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Ben Gurion International Airport (airport code TLV) is Israel’s largest airport and main international gateway. It lies 15 km outside of Tel Aviv in the town of Lod, so is sometimes referred to as Lod Airport. It is also commonly called by the acronym for its Hebrew name, Natbag. Whatever you call it, Ben Gurion is the main hub for El Al Israel Airlines, Israir Airlines, Arkia Israel Airlines and Sun D’Or. Tel Aviv’s airport is renowned for its strict security measures, so do not be surprised by the security hoops you will jump through to fly in and out of Ben Gurion. And the security works – there has never been a successful hijacking departing from Ben Gurion.

A complete list of airlines serving Ben Gurion International Airport is here, and you can search arrivals and departures here. Maps of the airport are located here to help you find your way around. The services available for the persons with special needs are listed here. Your shopping and dining options at the airport, where you can spend the last of your holiday money while you wait for your flight, are listed here. Learn more about Ben Gurion’s security measures here before you go, so you do not bring or do the wrong thing. Ground transportation methods include taxis, trains, buses and shuttles – you can learn more about all of them here. You can also rent a car from one of the agencies listed here.

Be sure to check these great deals on international airfare to Israel, and then read through our Israel Travel Guide to learn about what to do and where to stay once you get there.

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Israel is considered the Holy Land for several major religions, so it has both an incredibly rich culture and a history of conflict. It can be a challenge to visit Israel – not because it is difficult to travel there, but because travel warnings crop up sometimes unexpectedly. It is an amazing country to see, whatever your religion. Between its bustling cities, its religious and historic sites and its stark, natural beauty, Israel is often a pleasant surprise to visitors who come with preconceived notions.