Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport in a nutshell


Israel's largest airport, named after Israel's first Prime Minister Ben Gurion, is located about 20 km from Tel Aviv and 53 km from Jerusalem. It is home to, among other things, the national carrier El Al. In Hebrew and local English transcriptions, the abbreviation "Natbag" is often used to refer to the name of the airport.

As the airport has extra security measures in place, it is essential to arrive at least 3.5 hours before departure, but we recommend 4 to 4.5 hours before departure.

In addition to El Al, most major airlines from Europe, North America and the Far East fly to Tel Aviv. Low-cost carriers such as Ryanair, Wizz Air and easyJet also have numerous connections.

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