Practical information

Getting to Israel

Israel's international airport is Ben Gurion Airport (TLV).
Israel has visa waiver agreements with many countries, but please check your status.
Be sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months. Bring the invitation letter with you.

Getting to Jerusalem

There are sevearl transportation options from the airport to Jerusalem (airport link):

  • Bus Line 485 to/from Jerusalem. Cost: ~15 NIS. Tickets can be purchased for cash on the bus. Leaves every hour on the hour. Operates 24 hours weekdays, no Friday afternoon - Saturday evening. For more information click on "Afikim" in the link above.
  • Shared shuttle ("Nesher"). Cost: ~50 NIS per person.
    Travel time: 1-2 hours (depends on time for shuttle to fill up and let people off).
  • Taxi. Cost: ~330 NIS.
    Travel time: ~1 hour (less if traffic is light)

No tip is expected.