Platform 1 of the airport train station at Terminal 3
|Location||Ben Gurion Airport, Israel|
|Line(s)||Tel Aviv–Jerusalem line|
|Opened||10 October 2004|
|Electrified||20 September 2018|
Ben Gurion Airport railway station (Hebrew: תחנת הרכבת נמל התעופה בן גוריון, Tahanat HaRakevet Nemal HaTe'ufa Ben Gurion) is an Israel Railways station located in the lower level of Ben Gurion International Airport's Terminal 3. The station opened in 2004, together with the opening of Terminal 3. The railway line extending to the northwest from the station connects it to Tel Aviv and points north, while in the other direction from the station the railway splits south to Lod and southeast to Modi'in and Jerusalem.
As of September 2020, the station is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The station currently serves three passenger lines. In August 2019, it handled an average of approximately 22 thousand passengers per day.
Nahariya – Haifa – Tel Aviv – Modi'in
The rail journey from Ben Gurion Airport to Tel Aviv Savidor Central Station takes 15–20 minutes (with intermediate stops at Tel Aviv's HaShalom and HaHagana stations). Most Northbound trains from the airport then continue past Tel Aviv and terminate in Nahariya in northern Israel, making stops in selected destinations along the coast (with a total journey time of about 2 hours from the airport to Nahariya). The service to and from Nahariya operates 24 hours a day except on Shabbat (i.e., from Friday evening to Saturday evenings) and on Jewish Holidays. During the day and evening hours it operates twice per hour and in the opposite direction from the airport terminates in Modi'in to the southeast. During late night and early morning there is one train per hour terminating in Nahariya.
Herzliya – Tel Aviv – Jerusalem
The station is a stop on the Tel Aviv–Jerusalem railway. Travel time from the airport to Navon station in Jerusalem is just under 25 minutes with trains running every 30 minutes. In the opposite direction trains terminate at the Herzliya railway station while making stops in Tel Aviv's railway stations.
Night trains to southern Israel
Since it is technically feasible for trains from the station to reach the Lod railway station (which is a major rail junction in central Israel), it is possible to operate trains from Ben Gurion to many destinations south of the airport. Direct trains to and from the airport south to Beersheva via Lod and Kiryat Gat operated in 2007 and in 2012-2013 but have been replaced with bus service due to insufficient passenger demand, though this service may be reinstated in the future.
|Preceding station||Israel Railways||Following station|
Tel Aviv HaHagana
|Nahariya–Haifa–Tel Aviv–Ben-Gurion Airport–Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut
|Towards: Modi'in Central |
|Towards: Herzliya railway station
Tel Aviv HaHagana
- "Ben-Gurion Airport Station". Israel Railways. Archived from the original on 2008-04-17. Retrieved 2008-05-25.
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