How Do I Get To Tel Arad?
How do I get to Tel Arad? Make your way to Israel, Tel Aviv (Ben Gurion) Airport. Visas are issued on arrival, expiry is 3 months of arrival date. It is important to tell immigration that the reason for your journey is to do the feast and will be visiting Tel Arad National Park and other historical sites. Once you arrive and clear Customs, walk outside to the left and you will see the train station ticket booth. Buy at ticket from Tel Aviv headed to Beersheba (cost is 15 shekels). Take the train one stop, transfer there to Beersheba which is an hour and half train ride. When you arrive in Beersheba you will take a bus (Gate 16) from Beersheba to Arad. It is a 40 minute journey and the cost is 10 shekels. The total travel time can be up to 2 to 3 hours from the airport to Arad. The cost from the airport to Arad using public transportation is less than 20 USD. Please be aware that you need to tell the driver to stop at Tel Arad that will be to the left (which is 10 minutes before Arad). For taxis, follow the signs in the airport and be sure to agree the price beforehand. If you prefer to drive, there are several car hire companies which at the airport. We have heard that it us cheaper to hire cars in Israel than to reserve in advance. Be sure to hire a car with SATNAV!
Information about Tel Arad National Park – Mount Zion