* Arrival *
Arrival to Eilat is independently at your choice. Check with your
travel agent if there are direct flights (or Charter flights) to Eilat
from your home city. Israel's domestic airline is Arkiya,
tel: (03) 690-3333.
If you will be arriving to Israel's Ben-Gurion International
airport, please check your arrival time to suit connecting Arkia
Airlines flights to Eilat. Connecting flights may depart from one
of two airports, Ben-Gurion airport, or Sde Dov airport.
There are fewer
flights a day to Eilat from Ben-Gurion airport than from Sde Dov
airport. There is about a 30 minute drive between
airports and this time should be doubled if arriving in rush hour
traffic (between 7:00-8:30a.m. and
4:00--7:00p.m. Sunday to Thursday). It is preferable to be one hour
in advance of flight time to Eilat from either terminal.
The first flight to Eilat from Ben-Gurion airport departs around 7:00a.m.
and the last flight departs at approximately 17:00. The first flight to
Eilat from Sde Dov airport departs around 6:00a.m. and the last flight
departs at approximately 10:00p.m. There is usually a flight every hour or
so from Sde Dov airport. Flight frequency and times of departure
change on Fridays and Saturdays with fewer number of flights on these days.
(All times of departure are subject to changes.)
Once arriving to Eilat's International Airport, there is a taxi service
directly outside of customs. A taxi fare to the hotels should run about
US$3.00 (10 NIS).
For participants arriving to Israel, to a destination other
than Eilat, it is possible to take a bus to Eilat from most major cities.
However, the ticket must be purchased at the bus station, in advance of the
trip to guarantee a seat. There are four busses a day to Eilat from
Jerusalem. From Tel Aviv there is a bus to Eilat every hour and a half
starting around 6:30a.m. until 5:00p.m. and one midnight bus. There is
one bus that passes through Rehovot en route to Eilat departing at 7:00a.m.
from the Rehovot Central Bus Station. Prices
for a round-trip ticket from Jerusalem, Tel Aviv or Rehovot cost just a
little over US$25. All busses from Tel Aviv also pass through Beer Sheva.
The Egged Bus Information telephone number in Israel is: (03) 694-8888.
There will be a special conference bus traveling to Eilat on
Tuesday, April 4, 2000 departing from Tel Aviv (location still to be
determined) and passing through the Weizmann Institute, Rehovot (in front of
the San Martin Guesthouse). The bus will leave Tel Aviv at 08:00 and arrive
to Rehovot at approximately 08:30, continuing on to Jerusalem (if needed)
arriving at 09:30 (departure destination still to be determined). The bus
will be free of charge. This bus service will also transport participants
up north after the conference. Please fax the
transportation form to the workshop secretary. You may also write to the
stating that you would like to use this service. (Please specify if
there will be accompanying persons, and which direction(s) you will require
* Departure *
On weekdays, there are a limited number of flights to
Ben-Gurion airport starting at 08:35 and ending at around 18:30.
To Sde Dov airport there are flights roughly every hour starting at
06:05 and ending at 21:50. On Friday there is one flight to Ben
Gurion Airport, at approximately 12:30. To Sde Dov airport, flights start
at 07:00 and continue until 17:50. On Saturdays, flights start at
around 15:00 and finish at around 21:30 to both airports. There
are roughly six flights to Ben-Gurion Airport on Saturday night, and
many more to Sde Dov Airport. (All times of departure are
subject to changes.)
For participants not flying home directly from Eilat's
international airport after the conference, nor taking post-conference
tours, a special bus has been hired for
transporting participants up north. As the conference will finish
Tuesday afternoon, the bus will arrive late evening to its northern
destinations. This bus will travel through Jerusalem (if needed),
Rehovot and arrive to Tel Aviv. Please fax us the
transportation form or write to the workshop secretary stating
you would like to use this service.