Jerusalem - Tel Aviv Train via Ben Gurion Airport in Israel

  • The new high-speed King David Line train service now operates from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv via Ben Gurion Airport, with the final destination being Tel Aviv.
  • The train station at Ben Gurion Airport is conveniently located inside the terminal building and provides an easy and cost-effective way to travel between Jerusalem and the airport. A ticket per passenger costs around ISL 15.
  • The journey time between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv is approximately 31 minutes, covering a distance of 54 km, with trains departing every half hour. The Yitzhak Navon station in Jerusalem has a large-scale granite station that requires three escalators to reach the entrance.

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The highly anticipated new high-speed train from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv via Ben Gurion Airport is now operating. The final destination of the Jerusalem train is Tel Aviv. The new Jerusalem to Tel Aviv train service is officially called King David Line.

I have traveled by train from Ben Gurion Airport to Jerusalem on New Year's Eve of 2023. The ticket price per passenger was about ISL 15. The train station is actually located inside the terminal building and is one of the easiest ways to travel between Ben Gurion airport and Jerusalem.

Platform 2 at Ben Gurion Airport

The ride to Yitzhhak Navon station was about 25 minutes. There we were able to catch a street taxi and head to our apartment in Jerusalem.

Yitzhak Navion train station in Jerusalem

The trains leave every half hour, but passengers must account for the ten-minute time to reach the entrance in Jerusalem. The station is inside a large-scale granite station which requires three escalators.

The train journey time between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv is around 31 min and covers a distance of around 54 km. Operated by Israel Railways, the Jerusalem to Tel Aviv train service departs from Yerushalayim/Yits'hak Navon and arrives in Tel Aviv Haganah.

I havent actually used (yet) Jerusalem - Tel Aviv by train line, but the fact of such existence is just amazing.