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Flights Los Angeles (LAX) - Tel Aviv (TLV)

About the flight from LAX to TLV

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), is the 4th busiest airport in the world. In the US, it is ranked as the second-best airport, and connects LA and Southern California with the rest of the world. Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) is the main airport serving this modern, cosmopolitan city. The airport is located nine miles (15 km) away from the city, and has two terminals that serve both international and domestic flights.

The distance between Los Angeles and Tel Aviv is 7,446 miles. There are very few airlines that offer direct flights from Los Angeles to Tel Aviv. This journey takes approximately 17 hours for travelers using direct flights. Some of the most popular airlines traversing the route include Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, United Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Emirates, Lufthansa, Aer Lingus, British Airways, and Air France.

Most airlines have stopovers, most commonly in New York at John F Kennedy Airport. Connecting flights might take as long as 41 hours, depending on the airline and route, but may be long enough to leave the airport.

Public transportation, parking, and ride-shares at LAX and TLV

At LAX, long term and short term parking are available. Parking charges are either hourly or daily, and can be very expensive. Shuttle buses and ride-share options exist in every terminal, taking passengers to various destinations across the city. Visitors can access train station from Terminal 3 at the airport. The train departs from the airport every 20 minutes. Airport shuttles are accessible and you don’t need a prior arrangement. Rental car services by Avis, Dollar Thrifty, Sixt, Hert, and Budget also offer car hire services.

Getting to and from Tel Aviv (TLV) airport to the city is easy, with many options available including the trains, shuttles, taxis and sheruts (shared taxis), as well as car rental. The shuttles run 24 hours a day, but can be quite expensive.

Practical information

All visitors in Tel Aviv and Israel, in general, must have a passport that is valid for six months from the time they arrive in the country. Tourists to Tel Aviv from the US will be issued a free visa at the airport. Tel Aviv may seem like a liberal city, but it is highly religious, so dressing and acting conservatively is a must.

Tel Aviv is 10 hours ahead of Los Angeles. The city has a mild warm temperature year round with most of the rain falling in the short winter months. Winters in Tel Aviv are also usually mild. The city is often windy, wet and chilly. The temperatures of the city typically range between 42-60°F, unlike LA, which is typically hot all year.

Top travel tips

Tel Aviv is often crowded during religious festivals, often during the late spring season. Hotels, accommodation, and many other facilities hike their prices. The low season is usually between mid-October and mid-December, which is the cheapest time to travel to Tel Aviv.

The Shekel is the official currency in Tel Aviv. 1 Israeli Shekel is equal to 0.29 US dollar as of October 2019. Arabic and Hebrew are the most spoken languages in Tel Aviv, although English is widely spoken. However, learning a few phrases in Hebrew can be fun and useful.

What to see in Tel Aviv

The Tel Aviv Museum of Art

The Tel Aviv Museum of Art was established in 1932, relocating to its current location on King Saul Avenue in 1971. The museum is home to contemporary and classical art. It has a comprehensive collection of Israeli art, a youth wing, and an Israeli sculpture collection.

Yarkon Park

This Tel Aviv-based park has an average of 16 million visits annually. It has numerous features and amenities that keep attracting visitors. The Yarkon River cuts across the park. The park, named after the river, also has extensive lawns, a water park, botanical gardens, lakes, sports facilities, an aviary, and two venues for outdoor concerts.

Old Jaffa

This is one of the best places to visit while in Tel Aviv. While in Jaffa, explore the narrow alleys of the region, the wishing bridge, Andromeda’s rock, Al-Bahr Mosque, the clock tower, and the flea market. There are free walking tours that depart from the clock tower.

Visit the beaches

Tel Aviv has a bunch of excellent urban beaches. When the temperature is hot, most residents of Tel Aviv take advantage of the calm Mediterranean waters. It is a fun way to relax, and also interact with the residents of the city. Alternatively, during fall or spring, take a stroll along the beaches and admire the sunset dipping into the Mediterranean.

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