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How to get a ride with Uber from Ben Gurion International Airport
Open your app to request a ride
When you’re ready, open your app to request a ride. Choose the option that suits your group size and luggage needs.
Follow directions in the app
You’ll get directions about pickup points directly in the app. Signs might also be available at the airport.
Meet your driver
Go to your assigned pickup location as specified by the app. Please note, this location may not always be at your nearest exit. If you can’t find your driver, contact them through the app.
TLV Airport tips
Ben Gurion Airport wifi
Each hall of Ben Gurion International Airport has its own complimentary wifi. Connect by selecting it from the list on your device.
Ben Gurion Airport luggage storage
If you’ve got a long stopover and don’t want to be stuck lugging your bags around with you, find one of 3 stands offering storage in Ben Gurion Airport. These even have charging stations, so you can make sure your electronics are ready to go.
Ben Gurion Airport parking
Ben Gurion International Airport offers short-term and long-term parking options to its visitors. Travelers can pay using credit cards as well as Israeli and foreign currency.
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Ben Gurion Airport visitor information
Named after the country’s first prime minister, Ben Gurion Airport is situated in the heart of Israel, located about 55 kilometers (34 miles) from the country’s capital, Jerusalem, and 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Tel Aviv, which is why it’s also commonly referred to as Tel Aviv Airport. Having existed before the creation of the state of Israel, Ben Gurion Airport is the primary airport for Israelis and other Middle East travelers. It’s a 25-minute ride from Tel Aviv and a 55-minute car journey from Jerusalem in ideal road and traffic conditions.
Ben Gurion Airport terminals
While Ben Gurion Airport has had 4 terminals during its years of operation, only 2 are operational today: Terminals 1 and 3.
Ben Gurion Terminal 1
Terminal 1 is the airport’s original terminal building, although it has been refurbished over the years. It primarily serves domestic flights within Israel, as well as offering banking services, a cafeteria, and public phones.
Ben Gurion Terminal 3
Opened in 2004, Terminal 3 is the newer of the 2 terminals and has become the main terminal for travelers in and out of Israel, operating the majority of international flights for visitors or citizens returning to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
Tel Aviv Airport lounge
If you have a long stopover or arrive early at the airport, there are a number of airport lounges in Tel Aviv Airport you can use to help make your wait more comfortable. You can find premium and pay-to-stay airport lounges in Terminals 1 and 3, for a comfortable place to rest, eat, or pass the time before your flight.
Tel Aviv Airport hotels
A number of hotels are within easy reach of Ben Gurion Airport. You can get to many of them with a 15- or 20-minute Uber trip, making them perfect for short stopovers or quick trips. Accommodations in Tel Aviv are also readily accessible using Uber, with a 30-minute ride from Ben Gurion Airport to the city center in ideal driving conditions.
Ben Gurion Airport restaurants
If you’re traveling through Ben Gurion International Airport, you’ll find a number of food and drink outlets to choose from, including fast food and places to grab a quick coffee. Options include sushi, burgers, sandwiches, pastries, barbecue, and tapas.
Duty-free shops at Ben Gurion
Another option if you’re looking to pass the time are the duty-free shops in Tel Aviv Airport, many offering 24-hour access. Terminal 3’s shops feature products such as tobacco, sweets, souvenirs, electronics, and fashion. Whether you’re looking for a surprise present for the kids, noise-canceling headphones for the flight, or some spare underwear for your trip, Tel Aviv Airport will likely have it in stock.
Facilities at TLV
Whatever you’re looking for in Ben Gurion Airport, you’ll probably be able to find it. There are even nurseries for those traveling with young children, and you’ll also find changing tables, nursing chairs, and filtered water. ATMs and designated smoking areas are also located throughout the airport.
Points of interest near TLV
As the portal to both the city and financial center, Ben Gurion Airport has many attractions within easy reach. If you’ve got a few hours to spend in Tel Aviv, request a ride with Uber, hop in, and get on your way to see the sights:
- Jaffa’s cultural center
- Old Jaffa neighborhood
- Yarkon Park
- Yemenite Quarter
Find more information about Ben Gurion Airport here.