Definitely one of Secret Tel Aviv’s favourite questions – how do I get to and from the airport to Tel Aviv?

Answer: 3 ways –  the train, a taxi, and introducing a cheap and reliable third way: The Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport Shuttle!


Secret Tel Aviv is teaming up with Flo Shuttle to offer you Ben Gurion Airport to Tel Aviv Shuttle, running once an hour to and from the airport to your nearest hotel, 24/7, for only $17 per person .

[27/8/16 CORRECTION: YOU NEED TO PAY FOR A MINIMUM 2 PEOPLE – if you are travelling from Ben Gurion Airport to Tel Aviv during Shabbat or in the middle of the night, this is still the cheapest option; if you are travelling from Tel Aviv to Ben Gurion Airport we recommend that you take a Hadar Taxi for 100 NIS ]


  1. The train is quick and cheap, but it can be a hassle getting to and from the train station, especially at night, and it doesn’t run on Shabbat.
  2. Taxis always works, but they can be expensive, costing at least $45 from the airport to Tel Aviv.
  3. Now there is a third choice – The Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport Shuttle.

Shuttle matrix

Airport Shuttle


1. Ben Gurion Airport Tel Aviv Shuttle – $17/person/trip

Introducing the new Airport Shuttle between Ben Gurion Airport and Tel Aviv. The shuttle runs once an hour, 24/7, and costs $17 per person per ride. The shuttle will pick you up and drop you off at your nearest hotel or hostel.

The Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport Shuttle is a response to the issue for tourists of no cost effective and high quality way to get from airport to hotel, and is operated to international standards. The Airport Shuttle follows a set timetable and must be pre-booked via the website (drivers are unable to accept passengers who have not pre-booked through the website). The Airport Shuttle is operated by Flo Shuttle Eilat.

[27/8/16 CORRECTION: YOU NEED TO PAY FOR A MINIMUM 2 PEOPLE – if you are travelling from Ben Gurion Airport to Tel Aviv during Shabbat or in the middle of the night, this is still the cheapest option; if you are travelling from Tel Aviv to Ben Gurion Airport we recommend that you take a Hadar Taxi for 100 NIS ]

Airport Shuttle


2. Taxi – from $26

Tel Aviv Taxi

Taxis run 24-7 from the airport to Tel Aviv and cost between 150-190 shekels ($40-$50) depending on the time and the number of passengers and suitcases. Taxi drivers have been know to take advantage of tourists, make sure to ask the person in charge of the taxi queue how much it is and close that price with the driver immediately. If you are travelling from Tel Aviv to the Airport, you can book a taxi for 100 NIS (110 at night) ($26) via Hadar Taxis via their website (in Hebrew only). (interesting fact: the Hadar Taxis are only 100 shekels because these are the empty taxis that have just dropped off someone from the airport to Tel Aviv – Hadar have the monopoly of taxis from Ben Gurion Airport).

To get a taxi at the airport follow the taxi signs in the main airport concourse.


3. The Train – $5

Train israel

Trains run from Ben Gurion Airport to Tel Aviv throughout the day and night, except on Shabbat when there are no trains (Friday evening through to Saturday evening). During the day there are two trains an hour and the train stops at four stations in Tel Aviv; at night (between 11pm and 6am) there is only one train per hour, and it only stops at Arlozorov Station only.

The train costs 16 shekels ($5) for a trip between the airport and Tel Aviv, and takes approximately 18 minutes – but unless you live close to the station or you are travelling without luggage, you will probably need to take a taxi to home or to your hotel.

The train website is easy to use and can be changed to English.


Airport Shuttle


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