Tel Aviv, Israel

Book a flight to Tel Aviv and experience an unforgettable holiday! Frolic in the Mediterranean Sea, take in some culture, and enjoy trendy nightlife.

Unlike what you might expect, Tel Aviv is the perfect beach destination in Israel. This coastal city boasts beautiful white sandy beaches and crystal clear water, perfect not only for relaxing, but also kitesurfing or playing a game of beach volleyball. In the centre of Tel Aviv, you’ll find tall white Bauhaus style buildings, which is why the city is also nicknamed the ‘white city’ and inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Historic yet modern Tel Aviv

The historic district of Jaffa is perfect for taking in a little culture. Visit the Jaffa Museum or talk a stroll along the oldest harbour in the world. Looking for a different kind of excursion? Floating in the Dead Sea is a truly unique experience! And if you still have energy left after all the sightseeing, dive into the city’s vibrant nightlife, for which Tel Aviv is most famous. Simply follow the music or look for discos well hidden in the narrow streets. Transavia has selected a number of sights in Tel Aviv just for you.

Practical information

Transport to/from the airport

Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport is located about 15 km from the city centre. You can travel to/from the airport by taxi or train.
  • Taxi

    Taxis are waiting to take you to your destination at Terminal 3. Another option is the sherut, a shared taxi. In the sherut, you travel with other passengers and share the costs.
  • Train

    The train leaves for the centre of Tel Aviv every 20 minutes from Level S (the lowest floor). The journey takes about 15 minutes. Arriving between 01:30 and 05:30? Please keep in mind that the trains run only once an hour to the city centre. Note: the trains do not run during the Sabbath (day of rest) – from Friday afternoon to Saturday evening.

Transport in the city/region

Travel anywhere within Tel Aviv:
  • Bus

    There is a good bus service in Tel Aviv operated by bus company DAN. The buses run from 05:00 to midnight. You can buy your tickets in the bus or at the bus station. Tip: travelling by bus to Jerusalem is quick and inexpensive.
  • Train

    The train is perfect for travelling from Tel Aviv to Haifa. It gives you the opportunity to enjoy extraordinary views as the train runs along the beautiful coastline.
  • Taxi/Sheruts

    Unlike the trains and buses, the taxis and sheruts in Israel do run during the Sabbath and public holidays. However, you do pay an additional fare. You can hail them anywhere on the street.

Passport and visa

You need a valid passport. Your passport needs to be valid for at least 6 months upon your return.

Time zone

GMT +2 (summer time +3)
In Tel Aviv, it is 1 hour later than it is in the Netherlands.


The currency used in Tel Aviv is the Israeli New Shekel (INS).

Duration of flight

The flight to Tel Aviv lasts approximately 4.5 hours. The outbound and inbound flights may be shorter if the wind direction is favourable.