British Airways operates direct flights to Tel Aviv from London Heathrow, so you can be in the White City by the sea in less than 5 hours. There are frequent, daily flights to Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport, which is about a 30-minute drive from the city’s centre.
Tel Aviv’s location on the eastern edge of the Med makes it a perfect year-round destination for anyone seeking a beach holiday with world-renowned architecture, a bewildering range of restaurants, and one of the world’s top places to party. If it all gets too much (or too hot), Jerusalem is just one hour away by car.
Flights to Tel Aviv from London Heathrow take 4 hours 50 minutes – enough time to squeeze in two feature films, or a decent rest. As Israel is just 2 hours ahead of London, there’s no jet lag. English is widely spoken and understood, so don’t fret about not speaking Hebrew (or Arabic, or Russian).
British Airways flies from London Heathrow (LHR) to Tel Aviv (TLV). There are plenty of options – and cheap flights to Tel Aviv – each day, offering passengers a choice of timings and cabins, including First, Club World, World Traveller Plus or World Traveller. You get your first taste of Israel as soon as you arrive: the recently remodelled concourse to and from passport control is made from the iconic, cream-coloured Jerusalem stone.
Fly directly from London to Tel Aviv in less than 5 hours and visit a thriving seaside city that treasures its past and embraces the future. A World Heritage Site for its 1930s architecture, Tel Aviv is also the engine of the country’s high-tech economy – Israel is widely recognized as being second only to Silicon Valley when it comes to technological innovation.
Tel Aviv International Airport is known as Ben Gurion. It’s Tel Aviv – and Israel’s – only hub. Depending on traffic, downtown is some 30 minutes away; head in the other direction and you’ll get to Jerusalem in about 45. The easiest way to go is by taxi. There is also a fast train, shuttle buses and car hire. Since you need to get a bus to the car hire area, you may want to consider picking up your rental in town.
The duty free shop claims to be the largest in the world. So there’s plenty for you to spend your shekels on at Tel Aviv airport, from watches to award-winning Israeli wine to Dead Sea mud. The food court now hosts a popular sushi bar, as well as a local burger chain, cafés and a Pizza Hut. WiFi is free, as is the prayer room.