Getting to your hotel/guesthouse from Ben-Gurion airport
To get to Haifa from Ben Gurion (Tel Aviv) airport, there are essentially three options (for additional information, consult the airport ground transportation webpage).
Amal Taxi operates shared taxi service from the Ben Gurion Airport to Haifa (costs 120NIS≈32USD). Taxis are available (continuously regardless of Shabbat) coming out of gate 02 directly on the right side (Amal shuttle service – Tel. 972-4-8662324). This transport serves up to 10 passengers per vehicle and will leave the airport upon filling the cabin, so you may experience some waiting time until departure.
This service takes each passenger to her/his own destination, thus possibly prolonging the trip in Haifa itself.
There is a direct train service (costs 45NIS≈11USD) between the Ben Gurion Airport and Haifa, with trains almost every hour all night long and, mostly, twice in an hour during the day. For details please see.
The train station at Ben Gurion Airport is located on level S of the building, adjacent to the Greeters' Hall.
Please Note: Due to public transportation adherence to Shabbat observance, there is no train between Friday at 14:30 and Saturday at 19:30.
Tickets are purchased at the vendor or the automatic machines at the entrance to the train station. Your destination is Haifa Hof HaKarmel station, which is the first stop in Haifa. From there take a taxi to the Dan Panorama Hotel or the Technion Guest House (The taxi should costs 60NIS≈15USD). See the Technion map.
Taxis to Haifa are available via an official dispatcher just outside the arrival hall, to your left (do not use an unauthorized taxi). The ride will cost about 600NIS (the night fare is higher).
For instructions for getting to the Technion by car, see the instructions.
Note: To enter the Technion campus by car, you must show the first page of the program to the guard in the gate.
For bus service see the instructions.
Daily Transportation for people who stay at the Dan Panorama Hotel
The workshop will take place in room 527, Bloomfield building (Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Managment).
A designated bus will take all hotel guests to the conference and back each day. Bus schedule will be announced few weeks before the workshop.
There are several bus lines to the Technion. In particular, there is an hourly direct bus #31 between the Central Carmel district (where Dan Panorama Hotel is located) and the Technion. A single bus ride costs 6.6NIS. For more information please visit Egged public transportation web site where you can find the appropriate bus line that runs from the station closest to you.
Some Practical Informations
Currency: New Israeli Shekel (NIS). In short "Shekel". All major currencies are exchangeable. Current exchange varies: 1 USD = 3.8 to 4.0NIS, 1 Euro = 4.2 to 4.4NIS
All major credit cards are accepted in shops, restaurants ect. (not always by Taxi drivers) and are not accepted in public transportation.
Automatic bank machines for cash on Campus: Bank Leumi located on campus (see map). For any other transactions such as traveller checks. The Bank hours are: Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday: 08:30-13:30; Monday and Thursday: 08:30-12:30 and 15:00-17:00.
Electricity: The electric current in Israel is 220 volts AC, single phase, 50 Hz.
Most Israeli sockets are of the three-pronged variety (Type H). In most cases, it accepts the European two-pronged plugs (Types E and F), but does not accept the US Type A. See http://www.worldstandards.eu/electricity/plugs-and-sockets/
Internet: You have free access to internet at the hotel/guest house, and public WiFi at the Technion Campus.
Post Office: Situated on campus below the main library Building. It is open Sunday to Thursday from 08:00 to 15:00.
Student Store “Michlol”: Is located on campus and is open Sunday-Thursday 8:00-18:00; Friday 8:00-12.00.
Medical First Aid on Campus: A campus medical clinic (including a doctor) is situated below the Central Library (next to the post office). For Medical Emergencies dial 101 from any phone. Haifa has three excellent hospitals and many medical clinics. Campus security can be reached at 04-8294242 or 04-8293590 or internal extension 4242 or 3590 from any campus phone.
Tourism: For special attractions in Haifa, please visit the following website information. More places that worth visit (among other) are Jerusalem, Massada and Dead Sea. You might wish to have a look at the following site https://www.beinharimtours.