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.
This is the older terminal at Ben Gurion Airport which was 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.
Terminal 1 is not served by the trainline meaning that a shuttle bus should be taken if you travel to the airport by train. Private airport transfers to or from the terminal can be pre-booked. It is served by the shuttle to Tel Aviv and shuttle bus to Jerusalem. Car rental companies are located off-site. The terminal has a limited duty free and food selection. VIP fast track services can be booked to skip queues and provide assistance through the terminal.
Which Airlines Use Terminal 1?
This is used by low-cost European airlines and all domestic flights.
As of December, 2022, during Shabbat, on Friday afternoon and Saturdays, all flights from Terminal 1 depart from Terminal 3
- Arkia (domestic flights to Eilat; some international departures)
- El Al (some European flights – generally flights to Budapest, Larnaca, Prague, Tbilisi)
- Georgian Airways
- Israir (domestic flights and some international departures)
- Pegasus (some flights – generally flights to Antalya; check your flight info)
- Transavia (some flights – generally flights to Paris; check your flight info)
- TUS Air (some flights; check your flight info)
- Wizz Air (some flights; check your flight info)
This terminal handles all international flights from and to Tel Aviv Airport.
Terminal 3 is the main terminal at Ben Gurion Airport. It serves the majority of passengers entering and departing Israel. Private transfers to and from the terminal can be pre-booked. Some car rental companies are located on-site whilst 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). VIP fast track services can be booked to skip queues and provide assistance through the terminal.
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
- Air Baltic
- Air Canada
- Air Europa
- Air France
- Air India
- Air Malta
- Air Moldova
- Air Serbia
- American Airlines
- Arkia (some international departures; domestic flights and some international flights from Terminal 1)
- Austrian Airlines
- Azerbaijan Airlines
- Blue Air
- BlueBird Airways
- British Airways
- Brussels Airlines
- Bulgaria Air
- Bulgarian Air Charter
- Cathay Pacific
- Croatia Airlines
- Cyprus Airways
- Czech Airlines (Smartwings)
- Delta Air Lines
- EgyptAir (Air Sinai)
- El Al (most flights; certain European flights depart from Terminal 1)
- Enter Air
- Ethiopian Airlines
- Georgian Airways
- Gulf Air
- HiSky Airways
- Hainan Airlines
- Israir Airlines (some international departures; domestic flights and some international flights from Terminal 1)
- ITA Airlines
- Korean Air
- LOT Polish Airlines
- Montenegro Airlines
- MyWay Air
- Norwegian Air Shuttle
- Pegasus Airlines (some flights – generally flights to Istanbul, check your flight)
- Royal Air Morocco
- Royal Jordanian
- Sichuan Airlines
- SmartWings (Travel Service)
- Swiss International Air Lines
- Tandem Aero
- TAP Air Portugal
- Transavia (some flights- generally flights to Amsterdam, check your flight)
- Turkish Airlines
- Tus Air (some flights; check your flight)
- Ukraine International Airlines
- United Airlines
- Ural Airlines
- Uzbekistan Airways
- Virgin Atlantic
- WizzAir (some flights; check your flight)
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.