Tel Aviv Airport Reviews
Tel Aviv Airport Reviews
Ben Gurion Airport (IATA: TLV, ICAO: LLBG), also referred to by its Hebrew acronym Natbag (Hebrew: נתב”ג), is Israel’s main international airport, handling over 13.1 million passengers in 2012. It is one of two airports serving the Tel Aviv Metropolitan Area, the other being Sde Dov Airport, which provides primarily domestic flights. Ben Gurion International Airport serves as an international gateway to not only the Tel Aviv and Jerusalem metropolitan areas but to the majority of Israel. The airport serves as a hub for El Al, Israir Airlines, and Arkia Israel Airlines.
Ben Gurion airport is located near the suburb of Lod, 19 km (12 mi) from Tel Aviv’s city centre, in the southeast outskirts of Tel Aviv.Ben Gurion Airport is operated by the Israel Airports Authority, a government-owned corporation that manages all public airports and border crossings in Israel.
Ben Gurion airport is considered one of the world’s most secure airports, with a security force that includes Israel Police officers, IDF and Israel Border Police soldiers. Airport security guards operate both in uniform and undercover to maintain a high level of vigilance and detect any possible threats. The airport has been the target of several terrorist attacks, but no attempt to hijack a plane departing from Ben Gurion airport has succeeded.
ATMs / Cash Machines – Seven bank Machines are located in Terminal 3: landside (Greeters and Arrivals Halls) and Airside.
Car Rentals – Avis • Budget • Eldan • Hertz • Sixt. Location: first floor of the Eastern Gallery in the Greeters Hall. Hours: 24 hours.
Charging Stations – You can charge your mobile devices at charging stations located throughout Terminal 3. Rate: Free
Currency Exchange – Bank Hapoalim and Changeplace offer foreign exchange services. Locations: 3rd floor, at the entrance to Buy & Bye Shopping Mall (Landside) and the Rotunda (Airside). There are currently 8 locations.
Food / Restaurants – As of the last guide update, I don’t know if there are any 24 hour food concessions available.
»Landside: Kosca Coffee
»Airside: Arcafe • Segafredo Espresso • McCafe • Pizza Hut • McDonalds
Information Desk – Locations: Check-in Hall, opposite entrance 32 (Landside), Rotunda (Airside) and Greeter’s Hall, opposite entrance 3 (landside). Hours: open 24 hours.
Luggage Storage / Lockers – Location: Western “kerem” short term parking lot on Ground Level G. Hours: Sun-Thurs (8am-8pm), Fri (8am-3pm), Sat (8pm-12am). Rate: free of charge
Showers – not available
Synagogues – Locations: Rotunda Hall (Airside, first floor) and Greeters Hall (Landside).
Internet – Free WiFi is available at the Tel Aviv Airport.
Airport opening hours:
Open 24 hours
Tel Aviv Airport Official Website