About Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv, Israel’s second-largest city, is one of the most vibrant and progressive cities in the Middle East. The city’s unique pulse, expansive beaches, buzzing nightlife, incredible food, Bauhaus architecture, LGBT community, and café culture offer a little something for everyone. Just steps away from Jaffa, one of the world’s most ancient port cities, you can explore Israel’s ancient past and wander the winding alleyways of the old city, shop in the lively Flea Market, or enjoy a nightcap at one of the cool bars and pubs in the city.

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Airport Transfer

Catching the train into Tel Aviv’s city center is easy and will take you about 20 minutes.Hop on the Israel Railways train from the Ben Gurion Airport to Tel Aviv from Sunday-Friday. Other options include taxis, buses, and Abraham Tours offers a shuttle from the airport to the city.

Currency

The currency in Israel is NIS (New Israeli Shekels). There are money changers and ATMs both at the airport and scattered across the city.

Public Transportation

Tel Aviv has a modern, regular, cheap and widespread bus network. You can pay the driver as you board the bus, but if you think you will be using public transport for most of your stay, consider getting a public transit card called Rav-Kav.

Safety

Tel Aviv is generally a safe city, but do be alert for pickpockets in particularly crowded areas.  

Tipping

Tipping between 10-15% is the general practice in restaurants. Waiters will prefer this in cash so make sure you have some small change with you!

Emergency number

Police: 100
Medical emergency services: 101

Useful words

Hello/goodbye/general greeting - Shalom (which literally means ‘peace’)
Cool! Great! - Sababa
Yes - Ken
No - Lo
How’s it going? - Ech holech?
How much does this cost? - Kama zeh oleh?
Thanks! - Toda

Tel Aviv Top Attractions

1. Beit Hatfutsot | The Jewish People Museum
2. Tel Aviv Museum of Art
3. Blackout - Nalaga’at
4. The Milk and Honey Whisky Distillery: Tour and Tastings
5. Shuk HaCarmel
6. Shuk Levinsky
7. Sarona Market
8. Jaffa Flea Market
9. The Beach

Tel Aviv’s coastline boasts some of the world’s most beautiful beaches
10. Bauhaus Architecture
 

CITY CENTER

The heart of Tel Aviv - winding streets, wide boulevards, Bauhaus architecture and skyscrapers - Tel Aviv’s eclectic city centre caters to all tastes.

>> Where to stay, eat, drink and go shopping in Tel Aviv's City Center

THE BEACH

The beautiful beaches along Tel Aviv’s coastline spread from north to south. Perfect location to spend a lazy day, see beautiful sunset, or follow the promenade and jog all the way from northern to southern Tel Aviv.

>> Where to stay, eat and drink in the beach area

JAFFA & FLORENTINE

Jaffa is the most ancient city centre and port within the Tel Aviv region, while its neighbour, the Florentine district, is the hippiest and the most laid-back area in the city.

>> Where to stay, eat, drink and go shopping in Jaffa and Florentine