TRAVELING TO ISRAEL
TRAVELING TO ISRAEL BY AIR
international airlines operate scheduled flights to Israelís Ben-Gurion International Airport Tel. 03-9710000 at Lod (near Tel Aviv).
Certain flights from European countries also land at Ovda Tel. 07-6375880 or Eilat Tel. 07-6363838 or 07-6363830, international airports in southern Israel. Pilots interested in flying their own planes to Israel should provide the Israel Airports Authority with all mandatory information at least 48 hours in advance of the ETA - via cable, AFTN message, telex or fax - and await clearance before commencing the flight. For further information contact:
Israel Airports Authority, P.O.B. 7, Ben Gurion International Airport, 70100 Israel, Tel. 03-9710111 Cable Address: Ben Gurion Airport
BEN GURION INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT-FLIGHT INFORMATION
Computerized Recorded Information -Telephone Numbers
∑ English - 03-9723344
∑ Arabic - 03-9 723355
∑ Russian - 03-9 723366
∑Switchboard - 03-9710111 for the Israel Airports Authority and the Ben Gurion Airport management
Sun. - Thurs. 8 am - 4pm
TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM THE AIRPORT
A shuttle bus, No. 222 operates between Ben Gurion Airport and Tel Aviv, stopping at the El Al Air Terminal on Arlozorov Street and the Palace Hotel on Hayarkon Street. The service operates from 4 am till midnight. On Fridays and holiday eves,
the service operates until 8 pm, and on Saturdays from noon until midnight. For further information call 03-9711711. Buses operated by the Egged Bus Company leave Ben Gurion Airport every 15 minutes for Tel Aviv (5 am Ė 10 pm), every 30 minutes for Jerusalem (6.30 am - 8.30 pm). Nesher Taxis operates a sherut (shared) taxi service between Jerusalem and Ben Gurion Airport, charging a fixed rate per passenger. For an extra charge, the taxi will pick up passengers and their baggage from anywhere in Jerusalem. For further information, call 02-6231231, 6257227, 6255332, Fax 02-624 1114, or 03-9 721818 at Ben Gurion Airport.
Amal Taxis operates a similar service from Haifa, the Krayot, Acre and Nahariya.
Tel. 04-8676444, 8662324
A taxi service operates from Ben Gurion Airport to all parts of the country. Tel. 03-9711103
TRAVELING TO ISRAEL BY SEA
Several shipping lines offer regular sailings from Europe to the port of Haifa. Many Mediterranean cruises also include Israel in their itineraries. Pleasure craft may enter Israel via the ports of Haifa, Ashdod or Eilat, or via the Tel Aviv Marina. Following border and customs clearance, they may proceed to any of Israelís five special yacht marinas.
∑ Atarim (Tel Aviv) Tel. 03-52 72596, Fax 03-52 72466. Acre (Akko) Tel. 04-9919287,Fax 04-8258382
∑ Ashkelon Tel. 07-6733 780, Fax 07-6 733823
∑ Eilat Tel. 07-63 76761, Fax. 07-6315454
∑ Herzliya Tel. 09-9565591/2/5 Fax 09-9565593
More info: Israel travel directory