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Ben Gurion Airport Guide (TLV)

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Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) is located 12 miles from Tel Aviv, Israel. In 2013, 14.2 million passengers used the Ben Gurion Airport. The airport is also referred to by its Hebrew acronym Natbag. The Ben Gurion Airport was originally four concrete runways built in 1936, and was renamed in 1973 in honor of Israel's first Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion.

Transfer between Terminals

Ben Gurion Airport has two terminals: Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. Terminal 1 handles domestic flights and some charter flights. The Israel Airports Authority runs a free shuttle service in Ben Gurion airport. The Shuttle runs from the long-term parking lot to Terminal 3 and also stops at Terminal 1 occasionally.

Nearby Airport Hotels

Kfar Maccabiah Hotel & Suites, 7 Perets Bernstein, Ramat Gan 52109, Israel, This hotel offers its guests complimentary breakfast, on-site dining, and a bar and lounge inside the hotel. The Kfar Maccabiah Hotel also features free parking, access to a swimming pool, a shuttle bus service that transports guests to and from the airport. Sadot Hotel, Ben Gurion Airport, Assaf Harofeh Center, Tel Aviv 70300, Israel, This pet-friendly hotel features complimentary breakfast, free wireless internet, and a shuttle bus service that transports guests to and from the airport.

Transport into Town

Rail: The Ben Gurion Airport Railway Station is operated by Israel Railways. The railway station is located in the lower level of Terminal 3. The journey to Tel Aviv Savidor Central Railway Station takes about 18 minutes. Bus: Egged bus line 244 travels from Ramat Gan Mall to Ramla and back. Egged bus line 249 travels from Petach Tikva to Rehovot and back. Egged bus line 423 travels from Petach Tikva to Jerusalem via EL AL Junction. Egged bus line 930 travels from Netanya to Jerusalem and back. Egged bus line 943 travels from Hadera to Jerusalem. Egged bus line 947 travels from Haifa via Netanya and Raanana Junction to Jerusalem and back. Egged bus line 950 travels from Jerusalem to Netanya. Charter Bus: Kavim bus operates Line 475 from Tel Aviv to Lod via EL-AL Junction. Veolia bus operates Line 476 from Tel Aviv to Lod via Ben Gurion Airport, Terminal 3.

Airport Lounges

Ben Gurion Airport has three business lounges—the exclusive El Al King David Lounge and two 'Dan' lounges. There is an Arbel Lounge located in Terminal 3 in the Eastern Gallery on Level 1. There is also a Metsada Lounge located in Terminal 1 in the west end of the Arrivals Hall.

Major Airlines

Ben Gurion Airport is a hub for El Al, Arkia Airlines, CAL Cargo Air Lines, and Israir Airlines.

Airport Facilities

Free wireless internet is available throughout the terminals. Terminal 3 is home to a small shopping mall, known as Buy & Bye. The mall includes shops, restaurants, and a post office. There are two synagogues in the airport. One is located in the Rotunda Hall and another is located in the Greeters Hall.

Car Parking

Ben Gurion Airport offers drivers a number of parking options. Long-term parking can be found in parking lots C, D, F, and G. These long-term lots are connected to the airport via courtesy shuttle buses. Parking lot 1 and parking lot 13 offers short-term parking. Parking lot 1 is located near Terminal 1, and parking lot 13 is located in front of the Cargo Area. There is also short-term parking in front of Terminal 3.

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