Ben Gurion Airport – Tel Aviv, Israel
Without any doubt, Israel is a country that everyone should have a wee visit to, no matter what their faith. Should you opt for doing this, keep in mind that due to the political nature of Israel and the fear of terrorism, entering and exiting Ben Gurion Airport can be a time-consuming and slightly scary experience!
Coming into Ben Gurion Airport – Tel Aviv, I surprisingly had zero issues, being out and smoking within 40 minutes. But going out, I was given a 40-minute grilling before I had even got to check in! “Who do you know in Israel/Dubai/Cyprus”? “Why did you come here”? And wanting the names of seemingly everyone I had ever met in my life ever! Overall though, I found them very friendly, and I appreciated they were just doing their job.
How do you get to Ben Gurion Airport – Tel Aviv? How do you get from Ben Gurion Airport to Tel Aviv?
Transport links from Ben Gurion Airport to Tel Aviv are god-awful! There are apparently trains and buses in the morning and in the evening, and a taxi during mid-day will cost $50 up.
Getting from Jerusalem to Ben Gurion Airport is weirdly much easier, with there being a tram to the Central Bus Station in Jerusalem, and then buses (with a transfer) running every half an hour.
Still only a 2/5.
Can you transit Ben Gurion Airport – Tel Aviv? Is there a transit area at Ben Gurion Airport – Tel Aviv?
Whilst I didn’t use the transit area, I noticed it well signposted when I came in, although I hear it’s fairly tight security.
What are the facilities like at Ben Gurion Airport – Tel Aviv?
Due to my 40-minute chat about my life story and history, I did not get to sample much in the way of facilities, merely getting through before my flight, but they looked okay.
What are the restaurants like at Ben Gurion Airport – Tel Aviv?
Israel is great friends with America, so Ben Gurion Airport – Tel Aviv has all your American party favourites!
Is there free internet at Ben Gurion Airport – Tel Aviv?
Free internet for both arrivals and departures with decent speed, and via phone number registration.
Are there power points at Ben Gurion Airport – Tel Aviv? Can I charge my phone at Ben Gurion Airport – Tel Aviv?
Did not get to properly check it out, but looked like they existed in abundance.
Can you smoke at Ben Gurion Airport – Tel Aviv?
At the end of each concourse at Ben Gurion Airport – Tel Aviv, there are two little smoking hut capsules which are easily reachable no matter which gate you are flying from.
Review of Ben Gurion Airport – Tel Aviv
OK, so to be honest going to or from Ben Gurion Airport – Tel Aviv? Is always going to be a pain in the ass, simply because of the security situation. Overall, it was a lot less heartache than I expected it to be, and I found the staff to be alarmingly friendly, especially when you consider the stress they must be under.
That being said, I’m unlikely to make Ben Gurion Airport my new flight hub!
We award Ben Gurion Airport – Tel Aviv 3.1/5 Travel Stars.