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Airport of arrival: Ben Gurion International Airport
Flight time from Istanbul to Tel Aviv: 2 hours 10 minutes

Tel Aviv is Israel's second-largest city and is considered the country's commercial, economic and tourism capital. The city is considered to be the most beautiful Mediterranean city in the Middle East. Founded in the early 19th century, the city has developed rapidly and has reached a population of 3 million today. Tourism in Tel Aviv is well developed and there are many night clubs open around the clock. It is very easy to find flights to Tel Aviv, which is visited by tourists from all over the world.

Tel Aviv is one of the most developed cities in Northern Europe in terms of tourism and there are many direct flights to Tel Aviv departing from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport and Antalya International Airport which are connected through various domestic flights to different cities within Turkey and different cities all over the world. You can book your ticket in advance plan a holiday and find cheap flights from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport or from Antalya International Airport to Ben Gurion International Airport.

You can book your ticket in advance to benefit from seasonal promotions offered by Pegasus Airlines.

About the Airport

The airport, named after the first Israeli prime minister, Ben Gurion, is the international airport of Israel and the busiest airport. It is located is 20 km southeast of the city center.

Ben Gurion International Airport

The airport, named after the first Israeli Prime Minister, Ben Gurion, is the international airport of Israel and the busiest airport. The airport, which has been serving in the field of civil aviation since 1973, is one of the most important international airports in the Middle East. The airport has a total of 4 terminals and has an annual capacity of 23 million passengers. The airport has a very modern architecture and has all kinds of facilities to meet the needs of passengers.

Transport from Ben Gurion International Airport to the City Center

From Ben Gurion International Airport, you can go to the city center by metro, shuttle or taxi.

The shuttles that serve at the airport around the clock are minibusses for 3 people. You can reach the city center in a short time with shuttles which cost 19 dollars per person.

Metro is another public transport that you can use to get to the city center. The subways serve every hour of the day and move every half hour on weekends and every weekday. Metro station is located at terminal 3.

At the airport, you can find a taxi at any time of the day. In addition to taxis, there are private transfers and shared taxis called sherut. The sherut and private transfers are less expensive than taxis.

If you would like to find a more comfortable and faster option, you can book a taxi or consider car rental services offered by Pegasus Airlines.

Public Transport

In Tel Aviv, city transportation is provided by buses, metro, and taxis.

The bus is the most used public transport. You can easily go to many points in the city by bus. The buses use a public transport card called Rav-Kav. You can get the cards from the tourist information offices. Bus stations are written in Hebrew, so you should learn the names of your destination.

Metro lines provide services to Tel Aviv-Yafo, Haifa and Be'er-Sheva regions. Also, the metro line, which connects to high-speed train stations to the surrounding provinces, is the most used public transportation vehicle in Tel Aviv.

In Tel Aviv, there is a bus line that runs late at night between entertainment venues and accommodation areas.

Tel Aviv has a wide range of budget accommodation options ranging from luxury hotels to hostels. Located in the center of Tel Aviv, the White City, Tayalet, Jaffa, and Liman are the most densely populated areas. Florenti Neighborhood and Neve Tzedek are the regions with more affordable accommodation options. From the southern parts of the city to the north you can find more luxury hotels.

With Pegasus Airlines you can browse the available accommodation options and book your hotel in Tel Aviv at affordable prices months in advance.

Blending Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavors, Israeli cuisine is rich. Couscous, falafel, fava, shawarma, hummus, and goulash are among the most famous dishes.

You can have a look at What to Eat in Tel Aviv page for more suggestions about all the local delicacies.

We have compiled some information you need to know to make your trip to Tel Aviv more enjoyable and comfortable:

About Visa

Israel has visa agreements with many countries. Similar to the visa documents required by many countries, valid passport, travel insurance, hotel reservation documents, documents showing your financial situation and return flight tickets are required to be shown/given. You can visit this website to see if your country is included in Israel's list of countries with a visa agreement and to learn more about the visa.

Neighboring Cities

There are many beautiful places located within a short distance from Tel Aviv.

  • Petah Tikva, Israel (20 km)
  • Rishon LeZion, Israel (13 km)
  • Ashdod, Israel (30 km)
  • Jerusalem, Israel (54 km)

Weather

Tel Aviv's climate is classified as the Mediterranean. The winter months are mild and the summer is hot and humid.

Essential Numbers

  • Country Code: +972
  • Tel Aviv Area Code: 3
  • Airport Contact: +972 3-972-3333
  • English Language Emergency Line: 101
  • Airport Shuttle Service: +46 767 676808

Tel Aviv is Israel's leading city in tourism and there are many places to visit. The Old Jaffa, one of the world's oldest port cities on the UNESCO World Heritage List, is one of the first places to see. The White City is home to the most Bauhaus-style houses in the world. Jewish Diaspora Museum and Azrieli Observatory are places where you can see the cultural heritage of Israel closely. Finally, those who want to see the city's cultural life and structure can go to Rotschild Boulevard and Florentin Quarter.

To learn more about Tel Aviv, you can have a look at  Tel Aviv Travel Guide page that Pegasus Airlines prepared for you.

 

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