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Flights New York (JFK) - Tel Aviv (TLV)

##About the flight from JFK to TLV

New York City's largest airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) is located around 15 miles (23 km) from mid-town Manhattan. Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) is also roughly 15 miles (23 km) from downtown Tel Aviv.

Around 20 different airlines offer flights from New York (JFK) to Tel Aviv (TLV). These include airlines such as Air France, United Airlines, and Lufthansa, with direct services offered by Delta Air Lines and El Al.

The direct flight distance is 5,677 miles with a flight time of between 10.5 to 12 hours. If passengers book a flight requiring a connection, they should anticipate extra travel time due to a stopover. The average overall travel time ranges between roughly 14 hours to over 20 hours, depending on the location and layover involved for the connecting flight.

On most days, only a few direct flights are available, but passengers can book flights with a connection. Layovers may occur in various cities in Europe or the Middle East. Over 100 flights from New York (JFK) to Tel Aviv (TLV) are available daily.

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

JFK has plenty of short-term and long-term parking options located onsite. Passengers can reach the airport by taxi, airport shuttle, car service, or AirTrain and subway. However, they should keep traffic and travel times in mind and give themselves plenty of time to reach the airport, particularly when traveling during rush hours or high travel seasons.

One of the easiest ways to reach Tel Aviv from TLV is by train. In addition, passengers can opt for an airport shuttle, taxi, or rent a car from an agency onsite. Parking garages for both short or long-term stays are available and ride-share pick-up or drop-off can be easily arranged at any terminal.

Practical information

Flights from New York (JFK) to Tel Aviv (TLV) have very tight security. To have enough time to pass through security lines, it is important to get to JFK at least three hours in advance. Bag checks and several rounds of questioning are normal security procedure when traveling to Israel.

Once passengers have arrived, they will have to go through passport security and may be subject to another bag search. Instead of the standard passport stamp, travelers will be given a separate piece of paper which they need to hold on to.

Top travel tips

In the summer months, Tel Aviv is packed with tourists and it's hot, hot, hot. Passengers arriving at this time can expect temperatures well into the 90's(°F) with over 80 percent humidity.

If crowds and hot and humid conditions are not your cup of tea, the good news is Tel Aviv has plenty of sunshine and warm temperatures throughout the year. Springtime is a great time to visit the city, with an average temperature of around 77°F. In the winter, temperatures range between around 49°F to 68°F

Although the official language in Israel is Hebrew, most people in Tel Aviv speak very good English. Travelers arriving in Tel Aviv from New York will need to change their dollars into Israeli New Shekl. As of September 2019, the exchange rate is 1 USD = 3.48 ILS.

Shabbat is the holy day of rest in the Jewish faith. This day starts every Friday at sunset and continues until nightfall on Saturday. Travelers should be aware that most shops will be closed during shabbat.

What to see in Tel Aviv

Hit the beach

Not only does Tel Aviv have great weather throughout the year, the city also has many beaches. Travelers from New York can head to a beach such as Gordon Beach, Bograshov Beach, or Mezizim Beach, to go for a swim or soak up some rays.

Check out the nightlife

Tel Aviv is famously known as the city that never sleeps and New Yorkers will find that its vibrant nightlife will rival their own metropolis. Whether you're in the mood for a beach party, a club, an outdoor cafe, or a LBTQ bar, Tel Aviv won't disappoint.

Go shopping at Carmel Market

Carmel Market is Tel Aviv's largest market, known as a Shuk in Israel. Travelers will find everything here from food, to clothing, to electronics, all with a bustling, authentic Middle-Eastern marketplace flair. However, the market is closed for Shabbat, so tourists should plan their visit accordingly.

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