Picking up a rental car at Tel Aviv Ben Gurion TLV Airport is no problem. By making a previous online booking in the price comparison on Driveboo you have already secured your suitable rental car at the best price. Thus you can start your journey through the "Holy Land" Israel directly from the airport. With a rental car, you can travel independently and flexibly throughout your holiday to see all the sights and attractions in Tel Aviv and Israel you want.
At the airport there are, among other things, the following car rental companies for all those who want to rent a car:
Renting a car is a good option to explore the surrounding areas of the capital of Israel from the airport. Search for your rental car online on Driveboo, book your desired rental car now and get the best deals. Various national and international car rental companies are represented at Terminal 3. Please note, however, that an airport surcharge is often required. The station of each car rental is located in the arrival hall on the 1st floor. Please note that an international driving licence is required to rent a vehicle in Israel and to participate in road traffic. The security precautions at Ben Gurion Airport are considered very strict. Vehicles are checked at the entrance to the area around the airport.
Since the opening of Terminal 3, the airport has also been connected to the Israeli railway network. The train station is one level lower than the arrivals hall directly in front of Terminal 3, and trains to Tel Aviv depart round the clock from the airport, usually two hours a day and one hour at night. Buses usually do not stop directly at the airport, but at the nearby El Al intersection. With the opening of the railway line to Tel Aviv, the integration of the airport into the bus network has deteriorated considerably, so that one should only take the bus in exceptional cases. Jerusalem and various other destinations to the east of the airport, such as the Dead Sea, are currently such an exception.
A taxi counter is located on the Greeters' Hall level at Terminal 3, and the taxis placed at the terminal are supervised by the Israel Airports Authority; it is recommended that you do not take a random taxi at the airport.
A Sherut is a taxi van that is shared by 10 passengers and therefore much cheaper than a normal taxi. However, it is slower - usually it waits until it is full and only then leaves. Note that there is no train or bus service during the Sabbath, i. e. from Friday afternoon to Saturday sundown, while the group taxis run around the clock. However, the departure may be delayed until a sufficient number of passengers have been found.
Terminal 1 is used to handle national flights and international flights operated by low-cost carriers. For these flights you have to make sure that you get to the right terminal for check-in! International flights take off and land at Terminal 3. It is the newest building and the main terminal of the airport. The building consists of a main building on the land side with arrivals and departures area, a long connecting structure and a round building on the air side. From this so-called "rotunda" there are three wings of the building from which you can reach the gates. All destinations are within walking distance of Terminal 3. If you want to get to another point within the airport or to the bus stops at the El Al intersection, you can use the shuttle bus line 5 within the airport; the bus stop is on level 2 in front of Terminal 3.
The airport is one of the safest airports in the world. It is advisable to plan at least two hours in addition to the usual check-in time in order to ensure timely arrival and passage of the security checks. However, it usually takes less time and the controls are fast and efficient. The check-in at the counters at Ben Gurion Airport is preceded by a brief interview with specially trained staff and screening of checked baggage. Persons who arouse suspicion are questioned more intensively, and the luggage is also examined several times when suspected. Since the Israelis understand little fun when it comes to security - and this is even more true of the airport - it is in their own interests to be discreet: cooperate with the security staff, stick to your luggage and leave ambiguous remarks, annoyed comments and jokes during the interview. Survey procedures in particular can be annoying - but if you are uncomfortable, you can be prepared for an even more detailed interview.
|Destination||Distance from TLV Airport||Travel time|
|Tel Aviv city center||23 km||25 minutes|
|Netanya||50 km||45 minutes|
|Jerusalem||52 km||45 minutes|
|Beersheba||97 km||1 hour|
|Haifa||112 km||1 hour 15 minutes|
|En Gedi (Dead Sea)||129 km||1 hour 50 minutes|
|Nahariyya||138 km||1 hour 40 minutes|
|Tiberias (Lake Genezareth)||145 km||1 hour 35 minutes|
|Akko||151 km||1 hour 45 minutes|
Tel Aviv-Jaffa is the second largest city in Israel after Jerusalem. It is located on the Mediterranean Sea in the centre of the largest Israeli conurbation Gusch Dan and is the economic centre of the country. It is the city of parties and social life, which places little emphasis on the strict religiousness of Jerusalem and is therefore particularly popular with young people. When it gets dark in the "city that never sleeps", life in the clubs and bars as well as along the beach really starts once again. The official name Tel Aviv-Yaffo refers to the formerly independent districts of Tel Aviv and Jaffa (Yaffo) to the south of it, the latter being the actual origin of the city. While Tel Aviv is predominantly inhabited by Jewish Israelis, Jaffa is very Arabic. Netanya is a Mediterranean city in Israel. The city is a well-known seaside resort and the capital of the Sharon Plain. Netanya is of particular interest to tourists because of its more than 10 km long beaches, which - a special feature of this stretch of coastline - are located below cliffs up to 30 metres high. Outstanding landmark and landmark of the city is the "Shrine of the Bab" with its surrounding terraced gardens; it is one of the central religious sites of the Bahai faith community. The Dead Sea on the border between Israel and Jordan is one of the most famous destinations in the Middle East. The lake is situated in the deep indented Jordan trench in a bizarre stony desert landscape, it is extremely salty and the deepest point of the earth is freely accessible.
A Gedi (also known as En Gedi) is a kibbutz in Israel on the southwestern coast of the Dead Sea. However, it is not so much the kibbutz that is known, but rather the nature park opened in 1972 near the village. En Gedi is one of the largest oases in the surrounding desert area. In the area of En Gedi you can also swim in the Dead Sea and enjoy thermal baths; there are facilities available. The Sea of Galilee is located in the north of Israel. Since the Gospels associate various events with the lake and its surroundings, Lake Genezareth is one of the most famous destinations in the country. Particularly from the higher elevations around the lake you can enjoy impressive views of the large expanse of water that is surrounded by the rugged slopes. Tiberias, the main town on the lake, has a beautiful promenade at the lake; the graves of Jewish scholars and the excavations in Hamat Tiberias are worth seeing. Akko (also Acre) is a city in Israel on the Mediterranean coast. The Crusaders surrounded it with a mighty wall and in the 17th century it was fortified into a fortress so that even Napoleon failed in 1799. The old town has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage list since 2001.