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Mini van to Eliat from Ben Gurion airport?

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Mini van to Eliat from Ben Gurion airport?

We are a group of 7 who would like to travel from the airport to Eliat on the evening of the 20th. Does anyone know whom I might contact?

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1. Re: Mini van to Eliat from Ben Gurion airport?

try eggedtours.com and see how much they charge for a van. Warning--it is not going to be cheap!

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2. Re: Mini van to Eliat from Ben Gurion airport?

Have you checked the possibility of flying to Eilat from Ben-Gurion ?

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3. Re: Mini van to Eliat from Ben Gurion airport?

From your other thread a van won't cost as much as 1 hotel night for 7 people. Try Eggedtours, tourbus, bontours, shasha to rent a van with driver to take you from the airport to Eilat. Tourbus phone +972-3-5383000 email info@tourbus.co.il

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4. Re: Mini van to Eliat from Ben Gurion airport?

Thank you for the suggestions. We are looking into flying but we won't be leaving our tour group until about 9.30 PM on June 20. The flights stop at 21:00 so we can't fly until the next morning. We thought we could drive in the evening even if it is dark to get to Eliat. Maybe that's not safe? I doubt any public bus would be going at that time. What do you all think?

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5. Re: Mini van to Eliat from Ben Gurion airport?

There ARE public buses going at night.

From Tel Aviv ( note: Egged only published a weekly schedule. I am looking at Wed. April 4 BUT the schedule should not be different for June 20)

Anyway, Tel Aviv to Eilat the last bus leaves the Central bus station at 23:59. It arrives in Eilat at 5:03AM. The first bus is the following morning at 6:30 AM.

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6. Re: Mini van to Eliat from Ben Gurion airport?

Can you tell me how we could get from TLV to the central bus station? The 23:59 bus just might work. Thanks for your help!

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7. Re: Mini van to Eliat from Ben Gurion airport?

You can take a taxi - about 150 NIS - or you can take a train from terminal 3 to Tel-Aviv Hagana station and walk over to the CBS. There is a train that leaves at 22:20 and arrives at 22:31:

http://www.rail.co.il/EN/Pages/HomePage.aspx

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8. Re: Mini van to Eliat from Ben Gurion airport?

You must book the bus in advance, especially since you're seven people. This can be done any time from one week to one hour* before you travel, and from abroad it can be done only by telephone. Since you have more than two months to think about it, there's obviously no rush to book the bus.

*Several buses travel in convoy, and the bus company needs to know how many buses to put on.

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9. Re: Mini van to Eliat from Ben Gurion airport?

Thank you, everyone, you have been so helpful! You all ROCK!

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10. Re: Mini van to Eliat from Ben Gurion airport?

While on your tour, speak to the driver/guide, I'm sure they can come up with a solution. Either the driver will take you or he will contact his company and get you a price. Also, if you all end up at Ben Gurion maybe the driver can take you to the bus station for the public bus to Eilat