.
The train fare is 16 NIS which is $5 USD for one way for adults. You can get the tickets online and from the vending machines at the airport.
You can get the train at Terminal 3 at the airport. There is a free shuttle connecting the Terminals at Ben Gurion Airport running every 10-15 minutes and available 24/7.
The train travel time from Tel Aviv airport to city center is the fastest way only 20 minutes. The train from Ben Gurion airport is going to HaHagana Train Station and Tel Aviv HaShalom Train Station.
Once you get Tel Aviv city center you will be able to find accommodation within walking distance or you can get a taxi to move around.
SHUTTLE TEL AVIV AIRPORT TO CITY
If you like the comfort of a taxi but traveling alone. You can get a shuttle from Tel Aviv airport to city center. The shuttle fare is around $20 USD which is 65 NIS. The total travel time will be around 30-40 minutes to your accommodation place.
Rav Kav Smart Card
You can get the Rav Kav Smart Card to move around Israel. You will get discounts in train and buses around the city. The Rav Kav Smart Card fare is 6 NIS which is $2 USD. You can buy in the vending machines at the airport.
TAXI FROM TEL AVIV AIRPORT TO TEL AVIV CITY CENTER
If you go from Tel Aviv airport to city center by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi is around 30 minutes and the taxi fare from Tel Aviv airport to Tel Aviv city center is $50 USD which is 160 NIS. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination.
UBER TEL AVIV AIRPORT TO TEL AVIV CITY CENTER
If you are ordering Uber in Tel Aviv you should know that prices are similar than taxi. You can pre book with the app from your phone and going to the pick up point in the airport. Expect to pay around $50 USD depending on your destination and time of the day with Uber from Tel Aviv airport to city center.
CAR RENTAL AT TEL AVIV AIRPORT
There are many options for renting a car in Tel Aviv’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Tel Aviv. It will take you 30 minutes to get to Tel Aviv from the airport with a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available in the airport. Prices are around €30-40 per day.
Car rental options can be great if you are traveling with a few people or a lot of luggage and planning to visit places around Tel Aviv. Make sure you have parking place in your hotel or Airbnb since sometimes can be so challenging in Tel Aviv.
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION TEL AVIV AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN
Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and is only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Tel Aviv. Prices are around €60 and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be €15 per person.
BEST WAY FROM TEL AVIV AIRPORT TO CITY
The best way from Tel Aviv airport to city center if you are traveling alone and on a budget I would choose the train only for $5 USD. By train is the fastest way only 20 minutes from Ben Gurion airport to city center.
If you are traveling in a group or you prefer more comfort you can get a taxi or private transportation directly to your accommodation place in Tel Aviv.
ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN TEL AVIV
A lot of budget option is available for accommodation in Tel Aviv. Where you can sleep in a dorm room or a room from €15, while you can stay in a budget hotel for as low as €40. There are so many to choose from depending on what type and how luxurious you want your stay to be starting from €100.
FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN ISRAEL
There are many food that you should try in Israel, you can spend €5-7 per meal if you go for street food. You should probably try Falafel and shawarma one of our favorite food to eat in Israel. It comes with salad, sauce and French Fries. There are fine restaurants where you can a three course meal for €15 and the food is amazing in Israel.
BEST TIME TO VISIT IN ISRAEL
The weather in Israel varies from time to time so better be prepared for the sudden change of weather during your stay. The best time to visit Israel are the months of April-June (Spring) and September-October (Autumn) is where the Shoulder season takes place. In this time it offers you to enjoy and embrace the fun that Israel has to offer. In these times you’ll see that prices for tours and hotels go down.
CASH AND ATMS IN ISRAEL
The currency in Israel is Israeli New Shekels. The exact currency of Euro to Israeli New Shekels is $1 = 3.20 NIS. You can use debit cards everywhere in Israel. ATMs are available and accessible in all part of the country.
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