Which Terminal at Ben Gurion Airport?

Which Terminal At Ben Gurion Airport?

Which Terminal at Ben Gurion Airport?

Ben Gurion Airport is Israel’s main international airport. It has two main terminals for arriving and departing passengers, Terminal 1, and Terminal 3. Domestic flights in Israel (to Eilat), and most European low-cost airlines (including easyJet, WizzAir, Ryanair) leave from Terminal 1. Terminal 3 serves all other international flights to Israel. There is also a private VIP terminal which offers guests a luxurious and state-of-the-art travel experience. The list below is a guideline for passengers flying in and out of Israel.

Note – due to covid 19, as of June 2021, all flights are departing and arriving to Terminal 3. See here updated about flights to Israel during covid, covid test protocols, and when Israel will fully re-open.

Terminal 1

transportation between terminal 1 and terminal 3

This is the old terminal at Ben Gurion Airport which has been renovated and re-opened in 2017. It is connected to Terminal 3 by an internal shuttle bus (running every 15 minutes during operating hours) which connects the terminal to the train station. This serves all departing domestic flights to Eilat with Israir and Arkia. It also includes most low-cost flights to Europe.

Note that all flights which depart from Terminal 1 arrive into Terminal 3. Baggage collection and passport control are in Terminal 3.

It is served by the shuttle to Tel Aviv and shuttle bus to Jerusalem. VIP transfers to and from the terminal can also be arranged. Car rental companies are located off-site. The airport train station is connected by shuttle bus. The terminal has a limited duty free and food selection.

Which Airlines Use Terminal 1?

This is used by low-cost European airlines and El Al domestic flights.

  • Arkia (domestic flights to Eilat; some international departures)
  • easyJet
  • Israir (domestic flights and most international departures; some international departures)
  • Pegasus (some flights; check your flight info)
  • Ryanair
  • Sun D’Or (some flights; check your flight info)
  • El Al (some flights; Berlin, Budapest, Larnaca, Kiev, Prague)
  • Wizz Air

Terminal 3

Terminal 3 Ben Gurion Airport

This terminal handles all international flights from and to Tel Aviv Airport.

Terminal 3 is the new terminal at Ben Gurion Airport. It serves the majority of passengers entering and departing Israel. This is served by the shuttle to Tel Aviv and shuttle bus to Jerusalem. VIP transfers to and from the terminal can also be arranged. Some car rental companies are located on-site. Others have a shuttle bus connection. The airport train station is located in Terminal 3. The terminal has a large duty free and food selection. It is served by 4 lounges. The largest is the Dan Lounge (with 3 branches, serving all airlines and alliances except for El Al). Another is the King David Lounge (for El Al passengers and frequent flyers).

The terminal has four levels:

  • 3 is for departing passengers, who enter directly at that level
  • 2 is for public transportation
  • G (ground floor) is for arriving passengers.
  • S is where the train station is located.

Terminal 3 offers convenient access to those with disabilities. An escort and assistance service is available at any time for passengers with disabilities. For assistance by a service representative, simply ask at the Information counter inside the terminal.

Which Airlines Use Terminal 3?

It is used by all long-haul and full-service international airlines

  • Adria Airways
  • Aegean Airlines
  • Aeroflot
  • Aeroflot (Rossiya)
  • Air Baltic
  • Air Bucharest
  • Air Canada
  • Air Europa
  • Air France
  • Air India
  • Air Malta
  • Air Moldova
  • Air Serbia
  • EgyptAir(Air Sinai)
  • Air Transat
  • AlbaStar
  • Alitalia
  • Arkia (some international departures; domestic flights and some international flights from Terminal 1)
  • Armenia
  • Astra Airlines
  • ASL Airlines
  • AtlasGlobal
  • Austrian Airlines
  • Azerbaijan Airlines
  • Belavia
  • Blue Air
  • BlueBird Airways
  • British Airways
  • Brussels Airlines
  • Bul Air
  • Bulgaria Air
  • Bulgarian Air Charter
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Cobalt Air
  • Croatia Airlines
  • Cyprus Airways
  • Czech Airlines (Smartwings)
  • Delta Air Lines
  • EgyptAir (Air Sinai)
  • El Al (except for certain flights from Terminal 1)
  • Enter Air
  • Ethiopian Airlines
  • Finnair
  • Georgian Airways
  • Germania
  • Hainan Airlines
  • Iberia
  • Israir Airlines (some international departures; domestic flights and some international flights from Terminal 1)
  • KLM
  • Korean Air
  • LOT Polish Airlines
  • Lufthansa
  • Montenegro Airlines
  • MyWay Air
  • Neos
  • Norwegian Air Shuttle
  • Pegas Fly
  • Pegasus Airlines (some flights, check your flight)
  • Royal Jordanian
  • Sichuan Airlines
  • Small Planet Airlines
  • SmartWings (Travel Service)
  • Sun d’Or (some flights from Terminal 1)
  • Swiss International Air Lines
  • Tandem Aero (operated by Air Moldova)
  • Transavia
  • Travel Service
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Tus Air
  • Ukraine International Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • Ural Airlines
  • Uzbekistan Airways
  • Vueling
  • WOW air
  • XL Airways France
  • Yanair

Fattal VIP Private Terminal

Looking to avoid the long lines at security checks, hand luggage screenings, and passport controls? The one of a kind Fattal VIP Private Terminal at Ben Gurion Airport offers travelers an upscale experience. It’s available in the airport before and after flights. Book the Fattal VIP Private Terminal here.

This list is updated regularly. We cannot take responsibility for any changes or inaccuracies.