On the first hand, the most preferable and used method is taking a custom private tour package in the Holy Land.
This method provides you with the advantages of a guided private tour and a convenient mean of transport between the cities.
On the other hand, some folks may prefer using the public transport, specifically the Ben Gurion Airport to Jerusalem Shuttle Bus.
Nevertheless, conducting some research before will surely ease this task.
We in Holy Land VIP Tours collected the methods in the following guide.
Getting from Ben Gurion Airport to Jerusalem by a bus
For those who looking for a more public mean of transportation, you should definitely try the new shuttle bus.
Shuttle bus number 485 links Ben Gurion Airport to Jerusalem every hour.
It serves a great transportation option for those needing to get to or from the airport.
The shuttle bus from Ben Gurion Airport to Jerusalem runs every hour, 24 hours a day, 6 days a week excluding Sabbath, thus during Sabbath you will have to turn to more private means of transport.
The service stops at 6 designated stops in the city and follows a specific route.
Whilst it does not drop to hotels, the service drops off close to the Light Railway which provides easy access to the hotels and hostels in the City Center and runs to the edge of the Old City for easy access to hotels within the walls.
For more information about line schedule, fares and travel routes, visit the shuttle’s home page.
Taking a Customized Private tour Package
Those who are looking to explore the Holy Land in a private and unforgettable experience, should take a custom tour package.
This interesting method grants you the benefits of both convenient transport and guided tour opportunities.
With this method, one of our representative will meet you at the airport after your arrival and’ll take you to your designated hotel.
Also, we will provide you with a driver for the departure day who will take you to the airport.
With a holy land private tour, you will be able to truly explore this magnificent and glorious land, guided by a certified christian guide.
In addition, we also offer Airport VIP Club Assistance.
Upon your arrival, a representative will escort you from the plane to passport control in a VIP vehicle.
You will be escorted through all incoming procedures including luggage collection, immigration /passport control, customs etc.
We offer many private tours opportunities in the Holy Land.
That can include a tour in the old city of Jerusalem or a pilgrimage to Nazareth.
Such private tours gives a full overview of the holy land from the Christian perspective.
Getting from Ben Gurion Airport to Jerusalem with a rented car
All of Israel’s major car rental companies are located on the airport site.
They have reservation desks above the arrivals hall, and the cars are kept a bus-ride away.
Likewise, if you are returning a car, follow signs to the drop off point.
From there, take a bus to the main airport terminal.
Bring you driving license with you and make sure it is eligible for use in Israel with your local DMV.
Getting from Ben Gurion Airport to Jerusalem by a Taxi
Taking a Private Taxi
Ordering a cab to TLV airport is available from any taxi service across the country.
Meanwhile, ordering a taxi from the airport should done from outside the Arrivals hall where a dispatcher is on hand.
Fares from the airport are legally fixed and fall into two categories depending on the time of day.
Note that drivers can also charge you for your luggage.
Taking a Sherut Taxi (Shared Taxi)
A sherut is a shared taxi, a very popular way of traveling in Israel and in particular to and from Ben Gurion Airport.
From the airport, sheruts run to Jerusalem and Haifa, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
They can be found on Level G outside Arrivals.
The taxis are minibuses which take about 10 passengers either to the main bus station in the city or direct to the passengers’ destination door.
They will also pick you up from your front door for the return journey to the airport if you book in advance.
I’m Daniel Sahwany, Christian Private guide, I have 10 years of extensive guiding experience. My family is originally from Nazareth, but I was born and raised in the holy city of Jerusalem and live there to this day. I’m fully certified to guide both within Israel and the Palestinian Authority. which is mean you won’t have to switch guides during your tours. I provide tours in many holy cities in the Holy Land, From Jerusalem to Bethlehem, all over the Holy Land.