Transportation from/to Ben Gurion International Airport

Ben-Gurion International Airport is Israel’s main international airport and is located 18 km (~11 miles) southeast of Tel Aviv.

1. Pre-reserved arrival/departure airport transfers operated by Diesenhaus-Unitours
This is a shared direct transfer service from the airport to your hotel in Tel-Aviv and/or return, offered to conference participants. Possible wait – up to 1 hour for arrival transfers. A Diesenhaus Unitours representative will meet you upon arrival inside the Arrivals Hall, after you go through passport control. He will be holding a sign “STRINGS”.
Arrival and departure transfers should be reserved on the Conference Registration & Accommodation Form. Full arrival/departure details must be provided in advance.
Price: US$25 per person per transfer (arrival or departure).

2. Taxis
Taxis are freely available outside the airport terminal. Fares to Tel-Aviv are approx. $38. A 25% surcharge for night trips is in effect from 21:01 until 05:29 and from 14:00 on Fridays.

3. Train from airport – to Tel-Aviv (NIS 14 = ~$4).
The train station is located on Level S (the lowest floor) and can be accessed from Greeters Hall via elevators, escalators or stairs. Tickets may be purchased from automatic machines located on Level G.
Get off at the Tel-Aviv Center (Savidor) Station.
From there, take a taxi to your hotel (approx. NIS 40 = ~$10).
Taxis are available at the exit of the train station.
General train schedule:
Sunday – Thursday: 00:53-23:20
Friday : 00:53-14:00
Saturday: 19:30-23:45
Train Timetable:

Public Transportation

Public transportation (trains & buses) in Israel does not operate from Friday afternoon (one hour before sunset) until Saturday evening (one hour after sunset).