I'm staying in Jerusalem and flying out from Ben Gurion airport on a Saturday, when the public transport does not function. What is the best way to get there?

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    I assume you can take a taxi ? – Max Jun 6 '18 at 9:40
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    @Max - Yes, but that's not perfect, would be pretty expensive presumably. – Jakub Konieczny Jun 6 '18 at 9:41
  • If there's no public transport, then your choices are limited, whether taxi or uber style transport. – Max Jun 6 '18 at 9:45
  • There should be jitneys from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv, and from Tel Aviv Bus Terminal to airport. Maybe direct ones too. – alamar Jun 6 '18 at 9:57

Nesher Tours is the operator licensed by the Israeli Airport Authority to operate shuttles to Jerusalem, they operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (except for Yom Kippur). On their site they have two different services:

  • Taxi to BGA: costs 64 NIS for pickup from anywhere, or less for pickup from their station.

  • Suttle to BGA: costs 61.9 NIS, picks up from anywhere.

I couldn't understand from the site what is the difference between the two services. In either case, you need to call them to coordinate, their phone number is 02-6257227 (or 072-264-6059, 1599-500-205).

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  • I'm not affiliated with the company in any way. – SIMEL Jun 6 '18 at 10:27
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    I'm not familiar with this particular operator, but usually a "taxi" is private while a "shuttle" is shared with other customers. You'd expect more than 3 shekels of discount for the latter though. – lambshaanxy Jun 6 '18 at 10:54
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    @jpatokal, that's why I don't understand the differences between the two. I found a company that takes 180-210 NIS for a "normal" taxi so I think that both cases are a shared service. – SIMEL Jun 6 '18 at 11:00
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    (I speak Hebrew) I only see the 64 shekel price. If I had to guess, if say the 61.9 was before some recent price increase. Also, "their station" is just the central bus station in Jerusalem; if you can get there it's only 38 shekels. – Joey Marianer Jun 7 '18 at 5:08
  • @JoeyMarianer look at the section "הסעות לנתב"ג" on their site. – SIMEL Jun 7 '18 at 5:28

According to the Israel Airport Authority:

Nesher shuttle to Jerusalem and the surrounding regions depart from the service post on Level G, next to Gates 01-03. There are signs directing to the post. The service operates 24 hours a day. Telephone: 02-6257227 Fees: Service fee to passenger's address: Mevaseret Zion, Ma'ale​ Hahamisha, Beit Zait, Abu Gosh, Kiryat Anavim, Shoresh, Beit Meir, Shoeva, Beit Nekofa​, Harel Interchange 64 NIS (about $21 US) Central Jerusalem 69 NIS (about $23 US) Ma'ale Adumim 55 (about $15 US)

A Taxi service like Bar Ilan (private Taxi) costs 200 NIS (about $67 US). They do not operate on Saturday day (but you will be able to order a taxi from 8pm until about 2:30 am on Saturday Night). Taxi Drivers should be available at the terminal listed above and you can order a taxi via the IAA to make sure you're not ripped off.

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