Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport is located around 15 miles east of the centre of the city of Tel Aviv in a small city called Lod. The airport has a reputation for being one of the most security conscious places in the world, and as such, the arrivals process can be slightly longer than at other airports, however thanks to the friendly staff, the experience of arriving into Tel Aviv is pleasant, and the efficiency that has been achieved means that you are able to pass through the airport fairly effortlessly if you arrive during quieter periods. The airport is modern and airy, and has 4 main Terminal buildings that handle a total of around 14 million passengers each year.
Israel is one of the most historic countries on the planet, and having the freedom to explore its different attractions is essential if you want to get the most out of your visit. While there are a lot of organised tours that can show you the main attractions, it is only through private exploration of the country that you will give yourself the opportunity to meet the locals and get to see the real Israel. There is a single road in Israel that has a toll ? Highway 6, and this cannot be used by hire cars.
All of the car hire companies at Tel Aviv Airport are located in the greeters hall next to Exit 13 of Terminal 1. This is just after passing through the security control area of the building after baggage claim area. A number of different car hire companies operate in Tel Aviv Airport, including Budget , Avis, Sixt , Avital, and Hertz.
The route from the centre of Tel Aviv to Ben Gurion Airport is fairly straightforward. From the city centre orbital road, Route 20 or Ayalon North, you head east along Route 1 towards Ganot and follow the signs for the airport. The road heads straight into the area between the Terminal s where you enter the airport.
Most information that you could need about Tel Aviv Airport can be found on the management website for the Israeli Airport Authority, iaa.gov.il. You can also telephone for information or customer services to the main airport switchboard, which is available 24 hours a day on (972).98616470.
Israel Airports Authority
Po Box 137, Ben-Gurion
Ph: (0)3 975 5555 or visit: www.iaa.gov.il/rashat/en-us/airport/bengurion.