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There will be no trains on this date from Tel Aviv to the Airport, there will be free of charge shuttles between Tel Aviv Savidor and Lod stations and the Airport. The Hebrew site has an announcement about the shutdown, an English translation appeared later, linked from the “Updates” section. The announcement has the times of the shuttles, copied below. ...


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No, it's not possible. Update: having now done the trip just a few weeks ago, I can 100% confirm the answer is no. I asked officials in the airport if it was possible, and they said I had to leave air side, get the shuttle bus, then go back through security, which is what I did. Some more notes from my experience, to add detail to @yetanothercoder's very ...


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I believe you will need to wait an hour or a bit more (it'll take time to get your luggage etc). This is what https://www.bus.co.il has on the matter and I seriously doubt there's anything in Israel that website misses:


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From both personal experience and Internet forums, there are multiple ATMs at Ben Gurion airport in Tel-Aviv. I've even managed to find a photo of one ATM in the arrivals zone:


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I don't think anyone can give you a percentage, because it is based on suspicion of the individual, and also because security agencies do not release such information. However, I have visited Israel a number of times, and in my experience, TLV security has been significantly easier and more rational than security at major U.S. airports or at LHR. ...


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The information in some answers above is outdated. On my last trip from Tel Aviv airport I waited full, nasty 60 minutes for passport control, and it's as terrible as it sounds. I would never plan to arrive to Tel Aviv airport less than 3 full hours before the scheduled departure. Arriving 2 hours before flight is very edgy, you will probably make it, but ...


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Short Answer Judging from my recent personal experience (November 2016,) I would definitely advise getting there the recommended 3 hours in advance, especially if you're traveling by yourself. This was also the advice I received consistently from locals while in Israel a few weeks ago. More Detailed Answer Your actual wait times will depend on how many other ...


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The lines at Ben Gurion Airport are short, some of the shortest in the world for an airport of this size (there's a reason for this—long lines are bad for security). Check-in lines can take about 40 minutes tops (less if your flight leaves soon), and passport control usually takes no more than 5 minutes (maybe 15 at peak times, but I have never seen more ...


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Unfortunately as far as I'm able to find there is (still) no air-side transfer between terminal 3 and terminal 1. There is a shuttle service between the two terminals that you can take. It leaves every 15 minutes and should take about 15 minutes to get to the other terminal, worst case this means a travel time of 30 minutes if you just miss a shuttle. It ...


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The Amal Taxi service The Amal taxi station does group rides from Haifa to Ben-Gurion airport on Saturdays. However, there isn't a fixed regular schedule for those, and they're not super-frequent. Thus they might only have a van/taxi leaving very early in the morning, or late in the afternoon etc. They leave from He-Halutz Street 6 (in Hadar Ha-Carmel ...


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Two hours? Absolutely not. If the security people are not happy with you for whatever reason, they will escort you politely to a little booth where you will be asked to remove (almost) all your clothing, sit there in your underwear as they screen those and then they will remove every. single. piece. from your luggages and hand inspect it. I have went through ...


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This is an answer about the trains and the strange behaviour of the trains website. The Israeli Rail website regards the trains that leave after midnight as train on the next day, and will not go to them when pressing on the "later" button when looking at train times, for example, the times for trains tonight (Nov, 8th, 2016) are: In order to see the ...


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That depends on what is most important to you, time or money, and what other plans you have. If your flight leaves at 5 AM on Saturday morning, you need to be there at 2 AM (it's recommended to come to Ben Gurion Airport 3 hours before the departure time). This means that you can't use public transportation as it doesn't run on the Sabbath. The simple and ...


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The waiting time in TLV is surprisingly short and procedures are fast. That being said - if you are of any "suspicious" Characteristics - you will need more time. Two hours should be enough. Interestingly enough, The last time I have visited there, I showed up three hours before, but the check-in (and security) for my flight was only two hours before the ...


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As others have noted, it might make sense going North/South. I recently travelled from Johannesburg to Bucharest via Israel. I think it probably was a relatively cheap way to make the trip - first leg with El Al, second leg with Wizz Air - but I wouldn't necessarily recommend it: El Al is pretty bad, and it was a pain to 1) get subjected to 40 min ...


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There are several in the departures area, they will allow you to withdraw Shekels, Dollars (USD) or Euros. Look down the "B" and "C" wings about a 2 minute walk from the main area.


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The last-ditch, overly-expensive solution: You can get a private taxi to take you from Haifa to Ben-Gurion airport for 350 NIS or thereabouts (e.g. here or here).


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