Travel to/from Israel
Ben-Gurion International Airport is Israel’s main international airport and is connected to all major world capitals and big cities by the direct flights (3-5 h from Europe, 10-12 h from Americas and Far East).
Transportation to/from Ben-Gurion International Airport
Ben-Gurion International Airport is located at a distance of 100km / 62.5 miles from Haifa. Travel time by train is 1h 15min and by car approx. 1h 30min, depending on traffic.
Please review the following Transportation options:
1. AMAL Shared Taxi Service to/from Haifa
AMALTaxi operates a special shared taxi service from the airport, drop off at your hotel in Haifa, and pick-up from hotels to the airport. They are located outside the airport terminal. Possible wait: 1 hour. This service operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
No reservation is needed for transfers from the airport to Haifa. For return transportation, please ask the reception at your hotel to reserve this service, one day prior to departure.
Price: NIS119- = ~$31
AMAL Taxi may also be used as a private taxi at approx. NIS530=~$143.
2. Train from the airport – to Haifa (NIS 35.5 = ~$10).
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 Haifa Hof HaCarmel Station and from there take a taxi to your hotel.
The taxi fare would be approx. NIS 50 = ~$14. See item 2 for a 25% surcharge for night fare.
General train hours to/from Ben-Gurion Airport:
Sunday – Thursday: 00:53-23:20
Friday : 00:53-14:00
Train schedule: http://www.rail.co.il/EN/Pages/HomePage.aspx
Public transportation (trains & busses) in Israel do not operate from Friday afternoon (one hour before sundown) until Saturday evening (one hour after sunset).
Taxis are freely available outside the airport terminal. Fares to Haifa are approx. NIS530=~$143.
A 25% surcharge for night trips is in effect from 21:01 until 05:29 and from 14:00 on Fridays.