|Popular in||December||High demand for flights, 1% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||January||Best time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop|
|Average price||C$ 960||Average for round-trip flights in November 2021|
|Round-trip from||C$ 817||From Toronto to Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Intl|
|One-way from||C$ 13||One-way flight from Toronto to Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Intl (TLV)|
YTO - TLV
C$ 945 - C$ 1,481
18 - 33 °C
0 - 105 mm
Anyone looking for a getaway off the beaten path would be well-served to consider boarding cheap flights to Tel Aviv. Unlike most other destinations in Israel, Tel Aviv offers a traditional holiday-destination setting and boasts world-class beaches and nightlife that ensure its visitors are relaxed and entertained in equal measure. Located on the Mediterranean coast, Tel Aviv is a growing city that also serves as a gateway for travellers moving on to other destinations in Israel. It is a relatively young city – 100 years old in 2009 – which serves as a further contrast to much of the country.
Despite its relative youth, Tel Aviv has its fair share of culture as evidenced by the Tel Aviv Museum of Art and its considerable collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art, the Diaspora Museum (Beit Hatfutsot) which focuses on Jewish history and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.
A multicultural city, Tel Aviv is home to hundreds of thousands of Jews, Muslims and Christians. It is a thoroughly modern city in an ancient setting providing visitors with a unique experience, be they soaking up the beachside sun or taking in a culinary feast at a local five-star restaurant.
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The weather is varied so beware when you choose to take cheap flights to Tel Aviv. Winters here are mild but January, the coldest month, sees temperatures fall to as low as 4 degrees Celsius. August is the warmest month with temperatures consistently staying in the 30-degree Celsius range though the high humidity will make it seem warmer still. The period between November and March is known as rainy season but many visitors choose to travel at this time to avoid the heat.
July and August, a traditional peak time for much of the northern hemisphere, is made additionally busy in Tel Aviv because many Israelis choose to spend their own holidays in the city. As a result, many of its facilities are particularly crowded and hotels have been known to add a surcharge to their regular rates.
Hotel costs are also inflated during the holidays of Passover in early April and Sukkoth in late September-early October. Beware that while Tel Aviv is more crowded at these times, many of the local services are also curtailed making for a potentially frustrating time for the unprepared.
Anyone choosing to take cheap flights to Tel Aviv outside the summer peak times will be rewarded with cheaper room rates and although the period between November to March is considered to be the area’s rainy season, it is nevertheless considered a good time to visit. May as well as early to mid-September are also pleasant.
The city centre is relatively compact making getting around on foot by far the best option after landing on cheap flights to Tel Aviv. Taxis and buses are plentiful if you’re tired.
The local bus network is both extensive and reliable but remember that there is no service on Saturdays. Ticket prices are discounted if bought in packs of ten or on a monthly pass basis.
Another alternative to taxis and public buses is to use sheruts, or minibuses, that ply the same routes. Their service is often more frequent and it operates on Saturdays though at higher rates.
There is also no shortage of taxis that can be hailed but keep in mind that the fares are higher at night.
Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV) is Israel’s busiest airport. Situated nine miles (15km) from the cosmopolitan and friendly city of Tel Aviv, the Ben Gurion airport is the perfect gateway to exploring the ancient history of the region or relaxing on Tel Aviv’s fantastic beaches.
Two of the four bright and sunny terminals of Ben Gurion International Airport are used regularly. Terminal 1 handles mainly domestic traffic and Terminal 3 handles international flights, filled with holidaymakers eager to enjoy the endless sun, friendly Israelis, scenery and religious sights.
El Al, Israir and Arkia Airlines all use Ben Gurion as a hub, but there are also many other European and North American airlines that offer flights to Ben Gurion International Airport.
Security is paramount at Ben Gurion. Passengers can go through as many as five different security checks before reaching the check-in counter. Interestingly, most passengers report that the security procedures at Ben Gurion are far more pleasant and much smoother than those at airports across Europe and North America. The Israeli response to this compliment is “it’s all in the eyes”. So, when traversing the layers of security, be prepared for lots of eye contact.
Ben Gurion International Airport is centrally located and close to one of Israel’s most popular cities, making it the perfect gateway into a country rich with history and holiday possibilities.
Travellers will need to book flights to Ben Gurion Intl (TLV) if they wish to fly to Tel Aviv. The Tel Aviv airport is 12.5 km from the city centre.
Searches for flights to Tel Aviv have seen an increase of 7% this year.