Visas to Israel

To find out whether you require a visa to Israel, please consult the web page of the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs: http://mfa.gov.il/MFA/ConsularServices/Pages/default.aspx.
If you require a visa, please contact Ina Aviv (inaviv@math.bgu.ac.il) as soon as possible, to request an invitation letter.

Getting to Ein-Gedi hotel

Shuttle from the airport

The hotel arranges shuttle rides from/to Ben-Gurion airport (TLV) with Seshir. The price is US$ 53 (one-way), which will be added to your hotel bill. Please do not pay the driver. It takes ~1.5 hours to get from the airport to Ein-Gedi.
If you would like to use the shuttle service, please mention it in the registration form or contact Ina Aviv (inaviv@math.bgu.ac.il) a few days prior to your arrival.
Notice that: (1) booking directly from Seshir is more expensive. (2) you might need to wait up to one hour, depending on whether the driver is waiting for other passengers to arrive.

Private taxi

A taxi from Ben-Gurion airport to Ein-Gedi should cost about 1000 NIS (~US$ 285) in daytime and about 1240 NIS (~US$ 350) at night (from 21:00 to 5:30).

Public bus

There are several buses (run by Egged) that go from Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv, and Beer-Sheva directly to the hotel. Notice that there are several bus stops that include the words "Ein-Gedi", and you should ask the driver to get off at the Ein-Gedi hotel.

Time Table:
Jerusalem -> Ein-Gedi, price 39.5 NIS:
Bus #486, leaving from Jerusalem Central Bus Station, Sun-Thu 08:00, 08:50, 09:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 16:15. Fri 08:00, 09:00, 11:00, 13:00.
Bus #487, leaving from Jerusalem Central Bus Station, Sun-Thu 15:15, 20:30. Fri 14:25. Sat 21:15.

Ein-Gedi -> Jerusalem, price 39.5 NIS:
Bus #486, Sun-Thu 08:35, 10:50, 11:50, 12:50, 15:00, 16:00, 16:50, 19:20. Fri 08:35, 10:50, 12:20, 13:50 (estimated)
Bus #487, Sun-Thu 06:00, 17:40. Fri 06:30. Sat 19:00

Tel Aviv -> Jerusalem CBS -> Ein-Gedi, price: 49.5 NIS:
Bus #421, leaving from Arlozorov Bus Terminal, Sun-Fri 08:40

Ein-Gedi -> Jerusalem CBS -> Tel Aviv, price: 49.5 NIS:
Bus #421, Sun-Fri 14:35 (estimated)

Beer Sheva -> Ein-Gedi, price: 44 NIS:
Bus #384, leaving from Beer Sheva Central Bus Station, Sun-Thu 09:30, 12:15, 15:00. Fri 10:00, 13:10

Ein-Gedi -> Beer Sheva, price: 44 NIS:
Bus #384, Sun-Thu 08:10, 12:30, 15:30, 18:00. Fri 08:00, 12:30 (estimated)

For more information, you can use Egged's website.
*Notice: public buses do not run between Friday afternoon and Saturday evening.

Transportation between Ben-Gurion airport and Jerusalem

If you decide to stay before or after the workshop in Jerusalem, then you can use Nesher Tours shuttle service in order to go from the airport to Jerusalem or vice versa. This service works 24/7.


Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Center for Advanced Studies in Mathematics
Center for Advanced Studies in Mathematics
Shamoon College of Engineering
Shamoon College of Engineering
I-CORE - Israeli Center Of Research Excellence in Algorithms
I-CORE Program of the Planning and Budgeting Committee and The Israel Science Foundation (grant No. 4/11)
Tel-Aviv University
Tel-Aviv University