GETTING to JERUSALEM


at the


INTERNATIONAL
CONVENTION CENTER

Shazar Ave 1

Jerusalem 9106001

Israel


ICRS2021 at the ICC

A Beautiful, State-of-the-Art Venue

The ICC
Facilities
Main Hall
Technology
The ICC

  The International Convention Center in Jerusalem is Israel’s largest convention center – offering a superb venue for our 2021 Symposium, sponsors' expo, all breaks and dining, and poster session events.  The facility is conveniently accessed from all directions – via both highways and public transportation.

Facilities
Main Hall
Technology

BY AIR

Ben Gurion Airport

Ben Gurion International Airport [TLV] is Israel's main international airport.  It is located 15 km (9 mi) to the southeast of Tel Aviv and 40 km (24 mi) northwest of Jerusalem.  Ben Gurion Airport is considered to be among the five best airports in the Middle East due to its passenger experience and its high level of security. 

 

TLV has two main terminals: Terminal 3 for international flights and Terminal 1 for both domestic and low-cost international flights.


ICC BY TRAIN

Express Train

  An Express Train from Ben Gurion Airport to Jerusalem in under 20 minutes with the cost of $5.  The final train stop is the Israel Convention Center - the home of ICRS2021.


  To plan your travel, please visit the Israel Railway website.


ICC by Taxi

Shared Shuttle Taxi


  A shared shuttle service is available to Jerusalem with the NESHER Transportation Service.  The cost of the shuttle is approximately 64 Shekels (US $16/€14) per person.  There may be a short waiting time as the shuttle will only depart the airport once it is full.  Passengers should advise the name of the hotel at which they need to be dropped off.  NESHER shuttles can be found outside the Arrivals Hall (Level G).


  Please ask the ground airport information desk for assistance if needed.  The service does not need to be pre-booked.

Private Taxi

 

  Taxis to Jerusalem are available outside of the Arrivals Hall (Level G) of Ben Gurion Airport at a cost between 200–300 Shekels (US $50–77/€46 -71) and the average trip is about 40–50 minutes.  We recommend that you only use licensed taxis.  Taxi drivers are required by law to use the meter on all trips; unless you know the accepted rates, do not be tempted to set a price beforehand.

 

  Trips out of Ben Gurion Airport are charged an additional 5.00 Shekels (US $1.30/€1.20), and passengers pay approximately 3.00 (US $0.79/€0.73) Shekels for each suitcase.

Visas and Travel to Israel

 Visitors from the majority of countries around the world do not require a visa to enter Israel, and passports are not stamped upon arrival or departure in any way.  This list of countries specifies from which tourists are required to present a prearranged visa.  Personal visas can be issued upon request for ICRS2021 delegates from countries without diplomatic relations with Israel. 

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ICC by Ground Transport

Public Buses


  There is a direct bus service from the airport to Jerusalem (and back) – depots to bus stops can be found on the 2nd floor of Ben Gurion Airport, outside, near Gates 21 and 23.


  Bus No. 485 travels directly from Jerusalem to/from Ben Gurion Airport.  This line operates 24 hours a day and arrives outside the Jerusalem Central Bus Station.  

 The bus journey should take approximately one (1) hour and will cost around $5 USD and collects and drops from both Terminal 1 and Terminal 3.  Click here to book bus travel to/from Ben Gurion Airport.

Car Rental Agencies

 

  Hiring a car in Israel can be done in all of Israel’s major cities, and at the Ben Gurion Airport.  There are multiple larger chains – Budget, SIXT, Avis, Eldan, and Hertz.

 

  It is recommended to reserve your car before arrival.  Driving in Israel is on the right-hand side of the road, and most signage is written in Hebrew, English and Arabic.

 

  ICRS2021 Delegates interested in renting a car should check their travel insurance prior to making the reservation.

Jerusalem City Pass for Conference Delegates

 CLICK CARD TO ORDER            The most affordable and exciting way for ICRS2021 delegates to experience Jerusalem.
   
  The Jerusalem CityPass includes unlimited rides on local public transportation (bus, light rail) for one week, one round trip to/from Ben Gurion International Airport by either express train or bus, entrance to tourist attractions throughout Jerusalem, and many other benefits and discounts for local restaurants and shops.

 

  Ordering the Jerusalem CityPass pre-arrival will assure that the card will be waiting for you at the SMILE station at the airport upon the time of your arrival, or at the information truck, as you will specify during your order.